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Forum: Technique & Instrument 12-15-2020, 03:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 457
Posted By ralph
Re: Ross Extra Comfort pipe bag?

I have one I got shipped directly from Ross in the blue leather. Very comfortable and does seem to free up forearm some. It definitely looks different in the front on the angle of the cut.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 08-28-2020, 07:27 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,640
Posted By ralph
Re: Soliciting input on drone sounds

Hello,
Number two is definitely more pleasing to the ear. Not sure why but I really dislike the sound of set up one without thinking too much about it
Forum: Beer Tent 08-16-2020, 04:11 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,246
Posted By ralph
Re: Constructive Criticism for Pipers

I didn’t post anything, just read through the feedback of others work. Some may find it helpful, my perspective was that I wouldn’t personally. One thing is I think it could be counter productive for...
Forum: Beer Tent 08-16-2020, 12:06 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,246
Posted By ralph
Re: Constructive Criticism for Pipers

Hello,

I had joined this Facebook group out of curiosity, read the criticism and promptly decided to leave the group for my own piece of mind. I have no problem playing for people and in fact if...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 08-09-2020, 09:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,691
Posted By ralph
Re: G1 Gold chanter

I have tried a g1 platinum, Colin mclellelan and also a hoggan plastic reed I have acquired that showed a lot of promise on once I fine tune the notes. I guess that is where it supposed to tune for a...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 08-09-2020, 02:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,691
Posted By ralph
Re: G1 Gold chanter

Hello,

I finally got one in the mail the other day. Very comfortable. Pitches around 486 to 488 with the reeds I have tried so far. Scale is great, a little tape goes a long way on this chanter,...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 06-10-2020, 08:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 629
Posted By ralph
Re: Garvie Border Pipes

Hey Matt, which chanters do you currently play? Is some better for accidentals than others? Play at lower pressure and volume?
Forum: Trading Post Archive 06-07-2020, 02:27 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 34
Posted By ralph
WTB: Swayne lowland or other borderpipes chanters

Hello,
I would love a Swayne lowland or even borderpipes chanter. Hopefully able to fit I stock of garvie pipes. Other borderpipes chanters also considered. Thanks!
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 05-26-2020, 01:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 891
Posted By ralph
Re: Swayne lowland pipes

How much quieter would you say Swayne lowland chanter was to garvie? Considerably? That chanter sounded really good in that video
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 05-17-2020, 10:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 891
Posted By ralph
Swayne lowland pipes

Hello,

I have heard and been interested in Jon Swayne’s lowland pipes. Considering getting a chanter for my current garvie borderpipes. I canno anywhere find any sound or video files of his...
Forum: Beer Tent 05-16-2020, 03:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 700
Posted By ralph
Re: Online lessons

I take lessons from Kevin Mclean. He plays with sfu and is a great teacher. Helped me get reach my goals.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 05-05-2020, 07:00 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,276
Posted By ralph
Re: Older MCC2 chanter playing flat?

I have a similar situation with an ayrfire chanter I bought when they first came out. Can’t get above 473 usually no matter what reed. I am considering getting a g1 chanter, but really the sound is...
Forum: Beer Tent 04-24-2020, 01:49 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,244
Posted By ralph
Re: Famous pipers who, aren’t/weren’t Gold Medalists?

As far as Bon Scott goes he wasn’t really much of a piper but he was a tenor drummer. This is a really interesting YouTube video about the making of that song and how they acquired and recorded a bag...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 04-19-2020, 11:29 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,182
Posted By ralph
Re: Who Kiddizes pipes anymore?

Probably should sell the pipes and get a different set that will better suit your needs. Chris terry makes amazing pipes
Forum: Technique & Instrument 04-18-2020, 06:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,593
Posted By ralph
Re: G1 chanter for solo

Thanks William for this info. You are correct in the fact that I am looking for comfort, easy to tune and also to play as opposed to trying to get a competition advantage. thank you for these links
Forum: Technique & Instrument 04-18-2020, 06:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,515
Posted By ralph
Re: What are the Practice Chanters with true scale, 2020?

Soutar long is very comfortable, my go to chanter and I got small hands so comfort is important to me. I have a fagerstrom technopipe for an electronic one. I am thinking of letting it go to fund a...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 04-18-2020, 06:33 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,515
Posted By ralph
Re: What are the Practice Chanters with true scale, 2020?

My electric chanter is always in tune. Try that. I like my soutar long chanter, very good price from northwest bagpipes
Forum: Technique & Instrument 04-14-2020, 08:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,593
Posted By ralph
G1 chanter for solo

Hello,
Anyone use any iteration of the G1 chanter for a solo chanter? I know the original chanter has smaller holes but also that it is very loud from what I’ve heard. I have tried a Sinclair...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 04-02-2020, 03:00 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,043
Posted By ralph
Re: Drone instability, poor blowing or moisture?

I have for many years played with a ross bag with the tube cannister system. Once I realized there the ability to open a hole on the chanter tube distal to the cannister to allow additional moisture...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 03-30-2020, 05:34 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,043
Posted By ralph
Re: Drone instability, poor blowing or moisture?

Hello,

I have found some increased comfort by using a dycem patch on both sides of the bag, keeps the bag at a much higher spot than before for me. A lot less pressure on the forearm. I have seen...
Forum: Trading Post Archive 03-23-2020, 10:51 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 113
Posted By ralph
FS: Hardie ABW Infinity Chanter - $235

ABW hardie infinity chanter without carving. Pitches around 478-484 depending on the reeds.

Comes with hardie case and changer cap.

Plus $15 USD for shipping
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 03-14-2020, 08:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,505
Posted By ralph
Re: German/Medieval Bagpipe

Hello,

I am in Oregon USA and I play market sack pipe (German medieval pipe) and hummelchen. Write me at abbaforever2001@yahoo.com and we can discuss all I know and my experience. I play medieval...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 03-09-2020, 11:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 498
Posted By ralph
Ross essential goatskin bag and Bennet goatskin

Hello,

Anyone have any feedback on these bags? Curious about need for seasoning whether you needed any mcs “ and how much play time you get before moisture becomes an issue. Also curious about...
Forum: Beer Tent 02-24-2020, 07:18 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,576
Posted By ralph
Re: Pipers Dojo Cruise

Why advertise money back if not satisfied if that is not the first solution you go to? Seems very simple to me, they are just making it complicated and looking bad in the process.
Forum: Beer Tent 01-25-2020, 08:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,626
Posted By ralph
Re: Archy J, India’s 1st Pro Female Bagpiper

Actually, we can comment and have opinions on anything we like, and until you walk a mile in our shoes you don't get to label anyone else's comment as misogynistic or any other negative connation....
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