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Forum: Competing Pipers 09-20-2019, 05:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 420
Posted By piper_hm
Re: Solo chanters/reeds

I've had really good results with regular Ezee tenors and an Increased Absorption Ezee bass. That combo seems to be getting more popular with some of the bigger names, as well.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 09-20-2019, 04:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 298
Posted By piper_hm
Re: Temperature and Humidity effects on Piping.

What chanter are you playing? There are usually some options based on reed/chanter compatibility that 'should' give you a lower pitch. For example, G1 Platinum reeds pitch a bit higher than Shepherds...
Forum: Competing Pipers 09-15-2019, 06:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 420
Posted By piper_hm
Re: Solo chanters/reeds

What do you mean by refine your sound? A more mellow sound?
Forum: Technique & Instrument 09-08-2019, 05:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 627
Posted By piper_hm
Re: Rocket Drone Reeds Required

Likely easier to place a wanted to buy (WTB) ad on the trading post...

However, Rockets are hard to come by, so it may take some time to find a set.
Forum: Trading Post Archive 09-07-2019, 06:25 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 78
Posted By piper_hm
FS: Canmore Hybrid bag, medium - $125 CAD

FS: A lightly used Canmore Hybrid bag, medium size, 10.25 x 27". Includes bottle trap and installation hardware. Asking $125 Canadian plus shipping.

PM if interested.
Forum: Trading Post Archive 09-03-2019, 05:37 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 87
Posted By piper_hm
FS: Begg sheepskin bag, standard, swan - $200 CAD

FS: A Begg sheepskin bag, standard size (10.5 x 29"), swan neck. Used briefly, in great shape and airtight.

Asking $200 Canadian plus shipping.

PM if interested or for more information.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 08-23-2019, 12:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 865
Posted By piper_hm
Re: Hybrid bag breathing

I'm constantly suggesting the Canmore Hybrid to pipers looking for a new bag. I think they will become more popular when pipers get out of the 'Canmore = flimsy green bag' mindset - the hybrid is a...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 08-21-2019, 07:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 865
Posted By piper_hm
Re: Hybrid bag breathing

Yes, they're excellent at breathing and definitely more solid under the arm than the older style green bag.
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 08-21-2019, 06:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 447
Posted By piper_hm
Re: Flat High G

Get another reed for the chanter. Problem solved :thumb:
Forum: Technique & Instrument 08-20-2019, 11:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 696
Posted By piper_hm
Re: Bannatyne Dri Flo

I actually stopped using my Dri-Flo system after switching to the Canmore Hybrid, as it breathes so well. Just a tube trap with a Trap-Dri in it.

Also note that Canmore won't honour their 2 year...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 08-20-2019, 09:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 696
Posted By piper_hm
Re: Bannatyne Dri Flo

A fair number of pipers (including myself) are using the Dri-Flo with a tube trap and a Trap-Dri in the tube. Directs airflow to the back of the bag and the Trap-Dri captures a surprising amount of...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 08-19-2019, 11:19 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 982
Posted By piper_hm
Re: Who'd have thought… (Squealing drones0

Sounds like it's more a drone reed calibration issue more than anything. Adjustments have to be made depending on how the bag fits, where you're striking in and chanter reed strength.
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 08-18-2019, 06:18 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 982
Posted By piper_hm
Forum: Beer Tent 08-16-2019, 01:39 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,690
Posted By piper_hm
Re: Worlds - filling and test their bags

In that case, the few extra slaps help to keep the cane tongues pliable up to line :grin:
Forum: Beer Tent 08-16-2019, 12:20 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,690
Posted By piper_hm
Re: Worlds - filling and test their bags

Checking to see if all their (usually cane) drone reeds are seated and not floating in the bag.

A few taps on the bag will confirm either situation while there's still time to bow out of formation...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 08-14-2019, 09:47 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,346
Posted By piper_hm
Re: Chanter reeds, what makes good, what makes bad?

He offers straight cut reeds. Straight cut = molded
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 08-11-2019, 08:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 336
Posted By piper_hm
Re: Chirping?

Could be that the holes aren't completely covered, reed too dry, too much tape on high G...a few possibilities.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 08-09-2019, 06:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 582
Posted By piper_hm
Favorite solo reed?

Anyone here have a certain make of solo chanter reed they use religiously? Or do some people switch it up and try multiple makers (like myself)?
Forum: Beer Tent 08-06-2019, 11:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 498
Posted By piper_hm
Re: Is travel to the UK in October a good idea?

I don't foresee any travel issues around Brexit. However, when the pound crashes, you can buy chanters, reeds, bags, etc. galore with the favorable exchange! :grin:
Forum: Technique & Instrument 07-26-2019, 04:58 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,208
Posted By piper_hm
Re: Your 2019 setup?

Busted! :grin:
Forum: Technique & Instrument 07-09-2019, 06:20 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,028
Posted By piper_hm
Re: Band reeds - what do you use?

We've just switched to Shepherd molded reeds in our earlier McCallum band chanters - so far, so good. A bit lower pitched and very stable.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 07-06-2019, 04:31 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,056
Posted By piper_hm
Re: Hardie Infinity chanters

He claimed up to 40% smaller holes on the Infinity, but I'm wondering...40% smaller than which chanter?
Forum: Technique & Instrument 07-06-2019, 04:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 969
Posted By piper_hm
Re: David Naill solo blackwood chanters - Any good?

There's lots of info on the Blackwood Naill here on the forum. They are excellent chanters overall. Great response and harmonics.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 07-05-2019, 09:03 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,208
Posted By piper_hm
Re: Your 2019 setup?

Which reeds are you using in the Ayrfire?
Forum: Technique & Instrument 07-03-2019, 06:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,028
Posted By piper_hm
Band reeds - what do you use?

Trying to get an idea of what bands out there are using for chanter reeds, out of interest and to gauge what we should try in our early McCallum band chanters. Cheers!
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