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Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 10-21-2018, 01:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 450
Posted By wheels2onfire
Re: Advice for a Beginner Smallpiper?

I found Vicki Swan's "Tutor for the Scottish Smallpipes" very useful. But also used some of the standard GHB training material.

http://tutor.swan-dyer.co.uk/
Forum: Technique & Instrument 10-21-2018, 01:09 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,313
Posted By wheels2onfire
Re: Backpack style pipe case

Sorry posted in wrong place.
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 05-10-2018, 12:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,044
Posted By wheels2onfire
Re: Quality Bellows for SSP's

I've been very happy with these bellows. They come with a high quality flexible rubber connector. I have a Morrison/McCallum bellows and find it big and cumbersome. I also have a bellows from Hope...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 04-05-2018, 10:02 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,715
Posted By wheels2onfire
Re: The Ale is Dear. What drones?

Additional information on drone tunings:

http://pipersgathering.org/apna_old/?p=956
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 04-01-2018, 04:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,715
Posted By wheels2onfire
Re: The Ale is Dear. What drones?

Do you have the ability to tune a drone down to B from A? Try That.
Forum: Piobaireachd 03-09-2018, 06:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,124
Posted By wheels2onfire
Re: Best Book for Piobaireachd Intro?

I'm no expert, but have been using "The Highland Bagpipe Piobaireachd Tutor Book" available from the National Piping Centre.
[/URL][url]https://www.thepipingcentre.co.uk/...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 01-19-2018, 02:24 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,779
Posted By wheels2onfire
Re: Middle drone SSP in A

I have a set of LaurieBeck pipes in D. I was able to refurbish the reeds with new tongues. I've tried both 0.015 polystyrene and 0.020 polycarbonate and got the reeds working fine. My original...
Forum: Piobaireachd 12-31-2017, 02:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 874
Posted By wheels2onfire
Highland Bagpipe Piob Tutor Book Question

Working through this book I found the following embellishments that I don't recognize, and no explanation/description is offered. Can someone clue me in?
...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 12-16-2017, 12:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 475
Posted By wheels2onfire
Re: Bellows connector hose problem

I used a piece of vinyl tubing over the bag connector. I found a size with an ID that fits tightly over the bag connector with an OD that will accommodate the hose. This might work on the bellows...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 11-30-2017, 01:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,093
Posted By wheels2onfire
Re: Drone reed tongue length and stability

Interesting paper on reed mechanics (both LibreOffice format .odt, and Microsoft Office .docx available):
...
Forum: Beer Tent 11-24-2017, 10:39 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,479
Posted By wheels2onfire
Re: 3 Lines of hemp to hear the unicorn fluff

Maybe to clarify, a space is created when an upper segment of a drone is moved higher on the tenon. This space is between the top of the tenon and below the point within the upper segment that the...
Forum: Do It Yourself (DIY) 11-22-2017, 09:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 504
Posted By wheels2onfire
Re: Bass drone cutting out

Freeing up means moving the bridle away from the free end of the reed (the end that vibrates).
Forum: Music 08-23-2017, 01:08 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,862
Posted By wheels2onfire
Re: Help figuring out some tunes?

Check out http://www.celticpipes.net/download.html for the Mac OS X version.
Forum: Music 08-23-2017, 01:06 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,862
Posted By wheels2onfire
Re: Help figuring out some tunes?

Though it can be a tedious process, you can enter the music into something like CelticPipes, convert to ABC, or use a similar process, to produce something that can be played to give you an audio...
Forum: Music 07-11-2017, 02:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 987
Posted By wheels2onfire
Re: Merrily Kissed the Quaker

Quote:
Originally Posted by wheels2onfire

Here's a version from "20 Irish Tunes for the smallpipe"
The image link is broken, do you know if this is elsewhere online?

The tune book I...
Forum: Music 07-06-2017, 06:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 987
Posted By wheels2onfire
Re: Merrily Kissed the Quaker

http://imgur.com/a/Vtmqu


Here's a version from "20 Irish Tunes for the smallpipe"
Forum: Beer Tent 04-10-2017, 07:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,201
Posted By wheels2onfire
Re: Any one have a set of Redpipes optical

Mine will strike-in on High A right after a power on, but not again after that one time.
Forum: Beer Tent 03-06-2017, 10:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,156
Posted By wheels2onfire
Re: Way drone reeds are made

At least for EzeeDrone smallpipes drone reeds, the reed is scored on the bottom and then bent up at this cut to produce the desired bend in the reed at the appropriate location.
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 02-28-2017, 02:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,167
Posted By wheels2onfire
Re: Tuning Smallpipe Drones

This is an interesting article on alternate smallpipe drone tunings:
http://theotherpipers.org/index/?p=956
Forum: Do It Yourself (DIY) 01-25-2017, 11:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,813
Posted By wheels2onfire
Re: reed blade

You need to score the bottom of the reed with a blade or razor. Then slightly bend the reed at this point to produce the required bend. You should match the placement of score to the original reed...
Forum: Do It Yourself (DIY) 01-25-2017, 10:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,813
Posted By wheels2onfire
Re: reed blade

I've replaced the polycarbonate reeds of EZEEdrone smallpipe reeds. However, the end of the reeds are glued down (at least on smallpipes), so you have to unstick them. The material is 0.020 thick...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 06-03-2016, 12:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 972
Posted By wheels2onfire
Re: Small pipes reed adjustment

http://www.natebanton.com/maintenance/
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 05-23-2016, 02:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,991
Posted By wheels2onfire
Re: Bellows connecting tubing?

I use 5/8 I.D. auto heater hose. I play every day and haven't had any problems.
Forum: Webmaster & Software 04-30-2016, 04:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,561
Posted By wheels2onfire
Re: Accord Bagpipe Tuner now available for Microsoft Windows PC/Laptops

Tried this app with my A smallpipes. I can calibrate to the low A on my chanter and then tune the drones. Though it sees the bass drone as a tenor, it can still be used to tune both the tenor and...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 12-02-2015, 06:46 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,963
Posted By wheels2onfire
Re: Ezee Drone Reed Adjustment

Pipe Dreams will sell you replacement bridles. Just contact them through email. You can also replace the polycarbonate reed yourself, if you can cut one with the appropriate dimenstions.
See the...
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