Pitch Pipe Revived (?)
I'll bite. I prefer a fork and can't recall seeing anyone use pipes to tune to in a long time.
I prefer either an App or an oboe (depending on what is easier available in the situation) to tune the A, and the CGDE to the A.
The only pitch pipes I've ever seen were on ebay... But at least they did not have a fake label.
I routinely use one that sits in the case of my practice violin. It is really handy actually!
Darlene, what's this about? Have you discovered or written some new repertoire for the pitch pipe? ;-)
You could use it as a drone when you're playing Scottish or Irish tunes. After all, the Highland pipes habitually use drones.
Pitch pipe revived by...
Did it ever die? I have a few of them but lean mostly on my electronic tuner, other instruments reference and my ears.
What sounds more like a violin than a pitch pipe ? A pitch pipe. Tuning fork "A"s are misleading. Give me the richness that best matches the violin.