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Forum: Technique & Instrument 01-29-2018, 08:02 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,218
Posted By Robin Beck
Re: Practice Chanters - poor tuning

It is a long ongoing problem with pipers & makers with practice chanters. "Ach, it's just a practice chanter!" Nonsense! It is and should be; treated as a musical instrument. Mine are all pitches to...
Forum: Beer Tent 10-25-2017, 04:26 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,156
Posted By Robin Beck
Re: Gift pipes - what would YOU do?

And that's going to bring back the elephant!
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 10-25-2017, 03:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 543
Posted By Robin Beck
Re: Adding an "A" Chanter

The baritone is tuned to the 5th, which is 440 'A' on the 'D' scale and one of the 'D' drones can maybe be tuned up to 'E' which is the 5th on the 'A' scale. You won't have a bass, but you will have...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 10-25-2017, 03:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 577
Posted By Robin Beck
Re: Drone reeds for smallpipes

We do need to know who made these pipes, but if the reed seats are bored to 6.3mm Ezees will fit.
Ralph Hepburn makes an interesting plastic reed with a 3/16", that can be made to work in almost...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 10-25-2017, 02:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 842
Posted By Robin Beck
Re: A chanter for smallpipes with normally spaced holes?

It can be done. I do it as standard.

I make a counter bore a hole round to the right, by about 15% then bore my 4mm hole at an angle down to the tune length. Works fine as there is plenty of meat...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 10-25-2017, 02:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,616
Posted By Robin Beck
Re: Metal chanters?

That's correct.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 10-25-2017, 02:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 505
Posted By Robin Beck
Re: Installing little Mac valve in Dunbar blow pipe

Dreadfull thing, the little Mac! very restrictive! That's what brought about the Beck Valve!! Are you using a synthetic bag?
Forum: Technique & Instrument 11-02-2016, 05:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,361
Posted By Robin Beck
Re: Moose valve without tool

You could try a big blow torch and burn it out!
Forum: Beer Tent 11-02-2016, 03:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,070
Posted By Robin Beck
Re: Opinions on ABW Chanters

A 50/60s Granger.
Forum: Do It Yourself (DIY) 11-02-2016, 03:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,345
Posted By Robin Beck
Re: Cocus wood

I thing after doing a bit of research, it may be Cocobolo. I can get some of that, so will give it a try.
Forum: Do It Yourself (DIY) 10-30-2016, 10:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,345
Posted By Robin Beck
Re: Cocus wood

Ta for that, i'll contact Seth.
Forum: Do It Yourself (DIY) 10-30-2016, 09:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,345
Posted By Robin Beck
Re: Cocus wood

Yes, it could be brown ebony.
Forum: Do It Yourself (DIY) 10-29-2016, 09:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,345
Posted By Robin Beck
Re: Cocus wood

It may not be Cocus. It is a fairly uniform dark brown wood.
Forum: Do It Yourself (DIY) 10-29-2016, 08:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,345
Posted By Robin Beck
Cocus wood

I've dug out a cocus reel pipe missing some parts, which are easily replaced if I could find some cocus. Can anyone help?
Forum: Technique & Instrument 02-25-2014, 03:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,146
Posted By Robin Beck
Re: Electronic chanter

Cheers for the input guys. I take it then, that any of these chanters can be used with an earphone? I'd be doing this with another earphone from my laptop for BMW.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 02-18-2014, 12:51 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,146
Posted By Robin Beck
Re: Electronic chanter

The Deger looks like a good option, but expensive, but if it means I'm going to practice!
Forum: Technique & Instrument 02-17-2014, 11:36 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,146
Posted By Robin Beck
Re: Electronic chanter

Just sitting learning tunes along with BMW on my laptop.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 02-17-2014, 08:48 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,146
Posted By Robin Beck
Electronic chanter

Can anyone recomend a reasonably priced leccy pc that id the full GHB length?
Forum: Beer Tent 02-02-2014, 03:46 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 544
Posted By Robin Beck
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Forum: Technique & Instrument 09-27-2013, 04:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 991
Posted By Robin Beck
Re: Reeds for early 1970 Hardie Chanter

My own chanter is a 73 Hardie. I have no problem singing into Bb with a Robert Barnes Reed.
Forum: Beer Tent 09-12-2013, 04:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,425
Posted By Robin Beck
Re: Anybody selling used bagpipe parts?

[QUOTE

I'm also interested in some perhaps less serviceable bits for some ghoulish experiments I have planned.:eek:

Cheers,

Jon[/QUOTE]
Forget it pal, we're a bunch of squares here...
Forum: Beer Tent 09-05-2013, 01:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,289
Posted By Robin Beck
Re: Cowal Games Saturday

I don't think I was at Piping Live:confused:
Forum: Beer Tent 09-05-2013, 01:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,289
Posted By Robin Beck
Re: Cowal Games Saturday

The only thing is; Beck Valves don't fail :rolleyes:
Forum: Beer Tent 09-03-2013, 08:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,689
Posted By Robin Beck
Re: Practice chanter flat low g

check the bore at the bottom. There could be a bit of crud acting as a rush. It will most likely be a 4mm bore, so try running a 4mm drill up it by hand.
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 09-03-2013, 03:08 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,631
Posted By Robin Beck
Re: Smallpipe conversion

I like Pete's question!! but I sell as many mouth blown as bellows and with the right set up it can be done.
I must admit I like to leave my mouth free for other things.
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