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Forum: Competing Pipers 10-18-2019, 02:31 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,888
Posted By Pppiper
Re: Most frequent/overplayed tunes for solo competitions

Thatís interesting. Iíve been thinking that if one of my tunes was written by someone who ends up judging me, then (if possible) Iíd drop that tune ... so as not to appear that Iím trying to be a...
Forum: Beer Tent 10-18-2019, 02:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 551
Posted By Pppiper
Re: Security Tracking Devices

Ive thought about this myself, and Iíve been thinking about placing a Tile unit in my bag. But that plan is bust because itís only a close range finder.

Youíd need some kind of GPS tracker....
Forum: Competing Pipers 10-15-2019, 09:08 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,888
Posted By Pppiper
Re: Most frequent/overplayed tunes for solo competitions

One thing at a time. =) I'd started out farther up in the levels simply due to the fact that I'd been playing for a good 20 year before finally deciding to actively compete.

What I've definitely...
Forum: Competing Pipers 10-14-2019, 06:09 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,888
Posted By Pppiper
Re: Most frequent/overplayed tunes for solo competitions

As said, Calumís advice is spot on.

Carnardly ... I must say, many your question(s) align quite a bit with why Iíd started this thread in the first place. Iíd recently started competing myself,...
Forum: Competing Pipers 10-14-2019, 05:30 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,888
Posted By Pppiper
Re: Most frequent/overplayed tunes for solo competitions

This is spot on, what Calum says. Simple tune played well trumps a complicated tune played poorly.
Forum: Competing Pipers 10-14-2019, 05:28 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,888
Posted By Pppiper
Re: Most frequent/overplayed tunes for solo competitions

Glad you picked up Mr. Livingstoneís book Aric ... I trust you enjoyed it??

And also, yeah .:: Iíve been hearing Norman Ewing a lot as well.

Cheers,
~Nate
Forum: Trading Post Archive 09-25-2019, 08:13 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 71
Posted By Pppiper
FS: Shepherd S/2A GHB, sticks or ready-to-play w/extras - $825 or $1,030

For sale are an excellent set of Shepherd bagpipes (Model S/2 A ... http://www.shepherd-bagpipes.com/assets/images/bagpipes_s2full.jpg). Available either as sticks and stocks, or ready-to-play with...
Forum: Competing Pipers 09-24-2019, 03:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,003
Posted By Pppiper
Re: Solo chanters/reeds

Sorry ... forgot one more item, which serves as I pretty helpful update, I think.

That one judge I had at the end of last year, who suggested that I continue exploring a more refined sound .. I...
Forum: Competing Pipers 09-24-2019, 02:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,003
Posted By Pppiper
Re: Solo chanters/reeds

Overall, I like the Gandy chanter quite a bit. It has a very similar feel to a Kyo chanter, and had the higher pitch that most judges seem to expect. Most days, Iím normally right around 480, once...
Forum: Beer Tent 09-24-2019, 04:23 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,510
Posted By Pppiper
Re: eBay Scammer, BEWARE - Henderson pipes

Ha, I suppose so.

Cheers,
~Nate


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Forum: Beer Tent 09-21-2019, 03:41 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,510
Posted By Pppiper
Re: eBay Scammer, BEWARE - Henderson pipes

I agree, and again ... I apologize. For the record, whats referenced here is what I was asking about. Glad ebay took action, and also glad doc took the measures he did.

Again, my tone has...
Forum: Beer Tent 09-19-2019, 01:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,510
Posted By Pppiper
Re: eBay Scammer, BEWARE - Henderson pipes

Look, sorry if I came off as questioning the character of the original poster ... that seriously wasn't my intention. I apologize.

I'll leave it there.

Best,
~Nate
Forum: Competing Pipers 09-19-2019, 08:54 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,003
Posted By Pppiper
Re: Solo chanters/reeds

I have one and wasn't overly impressed .. but I'd be willing to try it once again (when the season's done and gone).

Cheers,
~Nate
Forum: Competing Pipers 09-19-2019, 08:40 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,003
Posted By Pppiper
Re: Solo chanters/reeds

Yeah .. this is a very tough area to nail down, it seems to me.

I've been on this search myself since starting with competition last year. My competition set is an old, 1910s set of cocuswood...
Forum: Music 09-19-2019, 07:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 802
Posted By Pppiper
Re: Pekaar Encyclopedia Abuse

Thank you both for your constant work on this ... it's a staggeringly amazing resource.

Cheers,
~Nate
Forum: Beer Tent 09-19-2019, 07:31 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,510
Posted By Pppiper
Re: eBay Scammer, BEWARE - Henderson pipes

Forgive me, but where/what is the evidence that this Ebay posting is not the same person posting on Gumtree? One can certainly post in more than one place, and pull the item if/when it's sold on one...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 09-03-2019, 07:28 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,748
Posted By Pppiper
Re: Low G won't sharpen

Ditto on the fact that you should be using "JUST" tuning for a bagpipe chanter, definitely not equal. Just intonation calls for the G to be significantly flatter than equal, and so I believe that...
Forum: Beer Tent 09-02-2019, 07:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 588
Posted By Pppiper
Re: Piper needed Sep 28 Long Beach Island NY

Has this been covered? I was catching up with friends this past weekend, and it turns out some of them live on Long Island, which Id never realized. Good pipers.

Cheers,
~Nate


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Forum: Beer Tent 08-27-2019, 06:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 588
Posted By Pppiper
Re: Piper needed Sep 21 Long Beach Island NY

Loon Mountain Highland Games ... formally called New Hampshire Highland Games. Itís one of the largest games on the East Coast, so it draws in the grand majority of pipers for the whole weekend.

...
Forum: Beer Tent 08-27-2019, 06:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 588
Posted By Pppiper
Re: Piper needed Sep 28 Long Beach Island NY

Suggestion still stands with the 28th; though would be easier to fill than the 21st.


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Forum: Beer Tent 08-27-2019, 06:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 588
Posted By Pppiper
Re: Piper needed Sep 28 Long Beach Island NY

Ouch ... yeah thatís during Loon. Tough weekend to fill.

Empire Pipe Band just announced that theyíre disbanding ... so maybe try contacting them? Theyíre local to the area, and I think it likely...
Forum: Beer Tent 08-20-2019, 05:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 770
Posted By Pppiper
Re: STOLEN: Strathmore model 2a & extras, in JFK airport terminal

Thanks Andrew.


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Forum: Beer Tent 08-20-2019, 12:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 770
Posted By Pppiper
Re: STOLEN: Strathmore model 2a & extras, in JFK airport terminal

Guess it needs the full https and all that. Try this ... thanks!

https://www.facebook.com/kaypiob

Cheers,
~Nate
Forum: Beer Tent 08-19-2019, 07:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 770
Posted By Pppiper
STOLEN: Strathmore model 2a & extras, in JFK airport terminal

Pipers, PLEASE be on the lookout for a stolen set of Strathmore Bagpipes:

-Stolen in JFK airport terminal, approximately 4am, on August 19, 2019
-Blackwood Strathmore bagpipes, model 2a (image...
Forum: Music 07-23-2019, 07:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 843
Posted By Pppiper
Re: Suite for developing players

If you haven't yet ... highly recommend checking out some of the music offered on Tim Cummings' site, Birchen Music.

This piece in particular, I think might do well for you ... a nifty piece with...
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