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Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 06-18-2019, 08:32 AM
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Posted By bob864
Re: Tunes for a new smallpiper

If you have a tubing cutter they work great for shortening a mouthpiece.
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 06-17-2019, 07:28 AM
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Posted By bob864
Re: Tunes for a new smallpiper

So it sounds like you should take the stick out and dump the water from the stock. If you look down inside you'll probably see some sort of device in there with a flapper valve and a kind of groove...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 06-15-2019, 07:46 PM
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Posted By bob864
Re: Tunes for a new smallpiper

Is it a wooden set? One assumes that since you're worried about moisture it's a mouthblown set.

My Soutar SSP is mouthblown and made entirely of plastic. I usually unzip the bag when I'm done...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 06-10-2019, 07:07 PM
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Posted By bob864
Re: tunes for a new smallpiper

It's definitely true that with the GHB the lower notes are louder, while on the SSP, the lower notes are softer.

Many people argue that because of that it sounds better if you avoid some of the...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 06-10-2019, 02:36 AM
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Posted By bob864
Re: tunes for a new smallpiper

If you're sure you'll never play GHB, then you'll find you have a lot more flexibility in fingering. You can play the chanter completely closed, completely open, or with GHB (i.e. partly closed)...
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