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Forum: Beer Tent 07-08-2019, 05:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,101
Posted By BigJ1632
Re: OK, Who Knew?

Dave, judging from another thread on social media, he is playing a set of Gibson pipes.
Forum: Beer Tent 07-01-2019, 04:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,010
Posted By BigJ1632
Re: Inveran shop pipe repairs

I was just at the Inveran shop in June and had the opportunity to watch P/M Donaldson craft a blowpipe mouthpiece for a friend and a replacement imitation mount for a set of pipes. His craftsmanship...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 12-06-2018, 10:04 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,179
Posted By BigJ1632
Re: Canmore Hybrid bags

I have a large Canmore on my poly pipes. Very comfortable to play, easy to install, maintenance free. Highly recommended if you aren't doing a hide bag.
Forum: Trading Post Archive 10-08-2016, 02:35 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 317
Posted By BigJ1632
FS: John Walsh 2-Drone Shuttle Pipes Engraved Nickel - $450

For sale: John Walsh 2 Drone Shuttle Pipes, Engraved Nickel Hardware. Pipes are in great condition with celtic knot engraved nickel hardware. Extra mouthpiece included as is a soft nylon case. ...
Forum: Trading Post Archive 10-08-2016, 02:30 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 154
Posted By BigJ1632
FS: David Naill Engraved Nickel ABW PC - $250

Up for sale is a David Naill Long ABW Engraved Nickel Practice Chanter. Chanter is in excellent condition with minimal playing time. Runic engraving and imitation ivory sole. ABW top with internal...
Forum: Beer Tent 12-19-2015, 11:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,247
Posted By BigJ1632
Re: Police Week 2016 Piping Events

Not really sure. I know there is a pipe band competition and a Hibernian parade with pipe bands. I'm not really sure beyond that.
Forum: Beer Tent 12-19-2015, 10:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,247
Posted By BigJ1632
Police Week 2016 Piping Events

Hi all, our police pipe band will likely be attending Police Memorial Week 2016 activities in Washington DC, and I was hoping to get some input from the forum as to the different activities and "must...
Forum: Beer Tent 05-15-2015, 06:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,972
Posted By BigJ1632
Re: Piping for a Police Graduation...

Done several of these myself, both for my Department and for others. As far as my Department goes, we like Green Hills of Tyrol for the ingress. We try and play tunes that are recognizable, and...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 04-05-2015, 09:02 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 8,430
Posted By BigJ1632
Re: Character of Henderson vs. Lawrie bagpipes

Let me say that I find these threads absolutely fascinating. Is there a book out there by a reputable author that discusses at length all the intricacies associated with this crazy lifestyle we've...
Forum: Beer Tent 03-25-2015, 02:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,261
Posted By BigJ1632
Re: J Higgins still out there

Facebook page says they are transitioning to a new, more user friendly website.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 03-01-2015, 04:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,120
Posted By BigJ1632
Re: Product paid for, but no further contact: Lee & Sons

I ordered a bag from Lee and Sons this past December. Took about three weeks or so to show up, but it is a top quality product. Jack kept in touch and emailed me when he was shipping the product. ...
Forum: Beer Tent 02-11-2015, 02:34 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,886
Posted By BigJ1632
Re: Two-drone pipes in film

Well, I had to do a bit of further research on the subject as this is one of my favorite movies from my childhood. I tossed it in the ol' DVD player and watched it with the kiddos. In fact both...
Forum: Beer Tent 02-10-2015, 01:41 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,886
Posted By BigJ1632
Re: Two-drone pipes in film

Being a bit of a movie geek, I believe that both Peter Finch and a very young Peter O'Toole (in his first major movie role) both "play" a set of two drone pipes in the Disney version of "Kidnapped." ...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 01-18-2015, 11:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,628
Posted By BigJ1632
Re: Lee and Sons Pipe Bags

Just purchased a sheepskin bag from them as a gift for my pipe major. I haven't heard the bag installed yet, but it was very well built and top notch customer service. I will certainly give them a...
Forum: Beer Tent 12-01-2014, 11:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,590
Posted By BigJ1632
Re: WWF ‘Rowdy Roddy’ Piper -was- a piper!

He was on a segment of Celebrity Wife Swap (my wife DVR'd it....no seriously). He was playing a set of electronic pipes. Seemed like a pretty decent guy.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 10-23-2014, 05:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,612
Posted By BigJ1632
Re: looking for a chanter reed case what do you use

Small Plano tackle box, blue in color. I use the gauze-like packaging from the reeds when they are shipped as cushion in the compartments of the box.
Forum: Beer Tent 08-11-2014, 04:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,987
Posted By BigJ1632
Re: Gibson Bagpipes

My Gibson pipes were the first set of pipes I purchased and I have been very happy with how they sound and play.

I have called Gibson several times and have had nothing but good experiences in...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 06-14-2014, 02:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,803
Posted By BigJ1632
Re: best reeds for gibson bagpipes

I'm not an expert, but I have Gibson 110-F's and play Crozier Carbon reeds. I really like the sound, but to each their own. I hope you enjoy your pipes!
Forum: Beer Tent 01-23-2014, 03:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,606
Posted By BigJ1632
Re: Police Line of Duty Funeral

Private message sent.
Forum: Beer Tent 11-11-2013, 05:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,192
Posted By BigJ1632
Re: Usmc

Happy Birthday!
Forum: Beer Tent 10-22-2013, 06:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,038
Posted By BigJ1632
Re: MacLellan vs Gibson vs Dunbar

First post, so take it easy on me. I am a relatively novice piper and know just about enough to crank out a few songs and a couple of geese airstrikes since I live by a lake.

That being said, I...
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