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Forum: Technique & Instrument Archive 08-04-2007, 07:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 916
Posted By THuD1
TECHNOPIPES

Thinking of acquiring a Technopipe - Faegerstrom. Interested as it will allow me to play in the lounge at home without noise (thereby stopping the kids and missus complaining of the incessant...
Forum: Technique & Instrument Archive 05-18-2007, 06:03 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,056
Posted By THuD1
Re: How long does "great" tone take to develop?

Tone is in the hand of the master. It takes time for any piper to develop and to continually fine tune their ears so that they can hear variances in the tone of their pipes when playing.

An...
Forum: Technique & Instrument Archive 05-18-2007, 05:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,494
Posted By THuD1
Re: How can I mute a chanter?

Extra curtains, carpet, soft furnishings, a mattress against a window, pillows, soft toys etc all reduce the volume of the pipes in any room.

Another alternative is to tack carpet underlay to the...
Forum: Technique & Instrument Archive 05-04-2007, 01:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 265
Posted By THuD1
Re: Protecting blowstick and stock

PS I use sweet cold pressed almond oil which I buy from a Health Food shop.

Do NOT USE MINERAL OIL
Forum: Technique & Instrument Archive 05-04-2007, 01:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 265
Posted By THuD1
Re: Protecting blowstick and stock

Oil Oil Oil. Be careful - play a little, wipe a little oil. You have to be so careful with pipes that have not been played.

In my opinion a set of pipes played regularly is far more desirable...
Forum: Technique & Instrument Archive 05-04-2007, 01:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 278
Posted By THuD1
Re: Ezeedrone reeds

I find personally the Ezydrones too loud too ballsy too deep - but Omegas blend perfectly with each note on the chanter. The pitch of the Omegas seem to compliment the chanter so much better.
...
Forum: Technique & Instrument Archive 05-04-2007, 01:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 414
Posted By THuD1
Re: Lawries Pipe sound??

I have a set of Lawries Model PIII around 1920-1930 - plain wooden mounts and ivory tops. I have had great success with any drone reeds I have used - Henderson red, Ezydrone, Cane, Omega (aka...
Forum: Competing Pipers 04-29-2007, 03:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 594
Posted By THuD1
Re: Wrist/Hand/Finger Problems?

I too had a similar problem - thought I would never play again - sore ++++ Still occasionally have it but I went to Health food store and got herbal arthritis tabs - worked well.

Can't help...
Forum: Pipe Bands 04-29-2007, 03:10 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 530
Posted By THuD1
Toowoomba Caldeonian Pipe Band Website AUST

If anyone is interested check out our website

http://www.members.optusnet.com.au/dthom/Main%20Page.htm

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Cheers

Darry Thompson P/M
Toowoomba Caledonian...
Forum: Technique & Instrument Archive 04-11-2007, 05:03 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 782
Posted By THuD1
Re: Tuning Drones: A Time Saver!

PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE tell me that your guys are joshing me about gluing your drones. We must remember that our chanter reed is cane and for most of us our drone reeds are synthetic. As such, they are...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 03-29-2007, 05:36 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 3,261
Posted By THuD1
Re: A vanishing world: playing the great sets of the past?

I play a set of 1920 Lawries - wooden mounts with ivory tops. They have been played regularly since new - the sound is to die for. Like an umbrella. I believe it is the wood - the older wood the...
Forum: Technique & Instrument Archive 02-25-2007, 02:58 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 467
Posted By THuD1
Re: Vintage Lawries on Ebay

I have EXACTLY the same set - I paid $40 (AUST) for them in 1969. I have them insured for $3000 AUST now.

I was told by an appraiser that they were 1930 Lawrie Model PIII - wooden projection...
Forum: Technique & Instrument Archive 02-01-2007, 12:52 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 806
Posted By THuD1
Re: Truth about Ezee Drone reeds

After playing cane for many years, then Murray Henderson reds, then Ezy Drones I switched to Omega's after attending a workshop with Geoff Ross in Brisbane.

Simply stunning in the air dept. Almost...
Forum: Technique & Instrument Archive 01-08-2007, 02:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 238
Posted By THuD1
Re: Drone Valves

All they do is make your cut offs and starts cleaner. But they also reduce the pressure to your drones. I have a set of Hyland In Line Drone Valves and Omega reeds. One day I was playing and thought...
Forum: Technique & Instrument Archive 01-08-2007, 02:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 292
Posted By THuD1
Re: Drone reed break-in

Some years ago I purchased a set of Henderson synthetic drone reeds. After putting them in I was very disappointed and ended up emailing Murray in Scotland. I was very privileged to receive a reply...
Forum: Music 01-05-2007, 03:48 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,238
Posted By THuD1
Re: Waulking songs

Cutting Bracken is a great waulking tune to be played on the pipes.

My last band used to play this tune and as P/M I used to give a short commentary on the tunes we were about to play - I REALLY...
Forum: Technique & Instrument Archive 12-18-2006, 02:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 279
Posted By THuD1
Re: My pipes - how to post pictures

Sorry - could not work out how to post the pictures - can someone help me in this regard??
Forum: Technique & Instrument Archive 12-18-2006, 02:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 279
Posted By THuD1
My pipes - how to post pictures

I am so proud of my pipes. I bought them for $40 AUS in 1970. They are Lawrie's 1920"s PIII. I must admit I do like looking at pipes and I am submitting my pictures here as a starting point for other...
Forum: Technique & Instrument Archive 12-16-2006, 02:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 827
Posted By THuD1
Re: Hide bag - how long do they last?

I once had a kangaroo skin bag that lasted about 25 years. When I took it off - it was absolutely disgusting inside. The smell inside by pipe box when it was closed up was something else and...
Forum: Do It Yourself (DIY) 12-15-2006, 03:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,986
Posted By THuD1
Re: Leaking Bag

Go get a bicycle tyre repair kit. Use the rubber glue and use a patch from the kit to reinforce the join. Rubber glue is best for synthetic bags such as Geoff Ross and I guess the one you have is...
Forum: Technique & Instrument Archive 12-15-2006, 03:00 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,432
Posted By THuD1
Re: Setups

1920's PIII Blackwood Lawrie's with blackwood mounts. Omega drone reeds, Hyland in line drone valves, Geoff Ross Canister bag, Moose valve, Michael Gilmour chanter reed and a blackwood McCallum...
Forum: Photo and Video Gallery 11-14-2006, 03:35 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 45,975
Posted By THuD1
Re: Bob Dunsire memorial video

Absolutely beautiful - well done - what a great way to be remembered
Forum: Technique & Instrument Archive 11-14-2006, 03:18 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 545
Posted By THuD1
Re: old set of pipes, opinion please

I bought my set of 1920-30's PIII Lawries - wooden mounts for $40 AUS in 1970 off my old Pipe Major, after his wife bought him a new set and offered his old ones to me - a humble student of his....
Forum: Beer Tent Archive 11-13-2006, 01:47 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 778
Posted By THuD1
Re: Equipment Failure - What’s the worst that could happen?

My experience - I was proudly leading the Warwick THistle in a parade in southern Qld. AS we were going across the bridge the crowd really began to cheer and yell! Great I thought! We are really hot...
Forum: In Memoriam 11-11-2006, 10:47 PM
Replies: 437
Sticky: Bob Dunsire
Views: 106,348
Posted By THuD1
Re: Bob Dunsire

Lonely is the pipe when orphaned. Rest in peace. Whenever a piper or a lover of the pipes passes on - their skill and love of the pipes passes on as well - to us.

Condolances to his family,...
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