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Forum: Beer Tent 04-13-2020, 11:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 498
Posted By Kevin Palm
Re: Piper at Bettie Page's funeral?

Looks like Eric Rigler, and it sounds like the Mingulay Boat Song.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 03-13-2020, 07:57 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,253
Posted By Kevin Palm
Re: Pipe Case Alternatives

I use an electric guitar gig bag. I don't have to break down my bass drone, the outside pocket has plenty of room for reeds/tape/hemp/tools, and I can carry it around strapped to my back, which is...
Forum: Beer Tent 03-06-2020, 10:37 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,823
Posted By Kevin Palm
Re: Favourite chanter pitch

I had an ABW McCallum Bb with an RTS Bb reed until last Thursday, when a swinging door hit it as I was going through and shattered it! :-(

My replacement chanter (Campbell Tunable in Bb)...
Forum: Beer Tent 03-06-2020, 05:58 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,823
Posted By Kevin Palm
Re: Favourite chanter pitch

466 for me as well. I fell in love with the sound of the pipes at that pitch a couple of years ago, and I never looked back!
Forum: Technique & Instrument 02-24-2020, 04:26 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,086
Posted By Kevin Palm
Re: Bagpipe/instrument stand

I use a stand designed by Harald Weinkum of the band Celtica that he calls the Celtic Bagpipe Stand. It's based on the lower body of a heavy duty music stand, and he customizes the cradle on top to...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 02-18-2020, 05:56 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,933
Posted By Kevin Palm
Re: Tone Protector

I've had the exact same experience! I always had mold with the Piper's Pal, even when I let the reed dry for a few hours after playing, but before putting the cap back on, and absolutely no mold...
Forum: Trading Post Archive 02-13-2020, 07:57 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 52
Posted By Kevin Palm
FS: MG Drone Extenders - $25 shipped

I have a set of MG Drone Extenders for sale. They fit into your drone tops to allow you to get your drones to tune lower on the tuning pin. This is a quick way to extend the length of your drones to...
Forum: Beer Tent 02-13-2020, 07:15 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,138
Posted By Kevin Palm
Re: How many sets do you own?

I have my original set of Gibsons (20 years old this year!), the only set I've ever owned. I'm still in love with them, and have never been tempted to change!
Forum: Technique & Instrument 01-31-2020, 03:57 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,410
Posted By Kevin Palm
Re: Ackland A466 Drone Reeds!

I played with my Ackland A466 reeds for the first time in public at a pub gig last night, and they sounded FANTASTIC! I got several compliments on the sound! Here's a snippet the pub posted of...
Forum: Beer Tent 01-24-2020, 04:30 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,335
Posted By Kevin Palm
Re: Archy J, India’s 1st Pro Female Bagpiper

As much as I enjoy her covers, it's nice to see her starting to do some original stuff!
Forum: Technique & Instrument 01-14-2020, 04:55 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,410
Posted By Kevin Palm
Re: Ackland A466 Drone Reeds!

That sounds fantastic, Patrick!
Forum: Technique & Instrument 01-09-2020, 04:07 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,410
Posted By Kevin Palm
Re: Ackland A466 Drone Reeds!

Got the tenors last night, and they sound great!! That bit of length makes quite a difference in where the tuning plugs sit, so these should be adjustable for pretty much any drones!

Here's a...
Forum: Trading Post Archive 01-07-2020, 09:53 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 57
Posted By Kevin Palm
FS: MG Drone Extenders - $25 shipped

I have a set of MG Drone Extenders for sale. They fit into your drone tops to allow you to get your drones to tune lower on the tuning pin. This is a quick way to extend the length of your drones to...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 01-07-2020, 09:43 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,410
Posted By Kevin Palm
Re: Ackland A466 Drone Reeds!

AWESOME!! Thanks, Terry!
Forum: Trading Post Archive 12-20-2019, 08:14 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 76
Posted By Kevin Palm
FS: MG Drone Extenders - $30 shipped

I have a set of MG Drone Extenders for sale. They fit into your drone tops to allow you to get your drones to tune lower on the tuning pin. This is a quick way to extend the length of your drones to...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 12-20-2019, 07:52 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,410
Posted By Kevin Palm
Re: Ackland A466 Drone Reeds!

The tenors probably could be a bit longer to accommodate a variety of bore sizes, but the ones you sent me work perfectly in my Gibsons with the plugs in the position in my pic! Looking forward to...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 12-19-2019, 04:39 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,410
Posted By Kevin Palm
Ackland A466 Drone Reeds!

Terry Ackland made me a set of his reeds that are pitched at 466, and I got to try them out in my Gibsons yesterday! These are some powerful reeds, and they blended well with my McCallum Bb chanter!...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 11-01-2019, 07:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 858
Posted By Kevin Palm
Re: Ackland A440 drone reeds!

I don't, but Patrick has plenty of them on his website. He worked with Terry to develop the reeds.

https://www.patrickmclaurin.com/wordpress/?p=4289

Cheers,
Kevin
Forum: Technique & Instrument 10-30-2019, 03:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 858
Posted By Kevin Palm
Ackland A440 drone reeds!

I recently obtained a set of A440 drone reeds from Terry Ackland so I could finally have drones to accompany my MacLellan A440 chanter in my Gibsons, and they sounded PHENOMENAL! They have a nice,...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 10-16-2019, 10:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 889
Posted By Kevin Palm
Re: Fagerstrom Technochanter

I bought a Technopipe from a friend a couple of years ago, and it was missing the end cap. I wrote to Anders to see if I could order a replacement from him, and he sent me one free of charge! You...
Forum: Beer Tent 06-14-2019, 08:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,603
Posted By Kevin Palm
Re: Highland Games

I'll be there as well, although just as a spectator. My old pipe band, Celtic Eagle, will be competing, and I love to check out some of my friends' solo comps!

Vendors are hit or miss there,...
Forum: Trading Post Archive 06-12-2019, 05:07 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 187
Posted By Kevin Palm
FS: Piper's Pal Pipe Chanter Reed Case - $25 shipped

I have a gently used Piper's Pal Pipe Chanter Reed Case for sale. I just refreshed the crystals and charcoal a couple of months ago, so they should be good for quite a while.

I'm asking $25,...
Forum: Music 05-31-2019, 06:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 961
Posted By Kevin Palm
Re: Is it supposed to sound like that? availability

Barry,

I bought a PDF copy of Carolyn's book a year or so ago, and I contacted her at this email: boisepiper@earthlink.net.

Hope this helps!
Kevin
Forum: Technique & Instrument 05-08-2019, 06:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 608
Posted By Kevin Palm
Re: Small Bluetooth transmitter?

Thanks, guys! Having only used Bluetooth to listen to music from my phone, I had no idea that there was a lag! Guess I should stick with my regular earbuds, wires and all! ;-)
Forum: Technique & Instrument 05-08-2019, 04:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 608
Posted By Kevin Palm
Small Bluetooth transmitter?

I know there was an earlier thread on this, but no satisfactory resolution, so I apologize for asking something that's been asked before. Has anybody used a small Bluetooth transmitter with their...
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