The Pipes Magazine Radio Show – Episode 26

Kevin Godbee
Thank you for joining us for The Pipes Magazine Radio Show. Our loyal listeners is what makes it a pleasure to do the show—all 15,000 of you! In tonight’s Pipe Parts Brian will give you his advice on some American-made pipes that offer a great value. Our featured guest is Colin Rigsby. Colin is from Dallas, TX and has been making pipes for 7-years. Much of his inspiration in pipe making comes from old English pipes, which you don’t often find with artisan pipe makers. It’s actually harder to make a standard shape by hand, but Colin is quite good at it. Prior to being a pipe maker he was also a professional bassist, and if you like the band Rush, you will enjoy his piece of music during our musical segment. We will have another installment of “You Might Be a Pipe Collector If …”, a couple of new product mentions, mailbag and rant.

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7 Responses

  • Nice summary of some of the older, reasonably priced estate pipe market. Great interview with Colin. “They” say that the sign of a good pipe maker is his ability to make standard shapes. Not all of the pipe makers today can do classic shapes well. Colin can.
    If planning a business trip you first google “pipe shops” for the town you are visiting –you might be a pipe collector!
    My rant: there is only a slight variability in the ‘commercials’ on the program. Could we get a little more variety and a little less of the same ones on each show?
    I agree with you on the ‘payola’ with freebies being provided for mention. Unprofessional at best, poor taste at worst.
    Any ways, keep up the good shows, Brian.

  • If you don’t mind you’re teeth falling out so you can get dentures that will hold your pipe better, you might be a pipe collector. Thanks for the suggestions on the estate market. Of course now the bidding will reach fever pitch! I also appreciate your rant on the “freebie” culture. My wife uses a site selling her handmade items and is constantly approached by “writers for influential blogs” requesting free samples of her work for the supposed benefit of exposure to their innumerable readers. It gets rather annoying when she has to take time out if her work schedule to deal with these cheats. Once again, great show.

  • John, Thanks for continuing to be a loyal listener. We’ll see what we can do on the commercials. You probably noticed that has a new one that is rotating with their other one. We have 4 different Missouri Meerschaum spots that we rotate, and two versions of – same script, but one within music and one without. This area is a challenge because it takes considerable resources to craft professional radio spots, and the advertisers want to amortize that cost as much as possible … but you have a good point. I’ll see what I can do.

    Thanks for your contribution to the “You Might Be a Pipe Collector If…” series.

  • Pjhicks, thank you too for your contribution to the “You Might Be a Pipe Collector If…” series. It’s interesting to learn that the the freebie culture among bloggers is in other areas as well. Thanks for listening and commenting.

  • Another fine show with a good interview of an under appreciated artisan carver. I hope to acquire one of his pipes one of these days. Disappointed that he is not coming to the the KC show.
    Brian’s discussion of some old undervalued English style pipes was a classic.
    Brian made a good point about going over to to catch Olie Sylvester’s 55 minute interview with Kevin Godbee.
    If you travel to Las Vegas for a Pipe Show …. You might be a pipe collector.

  • Great show guys, and thanks for the shout out Brian. You might be a pipe collector if you spend 20 hours a week searching Ebay and on line pipe stores for the next great deal.
    Great interview with Colin, I have added him to the list of American artisans I wish to own one day. The rant was the best of them all by far. Brian, you should put up a list of all the people who try to extort money from artisans and retailers so we can have at them.