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Forum: Beer Tent 12-29-2020, 11:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 788
Posted By Kevin Palm
Re: Ceol Sean Down?

The site appears to be back up for now. "DownThemAll!" is my friend... :woot:
Forum: Technique & Instrument 10-31-2020, 07:44 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,825
Posted By Kevin Palm
Re: I Want To Try a New Brand of Drone Reeds

I'm VERY happy with my Ackland reeds in my Gibsons! Matt Willis did a review of them on YouTube: https://youtu.be/wwcFIXnC1mE


They're reasonably priced, and they sound GREAT! Terry Ackland...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 10-31-2020, 07:37 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,825
Posted By Kevin Palm
Re: I Want To Try a New Brand of Drone Reeds

Good luck finding a set of Husk reeds. He got out of the drone reed business a while back and strictly makes (excellent) chanter reeds now.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 10-27-2020, 09:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 318
Posted By Kevin Palm
Re: Moose Valve question

I can't even imagine! :willy:
Forum: Technique & Instrument 10-27-2020, 08:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 318
Posted By Kevin Palm
Moose Valve question

My Gibsons have a split blowpipe stock with a tube trap, and I was curious about using a Moose Valve. I know it won't fit into the stock, but it possible to install it in the tube itself near the...
Forum: Beer Tent 10-25-2020, 02:30 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,728
Posted By Kevin Palm
Re: Polyester thread replacing hemp?

Sweet! I just ordered some of that myself! How's it working out for you?
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 10-25-2020, 09:19 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,192
Posted By Kevin Palm
Re: Baritone, ugh!

That sounds like an interesting experiment! If I could only afford a second set of pipes to play around with...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 10-25-2020, 09:18 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,192
Posted By Kevin Palm
Re: Baritone, ugh!

I emailed John Walsh yesterday to see if I could buy a second tenor to replace the baritone. Hopefully I can, at a not unreasonable cost!
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 10-24-2020, 02:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,192
Posted By Kevin Palm
Baritone, ugh!

Am I the only one who can't stand to have the baritone drone going in their smallpipes? I have a set of Walsh A2000s and, try as I might, I just can't enjoy the "E" baritone! It makes my teeth...
Forum: Trading Post Archive 10-24-2020, 10:30 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 48
Posted By Kevin Palm
FS: Gibson Long Adjustable Blowpipe - $60 shipped

This is the original delrin blowpipe that came with my Gibson pipes. It has an oval mouthpiece, an imitation ivory mount and is adjustable from 9" to 12". It also has a Bor-Mor valve installed and...
Forum: Trading Post Archive 10-23-2020, 01:16 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 84
Posted By Kevin Palm
FS: Balance Tone Drone Bb Reeds - $60 shipped

I've had these reeds for a couple of years, but they're in excellent shape, complete with instructions. These are the true Bb model that play at 466.

I'm asking $60 including shipping to US...
Forum: Beer Tent 10-23-2020, 10:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,601
Posted By Kevin Palm
Re: The Universe of Bagpipes?

Same here, this is the first I've heard of his passing! :-(
Forum: Webmaster & Software 10-09-2020, 09:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,020
Posted By Kevin Palm
Re: Android software

Stupid question, but how do you set up PitchLab for GHB? It's not one of the instruments in the Instrument Tuning Pack add-on...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 07-06-2020, 10:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 750
Posted By Kevin Palm
Re: ID-ing a practice chanter

That looks A LOT like the Currie practice chanters some of my former bandmates used to use!
Forum: Beer Tent 04-13-2020, 12:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 669
Posted By Kevin Palm
Re: Piper at Bettie Page's funeral?

Looks like Eric Rigler, and it sounds like the Mingulay Boat Song.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 03-13-2020, 08:57 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,849
Posted By Kevin Palm
Re: Pipe Case Alternatives

I use an electric guitar gig bag. I don't have to break down my bass drone, the outside pocket has plenty of room for reeds/tape/hemp/tools, and I can carry it around strapped to my back, which is...
Forum: Beer Tent 03-06-2020, 11:37 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,987
Posted By Kevin Palm
Re: Favourite chanter pitch

I had an ABW McCallum Bb with an RTS Bb reed until last Thursday, when a swinging door hit it as I was going through and shattered it! :-(

My replacement chanter (Campbell Tunable in Bb)...
Forum: Beer Tent 03-06-2020, 06:58 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,987
Posted By Kevin Palm
Re: Favourite chanter pitch

466 for me as well. I fell in love with the sound of the pipes at that pitch a couple of years ago, and I never looked back!
Forum: Technique & Instrument 02-24-2020, 05:26 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,471
Posted By Kevin Palm
Re: Bagpipe/instrument stand

I use a stand designed by Harald Weinkum of the band Celtica that he calls the Celtic Bagpipe Stand. It's based on the lower body of a heavy duty music stand, and he customizes the cradle on top to...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 02-18-2020, 06:56 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,435
Posted By Kevin Palm
Re: Tone Protector

I've had the exact same experience! I always had mold with the Piper's Pal, even when I let the reed dry for a few hours after playing, but before putting the cap back on, and absolutely no mold...
Forum: Trading Post Archive 02-13-2020, 08:57 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 74
Posted By Kevin Palm
FS: MG Drone Extenders - $25 shipped

I have a set of MG Drone Extenders for sale. They fit into your drone tops to allow you to get your drones to tune lower on the tuning pin. This is a quick way to extend the length of your drones to...
Forum: Beer Tent 02-13-2020, 08:15 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,241
Posted By Kevin Palm
Re: How many sets do you own?

I have my original set of Gibsons (20 years old this year!), the only set I've ever owned. I'm still in love with them, and have never been tempted to change!
Forum: Technique & Instrument 01-31-2020, 04:57 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,605
Posted By Kevin Palm
Re: Ackland A466 Drone Reeds!

I played with my Ackland A466 reeds for the first time in public at a pub gig last night, and they sounded FANTASTIC! I got several compliments on the sound! Here's a snippet the pub posted of...
Forum: Beer Tent 01-24-2020, 05:30 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,626
Posted By Kevin Palm
Re: Archy J, India’s 1st Pro Female Bagpiper

As much as I enjoy her covers, it's nice to see her starting to do some original stuff!
Forum: Technique & Instrument 01-14-2020, 05:55 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,605
Posted By Kevin Palm
Re: Ackland A466 Drone Reeds!

That sounds fantastic, Patrick!
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