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Forum: Pipe Bands Today, 07:10 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,382
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Rehearsal "activities"

Like many of you I've been in several bands over the years (my first was 1976) and as a caveat they ranged from G4 to G2 so I have zero Grade One experience (which is why I lurk behind a pseudonym :)...
Forum: Technique & Instrument Today, 06:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 546
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Black Casein drone bells?

As to the why to make the bells separate, to make a drone top all in one piece you have to use a diameter of wood large enough for the bell, meaning that wood goes to waste.

With separate bells...
Forum: Technique & Instrument Today, 06:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 440
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Replacement drone reed bridles?

Have you tried tying on a traditional hemp bridle?

I did that in an emergency, and I found that the reed actually sounded better.

(It was an EzeeDrone.)

You can get the exact tension you...
Forum: Beer Tent Today, 06:02 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,770
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Forum activity levels

For heaven's sake, it's just a chat forum! That's way too much investment of time and trouble.
Forum: Technique & Instrument Yesterday, 06:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 531
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Narrow stocks and grometted bags

With a vintage set of 3/4 size pipes what I did was use a set of full-size stocks instead of the original slim stocks when I wanted to set them up in a grommeted bag.

With a vintage set of...
Forum: Technique & Instrument Yesterday, 06:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 419
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Thoughts on bottle traps?

Thanks for that explanation. It seems far easier to dump the moisture than it is with a tube trap.
Forum: Technique & Instrument Yesterday, 06:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 419
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Thoughts on bottle traps?

That's the conclusion I came to.

Not just bottle traps but other sorts of MCS.

Yes I had a year when the band I played in required Ross bags with the full Ross MCS setup and at the time it...
Forum: Beer Tent Yesterday, 06:35 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,770
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Forum activity levels

Oddly, the most angry and aggressive pushback I've received has been from somebody I already know, both of us being regulars at the same festivals.

He was civil on the forum but sent me angry...
Forum: Beer Tent Yesterday, 06:30 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,770
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Forum activity levels

Yes with the oldtimers, but newbies don't yet know about the "big controversies and questions".

New members are the lifeblood of any organization. Exclude them and soon it will just be a handful...
Forum: Beer Tent Yesterday, 06:23 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,770
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Forum activity levels

An interesting assertion. I wonder if it's statistically true?

For example, if we review the posts of a single person who posts on various forums, some under his actual name and some under screen...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 12-08-2019, 11:30 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,820
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Pipers in the old days

I have been on those pages a bit.

I suppose I was thinking of the mainstream Highland dress one sees in competition.

For sure there are Goth kilts and Punk kilts and Ren Faire kilts, things...
Forum: Music 12-08-2019, 11:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,086
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Am I really expected to play double D-gracenotes on certain triplets in jigs?

Funny, as I finger through various tunes it seems that a D gracenote following a Tachum is more common than I thought it was!

I play it without a second thought (not that my D gracenotes would...
Forum: Pipe Bands 12-07-2019, 09:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 736
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Custom tunic supplier

This interests me, because Battle Dress was introduced in 1937.

If you mean WWI Service Dress tunics, there are companies in India and Pakistan that make nice copies.

They're much cheaper...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 12-07-2019, 09:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 820
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Recent CITES change?

Sorry I was slow seeing this, but on 26 November 2019 this took effect:

CITES permits are no longer required for Blackwood or Rosewood (not including Brazilian) musical instruments.

This is...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 12-04-2019, 03:06 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,820
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Pipers in the old days

Well, I'm not sure that they will, at least regarding the clothing of pipers.

Because in Victorian times there was tremendous variety in Highland Dress.

You can see 20 photos of Victorian...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 12-04-2019, 02:58 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,820
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Pipers in the old days

Thanks for that Barry!

I did want to mention that a couple bandmates of mine, a woman who is a fine fiddler and a man who is an excellent guitar player, were recently in Cape Breton and told me...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 12-04-2019, 02:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 804
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Need help identifying bagpipes

Yes lovely old Sinclair (Leith) I would say.

Though as has been pointed out pipes made under the Hugh MacPherson (Edinburgh) brand can be very similar.

One thing the MacPherson pipes usually...
Forum: Beer Tent 12-04-2019, 02:47 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,770
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Forum activity levels

About the genuine experts, the top people in their field, a feature of various chat forums I'm a member of is those people becoming bored/annoyed/frustrated with all the newbies and either scaling...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 12-03-2019, 05:24 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,820
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Pipers in the old days

Time for some more photos!

c1860 some of the widest-splayed drones I've seen, and a quite symmetrical bonnet.

https://i.imgur.com/X94y8GP.jpg

Below, c1870 note that striped hose were...
Forum: Beer Tent 12-03-2019, 05:09 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,770
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Forum activity levels

I'm a member of several internet chat-rooms dedicated to various subjects and what you describe is a feature of all of them. There will always be newbies asking things that are asked by newbies...
Forum: Beer Tent 12-02-2019, 07:14 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,770
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Forum activity levels

I agree with all of Andrew's points about the advantages of a chat forum over Facebook.

Nevertheless a number of the chat forums I frequent are having their members bail for Facebook.

A chat...
Forum: Music 11-30-2019, 03:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,086
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Am I really expected to play double d-gracenotes on certain triplets in jigs?

Not on purpose!

But as we all know many of our pipe-music books have errors, and these include things that are impossible to play, such as having a gracenote immediately before or after the...
Forum: Music 11-23-2019, 08:59 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,183
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Mull of Kintyre - rant

Well it had already happened, with Amazing Grace.

BTW only the chorus of Mull Of Kintyre fits on the pipes, what do you guys do the rest of the time?
Forum: Do It Yourself (DIY) 11-14-2019, 08:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 439
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Frankenpipe info needed

Just a bit longer, the chanter stock should probably be 4 inches long.

As to the bore, who can say!

If you have multiple sets of pipes you keep going, it makes sense to have as many sets as...
Forum: Do It Yourself (DIY) 11-12-2019, 05:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 439
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Frankenpipe info needed

The blowpipe stock and chanter stock should be easy to tell apart.

For one thing the chanter stock should have a groove in it, for the bag seam when you tie in the stock.

They will be clearly...
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