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Forum: Beer Tent 11-17-2019, 05:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 616
Posted By DapperDan
Re: Iluminator run

I like the ghostly outline of the pipes, from the passing lights reflecting off the ferrules... now if you coulda worn one of those glow in the dark skeleton costumes...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 11-01-2019, 06:23 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,623
Posted By DapperDan
Re: Wimps, Unite!

You can absolutely get good projection and tone from an "easy" reed - I play at around 26-28". My PM recently tried my pipes and was impressed with how efficient and comfortable they were, and also...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 10-26-2019, 02:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,157
Posted By DapperDan
Re: Kinnaird Edge vs. Evolution

Hi Gaidar -

I think I get what you mean. My pipes came with Kinnaird Evos, with the regular tongues, and I didn't have luck with them. They really don't want to be calibrated to an easy reed. ...
Forum: Competing Pipers 10-22-2019, 06:12 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,585
Posted By DapperDan
Re: Most frequent/overplayed tunes for solo competitions

Hi Canardly,

If you're a beginner, a 4-parted 2/4 march is probably the first type of tune you would compete with. Although it's meant for pipe bands, I like this list of 2/4's - with free...
Forum: Beer Tent 10-14-2019, 04:23 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,989
Posted By DapperDan
Re: Kilts and proper kilts, Oy vey ist meir....

I agree with Pip, I find a traditional wool kilt to be mostly comfortable in all weather conditions (some conditions just aren't comfortable no matter what you're wearing). I haven't tried any of...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 10-09-2019, 04:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,731
Posted By DapperDan
Re: Balance Tone VS. BT High Resonance Drone Reeds

In my experience, the bridle adjustment is the same as other reeds, and more forgiving than Ezees. For pitch though, you actually lengthen or shorten the reed, the body telescopes out from the...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 10-07-2019, 06:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,030
Posted By DapperDan
Re: Getting back the saddle!

I got sore everything when I first started. Even got a bloody nose after blowing the pipe chanter for the first time! I had to build up very gradually. Some experienced pipers will tell you that...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 10-02-2019, 05:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,131
Posted By DapperDan
Re: Suggestions for newer generation Technopipes

Mine has a setting for scale that can be changed to chromatic (which I don't really use), and it retains it's settings when I turn it off/on, so version 2 I believe. Also the fingering chart doesn't...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 09-29-2019, 11:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,131
Posted By DapperDan
Re: Suggestions for newer generation Technopipes

I love my Technopipes, they've added a lot of practice time for me.

One thing I noticed is that there are some false fingerings it doesn't register. If you play an "open C" or open D, for...
Forum: Beer Tent 09-19-2019, 05:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,718
Posted By DapperDan
Re: eBay Scammer, BEWARE - Henderson pipes

I can be a little slow on the uptake sometimes... but I'm fascinated by scams and try to be aware of them, so I have to ask, how would the implied scam work, exactly? Someone copied pictures from...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 09-14-2019, 05:42 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 6,737
Posted By DapperDan
Re: "B" Flat Set up

I wish some Bb contests would be held, either for bands, or for an invitational open level solo comp. Would probably also sound a little more accessible to non-pipers.

I think one issue is that...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 09-13-2019, 05:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 525
Posted By DapperDan
Re: Leather Pipe Bag Tie-in Issue

I did my first tie-in several months ago, with the close guidance of a very experienced piper. It was a sheep bag, no pre-cut holes. We traced the holes and cut them out with a razor blade (or...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 09-06-2019, 04:04 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 6,737
Posted By DapperDan
Re: "B" Flat Set up

Wanted to ask on this thread since it already has so much good info -

I was thinking of getting a Bb chanter - in addition to the ones mentioned already (G1, Shepherd, McCallum), has anyone tried...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 09-02-2019, 03:02 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 9,760
Posted By DapperDan
Re: Balance Tone Drone Reeds

That was one of my issues with them. They made noise with very little air in the bag. (I had the same problem with Kinnairds, just btw). Strike ins were very easy, though I had to rapidly inflate...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 08-26-2019, 04:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,580
Posted By DapperDan
Re: Drone Volume in Old Recordings

I don't think the drones are too loud .. maybe there's echo because it's indoors? Probably would have sounded different in the open air. Maybe also the cane reeds are set a bit open, to reduce the...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 08-22-2019, 06:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 559
Posted By DapperDan
Re: Flat High G

Thanks for the replies -

Yes, hot and humid here.

I know to set a tuner to just intonation, and this is obvious enough to tell by ear.

I thought maybe I damaged or mishandled the reed...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 08-20-2019, 06:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 559
Posted By DapperDan
Flat High G

I have a flat High G on my solo chanter - wooden Dunbar Elite I (about 472-475hz). It's a Husk reed. The reed is seated pretty deep and snug, and there is a little bit of tape on most of the notes,...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 08-13-2019, 05:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,731
Posted By DapperDan
Re: Balance Tone VS. BT High Resonance Drone Reeds

Hello,
I am also an incurable drone reed tinkerer. I am not familiar with the High Resonance model, but I have a set of the original (I may sell them on ebay shortly, because I'm not using them),...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 07-19-2019, 07:16 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,461
Posted By DapperDan
Re: Your 2019 setup?

I enjoy these threads.

New for me this year is a Begg sheep bag. I was skeptical that it would benefit someone of my level (grade 4 solo, grade 5 band), but I have to say I like it. I stop...
Forum: Competing Pipers 07-12-2019, 06:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 758
Posted By DapperDan
Re: Contests for G4 in NY Metropolitan Area

The Hudson Valley Celtic festival in Milton, NY is a nice games too. It's strictly a piping/drumming competition now, with some food and beer vendors. It's on a nice grounds, very scenic. They...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 07-11-2019, 06:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 655
Posted By DapperDan
Re: Fitting cane drone reeds according to bore size

Hi,

I can't answer your questions directly, hopefully a reed maker chimes in. What I can say is that I have a lower pitch solo chanter, and I got a set of cane reeds made to play with it - I...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 07-04-2019, 12:30 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 338
Posted By DapperDan
Re: Brian Boru Pipe Band of Kearny, NJ

Link not showing up. I'm assuming it's a photograph? I know people who may be interested in the picture or other info you have about it.
<Will send a private message>
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 06-30-2019, 05:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 845
Posted By DapperDan
Re: 78 rpm

Did they not tune their drones back then? At all? The drones aren't even in tune with each other, never mind to the pitch of the chanter.

Plenty of pipers today play vintage pipes, cane reeds,...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 06-28-2019, 05:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 630
Posted By DapperDan
Re: Wygent drone reeds

Interesting.

I don't have an MG reed to compare to, but the screw from a Henderson Carbon fiber reed does not fit an Ezeedrone. If and EZee fits an MG though... I'm missing something. If I...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 06-26-2019, 05:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 630
Posted By DapperDan
Re: Wygent drone reeds

Do these only fit MG drone reeds? I'm wondering if they would fit the tuning screw on a Henderson Deluxe reed.
Do they change the sound of the reed (other than merely lowering the pitch)? I...
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