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Forum: Technique & Instrument Today, 07:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 122
Posted By Green Piper
Re: Ezeedrone Bass, strike in issue.

You may consider a different brand of bass drone reed. AFAIK, many reputable pipers use Ezee tenor reeds, but very few use their bass reeds.

Charlie
Forum: Beer Tent 10-18-2019, 05:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 611
Posted By Green Piper
Re: Security Tracking Devices

The great thing about a handcuff is that it can be used recreationally!
Forum: Competing Pipers 10-18-2019, 05:53 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,080
Posted By Green Piper
Re: Most frequent/overplayed tunes for solo competitions

I often wonder how many competitors remember who wrote the tune!
Forum: Technique & Instrument 10-17-2019, 02:02 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,578
Posted By Green Piper
Re: Hardie Infinity chanters

Well, my opinion is that if I have top notch piping gear - vintage drones, ABW solo chanter, good reeds, hide bag, then any failings in my piping are caused by me entirely.

BTW: have a Shepherd...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 10-07-2019, 07:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 238
Posted By Green Piper
Re: New Bag Required !!

I am sure the Bannatyne bag would work.

The best way would be to contact Bannatyne directly. I have done so from the US by phone and found them to be extremely helpful. Just remember the time...
Forum: Music 10-06-2019, 09:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 627
Posted By Green Piper
Re: Really only one simple bagpipe????

Thanks for posting the link. It is interesting to know that pipers are pushing the instrument.

Personally, it is not the kind of music I listen to.

Charlie
Forum: Beer Tent 10-03-2019, 10:42 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,834
Posted By Green Piper
Why is it still ivory that's No.1?

I think there’s a psychological thing about playing an instrument that is mostly made from organic material. Sure, we could discuss tonal benefits of wood over plastic for the main material, but for...
Forum: Beer Tent 10-03-2019, 06:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 776
Posted By Green Piper
Re: Recommend a Kilt Shop?

I got my kilt made by Kathy Lare. I have never had a problem with and it seems incredibly well made. She’s based in Albuquerque, NM.

https://www.kathylarekiltmaker.com


Charlie
Forum: Technique & Instrument 10-01-2019, 03:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 718
Posted By Green Piper
Re: How to Obtain Good Chanter Reeds

This last year, I’ve been playing MacLellan reeds in my Shepherd solo chanter. I purchased five or six directly from Colin by mail order and asked for them to be medium strength.

When they...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 09-30-2019, 09:58 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,505
Posted By Green Piper
Re: Temperature and Humidity effects on Piping

I spent this summer playing without humidity control, just a spit tube to direct airflow to the back of the bag. It worked great. However, as the season cools, I’ll add back seasoning and maybe a...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 09-28-2019, 07:24 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,505
Posted By Green Piper
Re: Temperature and Humidity effects on Piping

Are these the humidity devices Harley is questioning?

https://bovedainc.com/about-us/makes-boveda-different/

Charlie
Forum: Technique & Instrument 09-28-2019, 07:20 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,505
Posted By Green Piper
Re: Temperature and Humidity effects on Piping

Funny...... there are many pipers who lick their reeds prior to playing. It does flatten the pitch of the reed, especially the top hand.

As for silica-gel, I have never seen it used except for...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 09-27-2019, 06:15 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,505
Posted By Green Piper
Re: Temperature and Humidity effects on Piping

Laap,

Thanks for reporting on this. It is interesting. I teach science techniques to undergrad students, and what I always stress is using what resources you have to get some data, then adjusting...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 09-26-2019, 09:39 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,505
Posted By Green Piper
Temperature and Humidity effects on Piping

Sounds good, but here in Colorado, we Pipe in RH of 20% or less in temps of greater than 32 Celsius.

Also realize that a chanter that is fully taped is not close to reality. Try repeating playing...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 09-26-2019, 06:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,184
Posted By Green Piper
Re: Rocket Drone Reeds Required

Not sure which other top-flight pipers use Rockets, but Collin MacLellan uses a carbon-fiber Rocket bass with Ezeedrone tenor reeds. He reckoned it gave him the best sound short of full cane.
...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 09-24-2019, 02:00 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,505
Posted By Green Piper
Re: Temperature and Humidity effects on Piping

David,

Thanks for the update. I may try it next summer. So far, I have found that avoiding a spit-trap and seasoning has worked really well at allowing extended playing time without wonkiness from...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 09-24-2019, 06:19 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,505
Posted By Green Piper
Re: Temperature and Humidity effects on Piping

Harley, there are a couple of issues with your post:

1. You measured 97% RH not 100%. Could be a little error in the system, but doubt it is that much.

2. Pipe bags are not impervious to...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 09-23-2019, 10:01 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,505
Posted By Green Piper
Re: Temperature and Humidity effects on Piping

There may be 100% RH in your lungs when the gas exchange take place. From that location, there is a humidity gradient from lungs to throat, to mouth to pipe bag to outside environment. We can use the...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 09-22-2019, 09:26 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,505
Posted By Green Piper
Re: Temperature and Humidity effects on Piping

Does the ice not contribute overly to moisture ill-effects on drone reeds? Maybe not.

I have added a small mouthful of water just inside the chanter stock, allowing the leather to soak some of it...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 09-22-2019, 06:57 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,505
Posted By Green Piper
Re: Temperature and Humidity effects on Piping

We’re certainly affected by dry and temp here in Colorado. As described above “high and thin” are good descriptors.

I believe reedmaker Adrian Melvin said something that makes sense to me. In...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 09-21-2019, 08:09 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,505
Posted By Green Piper
Temperature and Humidity effects on Piping

Exactly. The RH in the bag is not necessarily going to be whatever comes out of your lungs:

If the climate is dry, more moisture is going to exit the bag via the stocks and actual hide. That will...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 09-21-2019, 04:23 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,505
Posted By Green Piper
Re: Temperature and Humidity effects on Piping

Stop being so offended. You quote a portion of the air reaching 100% RH. That does not mean all of it.

FYI: at 100% RH, moisture begins to condense out of air. Dew-point influences RH, which...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 09-21-2019, 03:30 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,505
Posted By Green Piper
Re: Temperature and Humidity effects on Piping

Not true!

While the RH of the air from our lungs is high (not 100%, or we’d look like we were vaping all the time), where in the World we play does matter. If you play in a dry climate, you’re...
Forum: Beer Tent 09-17-2019, 03:56 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,647
Posted By Green Piper
Re: Gordon Walker

Hearing about the events leading up to this thread has made me think about how bands and teachers deal with kids.

I teach in a youth PB. I am also a board member. As a board, we have discussed...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 09-17-2019, 06:29 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,147
Posted By Green Piper
Re: Adjusting strength on glass-fiber Rocket bass reed

Shawn, would that apply to the glass fiber tongues?

Thanks,
Charlie
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