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Forum: Technique & Instrument 05-30-2020, 06:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 374
Posted By magsevenband
Re: Tuning to High A

If your chanter and reed are balanced, low A and high A set properly and in my case as I play a b flat chanter, both notes reading 466, it shouldn't matter which one you tune to..you should be able...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 05-29-2020, 01:47 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,509
Posted By magsevenband
Re: Impossible birls on Peter Henderson plastic chanter

Well, it is!
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Forum: Technique & Instrument 05-06-2020, 11:48 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,583
Posted By magsevenband
Re: Ridge or straight cut, which to you prefer?

And you obviously don't understand the concept of artistic and aesthetic criticism.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 05-01-2020, 07:03 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,583
Posted By magsevenband
Re: Ridge or straight cut, which to you prefer?

Sounds like a Maduro I had recently.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 05-01-2020, 01:03 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,583
Posted By magsevenband
Re: Ridge or straight cut, which to you prefer?

I've never played a ridge cut in over 40 years...I find them chirpy, lacking in depth, color and warmth...they gained popularity with bands around here starting in the late 80's because they produced...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 04-27-2020, 05:21 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,101
Posted By magsevenband
Re: Antique Pipe ID

IMO they are superb...drones bold as I like them...can you share the set up?...drone reeds, chanter reed, bag etc...a delightful relief from ghastly 480 plus chanters.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 04-24-2020, 04:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 634
Posted By magsevenband
Forum: Technique & Instrument 04-24-2020, 04:10 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,078
Posted By magsevenband
Re: Ackland 480 Drone Reeds - Play Test, Comparison, & Review!

I ordered both the 466 and 480 sets in early March and had planned to give them a full workout during a busy month of gigs and parades and then post a review, playing them in a set of 83 ABW Kintails...
Forum: Beer Tent 04-22-2020, 07:01 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,488
Posted By magsevenband
Forum: Technique & Instrument 04-21-2020, 03:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 681
Posted By magsevenband
Re: Chanter reed end of life signs

A weak reed will reveal itself on birls, grips, throws...lack of bite and crispness.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 04-17-2020, 02:49 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,857
Posted By magsevenband
Re: Who Kiddizes pipes anymore?

Spot on...go Canmore hybrid.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 04-17-2020, 10:55 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,101
Posted By magsevenband
Re: Antique Pipe ID

The one button mounted tenor section looks very Starck like.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 04-16-2020, 11:18 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,857
Posted By magsevenband
Re: Who Kiddizes pipes anymore?

Sounds like you have a crack in the drones somewhere.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 04-15-2020, 05:54 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,660
Posted By magsevenband
Re: How is this piper achieving these notes?

Certain styles/brands of chanter reeds are able to produce those notes more easily and consistently...there was a discussion on here a while back if memory serves...delighted to hear that you will...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 04-13-2020, 03:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 640
Posted By magsevenband
Re: PM Angus MacDonalds Pipes

I believe one of our forum members owns them now.
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 04-12-2020, 06:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 486
Posted By magsevenband
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 04-12-2020, 05:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 486
Posted By magsevenband
Re: Value of Henry Starck pipes?

Starck's are one of those makes that appeal to a certain type of buyer...almost niche like and partial to the Naill sound, of which I am an admirer...to my ear that means understated drones, more...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 04-11-2020, 08:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 372
Posted By magsevenband
Re: yet another pipe ID

Another vote for Sinclair.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 04-10-2020, 04:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,980
Posted By magsevenband
Re: Tone of new MacRae's

I haven't bought a new set in many years...but the MacRae's are the one set that has piqued my interest out of all the new makers that have come to market in the last 25 years or so...perhaps I will...
Forum: Beer Tent 04-01-2020, 07:28 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,024
Posted By magsevenband
Re: Best sounding bagpipes youíve heard?

Who's worried about it?...it's a fantastic quality in my opinion.
Forum: Beer Tent 04-01-2020, 04:50 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,024
Posted By magsevenband
Re: Best sounding bagpipes youíve heard?

It's subtle but it's there..it reveals itself on percussive movements...try listening to when Stuart plays birls and hitbacks...I suspect that when the low A or low G of those movements are played,...
Forum: Beer Tent 03-30-2020, 06:24 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,024
Posted By magsevenband
Re: Best sounding bagpipes youíve heard?

Here's the best I've heard in quite some time..when they talk about the old school ring off the metal soled chanters, well this it, even though some will deny the existence of this phenomenon...it...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 03-30-2020, 05:56 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,257
Posted By magsevenband
Re: Drone instability, poor blowing or moisture?

The trick, if you can call it that, is to play a reed that vibrates freely...it's what the top guys know and they select reeds accordingly...it's the skilled reed maker who can achieve that...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 03-30-2020, 06:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 615
Posted By magsevenband
Re: Testing air tightness of bag

Ditto on the black Bannatyne leaking at the zipper..this was several years ago...the darn thing was never tight...onto the Canmore Hybrid since then and no leaks...plays like the old L&M's but with...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 03-29-2020, 05:34 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,257
Posted By magsevenband
Re: Drone instability, poor blowing or moisture?

Not sure if it's nonsense...is there some empirical data on that?.I tried playing one of those Canmore extended small bags a while back that seem to be popular with some...I couldn't get rid of it...
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