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Forum: Technique & Instrument 02-14-2020, 05:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 343
Posted By DapperDan
Re: Bass reed settles, then jumps pitch randomly (?)

My message posted twice somehow , oops Mods feel free to delete
Forum: Technique & Instrument 02-14-2020, 05:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 343
Posted By DapperDan
Re: Bass reed settles, then jumps pitch randomly (?)

Hi William,
It's not just you - I have a set of Henderson harmonic deluxe reeds, and had this same problem arise with the bass reed. I set them aside for the moment, but I'm curious to see what...
Forum: Music 02-14-2020, 05:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 442
Posted By DapperDan
Re: What tune is this?

I notice that at the part where he makes a chanter reed, it's a plastic smallpipe (? or maybe practice chanter) reed and the narrator says that a chanter reed is made from two pieces of plastic. ...
Forum: Beer Tent 02-12-2020, 05:18 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,478
Posted By DapperDan
Re: How many sets do you own?

I'm curious what this set looks like, and can it be played? If not, have you ever played it or heard it played?

As a side question, what's the oldest set of pipes being played right now, or...
Forum: Competing Pipers 02-02-2020, 03:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 648
Posted By DapperDan
Re: Solo chanter

Let me preface with the disclaimer that I "compete" at grade 4 level, where choice of chanter isn't much of an issue.

That said, I recently got a second-hand Strathmore blackwood chanter to use...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 02-02-2020, 02:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 504
Posted By DapperDan
Re: Squeak

An issue I have in the cold is that I can't feel the chanter so well, and sometimes I fail to cover the holes properly and squeaking noises pop out while playing. But that's usually when it's...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 01-29-2020, 06:43 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 878
Posted By DapperDan
Re: Deura Reed Problem

Hi Piperjon -

I would contact the seller on ebay right away, they'll probably refund your money promptly, to avoid getting a bad review (which you should leave anyway). They know their stuff...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 01-26-2020, 07:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 618
Posted By DapperDan
Re: Help confirming Ebay bagpipes "find"

Thanks all,

I'm debating about the bag, I seasoned it today and it got tight, but seasoning seeped through some of the stitching. Also, it smells like it was sitting in a damp cellar - I was...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 01-25-2020, 12:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 618
Posted By DapperDan
Help confirming Ebay bagpipes "find"

Hello all,

I recently rolled the dice on a set of pipes on ebay. The price was low because there was supposedly a crack, which I figured I could get repaired (or just replace the stock), but...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 01-19-2020, 08:54 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,752
Posted By DapperDan
Re: Bulgarian Kaba Gaida

Thought I'd revive this old thread, as there's already a lot of good information on it. I was able to hear (and try giving a blaw on) a Kaba Gaida yesterday. It's very different from a GHP in so...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 01-19-2020, 07:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 636
Posted By DapperDan
Re: Manometer

Those infernal devices will tell lies about you, just like a metronome!!

Kidding aside, I though it was interesting to hook up to one.

We all had to hook up to manometers at band awhile ago,...
Forum: Beer Tent 01-15-2020, 07:25 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,124
Posted By DapperDan
Re: Predictions for the Next Decade

Would be interesting if someone held a sanctioned Bb contest. All bands participating would have to be pitching around 466 (allowances made for heat, etc., but be in the ballpark). I bet it would...
Forum: Competing Pipers 01-11-2020, 07:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,590
Posted By DapperDan
Re: Suggestions for solo march tune with "fat" low Gs

Hi Piparoo

Just fyi, if you're going to do grade 5 solo in EUSPBA, you can play any time signature. You could do a 4/4 like Battle of Waterloo, or a 2-part 2/4 like Cutting Bracken. Lots 'o low...
Forum: Music 01-11-2020, 07:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 727
Posted By DapperDan
Re: Burnsn Nighty Tunes

Ye Banks and Braes O' Bonnie Doon.

I know it doesn't fit our scale, but there are settings of it that make a decent pipe tune IMO.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 01-08-2020, 06:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,366
Posted By DapperDan
Re: Unique Pipes

She has a very nice, refined sound.

Nice video, interesting to see/hear the differences between the pipers. The description says it was a competition for people visiting Scotland? I didn't...
Forum: Beer Tent 01-08-2020, 05:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 601
Posted By DapperDan
Re: St. Patrick`s Day NYC

Hi Paul,

I would say it might be a bit colder here, possibly below freezing, in March. It's hard to predict, sometimes it's mild, sometimes it's quite cold. If you're used to that, then you...
Forum: Competition Results 01-03-2020, 08:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 568
Posted By DapperDan
Re: Metro Cup

Hi Greg -
I go every year.
The info should be up soon - they aren't the best at promoting the event online, but they do post a schedule and link to buy tickets on facebook. Last year they posted...
Forum: Beer Tent 12-23-2019, 05:38 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,825
Posted By DapperDan
Re: PM on the rampage!

I'd definitely get out of there before I got caught with a trailing drone!!

Seriously though... put some CBD in that guy's coffee or something..
Forum: Technique & Instrument 12-08-2019, 06:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 857
Posted By DapperDan
Re: Radical reed shaving

Did it change the balance of the scale at all, or the pitch of any of the notes?

-Dan
Forum: Technique & Instrument 12-08-2019, 05:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 830
Posted By DapperDan
Re: Henderson White Harmonic Drone Reeds

I was playing a set of these reeds, if you mean the same ones (Harmonic "deluxe" - black carbon fiber tongues) for about the past year. Oddly, the bridle positions on the tenors were different by...
Forum: Beer Tent 11-17-2019, 05:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 747
Posted By DapperDan
Re: Iluminator run

I like the ghostly outline of the pipes, from the passing lights reflecting off the ferrules... now if you coulda worn one of those glow in the dark skeleton costumes...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 11-01-2019, 06:23 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,735
Posted By DapperDan
Re: Wimps, Unite!

You can absolutely get good projection and tone from an "easy" reed - I play at around 26-28". My PM recently tried my pipes and was impressed with how efficient and comfortable they were, and also...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 10-26-2019, 02:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,354
Posted By DapperDan
Re: Kinnaird Edge vs. Evolution

Hi Gaidar -

I think I get what you mean. My pipes came with Kinnaird Evos, with the regular tongues, and I didn't have luck with them. They really don't want to be calibrated to an easy reed. ...
Forum: Competing Pipers 10-22-2019, 06:12 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,765
Posted By DapperDan
Re: Most frequent/overplayed tunes for solo competitions

Hi Canardly,

If you're a beginner, a 4-parted 2/4 march is probably the first type of tune you would compete with. Although it's meant for pipe bands, I like this list of 2/4's - with free...
Forum: Beer Tent 10-14-2019, 04:23 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,300
Posted By DapperDan
Re: Kilts and proper kilts, Oy vey ist meir....

I agree with Pip, I find a traditional wool kilt to be mostly comfortable in all weather conditions (some conditions just aren't comfortable no matter what you're wearing). I haven't tried any of...
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