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Forum: Beer Tent 01-12-2020, 09:37 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,353
Posted By Imagineer
Re: I LOVE my bagpipes

MacLellan ABW - Chalice tops with bronze and silver
Begg Sheepskin bag
Rocket reeds
Henderson Solo chanter

Sinclair - Imitation ivory
Red Ross bag and MCS
Rocket reeds
Sinclair chanter
Forum: Beer Tent 05-14-2019, 05:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,380
Posted By Imagineer
Re: First time in Scotland

Try to visit Sinclair bagpipes http://www.sinclair-bagpipes.co.uk/?COLLCC=3417609851&

Don
Forum: Technique & Instrument 01-06-2019, 04:39 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,687
Posted By Imagineer
Re: Bagpipes as carry-on luggage

Anyone with experience flying Logan Air from Edinburgh to Orkney? The stated size for carry-on on their web site (40 X 30 X 18 cm) is quite small and while it is a relatively short flight during the...
Forum: Beer Tent 05-16-2018, 09:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,867
Posted By Imagineer
Re: BEST Chalice style

MacLellan's perhaps because you can customize them to what you believe is 'best' although is difficult to have just one.

http://www.bagpipe-id.com/?page_id=178
Forum: Technique & Instrument 12-27-2017, 12:49 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 418
Posted By Imagineer
Re: Bag Size Equivilance

The "Jack" size pipe bag from Lee and Sons might be close as it is slightly smaller than the medium Begg bag I played previously. I am playing a "Jack" size Lee and Son Premium bag which is very...
Forum: Music 11-03-2017, 06:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 709
Posted By Imagineer
Re: Bonnie Portmore

The Rogues have a nice version that can be found on YouTube.

Don
Forum: Music 11-03-2017, 06:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 709
Posted By Imagineer
Re: Bonnie Portmore

There is sheet music for this tune in Ann Gray' Collection, Vol. 2, page 30.

Don
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 10-30-2017, 07:11 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,764
Posted By Imagineer
Re: What PC reeds do you like?

I have two Dunbar X-long PCs (1 poly and one ABW) and use Walsh as well as Chris Apps' cane PC reed and Chris' red plastic reed which has more volume. All work well but I prefer the sound of the cane...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 09-01-2017, 04:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 947
Posted By Imagineer
Re: Ezeedrone reeds for MacLellan SSP...

I have a set of MacLellan smallpipes with both a Bb chanter and Bb chanter reed and Bb drone reeds as well as his A chanter and chanter reed and A drone reeds (a 2 drone set). The A drone reeds are...
Forum: Beer Tent 08-29-2017, 08:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,998
Posted By Imagineer
Re: 1935 BW Pakistani pipes

Perhaps it was meant to read $19.35
Forum: Beer Tent 08-21-2017, 07:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 826
Posted By Imagineer
Forum: Technique & Instrument 08-21-2017, 07:22 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,759
Posted By Imagineer
Re: Sheepskin brand?

On my two sets of pipes I used a Begg standard on one and a Begg medium on the other. I am 5'7" and found the standard more comfortable. Both lasted about 4 years. I am currently playing a Jack...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 08-21-2017, 07:14 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,298
Posted By Imagineer
Re: Wait times for McCallum smallpipes

I waited about 5 months for a set of McCallum smallpipes last year. Excellent quality and worth the wait.

Don
Forum: Beer Tent 08-26-2016, 09:39 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 16,906
Posted By Imagineer
Re: Piper dies from bagpipe bag germs

Two microbiologists that work for me emailed me this article so I suggested they do some tests. So I seasoned my 4-year old sheepskin bag, let it air dry overnight, and I then played my pipes for an...
Forum: Beer Tent 04-08-2016, 10:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,991
Posted By Imagineer
Re: Flett from Flotta

My Great Grandfather was born on Flotta and my Great Grandmother was born, raised and married in Burnmouth Cottage in Rackwick, Hoy before moving to Stromness in the Orkneys. Burnmouth Cottage is...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 02-21-2016, 03:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,694
Posted By Imagineer
Re: New set advice/good shops in Edinburgh

Sinclair is located in Edinburgh - very nice pipes.

Don
Forum: Technique & Instrument 01-09-2016, 08:08 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,406
Posted By Imagineer
Re: Buying a new Practice Chanter

Dunbar makes a nice practice chanter. The Blackwood PC has a poly lined Blackwood top to prevent cracking. Very nice tone. I have two Dunbar PCs (a poly for travelling) and use a Walsh reed in one...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 11-02-2015, 09:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,076
Posted By Imagineer
Re: Sinclair bass drone

Scot's Sinclair pipes sound amazing.

Don
Forum: Music 08-23-2015, 08:23 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 827
Posted By Imagineer
Farewell To Stromness/Forever Young

Is there bagpipe sheet music available for this tune?

Don
Forum: Beer Tent 11-14-2014, 07:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,347
Posted By Imagineer
Re: Island Bagpipe Site MIA?

The site seems fine now. Gord played in our Remembrance Day ceremony.

Don
Forum: Technique & Instrument 06-30-2014, 08:13 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,319
Posted By Imagineer
Re: Who's using a sheepskin bag these days and why?

I use sheepskin for both my pipes. I live in a dry climate so moisture control is good for an hour of play time (at least) given the bag drys quite nicely over night. I completely disassemble my...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 06-20-2014, 07:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,528
Posted By Imagineer
Re: Reeds for Sinclair drones

I have Rocket reeds in my 2010 Sinclair drones. Very nice tone. Don
Forum: Technique & Instrument 06-09-2014, 05:10 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,135
Posted By Imagineer
Re: Newish wooden Sinclair chanter, opinions.

My 2010 Sinclair chanter seems quite happy and at 480 Hz using a Shawn Husk reed. A very nice blend with Sinclair drones, Rocket reeds and sheepskin.

Don
Forum: Adult Pipers 01-13-2014, 09:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,306
Posted By Imagineer
Re: Any suggestions?

Lochanside is a beautiful little tune.

Don
Forum: Technique & Instrument 11-17-2013, 06:06 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,358
Posted By Imagineer
Re: Sinclair/MacPherson - vintage vs. new

I have a set of 2010 Sinclair pipes. Beautiful pipes all around. Top quality material and workmanship. Well balanced drones with a substantial bass. An advantage of getting a new set is that each set...
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