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Forum: Do It Yourself (DIY) 02-11-2019, 05:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 203
Posted By BGP
Re: Thickness of leather for bags

4oz according to this guy http://www.borisfavre.com/workshop-tips/bag.htm
Forum: Technique & Instrument 02-09-2019, 12:16 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 314
Posted By BGP
Jim McGillivray’s AURORA JM Chanter

Has anyone tried it?

I’m left wondering- how many chanters has he had a hand in designing now? Is this actually different from the “Gael” chanter? What are the hole size and spacing like? (I...
Forum: Music 12-17-2018, 07:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,200
Posted By BGP
Re: Odd/obsolete embellishments

Thank you Barry, I look forward to reading it.
Forum: Music 12-10-2018, 08:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,200
Posted By BGP
Re: Odd/obsolete embellishments

In the second example the tune contains a number of 'normally' written grips, so I'm assuming with this 'open' one the middle note of the grip is fatter than usual to create the jig type group of 3...
Forum: Music 12-09-2018, 11:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,200
Posted By BGP
Odd/obsolete embellishments

In looking through old, 19thcentury, settings such as on the Ceol Sean online library; I’ve often encountered odd grip/strike like embellishments (particularly in jigs) some of these appear to be...
Forum: Beer Tent 11-14-2018, 10:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 441
Posted By BGP
Re: ID on Practice Chanter?

Pakistan. That’s typical Pakistan engraving.
Forum: Beer Tent 10-23-2018, 01:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 952
Posted By BGP
Re: MacGillivrary Website

no. It's been completely reworked though. New site. maybe you're using an old link?
Forum: Music 07-26-2018, 02:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 833
Posted By BGP
Re: Steps in Learning a New Tune

Light music?
For individual tunes. Break it into manageable chunks, like one or 2 measures at a time. Go slow and careful place the gracing's where they occur on the beat. As you get a handle on the...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 06-05-2018, 07:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,312
Posted By BGP
Re: Advice: Near Pristine, Apparently Unplayed 1940s Hendersons

Here is what I did last year with a set of old Glens which hadn't been played since sometime in the 70s.
Start by removing any hemping and lightly oiling them. You want to slowly introduce...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 06-04-2018, 11:23 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,278
Posted By BGP
Re: Most comfortable chanter you've played?

Medalist and Kyo. The hole size and spacing is identical between the two (so far as I can tell).
Forum: Technique & Instrument 05-31-2018, 11:22 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,491
Posted By BGP
Re: Polyester thread instead of hemp = game changer!

Ah, Thanks for the additional background.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 05-31-2018, 07:11 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,491
Posted By BGP
Re: Polyester thread instead of hemp = game changer!

Actual hemp is already available, hemp fiber has never been illegal in the US and most places.
Forum: Trading Post Archive 05-29-2018, 12:38 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 76
Posted By BGP
FS: Gibson Poly Pipe Chanter - $55 shipped

No carving.

$55 shipped inside US. (Outside US $50 USD + shipping).
Forum: Technique & Instrument 05-25-2018, 11:51 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,151
Posted By BGP
Forum: Beer Tent 05-18-2018, 08:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,411
Posted By BGP
Re: These pipes on ebay are a wow to me

It was once not unusual for makers to not worry about la bit of sap wood. Here are my pipes D Glens guesstimated at 1920s or older. http://imgur.com/IQHuLYD http://imgur.com/IQHuLYD
Forum: Beer Tent 05-18-2018, 08:20 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,792
Posted By BGP
Re: Yanny or Laurel?

Because supposedly not being able to hear the higher frequency's which make up "yanny" is an indication of hearing loss.


My question is what sort of person is able to ignore the heavy low...
Forum: Music 05-15-2018, 11:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,027
Posted By BGP
Re: Hornpipe Ceilidh Lines

Awesome! Thanks so much.
Forum: Beer Tent 05-14-2018, 11:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,411
Posted By BGP
Re: These pipes on ebay are a wow to me

http://www.bagpipe-id.com/?page_id=1199
Forum: Beer Tent 05-10-2018, 07:46 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,470
Posted By BGP
Re: Old Henderson Tone

There are a number of makers who's bores are based on Old Henderson's (though as noted there's some variety of Old Henderson bore)
Off the top of my head
Dunbar
Modern/current...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 05-04-2018, 09:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 985
Posted By BGP
Re: Set of mouth blown J Center smallpipes on Ebay (UK)

Interesting to see it from that time frame and from a Highland pipe maker.
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 04-11-2018, 04:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 435
Posted By BGP
Re: Oiling an idle set of pipes

Unless it's been many years since they've been played I would consider 24 hours enough.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 03-28-2018, 10:57 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 7,931
Posted By BGP
Re: Cane drone reeds

Stumbled across this https://youtu.be/C_eO1kVJ80o
Forum: Technique & Instrument 03-09-2018, 07:36 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 7,931
Posted By BGP
Re: Cane drone reeds

Laap may have meant that the amplitude (volume) of the fundamental was higher? Higher referring to volume not pitch?
Forum: Music 02-27-2018, 08:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,124
Posted By BGP
Re: Pekaar Encyclopedia

What exactly is the point behind creating bots that aimlessly cycle through and bog down things, such as the Pekaar Encyclopedia?

I've never understood this.
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 02-01-2018, 10:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 814
Posted By BGP
Re: A# vs. Bb

Tim- maybe. Sometime, maybe 100 years ago or so, it was decided in the broader mainstream international musical world that A= something vibrating at a frequency of 440 Hz. Pipes don't conform to the...
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