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Forum: Beer Tent Yesterday, 08:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 482
Posted By EquusRacer
Re: Piping and COVID

Agreed. First of all, the posit didn't relate to catching it or not; rather level of symptom severity.
You make an excellent point regarding the immune response, including a 'cytokine storm'. As...
Forum: Beer Tent 08-02-2020, 04:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 482
Posted By EquusRacer
Re: Piping and COVID

By switching to piping, My Friend, you have now been redeemed!!:thumb:
Forum: Beer Tent 08-02-2020, 08:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 482
Posted By EquusRacer
Re: Piping and COVID

Correct; thank you! And an interesting thought regarding 'long term irritation'. In any event, as as I stated, I'm in no way suggesting we do not take all the precautions possible. But let's keep...
Forum: Beer Tent 08-01-2020, 08:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 482
Posted By EquusRacer
Re: Piping and COVID

Thank you, Pip01. To be clear, I agree entirely with all the precautions and staying safe; and I am, in NO way, suggesting that pipers can let down their guard. Do not do that! (As you suggest). ...
Forum: Beer Tent 08-01-2020, 05:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 482
Posted By EquusRacer
Re: Piping and Covid

I agree that there are many other factors; and distinguishing the two is appropriate. I'm not denying or minimizing epidemiology, for this isn't addressing contracting something. Rather, I'm...
Forum: Beer Tent 08-01-2020, 11:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 482
Posted By EquusRacer
Piping and COVID

I doubt there are, or will be, any credible studies on this; but here's the question:

Do you believe that piping (consistently, I might add) makes us less susceptible to respiratory illnesses, and...
Forum: Beer Tent 08-01-2020, 08:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 633
Posted By EquusRacer
Re: $800 chanter, no silver

Thanks for your post, Matthew, as well as for clarification. In defense of prior posts, I didn't pick up on mockery as much as perhaps shock over the price, along with a few questions regarding your...
Forum: Beer Tent 07-31-2020, 12:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 633
Posted By EquusRacer
Re: $800 chanter, no silver

I have a very early P. Henderson (I think turn of the 20th century) PC. I ended up framing it in a window box, rather than playing it (although I do play one from the '20s/'30s). I agree it would...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 07-30-2020, 08:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 591
Posted By EquusRacer
Re: Inspiring Movie Scene Featuring Pipers

I guess the Americans didn't like that either, for it appeared all their firepower was directed at the pipers and drummers, rather than the British soldiers! :)
Forum: Technique & Instrument 07-26-2020, 08:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 337
Posted By EquusRacer
Forum: Beer Tent 07-25-2020, 05:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 253
Posted By EquusRacer
Re: Early Canntaireachd Recordings

I don't know if this site will work; but it does have a contact Jim Barrie part. I have his e-mail; but I'm not sure he'd appreciate my giving it out. I'd be happy to ask him, however.
...
Forum: Beer Tent 07-25-2020, 07:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 253
Posted By EquusRacer
Re: Early Canntaireachd Recordings

I don't know about earliest recordings; but James Barrie put out a couple recordings of him playing piobaireachd with his father, William, singing in the background. As for the oldest persons...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 07-22-2020, 08:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 586
Posted By EquusRacer
Re: Battle of Waterloo tune history

It's pretty confusing, for I've seen at least a dozen different settings--well, tunes, actually--for "Bonaparte Crossing the Rhine"...some of which appear similar to, or essentially the same as, "The...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 07-21-2020, 11:31 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,069
Posted By EquusRacer
Re: Help with transition to pipes...

Perhaps you can increase your snogging time with your mate. It may not help, of course, but no loss, eh? :)
Forum: Beer Tent 07-21-2020, 08:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 768
Posted By EquusRacer
Re: Constructive Criticism for Pipers

In watching a bit of this 'debate', I agree with you, pancelticpiper. Whether our experience comes from our education, vocation, or other....or whether it comes from judging/critiquing...or all...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 07-20-2020, 09:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 269
Posted By EquusRacer
Re: Experiments with black wood chanters

Understood; and thanks for the clarification. My comments were not a criticism; just more related, somewhat, to the structure of research.

Coincidentally, our band used Hardie BW and Kintail BW...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 07-20-2020, 06:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 269
Posted By EquusRacer
Re: Experiments with black wood chanters

Thanks for that. I admit that it was a bit difficult to follow. Let me see if I got it. One set of drones with the set-up you described. Three chanters using two different chanter reeds. Did I...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 07-16-2020, 07:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 788
Posted By EquusRacer
Re: Which is your priority with drone reed? chanter interaction or standalone drone s

Precisely! It's a different dynamic, and thus priority--as you've stated well--with band pipes. In a non-band setting, and to the question asked, my priority is going for the drone sound I want. ...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 07-15-2020, 07:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 910
Posted By EquusRacer
Re: Why the bidding on these pipes?

Just to support you, Andrew: After my own 'extensive' research on virtually no significant numbers, your 95% is within the 1-2% margin of error. Good job! :grin:
Forum: Beer Tent 07-15-2020, 08:57 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,618
Posted By EquusRacer
Re: Proper head gear?

I certainly do! Out here, there were the Portland Ladies and the Vancouver (BC) Ladies Pipe Bands. The Portland Ladies wore civilian with bright read Balmorals. The Vancouver Ladies had a very...
Forum: Beer Tent 07-14-2020, 04:30 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,618
Posted By EquusRacer
Re: Proper head gear?

Isn't there a mesh glen? Something like "Airy Glen" or some such name?
Forum: Beer Tent 07-14-2020, 08:15 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,618
Posted By EquusRacer
Re: Proper head gear?

Well said, pancelticpiper! We've had similar experiences (I'll be brief): In the early 1980s, competing in Santa Rosa, Cal. (later moved to Pleasanton), our P/M decided we'd go into our medley...
Forum: Beer Tent 07-13-2020, 08:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 801
Posted By EquusRacer
Re: Best Bagpipe for Beginners or Pros

While I don't understand, entirely, I so appreciate your explanation (and education). Thanks!
Forum: Technique & Instrument 07-13-2020, 08:00 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,333
Posted By EquusRacer
Re: "Phase locking" drones

My head just exploded! :)

Clearly, much of this is beyond me; yet, in my ignorance, I do have a question regarding variables.:) What, if any, effect is there with different types of bags,...
Forum: Beer Tent 07-13-2020, 07:23 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 801
Posted By EquusRacer
Re: Best Bagpipe for Beginners or Pros

Clearly sponsored by those makers. I love the 'hours' of research, including sites and all. Sadly, some aspiring pipers may have read that; and I can only hope they have instructors to truly...
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