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Forum: Side / Snare 05-27-2019, 04:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 616
Posted By BillS1
Which drum to buy

The band is ready to replace our older drums. We currently have a blend of Premier HTS 700 and 350 drums- purchased the 350’s for our older drummers.
Spot checked what was being used at the...
Forum: Bass Sections 04-07-2019, 02:16 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 309
Posted By BillS1
Practice tenor mallets

Any recommendations on practice mallets? Sources?
Forum: Trading Post Archive 03-09-2019, 10:55 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 48
Posted By BillS1
WTB: Hardie Tenor Top

Looking for a tenor top for a set of 1950’s ex-military Pipes. Catalina turned orange ring cap. Anyone able to help?

Bills542003@gmail.com
Forum: Side / Snare 11-29-2018, 02:06 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 364
Posted By BillS1
Steam Train drum score

Several yers ago there was a thread regarding drum music for “Steam Train”. Do not believe anyone came up with a written drum score. Anyone have one to share now? Pikes Peak has one. Looking for...
Forum: Trading Post Archive 10-20-2018, 06:52 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 112
Posted By BillS1
FS: Robert Reid GHB, c1935 - $2100 OBO

These pipes were made for a New Zealand Pipe Band in 1935. The pipes have natural ivory so selling outside the USA would be problematic.

Ron Bowen cleaned the pipes several years ago and...
Forum: Trading Post Archive 06-10-2018, 08:18 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 168
Posted By BillS1
FS: Lawrie GHB, 1950 - $1000 OBO

Purchased these pipes about six months ago from a gentleman in Canada. He reports to me that they were recently serviced by Dunbar and he got them years ago from Ron Bowen.

Pipes come with a...
Forum: Trading Post Archive 05-27-2018, 04:35 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 90
Posted By BillS1
WTB: Popcorn Hose

Not fond of white hose but...it is the color of choice for the band. They also like the old popcorn top style. A quick internet search does not yield any suppliers. Are there any sources still around...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 01-15-2018, 05:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,394
Posted By BillS1
Kilt maker

The band has added a drummer and three pipers this season and we will need plaids and kilts sewn. Fortunately we purchased a full bolt of 16 oz material last year. Can anyone recommend kilt makers in...
Forum: Bass Sections 08-14-2017, 09:07 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 899
Posted By BillS1
Tenor score for waltz

The band has decided to put together a waltz set for performances, primarily I think church services. We have parts for snare and bass but am wondering about tenors. The basic 4/4 beating might work...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 06-11-2017, 03:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,375
Posted By BillS1
Dating Mccallum pipes

I have a set of Mccallum AB1 deluxe pipes with Mopane mounts. I do not know when Mccallum started putting their name and year of production on their pipes but know that mine has neither. Can anyone...
Forum: Industry News 06-09-2017, 03:05 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 357
Posted By BillS1
Mccallum pipes dates

Anyone know when Mccallum started stamping their name and date in their pipes? I am pretty sure that early models were not marked.
Forum: Trading Post Archive 03-18-2017, 02:32 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 234
Posted By BillS1
FS: Robert Reid GHB, c1935 - $2500 OBO

A set of c1935/36 Robert Reid Bagpipes. Authenticated by Ron Bowen. Were ordered by a New Zeland pipe band which used them for seventy years. I am the second owner. The COA is available. Just email...
Forum: Pipe Bands 05-28-2016, 05:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,289
Posted By BillS1
Atlanta kilts

The band is interested in adding additional kilts. Atlanta kilts has a very attractive quote for 100 percent wool kilts, almost $100 less than the next best quote. This is not an acrylic/wool...
Forum: Pipe Bands 05-22-2016, 02:31 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 791
Posted By BillS1
Source for shirts and caps

May not be entirely appropriate but my pipe band wears golf type shirts and ball caps for some summer events. The supplier we used for three orders over the years in Charlotte, NC seems to be gone....
Forum: Trading Post Archive 05-17-2016, 05:43 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 139
Posted By BillS1
WTB: Hardie chanter, 1950s-'60s

Am looking to purchase a 1950's/60's Hardie chanter to complete a set of pipes as original. Prefer the imitation ivory sole that has turned to the orange/pumpkin color common in Catalin. Already...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 05-09-2016, 06:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,886
Posted By BillS1
Hardie chanter and reeds question

I recently acquired a set of late 50's/early 60's Hardie pipes. Had the pipes given an oil bath, polish, new Mccallum bag installed and had the blowpipe sleeved, it had a crack. The pipes have no...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 03-31-2016, 09:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,068
Posted By BillS1
Re: Yet another bagpipe needing I.D.

I believe this will work for work:

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B6nbE7xJXnEyNVJJY19wTlYyWlk


Thanks,

Bill
Forum: Technique & Instrument 03-30-2016, 01:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,068
Posted By BillS1
Re: Yet another bagpipe needing I.D.

For photos try this link

[Phishing attack link removed by moderator]


Thanks
Bill
Forum: Technique & Instrument 03-30-2016, 07:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,068
Posted By BillS1
Yet another bagpipe needing I.D.

Attached are, I hope a series of photos of a tenor drone from a set of pipes that I know almost nothing about. They remind me of 1950's Hardies but......

Can anyway figure out who the maker was.
...
Forum: Pipe Bands 01-17-2016, 02:20 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 727
Posted By BillS1
Western North Carolina Pipe Band

Montreat Scottish Pipes and Drums is recruiting pipers and drummers. The band formed in 1975 and competed for a number of years reaching the Grade 3 level. The band decided to stop competing ten...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 05-29-2015, 05:07 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,567
Posted By BillS1
Oztote

Anyone have any experience with the Australian made electronic chanter Oztote. They seem to sell well on eBay but I cannot find any reviews. Price is right but how do they compare?

Thanks
Bill
Forum: Side / Snare 03-30-2015, 01:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,440
Posted By BillS1
Re: Black Isle

The pipers say the tune is a 9/8.

Bill
Forum: Side / Snare 03-29-2015, 12:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,440
Posted By BillS1
Black Isle

Anyone know of a drum score for "the Black Isle"

Thanks
Bill
Forum: Side / Snare 03-01-2015, 03:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 956
Posted By BillS1
Beginner scores

Does anyone know of beginner drum scores for strathspeys and reels? Just moving into the MSR a arena and want to start slowly. The score should fit;

Louden's bonnie woods and braes
O'er these...
Forum: Trading Post Archive 10-13-2014, 07:54 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 264
Posted By BillS1
FS: Souter ABW GHB, 2014 - $1000 OBO

These are like-new Souter pipes, they should be as they were first purchased this year, 2014. I took them in trade for something else but really have too many pipes. These are ABW with metal ferrules...
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