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Forum: Competing Pipers Yesterday, 06:59 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 164
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Solo chanters/reeds

Ď soundsí like youíve already got all the right stuff. You might already know that the chanter designer himself likes MacPhee reeds...
Itís a nice luxury to be able to switch reeds, pipes etc in...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 09-14-2019, 06:12 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,544
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Balancing chanter

WillyWog .....FYI....and as a matter of fact..the design spec of your McCallum MK 2 chanter is 474-476hz.( per McCallum)

Two bands I coach use about 30 of these chanters...consistently pitched...
Forum: Beer Tent 09-14-2019, 05:12 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,887
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Gordon Walker

The allegations were first raised in print in early 2007 ..probably examined initially during 2006. And dealt with accordingly by the courts.
What more to do?

Iím simply of the opinion that...
Forum: Beer Tent 09-14-2019, 12:57 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,887
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Gordon Walker

Cuz....IMO,..whatís it got to do with bagpiping...anymore?
Forum: Beer Tent 09-14-2019, 09:40 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,887
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Gordon Walker

Personally I think this post should be closed.
Forum: Beer Tent 09-12-2019, 03:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 519
Posted By el gaitero
Re: STOLEN: Silver & ivory Robertsons (UK)

Any video cams on the train?... good luck..
Forum: Technique & Instrument 09-12-2019, 12:52 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,671
Posted By el gaitero
Re: "B" Flat Set up

..agreed . I should have written Ď..creating and/or filling a market demandí.. :grin:
Forum: Technique & Instrument 09-12-2019, 10:11 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,671
Posted By el gaitero
Re: "B" Flat Set up

...and so,itís why theyíre all doing it and still winning....
Forum: Technique & Instrument 09-12-2019, 04:31 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,671
Posted By el gaitero
Re: "B" Flat Set up

Nothing really changed .itís just Capitalism...ie ..Marketing creating a market demand.... +..have you heard a local yahoo playing a 475-480 chanter with the bailiwick boys at the pub?

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Forum: Competing Pipers 09-11-2019, 08:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 623
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Solo Competition Breakdown

Yikes;...reminds me in the Ď80ís of Maxville Games when the caber toss steward decided to crank up the chainsaw right behind a competing band's circle.
I think theyíre still trying to get the poo...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 09-11-2019, 07:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 424
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Recent CITES change?

...unfortunately a day late for some...:doh:
Forum: Technique & Instrument 09-11-2019, 06:56 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,418
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Low G won't sharpen

Mentioned in my own earlier post here..

ď BRAW also has a GHB setting. [ a slightly tweaked version of Just Intonation] ...Q to the OP...what result if you set to GHB?ď

Was the GHB Braw...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 09-09-2019, 11:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 497
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Rocket Drone Reeds Required

There are more than a few other equal reeds out there....why bother with the angst to get a set of used reeds specifically made for specific pipes you donít own?

...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 09-09-2019, 10:15 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,671
Posted By el gaitero
Re: "B" Flat Set up

And likely not achievable. Setting a bespoke 480hz+ Chanter down to 466~ will hardly fly....then, also,of course,...the drone tops would be nearly off the pins.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 09-08-2019, 02:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 494
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Refurbishment advice

There must be a suitable refurb shop in Ireland. Contact the st Laurence oítoole pipe Band there to enquirer.
Forum: Competing Pipers 09-07-2019, 07:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 623
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Solo Competition Breakdown

In a sloppily run contest the steward apparently wandered off as I started my 2/4 March....when I turned about at the end of the first part.a spectator was standing right on my heels as I turned ...
Forum: Beer Tent 09-06-2019, 07:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 380
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Anyone from Billings, MT?

....still a lot trying to get awaí........:grin:
Forum: Beer Tent 09-04-2019, 02:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 540
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Bagpipe Supplier in St. Louis Metro?

...Chris might invite you to his sound studio out back....:grin: byob...and his...
Forum: Beer Tent 09-02-2019, 08:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 452
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Piper needed Sep 28 Long Beach Island NY

Iíd swag 15-20 bands on Long Island ..and ~300 Pipers. Many at grades3+.
Forum: Beer Tent 09-01-2019, 05:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 663
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Rspba

Just sayiní.... If the personnel charged with running the organization are volunteers ...unsalaried except expenses....the state of operational untidiness supports the old dictum of one getting only...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 08-29-2019, 02:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,717
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Selbie Tongue Replace

Inexplicably one of dozens of sets Iíve set up for students and band had one tenor tongue break...straight across at the top of the H notch. It wasnít noticeable because the bridle held the then...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 08-29-2019, 08:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 710
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Adjusting strength on glass-fiber Rocket bass reed

It would add mass to the tongue ...requiring more pressure for it to vibrate. It will flatten the sound...outside the bench design spec....which may or may not be right for the pipe.
Let us know.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 08-28-2019, 06:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 710
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Adjusting strength on glass-fiber Rocket bass reed

A bb size ball of wax or blue-tac stuck to the tongue?
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 08-28-2019, 08:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 990
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Balance Tone VS. BT High Resonance Drone Reeds

..maybe a tich more efficiency setting of the tongues mixed with tenacious technique evaluation.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 08-27-2019, 07:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 640
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Was there a rise in chanter pitch at the Worlds this year?

Iíd agree youíre mainly right. Some lead and others follow.
If FMM,SLOT,I&D etc suddenly added a 3rd tenor....Oy!
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