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Forum: Pipe Bands 07-11-2018, 11:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 490
Posted By FD Piper
With a Shillelagh

We are looking for tunes to play with the tune "With a Shillelagh". Does your band play this tune? What do you play with it as a set?
Thank you.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 09-25-2014, 09:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,266
Posted By FD Piper
Re: Tips for a more perfect vertical?

IMHO, the greatest factor in the straightness of the drones is how close (or back) to the shoulder they are. The farther forward they are, the more they will lay back over your shoulder. Also, the...
Forum: Beer Tent 07-27-2014, 05:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,553
Posted By FD Piper
Re: Compression stockings and Kilt hose

I wear thin black Jobst compression hose under my black and red diced hose tops. I fold the top down one inch (basically the top hem) and bring my hose tops up just a little higher. I wear white or...
Forum: Do It Yourself (DIY) 07-23-2013, 03:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,203
Posted By FD Piper
Re: Covering wood case with leather

I have a wood box which I have been using for 30 years. I lined the inside with a quilting fabric with batting between the front and back. The pattern on each side is the complement of the opposite...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 07-13-2013, 07:26 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,492
Posted By FD Piper
Re: Child Pipers

I was 10 when I started and was on the pipes at 11. Got a full size loaner set. At 12 ordered a full size set of full ivory mount. At the time, I wanted silver, but they would have been too heavy for...
Forum: Side / Snare 07-03-2013, 05:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,283
Posted By FD Piper
Re: 9-year-old & parades

Your band must be doing very well to turn down playing members. The only way to learn to march is to get out there and march. I think youngsters in the ranks are a great draw and crowd pleaser. For...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 02-06-2013, 08:55 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,988
Posted By FD Piper
Re: Did pipers many years ago play faster?

Gee, on my 78 player there is a little knob to speed up or slow down the turntable. I tend to just slow it down some if it sounds too fast. As long as i have given it enough cranking, and there is...
Forum: Beer Tent 02-04-2013, 01:47 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,147
Posted By FD Piper
Re: band kilt makers

Locally we have USA Kilts in Spring City, PA. Www.usakilts.com
For a large band order, Rocky may negotiate a price. They are made on his premises and I have heard no complaints of his quality. My...
Forum: Beer Tent 01-09-2013, 09:32 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,058
Posted By FD Piper
Re: Life expectancy of a Can of Hardie's Airtight?

What does the MSDS sheet reveal?
Aren't all hazardous substances required to have an MSDS with fire, toxicity, exposure limits, etc.?
Forum: Beer Tent 11-21-2012, 10:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,733
Posted By FD Piper
Re: Happy National Blow Bagpipes Day!

Hallmark is an equal opportunity retailer. They sell to our northern neighbors, so it's their national holiday, too!
Forum: Beer Tent 11-12-2012, 06:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,961
Posted By FD Piper
Re: 1985ish Naill's

Hi Stue01740,
If you need to insure them with a marine rider, you may need an appraisal. There are links on the board discussing insurance and scheduling pipes on your policy. Try a search and you...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 10-21-2012, 04:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,003
Posted By FD Piper
Re: D-Throw??

Hi BFD Piper,
When you say "Traditional Style" D-throw, please define what you mean. When I think of traditional style, I think of the one i learned in the 60's. It is the rather plain style with...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 10-17-2012, 11:27 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,920
Posted By FD Piper
Re: Which mouthpiece type (flat, round, airstream) is best for beginners?

Hi Lassie,
I am probably not a good person for advice on this issue for a beginner, but will weigh in anyway.
The 8 people you spoke to probably learned with a round and are used to it. I learned...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 10-08-2012, 10:35 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 760
Posted By FD Piper
Re: 70's R.G. Lawrie projecting mount needed.

There are a number of pipe makes on this board. Charlie Kron is one of the first I would contact for my pipes.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 10-08-2012, 10:32 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,340
Posted By FD Piper
Re: Oiling re-visited

Almond oil is a common oil to use. If you, or a band member has nut allergies, almond oil is not a good oil to use. My son has nut allergies, and we do not allow it into the house. If someone in your...
Forum: Beer Tent 10-04-2012, 10:30 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,929
Posted By FD Piper
Re: How many chanters do you own?

Yes, I have a "few" spare chanters. My wife also asks why. I have a simple explanation. My answer to all is, "BECAUSE I CAN!"

There is no rhyme, reason, or explanation. I have fewer chanters than...
Forum: Beer Tent 10-01-2012, 03:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,901
Posted By FD Piper
Re: First funeral done

My condolences for the loss of your friend.
It sounds like you did him right. Playing for friends can be tough, and it sounds like it went well.
This will probably not be the last funeral you do....
Forum: Pipe Bands 10-01-2012, 03:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,266
Posted By FD Piper
Re: Chicago Pipe Bands?

A buddy plays with Shannon Rovers Irish Pipe Band. I don't know where they practice, but I do know he lives north of the city also.
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 09-21-2012, 08:15 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 9,183
Posted By FD Piper
Re: What are the best pipes for a new piper??

There are great comments and suggestions in this thread. An important thing is to look at your own circumstance and how you buy other large ticket items.

I am playing my first set of pipes after...
Forum: Beer Tent 09-19-2012, 08:45 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 697
Posted By FD Piper
Pork Rinds, Bagpipes and making a difference...

Rudolf Foods held a contest for Truck Drivers. Complete this sentence:
“Three things I always have in my truck: a bag of pork rinds, a roll of Duck Tape and ____________.”

The WINNER is...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 09-17-2012, 08:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,909
Posted By FD Piper
Re: How to value a set of old pipes?

You can get a professional appraisal from a number of people in USA and I am sure also in Scotland. They may authenticate the pipes as to maker and give an appraisal. The thing to be careful with on...
Forum: Beer Tent 09-14-2012, 07:37 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,976
Posted By FD Piper
Re: "Spreading the Gospel" vs. avoiding competition?

I think the fear of having too much competition is not necessarily sound. Not everyone learning the pipes is looking for an income from them. I would venture to say that in the USA, a very small...
Forum: Beer Tent 09-09-2012, 04:55 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,215
Posted By FD Piper
Re: Being a blind piper - how I signed up!

Greetings Bagpiper 1996! I hope you enjoy the forums.
FD Piper
Forum: Technique & Instrument 09-06-2012, 07:10 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 10,294
Posted By FD Piper
Re: Are the speculators already speculating?

From what I know of Charlie, he doesn't kick his pipes around. Professional use also means professional care.
If I did this correctly (I am learning to do the copy paste thing on an iPod) here is...
Forum: Beer Tent 08-25-2012, 07:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,285
Posted By FD Piper
Re: Getting more business

I heartily agree with the above and website & YouTube.

Being new to the community, becoming an active part of the community will also go a long way. I play for churches (gratus) and especially the...
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