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Forum: Do It Yourself (DIY) Today, 07:01 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 120
Posted By Patrick McLaurin
Re: Frankenpipe info needed

My cocuswood D Glen:
chanter stock is 4Ē @ 0.772Ē
blowpipe stock is 3.5Ē @ 0.773Ē

So 49.4/64 isnít really a thing but fairly close to your 51/64Ē.
Forum: Beer Tent 11-07-2019, 11:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 500
Posted By Patrick McLaurin
Re: Glenfiddich Tempos

Sorry, that should say “125 down to 100” regarding the variation in strathspey tempos.

[Fixed. —Andrew (Moderator)]
Forum: Beer Tent 11-06-2019, 08:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 500
Posted By Patrick McLaurin
Glenfiddich Tempos

Adding to the collection of Glenfiddich posts, here are some tempos (M S R):

Connor 69 120 80
Finlay 65 115 79
Niall 67 120 82
Callum 66 117 83
Stuart 66 113 81
Glenn 68 120 85
Gordon 70 121...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 11-06-2019, 05:12 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,167
Posted By Patrick McLaurin
Re: How many sets do you 'run' at a time?

The used pipe market is saturated. The resale value of pipes is very low. Iíd just hold onto them. Youíd just be selling them to someone else whoís likely to let them sit. Unless you could really use...
Forum: Music 11-06-2019, 10:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 199
Posted By Patrick McLaurin
Re: pipe tune associated with Henderosn's song John Maclean

Iím guessing the link didnít get posted.

There are 3 I know of:
1. Freedom Come All Ye - Bloddy Fields of Flanders
2. Banks of Sicily - Farewell to the Creeks
3. John MacLeanís March - Scotland...
Forum: Beer Tent 11-05-2019, 06:45 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,005
Posted By Patrick McLaurin
Re: Glenfiddich pipes and chanter makes?

You reckon Stuart Liddell is still playing a Peter Henderson chanter?

https://www.facebook.com/791805577592082/posts/1278523532253615?d=n&sfns=mo
Forum: Pipe Bands 11-04-2019, 09:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 756
Posted By Patrick McLaurin
Re: Rehearsal "activities"

Depends on what kind of band you wanted to play in. The last group I played with, I expected people to learn music at home.

All we did at rehearsal was play through the sets on the bagpipes (not...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 11-03-2019, 09:46 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,802
Posted By Patrick McLaurin
Re: Balancing chanter

The only holes that noticeably change the pitch of other notes is the two tone holes that allow you to flatten low G. By taping them low A will go sharper, B not as much, and then it tapers off by...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 10-30-2019, 04:03 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,030
Posted By Patrick McLaurin
Re: Reeding a 440 Maclellen chanter

I look forward to you trying it yourself and proving your theory.
Forum: Beer Tent 10-30-2019, 11:11 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,105
Posted By Patrick McLaurin
Re: Listen to this

Well, it allowed me to just play it in the browser without having an account.

I could only find 3 tracks that had highland bagpipes.

I donít really care for the tone of a practice chanter. I do...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 10-30-2019, 10:59 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,030
Posted By Patrick McLaurin
Re: Reeding a 440 Maclellen chanter

That is a potential solution for when there is tape on high G, though not a solution I am likely to ever use because in most chanters it’s a reed issue that can solved by using a better matched brand...
Forum: Beer Tent 10-29-2019, 07:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,105
Posted By Patrick McLaurin
Re: Listen to this

Ditto. Lots of artists complain about low pay for services like Spotify, so Iíve decided to not utilize the service.
Forum: Music 10-25-2019, 06:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 457
Posted By Patrick McLaurin
Re: Transposition in sheet music

I think thereís only one more thing to clarify: there are chanters in different keys. The most common is D and the notes that are read off the music correspond exactly to the notes that youíll hear....
Forum: Technique & Instrument 10-24-2019, 04:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,229
Posted By Patrick McLaurin
Re: How to Obtain Good Chanter Reeds

Gilmour are remarkable reeds. I get medium, and if too hard just a quick dip in water, blow the water out, wipe off the blades, and good to go. Not sure if theyíll give you a flat D in the RJM...
Forum: Music 10-24-2019, 03:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 457
Posted By Patrick McLaurin
Re: Transposition in sheet music

I have. Turns out my crossfingered Bb is really just half way between Bb and B, so not any good. Also, Iím really not sure what a triplet of two notes (quarter and eighth) is supposed to be in 4/4...
Forum: Music 10-24-2019, 01:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 457
Posted By Patrick McLaurin
Re: Transposition in sheet music

It is fairly straightforward. However, uilleann piping is very idiomatic and I hope you understand that it is unlikely to find someone who will just play the notes without any embellishment. It would...
Forum: Music 10-24-2019, 05:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 457
Posted By Patrick McLaurin
Re: Transposition in sheet music

A flat set is usually a whole other set of pipes, this is not the solution youíre looking for nor is it likely youíd find someone off the street with both. Normal sets are in D, so flat sets, be they...
Forum: Beer Tent 10-19-2019, 04:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 746
Posted By Patrick McLaurin
Re: Glenfiddich?

Youíre a week early, October 26th:

https://bagpipe.news/2019/09/02/glenfiddich-piping-championship-2019-players-announced/
Forum: Technique & Instrument 10-18-2019, 06:25 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,030
Posted By Patrick McLaurin
Re: Reeding a 440 Maclellen chanter

There have been some developments since I last posted here.

In testing "480" drone reed prototypes for Terry Ackland, I suggested he make some 440 drone reeds. After a bit of tweaking, I think...
Forum: Beer Tent 10-18-2019, 08:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 772
Posted By Patrick McLaurin
Re: Security Tracking Devices

Google was quick:

https://www.lifewire.com/best-gps-trackers-1683621

https://logistimatics.com/product/qbit/

https://www.brickhousesecurity.com/gps-trackers/asset-tracking/
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 10-15-2019, 03:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 655
Posted By Patrick McLaurin
Re: wrist trouble and positioning

I canít help but wonder if there is unnecessary tension somewhere. Are they not holding themselves up and so youíre left hand is having to do double duty? Is it mouthblown or bellows blown?

A...
Forum: Beer Tent 10-15-2019, 10:01 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,288
Posted By Patrick McLaurin
Re: Takeaway tips from botched gigs?

Well, Iím sitting here in my van at the gravesite. One of the family members is stuck in an elevator at the hotel. So weíre waiting until they can be extricated. Another family member had a tire blow...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 10-12-2019, 12:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 808
Posted By Patrick McLaurin
Re: Early Henderson bore sizes

Imma beat Shawn to the punch and suggest the really easy and reversible inserting a brass or aluminum tube.

And my question is, if using synthetics, have you tried an X-TREME regular bass? I have...
Forum: Beer Tent 10-08-2019, 03:55 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,288
Posted By Patrick McLaurin
Re: Takeaway tips from botched gigs?

That reminds me, I keep 2 drone stoppers permanently in my sporran. Havenít actually used one yet.
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 10-08-2019, 09:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 725
Posted By Patrick McLaurin
Re: Hole-spacing whistle vs. GHB

I never said it was universal. But, Iím not about to take advice on the finer points of the practice of highland bagpipe playing from a grade IV senior keyboard contrarian extraordinaire. I donít...
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