That’s ‘trompette’. One of the bridges (the ‘chien’) is slightly movable, and will vibrate if the wheel speed changes suddenly. This is a chien from your maker’s website (the lower one):
Yes, it’s all right arm. You have to suddenly accelerate the wheel to get it to buzz. A good player can do this four times per revolution (“coup de quatre”). There are some diagrams here (English) and here (French).
I sincerely appreciate this. I don’t want to sucker you into being my personal hurdy gurdy tutor, but I really appreciate the tips. In our group we are all multi-instrumentalists. I went to school for woodwinds, so hopefully I can remember how to teach myself something new.
I own 14 guitars, half a dozen clarinets, a 1914 tenor sax (in great playable condition), two 1800’s wooden flutes, three recorders, a banjo, mandolin, a melodica, a bombard, four boudrans, and at least forty penny whistles. (And amps and so on)
And now I need a Dugue
(12 sympathetic strings!? Is she mad!?)
For me, it’s the rigid rhythms that often accompany traditional bag pipe music. The rhythm itself is displeasing, put bagpipes on top, and it becomes really grating. But in other contexts, I can enjoy them, although, I doubt they’ll ever be a favorite instrument.
George Clinton and bagpipes, Parliament: The Silent Boatman:
Yeah. I don’t mind the pipes. They’re just like any other instrument. The thing is, I really dislike being within about 50 feet of the pipes, because at their characteristic volume, they set off my tinnitus and cause hearing desensitization for the rest of the day.
They’re fine instruments. Just… Not too close/loud.