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Forum: Beer Tent 02-11-2018, 04:04 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,082
Posted By Bill Carr
Re: Wedding malfunction, YouTube

Base drone was loose in the stock and the woman help by pulling it out. Otherwise it would have just bumped and he would have reacted by lowering himself to clear.

Not entirely his fault BUT he...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 01-14-2018, 02:41 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 322
Posted By Bill Carr
Refurb Dave Shaw NSP?

I have a set of NSPs that I think are Dave Shaws. Id like to send them off for refurbishment. Apart from Dave Shaw (whom Ive not contacted yet but may well do) can anyone recommend someone in the...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 03-06-2017, 09:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,175
Posted By Bill Carr
Re: Smallpipe chanter with border drones

Well I am actually going the other way and trying to set up a BP chanter with smallpipe drones. I need a new reed for the Banton chanter and I will need to get the chanter relatively quiet so as not...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 02-27-2017, 09:25 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 647
Posted By Bill Carr
Re: Advice on Dave Shaw NSP

Thanks for the advice Rob. These are from the late 1980's though I have not asked about the bag. Drone reeds were new from Shaw last year. Chanter reed is in good order but I make reeds so it would...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 02-26-2017, 12:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 647
Posted By Bill Carr
Advice on Dave Shaw NSP

I have come cross a set of NSP by Dave Shaw in a local add here in Norway. It's a 7 key F set. Looks ok by the photos in the add but I have yet to contact the seller with a zillion questions. The add...
Forum: Reviews 02-26-2017, 11:16 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 13,923
Posted By Bill Carr
Re: New Duncan MacRae pipes by Stuart Liddell

Lol..If Mr Liddell had a set of rosewood Pakistani pipes I'm sure he could get them sounding amazing so everyone would be running out and buying them too...
Forum: Beer Tent 02-26-2017, 10:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,524
Posted By Bill Carr
Re: Have started many times...How to keep on track?

OP You could start by asking yourself if you really want it enough to put the work in. If the answer is yes then find a way to boost your motivation to work at it. Join a band, take lessons or...
Forum: Beer Tent 12-25-2016, 02:33 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 9,431
Posted By Bill Carr
Re: A funeral is sub-freezing temps?

I have done quite a few funerals in sub zero temps and found that trying to warm the pipes up and keep them warm is just fighting a losing battle. I plug the middle tenor (from the reed end so you...
Forum: Beer Tent 10-30-2016, 01:54 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 17,892
Posted By Bill Carr
Re: Hidden Treasure

I bought a set of pipes unseen from a lawyer in New York. He had played them as a teenager but they had been stored away for 25+ years. Paid $200 for them. Turned out to be a set of 1950's Robertons...
Forum: Trading Post Archive 03-12-2016, 11:28 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 120
Posted By Bill Carr
WTB: Fagerstrom Technochanter

Anyone? Must ship to Norway. Payment by Paypal.
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 01-31-2016, 08:03 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,266
Posted By Bill Carr
Re: Cane Chanter reeds

Coming in late on this.... There is not that much diff between cane SSP reeds (exept for one maker that I know of). Some have longer or wider staples and/or cane blades and the base pitch may vary...
Forum: Beer Tent 06-06-2015, 02:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,061
Posted By Bill Carr
Re: Getting back to it after a long break

LOL...Now that was an opportunity to plug your product that you just couldn't let pass. Not for me though.
Forum: Beer Tent 06-05-2015, 02:32 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,226
Posted By Bill Carr
Re: Losing motivation - any thoughts?

Well I play ukulele too. The contrast is profound indeed :-)
Forum: Beer Tent 06-05-2015, 02:20 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,226
Posted By Bill Carr
Re: Losing motivation - any thoughts?

OP. If you are not enjoying playing for yourself, just being present in your own mind and living in the moment of it, then it's not a bad idea to put them aside and do something else. It's not time...
Forum: Beer Tent 06-05-2015, 01:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,061
Posted By Bill Carr
Getting back to it after a long break

For those of you who have taken an extended break from the GHB. What was your biggest problem when you started up again? I took what was supposed to be a few weeks break a couple of years ago and am...
Forum: Beer Tent 03-31-2015, 10:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,851
Posted By Bill Carr
Re: Ebay head-scratcher

OMG! Run away from these unless you have more money than brains :-) Silver? Gold? I'd say nickel on brass or some other worthless combination. I doubt they would be AB even if they were 1800's...
Forum: Trading Post Archive 03-22-2015, 03:43 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 156
Posted By Bill Carr
WTB: Northumbrian Smallpipes

Must be a good working set in F or F#. 7 - 11 keys. Shipping to Norway at my risk.

Email me at Bill(at)Bcreeds.com


Bill Carr
Forum: Beer Tent 03-21-2015, 07:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,955
Posted By Bill Carr
Re: Touching Base

Hahaha. Yes RMMB! long time ago. Who was that troll who totally destroyed that forum?

Played my GHB for about 40 minutes today. My lips gave out in the end and I am bleeding on the inside of my...
Forum: Beer Tent 03-21-2015, 02:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,955
Posted By Bill Carr
Re: Touching Base

Anyone who can lose 70 lbs BF through training and lifestyle changes gets my full respect. I know how much willpower, dedication and consistancy it takes. Well done!

I think you mentioned...
Forum: Beer Tent 03-20-2015, 02:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,955
Posted By Bill Carr
Re: Touching Base

Thanks.. Well yes and no. Not activley making and selling reeds but I do have a couple of dedicated pipemakers that I keep supplied as they need them. Reedmaking is something I will come back to full...
Forum: Beer Tent 03-20-2015, 11:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,955
Posted By Bill Carr
Touching Base

For anyone who remembers me. Been away from piping for quite a while now but I am set to start up again over the weekend. I still have the GHB and SPs all set up ready to play. The last 2 years I...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 12-07-2014, 04:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,079
Posted By Bill Carr
Re: SSP reed source?

Thanks. I have looked at Sampson. Anyone else using his cane for SSP reeds?

I have heard of a cane supplier in Australia too. Does anyone know who that is?

Bill
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 12-05-2014, 06:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,079
Posted By Bill Carr
SSP reed source?

Duh! The heading should be "SSP reed cane source?"

Been a very long time since I posted on the forums but I am still around and still making quality reeds exclusivley for pipemakers.

I am...
Forum: Industry News 03-28-2014, 10:57 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 506
Posted By Bill Carr
Custom Smallpipe Reeds For The Trade

BCreeds.com is moving away from cane PC reeds and one off orders for smallpipe reeds. I am now focusing on smallpipe makers and have a happy, growing customer base in that area.

If you are a...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 02-15-2014, 10:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 682
Posted By Bill Carr
Drone reeds for Wallace drones?

Slowley getting back to the GHB after more than a year off. I have a nice set of Wallace drones with a Shepherd MK3 chanter.

I am looking for tips on drones reeds that go well in these drones....
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