Bagpipe Accessories

Bagpipe Accessories

We take great pride in crafting our bagpipes and also in providing fantastic after-sales service. Bagpipes are a lifetime purchase to be played and passed on to the next generation, therefore regular maintenance is essential to a great sounding instrument.

We offer a wide range of accessories that have been carefully selected to maintain your bagpipes.

Here are some of the key items you will require:

  • Cleaning brushes
  • Metal polish
  • Wood oil
  • Black Waxed, Yellow Unwaxed and Waxed hemp
  • Drone Corks, Stock Corks
  • Weather Resistant pipe bag covers
  • Drone Cords
  • Pipe chanter tape
  • and lots, lots more…….
“Bagpipes require regular maintenance to achieve the best sound possible.”
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Pipe Band Plugs® provide high-quality hearing protection reducing noise levels and harmful frequencies whilst maintaining clarity of sound.

Pipe Band Plugs® are re-usable, soft, comfortable and simple to fit with transparent silicone fins and an integrated high fidelity filter membrane.

Minimum sound attenuation:

  • SNR 23
  • H-22dB
  • M-21dB
  • L-21dB

Pipe Band Plugs® conform to CE EN352-2:2002.

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WR Piper Bag Covers

Weather Resistant (WR) Piper bagpipe covers are designed especially to protect your bagpipe bag from the harshest wet weather. The WR Piper Bagpipe Cover is constructed with special weather resistant black or navy corduroy and available with a range of trims.

Each WR Piper Bagpipe Cover includes a YKK Zip, Velcro fastening and 2 Non-Slip patches.

They are made exclusively by R.G. Hardie & Co.

“Protect your pipe bag from the harshest wet weather!”
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Deluxe Accessories Kit

This kit includes all the essentials for maintaining your bagpipes at a discounted price compared to purchasing each item individually.

Maintaining and cleaning bagpipes is an important part of playing the instrument due to moisture build up and the affects it has on the wood and reeds. This kit includes all the items in the basic kit plus chanter tape for tuning, corks for checking the bag is airtight and oil for nourishing and protecting Blackwood.

Kit includes:

  • Waterproof zip bag
  • Blackwood oil
  • Stock Corks
  • Chanter tape
  • Set of 4 cloth brushes
  • Set of 4 nylon brushes
  • Yellow hemp 50g
  • Black waxed hemp 50g
“Bagpipes require regular maintenance to achieve the best sound.”
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MaxiStick Blowpipe

The MaxiStick is a precision made blowpipe available in a range of sizes from 8 inches to 12 inches. It has a large bore to allow maximum airflow into the pipe bag. The new design incorporates a smaller projecting mount available in black or imitation ivory colour.

The mouthpiece is threaded with a 30TPI thread onto the body which accomodates all mouthpieces included in the range of bagpipes from R.G. Hardie and is commonly used by other bagpipe makers.

The MaxiStick has an integral valve assembly which will allow the valve to be replaced when necessary. To access the valve unscrew the hemp part below the projection mount. We recommend smearing Vaseline on the valve
for a better seal.

“A range of sizes allowing maximum airflow into the pipe bag.”
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AdjustiStick Blowpipe

The AdjustiStick is a precision made blowpipe that extends from 8 inches to 12 inches allowing the player to extend the blowpipe to the preferred length for a more comfortable playing position. The new design incorporates a smaller porjecting mount available in black or imitation ivory colour.

It has a number of component parts with
which you should become familiar:

Integral valve assembly:- unscrew to replace valve. We recommend smearing Vaseline on the valve for a better seal. Insert blowpipe into the stock in a clockwise direction to avoid loosening the valve assembly.

Telescopic tube: – loosen locknut and extend to preferred position then tighten firmly. Two different lengths of tube are provided to achieve the desired length. Unscrew locknut to remove the tube. The mouthpiece and locknut should
both be removed to change the tube.

Oval Mouthpiece:- A second option to the more traditional round mouthpiece. Both mouthpieces are threaded onto the telescopic tube.

“One blowpipe adjusting from 8in to 12in with maximum airflow into the bag.”
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FlexiStick Blowpipe

The FlexiStick is a precision made blowpipe that extends from 8 inches to 12 inches. It has a swivel joint which allows the player to angle the blowpipe for a more comfortable playing position. The new design incorporates a smaller projecting mount available in black or imitation ivory colour.

It has a number of component parts with which you should become familiar:

Integral valve assembly:- unscrew to replace valve. We recommend smearing Vaseline on the valve for a better seal. Insert blowpipe into the stock in a clockwise direction to avoid loosening the valve assembly.

Swivel Joint:- loosen swivel cover and adjust to favoured position, then tighten firmly.

Telescopic tube: – loosen locknut and extend to preferred position then tighten firmly. Two different lengths of tube are provided to achieve the desired length. Unscrew locknut to remove the tube. The mouthpiece and locknut should both be removed to change the tube.

Oval Mouthpiece:- A second option to the more traditional round mouthpiece. Both mouthpieces are threaded onto the telescopic tube.

“A blowpipe that will adjust to any position possible for extra comfort.”
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Bagpipe Metal Polish

R. G. Hardie & Co. Bagpipe Metal Polish and Sealant gives a lustrous shine and provides ongoing protection against atmospheric corrosion – but, unlike many metal polishes, it is non-abrasive and does not damage the metal or the wood.

It is available in 50ml bottles – only the smallest amount is required for perfect results and can be used on silver and nickel parts.

We recommend the use of a fine microfibre cloth for application and final polishing.

“Return your metal bagpipe parts to a brilliant shine – amazing stuff!”
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Piper Bag Covers

The Piper Range of products are designed especially for pipe bands, this top quality pipe bag cover will stand out from the crowd. With options for custom embroidery of band/sponsors logos and a range of coloured cords and velvets along with fringing options. Standard Piper Covers feature a zip and Velcro fastening as well as a highly effective non-slip patch to keep your pipes in place when you are on the move.

If you wish to have your pipe band or sponsors logo placed on the cover please email high resolution graphics to sales@rghardie.com and we will provide pricing for this service.

“Don’t Let your pipe bag slip – get a Piper Bag Cover.”
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