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Forum: Beer Tent 03-12-2019, 01:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 401
Posted By BESharp
Re: Parlor Pipes Help

There was no bag when I bought them, only the sticks you see in my pictures.

I have NO IDEA how to tell what kind of wood it is.

A PC reed will fit into each of the tenors and when tuned up on...
Forum: Beer Tent 03-12-2019, 10:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 401
Posted By BESharp
Parlor Pipes Help

I picked up a set of parlor pipes (about the same size as Gibson Fireside Pipes) about 15 years ago at the Grandfather Mountain Highland Games for $25. My thought at the time was to use them as wall...
Forum: Beer Tent 02-04-2015, 12:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,799
Posted By BESharp
Re: Sweetest sound PC?

I visited Jerry Gibson's shop a few years back and according to his story he had a student whose practice chanter was awful and very much out of tune and out of balance, causing her to over blow the...
Forum: Trading Post Archive 01-30-2015, 08:29 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 387
Posted By BESharp
FS: Fagerstrom Technopipes - $300

I have a lightly used set of Fagerstrom Technopipes that I just don't play and would like to use the money to purchase another instrument that I have a need for. These work wonderfully and I have...
Forum: Beer Tent 07-15-2014, 10:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,100
Posted By BESharp
Re: Pipe Identification Help Please

Let's please leave the subject of country naming for another thread. I need some help identifying these pipes and more importantly, figuring out where to get supplies to get them playable or at...
Forum: Beer Tent 07-13-2014, 08:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,100
Posted By BESharp
Re: Pipe Identification Help Please

Thank you for helping to possibly identify the origin of these pipes.

I apologize if I offended anyone. I wasn't calling a person or a people group by that term, and never would. I won't use...
Forum: Beer Tent 07-13-2014, 06:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,100
Posted By BESharp
Pipe Identification Help Please

I need help identifying these pipes. From what I can tell, they are some sort of parlor pipes. The person that sold them to me had no info about them. I fear they are made in Pakistan but I picked...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 02-28-2014, 09:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 799
Posted By BESharp
Re: Gibson Pipe Chanters....new and old

For what it's worth, Jerry Gibson does make a chanter that pitches to concert Bb (466), but you have to call him to order it. He told me that it's made the same as his regular chanters but that the...
Forum: Beer Tent 02-25-2014, 09:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,616
Posted By BESharp
Re: Everything Scottish, Linville, NC

As of Sunday, February 23rd, 2014, Everything Scottish is officially closed. The owner, Harvey Ritch is retiring. He is older and pretty frail now. They had a sale on Saturday and Sunday and...
Forum: Beer Tent 07-24-2013, 10:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,890
Posted By BESharp
Re: 5 Yard Kilt

Ha! Point taken! :thumb: That's funny right there.

I guess my point was that even Matt, expert as he is, says to wear what you like.

:whistle:
Forum: Beer Tent 07-24-2013, 09:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,890
Posted By BESharp
Re: 5 Yard Kilt

I'm absolutely NOT talking about anyone that's posted in this thread. That being said, people crack me up who try to enforce unwritten rules about what to wear with the kilt. If it looks good and...
Forum: Beer Tent 07-19-2013, 09:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,271
Posted By BESharp
Re: looking for woody woodpecker cartoon episode with him playing the pipes

I don't recall one with Woody Woodpecker playing the pipes, but IMDB has the episode listed here:

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1553782/

And there was DEFINITELY a Bugs Bunny episode ("My Bunny...
Forum: Beer Tent 07-18-2013, 05:23 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 346
Posted By BESharp
Recording A Live Recital (Audio)

So I will be recording a recital next week at the North American Academy of Piping using Garage Band on my MacBook Pro and a Blue Yeti mic. Anyone have any suggestions of how to set this up? I'm...
Forum: Trading Post Archive 05-23-2012, 07:42 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 253
Posted By BESharp
WTB: Fagerstrom Technopipes or Technochanter

I used to have a Fagerstrom Technochanter and now I regret ever selling it. If you have one you would like to sell, please contact me at:

brian.e.sharp@gmail.com
Forum: Beer Tent 07-07-2010, 01:48 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 363
Posted By BESharp
Grandfather Mountain Saturday Night Piping Question

I will be camping out at Grandfather Mountain for the first time this year, and I know that on Saturday night all the camping pipers and drummers gather in the family campsite and march to the other...
Forum: Beer Tent 08-09-2008, 06:02 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,178
Posted By BESharp
Re: Pipebands at the Olympics

I know they played "Scotland the Brave", "Highland Laddie", and "The Rowan Tree" at least because I heard those over and over. Sounded like a pretty standard "parade set", but it was good.
Forum: Beer Tent 08-08-2008, 08:54 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,178
Posted By BESharp
Re: Pipebands at the Olympics

What an incredible lift! Very inspiring! And I for one am thrilled that an amateur band like this one got to do it. Can you imagine??? Once in a lifetime indeed! And well done, well done!
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 07-03-2008, 01:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,522
Posted By BESharp
Forum: Technique & Instrument 06-06-2008, 09:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,289
Posted By BESharp
Re: what will be Greig Sharp's legacy to piping?

We Sharps have a great history of people making contributions to music. It's usually not in the area of performance, but more "behind the scenes" type stuff. I really appreciate the honor with...
Forum: Beer Tent 06-03-2008, 09:13 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,185
Posted By BESharp
Re: Gig prices in the US

Well, that's actually how I got this gig. When I got my current job I went to a funeral at this funeral home and the director knew me from back in the day. When she found out I was now on the same...
Forum: Beer Tent 06-03-2008, 03:53 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,185
Posted By BESharp
Re: Gig prices in the US

For what it's worth, I got a call from the funeral home down the street yesterday asking if I could pipe a funeral today. I asked what was involved and the director said it was a military funeral...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 05-25-2008, 05:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,440
Posted By BESharp
Re: Ross Electronic Bagpipes

Sweet trick! I just tried that and it works like a charm. There's some wild overtones going on there, but I see what you're talking about. I love, love, love this thing. I like it better than the...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 05-25-2008, 08:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,440
Posted By BESharp
Re: Ross Electronic Bagpipes

Okay, so I discovered that the newer model had some features that I liked better, so I went with that model. Now the problem I have is that even at the lowest setting, using earphones is REALLY,...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 05-22-2008, 06:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,170
Posted By BESharp
Re: Blowstick recommendations

Gibson makes a dandy blowpipe. It's got a wide opening, and is really quite nice.

http://www.gibsonpipes.com/accessories.html
Forum: Technique & Instrument 05-22-2008, 06:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,440
Posted By BESharp
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