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Forum: Technique & Instrument 07-02-2020, 09:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 330
Posted By Jim Fogelman
Re: Harmonic support for chanter notes

Wouldnít a sting bass get you to the higher harmonics at a pitch closer to the chanter? It has a lower fundamental, which should give more presence to those specific harmonics.

As a brass player,...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 07-01-2020, 11:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 330
Posted By Jim Fogelman
Re: Harmonic support for chanter notes

The 7th harmonic, G, is so flat, that itís almost an F#. Could it be that those drones that did well with the F could have actually been a chanter with a slightly sharper F?
Forum: Technique & Instrument 06-24-2020, 10:07 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,524
Posted By Jim Fogelman
Re: Ackland 480 Drone Reeds - Play Test, Comparison, & Review!

Definitely a big fan of your reeds so far, Terry. Will be playing the tenors for sure. I only got maybe 5-10 minutes on the bass, so the juryís still out on that one.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 06-19-2020, 10:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,044
Posted By Jim Fogelman
Re: Imitation ivory and UV.

In an X-ray, the synthetic material will show up different from natural materials. Or at least when Iíve seen security xrays in airports they do.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 06-14-2020, 01:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 606
Posted By Jim Fogelman
Re: Drone bore mist

Interesting. I find the opposite. Those in the band who leave their drones together and donít do much, have the most issues. Those of us who take all drone tops off and dismantle the upper sections...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 06-09-2020, 05:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 496
Posted By Jim Fogelman
Re: Musings on a probably impractical but compelling fantasy bagpipe

You could try getting a really easy chanter reed with an older chanter that pitches in Bb. It would probably be quieter and definitely easier and lower pitched than modern chanters.

For the...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 06-09-2020, 05:38 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,524
Posted By Jim Fogelman
Re: Ackland 480 Drone Reeds - Play Test, Comparison, & Review!

Plugged the bass in for a few minutes to get it dialed in.

I definitely like the sound of it. Iím just not sure if I like it more than the sound of my Evo bass reed. Maybe Iím just too accustomed...
Forum: Pipe Bands 06-02-2020, 07:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 733
Posted By Jim Fogelman
Re: First pipe band ó any advice?

In no particular order:

-Donít worry if you canít hear yourself. If you can, youíre out of tune or out of time.

-Keep your eyes on the PM.

-Own up to any mistakes you make.

-Shut up...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 05-22-2020, 09:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,063
Posted By Jim Fogelman
Re: Pipe bag/ chanter position

Why not just tie in the stock higher? Nothing says it had to be tied in at the very end of the neck.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 05-22-2020, 01:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 536
Posted By Jim Fogelman
Re: Play test & Review Maverick Practice Chanter

Those chanters have been intriguing me for a while.

Slightly off topic, I wonder where theyíre sourcing the Diamondwood for the chanters. Murray Huggins said his supplier burned down so he canít...
Forum: Beer Tent 05-19-2020, 10:39 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 861
Posted By Jim Fogelman
Re: Shipping Bagpipes within the USA: Tips for Safe Trip

A former student of mine received her pipes direct from the manufacturer in Scotland in a similar manner. They were just in a beat up cardboard box, sitting on the doorstep.
Forum: Beer Tent 05-18-2020, 10:50 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,541
Posted By Jim Fogelman
Re: Worst Advice Ever?

Slow down doesnít necessarily mean perform slower. It could mean to work on a tune or even just a passage more slowly in practice to play it more accurately so you can then pick up the tempo and keep...
Forum: Beer Tent 05-17-2020, 02:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 861
Posted By Jim Fogelman
Re: Shipping Bagpipes within the USA: Tips for Safe Trip

Probably so it goes back together how it was before shipping? Really only necessary for the tenor bottoms as everything else can only go in one spot (assuming you know ho to put together a set of...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 05-17-2020, 02:16 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,524
Posted By Jim Fogelman
Re: Ackland 480 Drone Reeds - Play Test, Comparison, & Review!

65Ē is when the reeds would finally shut off, using as much force as I could blow and squeeze (and very unsustainable). I then got them down to comfortable range in the mid-30s with some more...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 05-17-2020, 01:38 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,524
Posted By Jim Fogelman
Re: Ackland 480 Drone Reeds - Play Test, Comparison, & Review!

My gauge is really in mmHg (itís from a BP cuff), and it was around 120mmHg, which is a little under 65Ē water (which is 121 mmHg).

If youíre confused about the unit, inches of water is a pretty...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 05-17-2020, 10:59 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,524
Posted By Jim Fogelman
Re: Ackland 480 Drone Reeds - Play Test, Comparison, & Review!

Finally got to play mine for a bit the other day. I kept my Kinnaird Evo bass in and only played the Ackland tenors for now to set them up comparably Iím strength to my Evos.

Out of the box, they...
Forum: Beer Tent 05-17-2020, 10:11 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 861
Posted By Jim Fogelman
Re: Shipping Bagpipes within the USA: Tips for Safe Trip

Wrap the case in bubble wrap or make sure thereís enough protection around the case in the box (paper, peanuts, etc.) to mitigate any shock getting to the case. Not to keep the case fine (semi-rigid...
Forum: Beer Tent 05-14-2020, 08:04 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,541
Posted By Jim Fogelman
Re: Worst Advice Ever?

See my signature.
Forum: Beer Tent 05-12-2020, 08:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,285
Posted By Jim Fogelman
Re: Respiratory droplets aerosolized pushed out the drones?

This study (https://medium.com/@SixtoFMontesinos/wind-instruments-may-not-be-as-contagious-as-we-thought-b821e590b29a), while not specifically about bagpipes, says that wind instruments arenít as...
Forum: Beer Tent 05-12-2020, 07:59 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,541
Posted By Jim Fogelman
Re: Worst Advice Ever?

Worst advice Iíve been given? Play this synthetic bag! Itíll make things easy for you since youíre starting out!
Forum: Technique & Instrument 05-11-2020, 05:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,298
Posted By Jim Fogelman
Re: Tone of new MacRae's

The SL1s look like the 60ísish Hendersons I learned on, except they had catalin rings with ivory bushes and open, unbeaded ferrules.
Forum: Beer Tent 05-08-2020, 11:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 462
Posted By Jim Fogelman
Re: VE Day Piping May 8th 3PM Local Time

Are you playing Taps as well?
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 05-04-2020, 09:50 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,164
Posted By Jim Fogelman
Re: perceptions on horse hair

Iíve seen it once. On me. While leaving the San Diego Games several years ago, I got to my truck to realize that I had left my flip flops at home (de rigeur footwear for San Diego and Southern...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 05-01-2020, 02:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,133
Posted By Jim Fogelman
Re: Bag fullness.

In watching videos from the Worlds, I notice many G1 band pipers playing with the rapid, short breaths - possibly in an effort to keep the bag as full as possible.

Iím in the longer breaths...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 04-30-2020, 05:04 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,067
Posted By Jim Fogelman
Re: Who Kiddizes pipes anymore?

I donít think itís the stocks, I think itís the Athertons that are that steady. A few years back, I was playing a set of Premiers with my Dunbar stocks and they were incredibly steady.

The owner...
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