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Forum: Beer Tent Yesterday, 05:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 60
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Practice Chanter Wooden Mouthpiece

One reason would be starting out with a shorter billet of abw to turn the chanter top from. Making the plastic one is cheaper.
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 07-07-2020, 03:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 696
Posted By el gaitero
Re: I hate taorluath

( trying to) adhere to the. mantra..Ē no pressure on the thumbs..Ē can go a long way to help lighten up a death grip.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 07-05-2020, 11:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 286
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Review Tim Gellaitry Pipes

Curious....what drove your request for larger?... .and how much so versus
Timís standard.?
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 07-01-2020, 05:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 696
Posted By el gaitero
Re: I hate taorluath

Try practicing it with no right thumb on the chanter. Slowly.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 07-01-2020, 12:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 364
Posted By el gaitero
Re: ID-ing a practice chanter

I like how some of the felt pad from the HA key is still stuck in the countersink...:roflmao::roflmao:
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 06-29-2020, 03:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 417
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Proper Doubling Cadence

Simply put..slowly and evenly with very clean fingers to hear 11111—22222 ( onnee—twooo) then,...1111—2222,..then 111—222, then 11–22

..ultimately..1-2,1-2,1-2 played evenly at the required tempo....
Forum: Beer Tent 06-29-2020, 01:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 903
Posted By el gaitero
Re: The Times Being What They Are...

A trick offer?; 2020 worlds is off,...no? As for a mask...Iíve been using my beekeepers helmet.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 06-29-2020, 05:23 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,098
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Imitation ivory and UV.

Yes..Iíve also seen that during pipe refurbs with ivory mounts exposed to black light to activate a non-destructive stain remover/cleaner solution Iíve used.
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 06-24-2020, 05:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 696
Posted By el gaitero
Re: i hate taorluath

A favorite saying comes to mind to help cure your issue.

.”..when you’re going through Hell....keep going!...”
Forum: Piobaireachd 06-23-2020, 11:22 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,746
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Piobaireachd Videos

MANY thanks for it Colin. Coincidentally before seeing your today post above I was noodling around on my phone and it popped up on my YouTube channel.

What a great rendition of such a pleasant...
Forum: Do It Yourself (DIY) 06-23-2020, 08:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 363
Posted By el gaitero
Re: "Hemp" Wax?

..ewww,....or go to Home Depot or a hardware store for a new clean unused one...$6. ( a Johnny ring)
Forum: Beer Tent 06-22-2020, 09:43 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,558
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Ringo Bowen & The Bagpipe Place

And ,still,..an excellent resource it is. Tops.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 06-21-2020, 12:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,098
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Imitation ivory and UV.

Can you please elaborate. Aside from the old hot needle test.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 06-20-2020, 07:14 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,098
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Imitation ivory and UV.

..less scientific ...but real ivory is always cool to the touch... versus syn materials will be at ambient.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 06-19-2020, 03:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,098
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Imitation ivory and UV.

Good to know Dunbar uses that faux ivory with the Ďschreger lineí...heretofore I only knew Shepherd to do so. Do you know from comparing is it same ad Shepherd,different,better?
Forum: Piobaireachd 06-17-2020, 01:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,746
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Piobaireachd Videos

I guess I had the bog standard piobroch society setting from Hizzoner.
Good times on the stool of repentance there.
Forum: Piobaireachd 06-17-2020, 12:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,746
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Piobaireachd Videos

Thanks for the try at Fair Honey CM....taught to me by Geo.M.,New Jersey in the 80ís ...even managed a place with it ...once.
Forum: Beer Tent 06-16-2020, 02:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 925
Posted By el gaitero
Re: International Travel with Blackwood Bagpipes

Folding scissor from a needlework shop are great in the maintenance box.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 06-15-2020, 08:35 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,624
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Kelt drone reeds

Borrowing terminology from a SGRPM friend...I describe my poly McCallum pipes as ‘sodjer proof’.

I got mine in early 2017 pre wicked cold ‘parade season’ which had low 30F temps for two...
Forum: Pipe Bands 06-14-2020, 09:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 623
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Pipe Band Tuning

What works is to Ďaskí those ilk to sit out ..and straighten out their instrument...while the others get to play in the circle.

I send the offenders to another room with a tuner...í and take...
Forum: Beer Tent 06-14-2020, 06:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 722
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Video camera for practice sessions and performances

https://www.hendersongroupltd.com/product-category/electronics/
Forum: Ladies' Room 06-13-2020, 06:31 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 752
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Newbie having problems with spacing my fingers

With all the pre-prep efforts...donít think you mentioned why you are waiting until the Fall to begin lessons?
Forum: Beer Tent 06-12-2020, 09:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 722
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Video camera for practice sessions and performances

FWIW....the Henderson Ltd. website has offers for what we're discussing here. Anyone experience any if those products?
Forum: Technique & Instrument 06-12-2020, 06:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 627
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Drone bore mist

Not a big deal for the light mist to dissipate on its own...but IMO...your set-up would indeed benefit by adding a very low cost pour-off vinyl tube trap upended at the rear of the bag and with a...
Forum: Beer Tent 06-10-2020, 08:31 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,741
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Kintail gone or not?

All hail McCallum acetyl pipes....
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