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Forum: Technique & Instrument 02-09-2019, 01:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 347
Posted By Jim Fogelman
Re: Selbies bass drone reed

I wouldnít recommend submerging the bag in water to find leaks. Instead, pour 1/4 to 1/2 cup of water in the bag (with the stocks corked off) and blow it up tight. Any leak will be visible by the...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 02-04-2019, 01:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 722
Posted By Jim Fogelman
Re: Tying in a new bag

Cutting the bag isnít too scary. Go to a hardware store and buy a 1Ē copper T-joint and get a large paint stirrer. File the single edge of the T-joint until it will cut the skin (I tested on...
Forum: Photo and Video Gallery 01-21-2019, 07:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 790
Posted By Jim Fogelman
Re: Youngest bagpiper?

One of my piano professors in my undergrad had a DM and couldnít find beat one on the metronome if it was set to some sort of rhythm as opposed to just clicks.

Just because you have the...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 01-21-2019, 07:43 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,645
Posted By Jim Fogelman
Re: Losing air at bass drone

Shouldnít the reed be open more than itís closed?

Correct me if Iím wrong, but the tongue would always be in one of four states: fully open, closing, fully closed, opening.

Out of those four...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 01-16-2019, 12:00 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,645
Posted By Jim Fogelman
Re: Losing Air at base drone

What make of bass reed(s)?

Are you sure itís optimized for air efficiency?

Where did you plug the bass drone from? Just at the stock or somewhere along the drone?
Forum: Beer Tent 01-14-2019, 07:39 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,852
Posted By Jim Fogelman
Sharpness War

I know the subject of ever increasing chanter pitch comes up from time to time, and this video showed up on my YouTube suggestions.

It's not about piping/pipe band tuning, but it is about how...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 01-01-2019, 09:11 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,611
Posted By Jim Fogelman
Re: Advice Needed - Replacement stocks

Probably removed here. Definitely not removed on eBay.
Forum: Beer Tent 12-18-2018, 04:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,380
Posted By Jim Fogelman
Re: L&M Non-Zips - any left out there?

If there were any NOS Iím sure Patrick would have bought them all already.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 12-16-2018, 10:22 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,518
Posted By Jim Fogelman
Re: Orig or restored?

Fritz, I gotta ask where/how you come by all these great sets of pipes?

I (kinda) know the story of the full ivory set of 1880/90s Hendersons you sold Austin and now this WWI era set of ebony...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 12-15-2018, 11:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 788
Posted By Jim Fogelman
Re: Scotian Bag

L&M made their own seasoning for these bags. Not sure if they still make the seasoning since they're not making the bags anymore.

From what I've been told by those who used the bags, it was very...
Forum: Beer Tent 12-15-2018, 08:08 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,152
Posted By Jim Fogelman
Re: A real bitey blower

I donít think I could trust my drone reeds to anything other than a sticky-waxed hemp.

As for the biting the mouthpiece issue, I highly recommend the Reed Wrangler as well.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 12-14-2018, 04:06 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,966
Posted By Jim Fogelman
Re: Opinion on '90s(?) Hardies?

If the eBay pipes that Richard posted are indeed the pipes in question, I remove my recommendation to buy them.

Run. Run away. Run far away.
Forum: Pipe Bands 12-09-2018, 04:51 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,749
Posted By Jim Fogelman
Re: What does the EUSPBA do?

Quick side question:

I keep seeing it called "The EUSPBA." Does that mean you pronounce each letter separately?

In my head, I've always called it as one word - kinda like Yoospuhbah since out...
Forum: Beer Tent 12-07-2018, 01:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,424
Posted By Jim Fogelman
Re: On competition - is music a sport

Being a music teacher at a US public high school I have to somewhat disagree, at least in my position. Music gets no funding at all. Everything and anything I need is either fundraised for or comes...
Forum: Beer Tent 12-07-2018, 01:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,194
Posted By Jim Fogelman
Re: Check out these bagpipes

My understanding is the bores are made of brass tubing and everything is foam of some sort.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 12-03-2018, 07:32 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,966
Posted By Jim Fogelman
Re: Opinion on '90s(?) Hardies?

Then all the more reason! Buy the pipes, assess what you do/don't like about them. Send them off to a pipemaker to improve them if necessary.

You could be looking at an output of $400-600...
Forum: Pipe Bands 12-03-2018, 07:29 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,749
Posted By Jim Fogelman
Re: What does the EUSPBA do?

WRT solo piping competitions, at least out here, the solos start before the Games really open. Solos often start at 8 for G4 soloists and the general games-goers don't show up until 10 or 11.

As...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 12-02-2018, 02:00 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,966
Posted By Jim Fogelman
Re: Opinion on '90s(?) Hardies?

If theyíre in good condition, I would go for them.

You might have someone nearby who does small time pipe making who could, if needed, bore out the drones a bit. The PM of our G2 band did that...
Forum: Adult Pipers 11-28-2018, 03:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 915
Posted By Jim Fogelman
Re: Jaw Pain - Piping

It might be that your blowpipe or mouthpiece got turned a little off of optimal and your jaw is angling to compensate for that.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 11-28-2018, 07:37 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,984
Posted By Jim Fogelman
Re: Bagpipes as carry-on luggage

My case is pretty big - about the size of a carryon bag.

I've flown plenty of times with it, both domestically and internationally to Scotland and never had an issue. And I fly with that case and...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 11-26-2018, 12:20 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,888
Posted By Jim Fogelman
Re: Favorite blowstick? And worth it to repair a blowstick?

Plastic is the way to go.

When I ordered my pipes back in 05, I asked Rick at Dunbar to have the blowpipe and stock made out of poly for a blackwood set (now thatís their SOP I believe, but it...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 11-13-2018, 11:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 477
Posted By Jim Fogelman
Re: Canning tenor reed squealing

Need more info. What bag(s), MCS, anything else in the bag that could affect how the reeds behave?

I have found, for example, that flimsier bags tend to be more prone to squealing drones than a...
Forum: Beer Tent 11-10-2018, 10:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 701
Posted By Jim Fogelman
Re: Pipe band map (lower 48)

He went off what info is given by each pipe band association. If your band isnít part of an association, that could be why.
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 11-10-2018, 09:21 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,075
Posted By Jim Fogelman
Re: First time jitters

Bananas.

There's something about bananas that help with jitters, or at least someone said it once and now everyone believes it.

Stop by band tents at Games (at least out here) and you'll see...
Forum: Beer Tent 11-10-2018, 08:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 701
Posted By Jim Fogelman
Pipe band map (lower 48)

One of the kids in my band who is away at school right now is in an advanced cartography class and made a map showing pipe bands of the lower 48. I thought it was interesting and thought I'd share it...
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