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Forum: Trading Post Archive 03-07-2015, 01:05 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 226
Posted By Bill Urquhart
FS: Balance Tone drone reeds (black) - $40 shipped

I have a set of black Balance Tone reeds for sale. They were played a few hours on pipes that I subsequently sold, but the reeds are still in great shape.

I will ship to the US or Canada for $40....
Forum: Trading Post Archive 03-01-2015, 02:38 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 249
Posted By Bill Urquhart
FS: Henderson ABW & McCallum McC2 ABW chanters - $250 each

I have a very lightly used Peter Henderson ABW solo chanter, along with its original fancy case and reed protector. Never had any carving or any other alterations.

I also have an ABW McCallum...
Forum: Trading Post Archive 03-01-2015, 02:34 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 286
Posted By Bill Urquhart
FS: Lawrie GHB w/chanter and PC, early-'70s - $800

Early 1970s Lawrie bagpipes with yellowed imitation ivory, with original Lawrie chanter and practice chanter. Also includes original green-and-yellow cords and green-and-yellow tartan bag cover. It...
Forum: Beer Tent 03-05-2013, 02:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,018
Posted By Bill Urquhart
Re: Pipes, How can you tell the Difference?

The only sure-fire way is to get ahold of a bunch of different pipes and play them yourself, if you can, experimenting with some different reeds in each, and paired up with a couple of different...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 03-01-2013, 10:28 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,973
Posted By Bill Urquhart
Re: Scottish bagpipes in Ireland

I don't know about the history, but if you are looking for ways to justify playing Great Highland Bagpipes on an Irish holiday, you can point out that two Irish pipe bands have been consistently in...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 02-17-2013, 04:44 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,393
Posted By Bill Urquhart
Re: Scottish Attire?

How about a nice tweed jacket and flat cap?
Forum: Technique & Instrument 02-13-2013, 01:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,609
Posted By Bill Urquhart
Re: Eye Candy...

Cool pic in OP; where are the rest of the pipe? I can only see the one photo.
Forum: Beer Tent 01-17-2013, 12:58 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 14,794
Posted By Bill Urquhart
Re: The NEW R.G. Lawrie!!!

Whew, what a great recording.
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 01-16-2013, 04:38 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,507
Posted By Bill Urquhart
Re: No idea what I would ask, IF I decided to sell...

Based on looks, you should ask a lot for them :thumb:

But how do they sound?
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 01-11-2013, 11:28 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,100
Posted By Bill Urquhart
Re: The Fly Plaid

For the "Long Plaid" show above-- is there a difference between this garment and a fly plaid that I am not noticing? Or between that and a couple of the examples the "belted" plaid in illustrations...
Forum: Do It Yourself (DIY) 12-20-2012, 03:30 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,026
Posted By Bill Urquhart
Re: Bleaching Blackwood

Sheesh. Wish I had planted a bunch of those when I was a little boy; I could harvest them when I'm old for a nice retirement.
Forum: Trading Post Archive 12-05-2012, 08:16 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 277
Posted By Bill Urquhart
FT: Small Gannaway zip/grommet, want Bannatyne hybrid extended small

I have a small Gannaway bag with zipper and collars that is in good shape. Looking to trade for a Bannatyne hybrid zip bag (regular hybrid or inverted hybrid) in an extended small size. PM on forum...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 11-26-2012, 03:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,148
Posted By Bill Urquhart
Re: My new set of pipes - Duncan MacDougall

Pictures or it didn't happen :grin:
Forum: Technique & Instrument 11-24-2012, 12:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 878
Posted By Bill Urquhart
Re: Anyone made videos of bagpipe gauge or similar devices in action?

Here's one I found on Youtube (the first search result):

BagpipeGauge.com Actual student video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=acyh8tHnwLg)

Here's another one with a student playing Scots Wha...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 11-22-2012, 01:20 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,613
Posted By Bill Urquhart
Re: Journey: Atherton Premier

Yes, really nice. That's very similar to what I had hoped to buy as a second set of Athertons after saving for another few years if Dave were to have remained in business. I'd put my own motto in...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 11-15-2012, 06:34 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 15,284
Posted By Bill Urquhart
Re: Atherton MD Pipes

Would be great if he decided to continue making pipes after all. :thumb:
Forum: Music 11-15-2012, 02:03 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,038
Posted By Bill Urquhart
Re: kick a** grade lll 6/8 march

If it has to kick ass, then maybe go with a tune for a battle or for a soldier. Consider The Heights of Cassino or Major John MacLennan.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 11-13-2012, 08:29 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 15,284
Posted By Bill Urquhart
Re: Atherton MD Pipes

MacDougallish....:roflmao: nice one Steve!
Forum: Music 11-09-2012, 09:58 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,862
Posted By Bill Urquhart
Re: Looking for a great grade 3 straspey tune

Highland Harry and Dornie Ferry are my Grade 3 tunes; both are accessible to a level where they can be played musically at our level (and you can stick with them through Grade 2 easily; I've seen...
Forum: Beer Tent 11-01-2012, 08:26 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,298
Posted By Bill Urquhart
Re: Anyone else not a fan of old recordings?

Thanks for posting that page, and thanks PiperAlpha for pointing out the recording.

I have to admit, the John MacDonald Inverness recordings surprised me with just how good that playing was. I...
Forum: Beer Tent 10-31-2012, 09:25 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,298
Posted By Bill Urquhart
Re: Anyone else not a fan of old recordings?

Where can I listen to this for myself?
Forum: Beer Tent 10-27-2012, 10:16 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 10,423
Posted By Bill Urquhart
Re: Tomorrow: Oct 27: Glenfiddich Solo Piping Championship

Alright, Murry Henderson leading off now with Leaving Glenurquhart. This is so cool!
Forum: Technique & Instrument 10-24-2012, 09:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,700
Posted By Bill Urquhart
Re: Silica or other dessicant beads

Alaska in the house.

Getting a small amount gratis was necessary for me at the time, since it was only available in industrial quantities just a few years ago. But at present, there are many...
Forum: Soda Shoppe 10-22-2012, 05:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,503
Posted By Bill Urquhart
Re: I searched for Bagpipe jokes couldn't find any, here are some

Don't forget the Piping & Drumming Jokes sub-forum on this site :thumb:
Forum: Technique & Instrument 10-05-2012, 09:53 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,643
Posted By Bill Urquhart
Re: question about bag size

Those bags must be a lot more elastic and/or play at a lower pressure than what we use.
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