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Forum: Technique & Instrument 10-02-2020, 04:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 842
Posted By jackhawkpiper97
Re: Hemping Basics - Securing when done

To the first question about how to secure the final loose end of the hemp, the way the half hitch works is to use its own tension to hold the loose end on. So, do a twist to make a loop, making sure...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 09-10-2020, 10:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,047
Posted By jackhawkpiper97
Re: New MacLellan design

I'm sure a good bit of it had to do with man hours and wood waste. If you can squeeze more parts out of a log, and with less waste, go for it.

There's also something to be said for thinner wood-...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 09-10-2020, 10:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 717
Posted By jackhawkpiper97
Re: Tape for drone reed tongues

I’d be cautious with nail polish and remover, because you're never sure what plastics the remover will eat away. Also, nail polish is a quick way to make a big mess.

It sounds to me like you're...
Forum: Beer Tent 09-03-2020, 12:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 406
Posted By jackhawkpiper97
Re: Wood safe bagpipe cleaning question

I wouldn't. That much water would be really tough on even the best wood.

What all do you have access to on the pipes? Inside of bag, inside of whatever, etc.

Do you have a local music store?...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 09-03-2020, 12:44 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,609
Posted By jackhawkpiper97
Re: The use of Danish Oil in maintaining

I haven't used Rustin's oil for the exterior of my pipes, nor have I ever used anything like it. However, with using anything to restore/improve the lustre of the exterior of your instrument the...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 08-28-2020, 01:30 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,302
Posted By jackhawkpiper97
Re: Soliciting input on drone sounds

Definitely prefer the sound of recording number two. I think with the tenors being a little less high-end-dense, it gives the bass some room to breathe and live.

Not a bad sound in these two,...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 08-28-2020, 12:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 781
Posted By jackhawkpiper97
Re: Identify Pipes

I’d give Ian Murray’s Pipes a look to see whether that’s them or not.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 08-18-2020, 12:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 693
Posted By jackhawkpiper97
Re: Technique vs. Speed

This is oddball advice, but hear me out.

You have to play both really slowly and too fast. Slow playing allows you to really gone and refine the technical side of the playing.

Then, play it...
Forum: Beer Tent 07-31-2020, 12:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 738
Posted By jackhawkpiper97
Re: 20mm Drone/Stock Bores - 4,000 year old link to measurements

I’ll preface with this: I want there to be a connection.

However, after a handful of centuries, let alone thousands of years, wouldn’t the bores of an instrument be pretty far removed from the...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 07-17-2020, 03:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,436
Posted By jackhawkpiper97
Re: Harmonic support for chanter notes

I think I may need to clarify a little bit about what I was talking about. When I refer to things sounding wild/reined in, it’s less to do with the tonal quality and more to do with the volume of the...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 07-16-2020, 08:21 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,065
Posted By jackhawkpiper97
Re: "Phase locking" drones

Hi Jon, Jack W. here (you and I electronically met on Facebook the other day over this).

I’ve had another question come up. In what way does the locking behavior change when the reed make changes?...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 07-08-2020, 11:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,436
Posted By jackhawkpiper97
Re: Harmonic support for chanter notes

I can echo much of what Patrick noted earlier but from a more anecdotal standpoint.

I own and play two very different sets of pipes. My primary set is a set of 2013 Inveran pipes, and my secondary...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 03-04-2020, 07:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 628
Posted By jackhawkpiper97
Re: Vintage Henderson ID Help

Looks to me like the main difference is one set's cleaner in terms of ivory. The bushings look pretty much the same to me otherwise.

Forum: Trading Post Archive 02-29-2020, 11:01 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 79
Posted By jackhawkpiper97
FS: Canning Brown Drone Reeds Set (Poly bass) - $75

For sale:
Used set of Canning drone reeds with polycarbonate bass reed. These reeds were sent to Glasgow this past summer to be refurbished by Ryan, so they were cleaned and got new bridles and...
Forum: Your Announcements 01-24-2020, 08:29 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 315
Posted By jackhawkpiper97
Feb 24-29, Florida Piping and Drumming Academy

Hi all!

Just wanted to drop a wee note to make sure everyone is aware of the Florida Piping and Drumming Academy, which is coming up soon. Join a fantastic list of instructors for a week of great...
Forum: Beer Tent 12-13-2019, 03:12 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 16,621
Posted By jackhawkpiper97
Re: Who makes this reed?

This is entirely off-topic, but where are you looking at reed mandrels for $115 (presumably AUD)? That's $80 USD (ish), and I only am seeing mandrels for a 1/4 of that price or less with the usual...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 12-05-2019, 12:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,601
Posted By jackhawkpiper97
Re: Replacement drone reed bridles?

How have you determined the diameter of the bridle? Trial and error, rules of thumb, etc.?
Forum: Technique & Instrument 12-03-2019, 02:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,729
Posted By jackhawkpiper97
Re: When to use a Gauge to check the Strength a Chanter Reed

The main reason I use a reed strength gauge with drone reeds is to get them 85-90% of the way adjusted for strength before I even fart around with them in the pipes. My rule of thumb is to set the...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 11-22-2019, 12:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,208
Posted By jackhawkpiper97
Re: Flat Bushes on Lawries

They look a fair bit like a set I saw that was identified as Robert Reid, though Reid's style seems to be a bit of a mix and match of Edinburgh and Glasgow makers.
Then again, the set I am thinking...
Forum: Trading Post Archive 10-30-2019, 06:07 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 57
Posted By jackhawkpiper97
FS: Canning brown drone reeds (w/poly bass) - $80 shipped

For sale:
Used set of Canning drone reeds with polycarbonate bass reed. These reeds were sent to Glasgow this summer to be refurbished by Ryan, so they were cleaned and got new bridles and tongues....
Forum: Technique & Instrument 09-12-2019, 12:39 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 9,084
Posted By jackhawkpiper97
Re: "B" Flat Set up

I disagree just a little bit. Trad groups that include highland pipers are having a sort of renaissance right now, probably largely driven by the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in Glasgow. Various...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 08-28-2019, 03:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,128
Posted By jackhawkpiper97
Re: Drone Volume in Old Recordings

Quality of chanter reeds is notably better now than it was then, at least according to most everyone I have talked to. Also, bagpipe tone has progressed with so many variables falling under the...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 08-23-2019, 10:39 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,840
Posted By jackhawkpiper97
Re: Who'd have thought… (Squealing drones)

Bag covers can be too small for the bag, but generally it's immediately noticeable when you are putting the cover on in the first place. Your bag should have a strict and distinct max volume, and the...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 08-23-2019, 10:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,321
Posted By jackhawkpiper97
Re: Strike-ins, what a pain!

In my mind, if you are comfortable with your chanter don't mess with it. If it ain't broke, don't fix it.

There are two separate general approaches to drone reed strength, to distill them...
Forum: Beer Tent 08-22-2019, 09:52 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,215
Posted By jackhawkpiper97
Re: Worlds - filling and test their bags

I managed to find a video of this, so here it is in case anyone is wondering how bad luck can strike anyone:

Though it still looks to me that Richard...
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