Bagpipe Accessories

Bagpipe Metal Polish

New 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!"
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. This kit includes all the items in the basic kit plus polish to shine your metal fittings, chanter tape for tuning, corks for checking the bag is airtight and blackwood oil.

Kit includes:

  Waterproof zip bag
  Metal Polish
  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 maintainance to achieve the best sound
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 porjecting 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."
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."
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."
WR Piper Bag Covers

New Weather Resistant (WR) Piper Bagpipe 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 bagpipes from the harshest wet weather!"
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 colour and fringing options. Standard Piper Covers have 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 info@rghardie.co.uk and we will provide pricing for this service.

"Don't Let your pipe bag slip - get a Piper Bag Cover."
Bagpipe Accessories

We offer a wide range of accessories to maintain bagpipes. We have carefully selected the products based on quality and price. Here are some of the key items you will need to maintain your bagpipes:

Blackwood Oil
Cotton Brushes
Nylon brushes
Black Waxed, Yellow Unwaxed and Waxed hemp
Drone Corks, Stock Cords
Drone Cords
and lots, lots more…....

"Bagpipes require regular maintainance to achieve the best sound possible."