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Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 08-09-2011, 06:09 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,559
Posted By jlove
Re: Wet blower... for life?

One more suggestion for the PC - it seems that most PCs these days come supplied with two O-rings. As has already been pointed out, a delrin chanter, top and two rubber O-rings leave nowhere for...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 07-29-2011, 09:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,188
Posted By jlove
Re: adjusting a cane smallpipe reed


I've found a small pair of vise grips in the case to be very useful for adjusting the blades of smallpipe reeds. Instead of hoping you finger-squeeze just hard enough but not too hard...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 05-09-2011, 09:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,928
Posted By jlove
Re: Lapel Mic for Smallpipes

Jeff, here are my thoughts...

I recently picked up a 3-drone bagpipe (parallel-wired drone omnis + cardioid chanter mic on separate channels) mic setup from Accusound/Hebden Sound in Sheffield....
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 01-14-2011, 01:30 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,835
Posted By jlove
Re: Blowing in period for SSP chanter reed


I've found it useful to use a small pair of vise grips to open/close the wire bridle on my SSP reeds. One can make very accurate adjusments by 'clamping' them over the bridle, but adjusted...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 11-10-2010, 01:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,042
Posted By jlove
Re: Trimming NSP reed?

Hi, Bill.

I'm going to guess that you've already got a copy of More Power to Your Elbow, from the LBPS. There's a chapter in there by Anita Evans about chanter reedmaking. It's fantastic. I...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 06-16-2010, 05:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,898
Posted By jlove
Re: Mics

John, thanks for the photo - it looks like at least for that gig, Ms. Tickell or her sound people came to the same conclusion I did - just that they used a full-sized condenser instead of a mini-...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 06-14-2010, 08:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,898
Posted By jlove
Re: Mics

Ben, I'm right there with you. I've experimented with a few different configurations, and unfortunately rather than being able to hold sufficiently still (as John suggested), I agree that it's...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 02-27-2010, 09:04 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,503
Posted By jlove
Re: Problems!!!

I've never had a Canmore bag do this, but I ran into the same problem last year using a hybrid synthetic/leather zipper bag. That setup worked just fine for me for a couple or three years, but all...
Forum: Beer Tent 10-19-2009, 01:17 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,028
Posted By jlove
Re: Bagpipes at professional sporting events.

The Steelers have been known to have a pipe band entertain once or twice per season for much of this decade. We had the opportunity to play from midfield shortly before the game started at least...
Forum: Music 10-11-2006, 09:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,306
Posted By jlove
Re: setting up pipes for O Come, O Come Emmanuel

I'm a couple days late getting to this discussion, but I'll go ahead and add an observation, anyway. The organist at my church (a quite skilled fellow) has actually adopted bagpipe settings for...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 08-12-2005, 07:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 345
Posted By jlove
Re: Uilleann chanter in SSP bag?

Okay, now that I've already posted, I see this question has been asked previously, by tmack, from Chattanooga, in March of this year. Among the responses, though, were one that recommended against...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 08-12-2005, 07:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 345
Posted By jlove
Uilleann chanter in SSP bag?


There was a Michael Vignoles Uilleann chanter posted on the trading post yesterday. I have a set of four-drone Sloan SSP A/D, and have long been interested in trying out a UP. I've been...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 12-04-2004, 07:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 536
Posted By jlove
Re: beginner bellows question


Glad to hear you got the new pipes. I'm not sure if I'm going to be at practice this week, so send me an e-mail and let me know how they're playing.

As far as the length of the...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 10-01-2004, 01:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 390
Posted By jlove
Re: Drone/ chanter balance.


I get the same exact feeling from my smallpipes from the shortest of my four drones. It's especially bad when using the alto drone with the A chanter, but it sounds similar when using that...
Forum: Beer Tent Archive 03-31-2004, 09:47 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 615
Posted By jlove
Re: Tin Birds (Eagles BSA)

Count one more, guys. Somewhere around 1989, I think, was the year. I'm still moderately involved with my former troop (186, Greater Pittsburgh Council), and the scoutmaster absolutely LOVES the...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 03-02-2004, 01:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 205
Posted By jlove
Re: Weather and smallpipes

Okay, folks, I did another search of back threads and re-found a couple of suggestions I had forgotten about. One is keeping an apple in the case, but it doesn't seem to me that the apple in the...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 03-02-2004, 10:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 205
Posted By jlove
Weather and smallpipes

Guys and gals,

I know the effect of weather (temperature and, especially, humidity) on cauld wind pipes has been discussed here numerous times. I just finished up a lunchtime session with my...
Forum: Beer Tent Archive 01-30-2004, 01:14 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 760
Posted By jlove
Re: GO PANTHERS !!!!!!!!!!!

You know, folks, when I opened this thread, I fully expected to see conversation about Pitt basketball (can anyone say 20-1?)...

Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 01-06-2004, 08:37 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 727
Posted By jlove
Re: SSP player search, pgh

Well, you can count at least one more player in Pittsburgh, Curt. In principle, I think it'd be a great idea to get together with some other smallpipe players once in a while, but I'll have trouble...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 10-16-2003, 12:27 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,370
Posted By jlove
Re: Am. Revolutionary War & Music

Thanks for the possible corrections, guys. I'm not the historian, myself, I just posted that list because it's part of what we recorded and submitted to the film producer. Next time I talk with the...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 10-16-2003, 05:07 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,370
Posted By jlove
Re: Am. Revolutionary War & Music

I supplied some pipe music for a documentary film produced last year about the 1758 campaign of Gen. John Forbes to take Fort Duquesne (Pittsburgh) back from the French during the French and Indian...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 09-29-2003, 08:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 228
Posted By jlove
Re: Opinions on 4 drone sets

I agree, Thom. No real drawbacks to a four-drone set, but they add a great deal more versatility to your pipe. It's nice having one of your mid-drones (bari or alto) set to the fourth of the scale...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 08-13-2003, 01:36 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,045
Posted By jlove
Re: Hearing Protection Suggestions?

Arctic Piper,

I had a set of musician's earplugs made and on the audiologist's recommendation went with 25 dB reducing inserts. These were way too much. Soon after I forked over another $30 or...
Forum: Technique & Instrument Archive 07-03-2003, 05:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 476
Posted By jlove
Re: Recording with a multi-track

Sure, Roy, this can be done. People tend to want to think of the bagpipe like something from outer space when they consider recording it, but my experience has been that a person with a good ground...
Forum: Beer Tent Archive 06-04-2003, 01:16 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,060
Posted By jlove
Re: Read any good books lately?

I'm re-reading Tai-Pan (James Clavell) right now. The first time I read it was before I had much experience with "things Scottish." It's nothing to do with piping, other than odd phrases about the...
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