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Forum: Technique & Instrument 10-22-2020, 08:17 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 846
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Air Efficiency Problems

Pay no mind to that OTHER Virginia gittin' in the way :)

Or Baja West Virginia as it might be called.
Forum: Adult Pipers 10-22-2020, 07:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,422
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Need advice to help with a decision

Now there are three or four Naill sets in the $800 to $1200 range, all great bargains.

Naills have impeccable tone, craftsmanship, and track record at major competitions. I'm surprised to see...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 10-21-2020, 05:11 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,477
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Changing attitudes towards Catalin

As a member of a number of forums, it's odd how they take so many different approaches. One forum auto-locks all threads after a time, so with topics that come up regularly you have to start a new...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 10-21-2020, 05:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 846
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Air Efficiency Problems

And the West Virginia ones too! Neighbors, after all. :thumb:
Forum: Beer Tent 10-21-2020, 04:50 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 810
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: How far will you travel for a gig?

We get quite a few mixups here in North America with things like that.

There are many same-name places on both sides of the US/Canada border, like Ottawa and Ontario.

And "CA" can mean Canada...
Forum: Beer Tent 10-21-2020, 04:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 408
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: The Universe of Bagpipes?

I probably met him, but I can't picture him now.

I used to teach at Lark Camp in Mendocino every summer, back in the 1980s, and he probably would have been in attendance.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 10-18-2020, 05:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 846
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Air Efficiency Problems

Interesting, it can happen like that, where there are multiple contributing factors.

I'm a devotee of Moose valves. I've never had one flutter, which as I get older and tend to easier reeds...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 10-18-2020, 05:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 331
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Big problem with Canmore Hybrid

I had the opposite problem once: a vintage set with gracile stocks.

It was years ago, I asked for advice here and somebody said to look for clear vinyl tubing of the correct size to make up the...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 10-16-2020, 08:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 381
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: McNulty Hunter Uilleann pipes

I would try to get hold of Kinch o'Kane, in Florida, who is one of the top reedmakers around.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 10-16-2020, 08:18 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,477
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Changing attitudes towards Catalin

An example of the anti-Catalin prejudice is the set of 1980s Kintails on Ebay, listed and relisted, for $600 and nobody will touch them.

My Pipe Major plays 1980s Kintails and they sound amazing....
Forum: Technique & Instrument 10-14-2020, 09:23 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,477
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Changing attitudes towards Catalin

I was like that when the Catalin pipes were standard basic run-of-the-mill recently made pipes.

Now the pure gleaming white plastic mounted pipes are standard basic run-of-the-mill recently made...
Forum: Beer Tent 10-14-2020, 09:14 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,422
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Has pitch topped out?

Same with Practice Chanter, it's amazing how many pipers have the High G on their PC halfway between G and G# and will blow the note sharper or flatter depending. 99% of these pipers have the High G...
Forum: Beer Tent 10-14-2020, 08:18 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 810
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: How far will you travel

People in the UK often find it hard to picture just how big.

The width of Texas at its widest point is 185 miles further than the distance from Land's End to John O' Groats (the furthest points...
Forum: Beer Tent 10-14-2020, 07:57 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 810
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: How far will you travel

I'm in California, I've done a tour in Japan and a tour across North Carolina and Tennessee.

As far as a single gig, I think that would be a wedding on the other side of California, they flew me...
Forum: Beer Tent 10-13-2020, 04:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 456
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Jazz chord accompaniment

Back in the 80s there was a group called Na Cabarfeidh, who later changed their name to Rare Air.

Their thing was Highland pipes in harmony along with jazz guitar.
...
Forum: Beer Tent 10-12-2020, 07:48 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,422
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Has pitch topped out?

Old recordings I've heard are fairly consistent in the pipers having a "neutral" High G, around halfway between G natural and G sharp.

I'm guessing that when we hear the neutral High G they're...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 10-04-2020, 11:16 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,477
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: changing attitudes towards Catalin

I've talked to dozens of these fans over the years, decked out in their Longhorns stuff from head to toe. Whenever I've asked them what they call that colour they say they don't know, and as far as...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 10-04-2020, 10:49 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,477
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: changing attitudes towards Catalin

What I don't understand is why some old ivory has darkened and some stays more or less the same.

These are likewise pre-John McColl ebony Lawries, but the ivory has little patina.
...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 10-03-2020, 05:32 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,477
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: changing attitudes towards Catalin

Thanks!



I work(ed) at Disneyland and see people in their college gear all the time and wondered what Texas calls that colour.

Because with many teams fans will yell "go Red!" or "go...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 10-03-2020, 07:05 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,477
Posted By pancelticpiper
Changing attitudes towards Catalin

I was going to add this to the existing Catalin thread, but it's really a distinct topic.

In that thread the OP referred to Catalin mounts as "offending" and I'm sure there are plenty of you,...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 10-03-2020, 06:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 482
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Acetyl or Acetal

Where does Polypenco fit it?

Seems that UK makers use that term, while North American makers use Delrin.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 10-02-2020, 08:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 482
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Acetyl or Acetal

It's like all the people selling "poly viscous" and "poly vicious" kilts!

A matter of people not being sure of how to spell technical terms meets spellcheck.
Forum: Beer Tent 10-01-2020, 05:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 957
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Catalin Question....

BTW the only Highland pipe maker I know of who has used that striped German stuff is Shepherd.

I had a Shepherd full imitation ivory set years ago mounted in that stuff. It was amazingly...
Forum: Beer Tent 10-01-2020, 09:15 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 957
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Catalin Question....

Wow that's the best stuff I've seen.

Back in the 1930s they used celluloid that was striped. When it's turned into a ferrule or mouthpiece bulb it looks remarkably line Shreger lines, but when...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 09-28-2020, 08:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 974
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: The Most Basic Beginner Topic: The Scale

Yes that's a great fingering for High A, and it's THE fingering for that note in certain other piping traditions (the Spanish, for one).

It's a handy thing to have in your bag of tricks.

Why?...
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