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Forum: Beer Tent Yesterday, 12:23 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 906
Posted By CalumII
Re: Yanny or Laurel?

I hear it quite clearly as laurel at normal levels, but when I start messing around with volume I can hear yanny. As I reduce the volume the first L becomes a Y and then the R becomes indeterminate,...
Forum: Beer Tent 05-14-2018, 09:52 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 5,100
Posted By CalumII
Re: Well-known pipers who play easy reeds?

> let's say he has 300 freshly made reeds sitting on the bench

If he has 300 reeds made that he doesn't have orders for, he's not a very good reedmaker...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 05-12-2018, 03:23 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 587
Posted By CalumII
Re: Quality Bellows for SSP's

There's plans in the Cocks and Bryan book on making Northumbrian smallpipes - might be a good start. I think there are also a couple of drawings in the Sean Reid Society output.
Forum: Beer Tent 05-10-2018, 03:18 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,255
Posted By CalumII
Re: Over abundance of pipe bands in your area?

Pipe bands are always and everywhere about leadership. If you have eight good leaders, you will have eight successful bands.

If your population to band ratio is getting close to, say, 1000...
Forum: Beer Tent 05-08-2018, 06:52 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 5,100
Posted By CalumII
Re: Well-known pipers who play easy reeds?

I think this is overstating the case a little. Yes, top bands have close relationships with the maker of every product they use - how else do makers learn how their product works? And often that...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 05-08-2018, 06:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 724
Posted By CalumII
Re: Reed never stabilises

How long does it take before you see visible moisture on/around the reed?
Forum: Beer Tent 05-08-2018, 06:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 647
Posted By CalumII
Re: Where to Look, and When for a "good deal"

Yes, if you buy something the seller does not own, you do not own it either. Otherwise burglars would work in pairs and sell each other their acquisitions.

Yes, the pawn shop is liable to repay...
Forum: Beer Tent 05-04-2018, 06:01 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,120
Posted By CalumII
Re: Favourite players/recordings

That Land of the Bent Grass is a mighty album, great pick.

Donald MacPherson's Master Piper: literally every time I listen to it I pick out something of interest I hadn't thought about before. ...
Forum: Beer Tent 05-04-2018, 05:56 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,213
Posted By CalumII
Re: Pipes, A Serious Commitment…The Grumbles of a Newbie

I wonder why the world isn't over-run with tine whistle and ukelele players, then.

I play a few other instruments as well and I could *easily* spend far more than the cost of a fine silver set on...
Forum: Beer Tent 05-01-2018, 07:51 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 821
Posted By CalumII
Re: Brian Boru Chanter-Where to Find/maker

I should think Chris Bayley is your best bet.

However, I'd also add that no-one ever has or ever will put the time into instrument and reed research and development to make a Boru chanter that...
Forum: Beer Tent 04-29-2018, 01:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 351
Posted By CalumII
Re: Piping Press website

Individual pages are working fine:

https://pipingpress.com/2018/04/27/piobaireachd-society-promote-hidden-treasure-concert-in-edinburgh/

So you can navigate around once you're inside, but the...
Forum: Piobaireachd 04-29-2018, 01:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 495
Posted By CalumII
Re: MacGregor's Salute, The Red Hand in the MacDonald's Arms

http://www.tobarandualchais.co.uk/en/fullrecord/69090/21
Forum: Music 04-28-2018, 11:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 425
Posted By CalumII
Re: Piper & Drummer Piobaireachd Commissions (2001)

Why not try emailing Andrew Berthoff and ask if they could be republished on PipesDrums? They may already be there, but the archive hasn't coped all that well with multiple re-platforms.
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 04-24-2018, 05:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 463
Posted By CalumII
Re: Chanter Hole Spacing

Hole spacing is irrelevant. The problem is hand position and tension.

Which is not to say the problem can't be cured by a chanter that has holes in a different place - as lots of people will now...
Forum: Music 04-24-2018, 05:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 425
Posted By CalumII
Re: Piper & Drummer Piobaireachd Commissions (2001)

The only one I know the answer to - yes, it is.
Forum: Beer Tent 04-21-2018, 03:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 693
Posted By CalumII
Re: Leading a procession

It's not a parade ground and you won't get arrested for not facing your front. Every 16 bars or so, do a little half turn to the right, and look back. Adjust accordingly.

If I have reason to...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 04-20-2018, 06:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 438
Posted By CalumII
Re: Reeds for High B?

A starting point might be to look at the differences between uilleann chanter and regulator reeds - they are the same basic design but the regs are shaped so as to not overblow.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 04-19-2018, 03:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 407
Posted By CalumII
Re: Wygent Synthe-Drones (Originals) air efficiency

You're paying your instructor for advice. Take it. She knows you, she knows your instrument, she knows the reeds. None of us are likely to know better.
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 04-17-2018, 05:15 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,129
Posted By CalumII
Re: why am I so nervous

How often do you (or anyone else) play in front of your competitive peers or teachers/judges in a non-contest setting? It's not quite the full contest experience, but I can assure you that knowing...
Forum: Beer Tent 04-17-2018, 05:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 640
Posted By CalumII
Re: Grade 1 versus Open piping

As you climb the grades, the populations become more stable. So everyone at the open level has been there a while and knows the game inside out. It's harder to move up, even though the differences...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 04-17-2018, 05:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 268
Posted By CalumII
Re: Unpleasant buzz on C

I think we need a recording to make any sense of this one.

Also - not being funny - try having someone else play the pipes and see what you hear.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 04-16-2018, 07:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 352
Posted By CalumII
Re: KwikTune Chanter Stocks

Another one for the file of things that are technological solutions to skill problems.

Not that that's *inherently* bad - but a good place to start is to ask what skilled professionals prefer to...
Forum: Beer Tent 04-16-2018, 07:52 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 857
Posted By CalumII
Re: What is the longest time you have played without stopping?

Once your stamina has reached a certain level, the pipes will give up before you do. Certainly in my busking days a couple of hours was normal, mostly because as soon as you stopped people start...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 04-11-2018, 08:19 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 6,023
Posted By CalumII
Re: Cane drone reeds

It's [locking] a real effect all right, albeit lots of people talk about it who have no right to. And it is not the be-all and end-all; but in the right conditions, it certainly does happen.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 04-10-2018, 07:47 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 6,023
Posted By CalumII
Re: Cane drone reeds

> Can somebody clarify what’s meant when the term ‘lock’ is used

The sound from the reed goes in two directions - up and out the drone, but it also travels into the bag, where it meets the sound...
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