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Forum: Beer Tent 04-24-2020, 08:36 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,129
Posted By John Haack
Re: Famous pipers who, arenít/werenít Gold Medalists?

Oh...I hear ya. I make no bones about their abilities. Heard Phil Collins play once on TV. Made Glen Campbell look like an open player.

Again, I acknowledge Roddy Piper's efforts to continue to...
Forum: Beer Tent 04-24-2020, 08:33 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,129
Posted By John Haack
Re: Famous pipers who, arenít/werenít Gold Medalists?

Oooooh. Another wrench in the works. Legit fame and many....or most...know he played pipes.
Forum: Beer Tent 04-22-2020, 10:42 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,129
Posted By John Haack
Re: Famous pipers who, arenít/werenít Gold Medalists?

You just threw a fly in my buttermilk.
I was debating between:

2. Rowdy Piper-quite "famous" and non pipers knew he played pipes
3. Glen Campbell-not as "famous" but many of his fans knew he...
Forum: Beer Tent 04-02-2020, 08:06 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,056
Posted By John Haack
Re: Best sounding bagpipes youíve heard?

I'm going my magic moment criteria.
I've heard a lot of good ones. While I've never been to any of the major solo contests, thanks to Winter Storm and a few other opportunities...I've heard some...
Forum: Beer Tent 03-13-2020, 01:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 784
Posted By John Haack
Re: Burning calories

Excellent work.
Knowing what you're doing (exercise) and knowing what you're eating is huge. You can't adjust it if you don't know it.

Recording it is a huge accountability thing.

Plus, it's...
Forum: Beer Tent 03-12-2020, 02:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 784
Posted By John Haack
Re: Burning calories

Added note:

If you've got a heart rate monitor....
There's several websites out there with calculators for age/weight/BPM.
You could plug an average HR in there and come up with a reasonable...
Forum: Beer Tent 03-12-2020, 02:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 784
Posted By John Haack
Re: Burning calories

Excellent.
So, back when I started a weightloss journey and was journaling everything (it really is a key component to success)Ö.I used Sparkpeople. Like myfitness/etc. It was easy to track food and...
Forum: Beer Tent 03-09-2020, 12:27 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,070
Posted By John Haack
Re: Fake 'ivory'

There's definitely aesthetics in that bulky topped, chalky mounted goodness.
You see that signature, and you know you're in for something tasty when they fire up.

Yum!

Getting on towards 100+...
Forum: Beer Tent 03-05-2020, 10:47 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,070
Posted By John Haack
Re: Fake 'ivory'

Meh.
I used to care about aesthetics.

I don't even notice it. The only thing I don't like is lots of metal. Lots of metal=lots of weight.

I picked up a set of pipes mounted in full silver...
Forum: Beer Tent 12-10-2019, 03:10 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 7,533
Posted By John Haack
Re: Forum activity levels

Ahhh. Usenet. You'll never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy.
I always likened it to the "wild west" of the interwebz.
Forum: Beer Tent 09-09-2019, 10:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,058
Posted By John Haack
Re: Bagpipe Supplier in St. Louis Metro?

I'll dig around my stuff. I've acquired them from students over the years. I use other materials when I teach.
Just a matter of finding one.
Forum: Beer Tent 09-06-2019, 08:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,058
Posted By John Haack
Re: Bagpipe Supplier in St. Louis Metro?

We had a dealer. She focused on pipes/reeds/pieces and parts.
I'm sure she would have sold the Green Book/etc., but likely special order. You might be able to find it in the occasional traditional...
Forum: Beer Tent 08-23-2019, 11:09 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,515
Posted By John Haack
Re: A piper's eye

How about piper's ear.
I hear something...music in a bar, grocery store, background noise on the TV, or a general high-ish pitched whine that's somewhere between 460 and 480 and my head whips...
Forum: Beer Tent 08-17-2019, 09:39 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,984
Posted By John Haack
Re: Worlds - filling and test their bags

Oh...I dont think it was a gimmick at all. Not for their caliber. I just wonder about it in extreme sun/heat. And in the hands of a lower grade band. Under perfect conditions there's so much we can...
Forum: Beer Tent 08-17-2019, 09:19 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,984
Posted By John Haack
Re: Worlds - filling and test their bags

I don't think it's uncommon or new. Sunny weather at the Worlds is uncommon. Maybe a few extra folks maybe doing it because of that?

How about that Mylar tho?

Not gonna lie. I see a lot of...
Forum: Beer Tent 07-22-2019, 08:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,606
Posted By John Haack
Re: Are replica pipes comparable to the original?

It's a great question that I've often wondered about. On the other hand, I think I never wondered all that much since I'm with EquusRacer on this.

I think all sets of pipes are a bit of a...
Forum: Beer Tent 07-10-2019, 10:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,945
Posted By John Haack
Another Paradigm Shift in Pipe Banding

If you ask me, this ranks right up there with synthetic drone reeds and the c natural in terms of paradigm shifts in the pipe banding world.
...
Forum: Beer Tent 05-21-2019, 03:13 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,250
Posted By John Haack
Re: Thick People

I once got asked to play a moderately obscure 4/4 pipe tune for a wedding.
xxth Highlanders
Or something to that effect. But it wasn't one of the "standards"
Wasn't even in Scots Guards. But I...
Forum: Beer Tent 04-10-2019, 11:27 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,922
Posted By John Haack
Re: Need opinions on a GHB first set

Everything Jack said.

Plus, I'll add, get the model you envision on your shoulder when you close your eyes.

What I mean is, if you a desperate to have full imitation silver, get the one with...
Forum: Beer Tent 04-03-2019, 08:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 987
Posted By John Haack
Re: A Thank You for the community and companies that we have

And let's not forget the composers who are extremely generous with their IP. It's never cost more than a few pennies for me to legally and morally obtain or perform, and even record (for...
Forum: Beer Tent 09-10-2018, 08:41 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,664
Posted By John Haack
Re: Top 5 List

I like these.


Totally down with these...IF...you have a competent pipe/drum corps, in terms of following the beat. And even then, it can always be better.

I'm really fortunate to have the...
Forum: Beer Tent 07-23-2018, 11:02 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,662
Posted By John Haack
Re: Looking to identify pipes

Lovely. Looks like someone correctly identified the maker above.
Judging by the shop tools in the back, I'm guessing you made the mounting rig. You probably paid an appropriate amount for them as I...
Forum: Beer Tent 06-21-2018, 01:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,029
Posted By John Haack
Re: Thank you

I wasn't a part of it when they did it. The key takeaway is you're not "tax free", you're just a non-profit and not responsible for paying income taxes unless you generate revenue beyond whatever the...
Forum: Beer Tent 05-04-2018, 08:25 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 9,509
Posted By John Haack
Re: Pipes, A Serious CommitmentÖThe Grumbles of a Newbie

I hear ya a bit on this.
On the money side, it's the market. Scarcity and demand.
I'm sure a decent alpenhorn costs as much or more than pipes. If as many people played bagpipes as cornet, we could...
Forum: Beer Tent 05-04-2018, 08:14 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 12,251
Posted By John Haack
Re: Well-known pipers who play easy reeds?

They aren't "old man reeds", I call them "Gentleman's Reeds" and I have started to appreciate them a bit more after 35 years of playing.


In all seriousness, absolutely if I played alone I would...
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