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Forum: Technique & Instrument 09-09-2019, 08:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 504
Posted By zarb
Re: Rocket Drone Reeds Required

I have three sets surplus to requirements. All are fiberglass tongue. I've been led to think that the going rate is $200. It is my intent not to break any forum rules here, but I think I have not....
Forum: Competition Results 09-09-2019, 08:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 358
Posted By zarb
Re: Pleasanton Band Results?

Forum: Technique & Instrument 08-12-2019, 11:20 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,312
Posted By zarb
Re: Chanter reeds, what makes good, what makes bad?

ALL of the cane that grows in California is of the same DNA, as here it cannot flower and produce seed. Here cane reproduces from pieces of the genetic material that break off and find friendly...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 08-08-2019, 08:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 579
Posted By zarb
Re: Valves in Drone Stocks

Perhaps the loudest argument (did you see what I did there?) is that Drone Valves significantly affect tone. Tone is produced in both directions from the drone reed. Energy is projected both into the...
Forum: Music 08-06-2019, 08:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 529
Posted By zarb
Re: Tunes for worships

Highland Cathedral is popular for Organ/Bagpipe duets in that situation.
Forum: Do It Yourself (DIY) 07-29-2019, 09:11 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 638
Posted By zarb
Re: Reed Making Tools

I think that's Gib-Mac, who is on FB under that name, probably here too.
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 07-26-2019, 09:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 260
Posted By zarb
Re: Walsh shuttle pipe bag cover

As Paul says above, make a paper pattern. Turn your current cover inside out and smooth it such that the seam is at one edge of the flattened cover. Place the bag on a piece of heavy paper something...
Forum: Beer Tent 07-10-2019, 08:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,428
Posted By zarb
Re: Another Paradigm Shift in Pipe Banding

I don't recall the precise number, but cannot one fit 12 beers on a standard drum?
Forum: Beer Tent 06-24-2019, 12:24 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,676
Posted By zarb
Re: I.D. Cover sketch on S. Jones tutor

Pretty clearly a Dirk, in that the blowstick is accounted for by its presence on the set of pipes.....
Forum: Beer Tent 06-04-2019, 10:54 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,479
Posted By zarb
Re: The end of the world as we know it...really?

I have not read the editorials, the articles, and I'm not current on what was said on the Big Rab Show. On the other hand, I'm familiar with the argument. The critical point is that, generally, there...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 05-28-2019, 08:57 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,739
Posted By zarb
Re: Lee and Sons Bagpipes

We have a set in the house here. I say We, but they belong to my wife. The pipes demonstrate a high level of stability in tone, even with blowing that perhaps may not be the most steady on earth. The...
Forum: Do It Yourself (DIY) 05-01-2019, 08:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 655
Posted By zarb
Re: Recoloring a Delrin/Poly Chanter (??)

A cursory Google search shows that the Knife guys occasionally dye Delrin using RIT dye. Probably worth an experiment, as it wouldn't change the dimensions of the chanter, would be inexpensive and...
Forum: Do It Yourself (DIY) 05-01-2019, 08:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 655
Posted By zarb
Re: Recoloring a Delrin/Poly Chanter (??)

A cursory Google search shows that the Knife guys occasionally dye Delrin using RIT dye. Probably worth an experiment, as it wouldn't change the dimensions of the chanter, would be inexpensive and...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 04-23-2019, 10:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 688
Posted By zarb
Re: To carve or not to carve?

Where in California are you? There are many areas where the ambient humidity is quite low, which affects these reeds. I use a humidifier in the room I practice in while practicing. It becomes quite...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 04-22-2019, 03:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,128
Posted By zarb
Re: Controling nerves

Learning to play with others is a separate skill. Just like any skill, it is easier if you start small. Get an instructor or a band member to sit with you and the practice chanter and work through a...
Forum: Trading Post Archive 04-05-2019, 01:13 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 111
Posted By zarb
FS: 2 Fagerstrom Technochanters - $150 each

Two pipers in the house, both with TechnoChanters. A few years ago, an opportunity came up to have a spare (population now Three) and it has never been necessary. A few weeks ago, I was not home, the...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 01-07-2019, 10:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 654
Posted By zarb
Re: Smallpipe reed question

You could always shorten any of the plastic widebody pc reeds and drive the pitch up a bit. It takes a pair of scissors and the willingness to risk $15. Often a little judicious sanding of the top...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 12-27-2018, 01:55 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,406
Posted By zarb
Re: Famous historical people who played pipes

Burl Ives played Northumbrian bagpipes.
Forum: Music 12-02-2018, 03:03 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,745
Posted By zarb
Re: Exceptional everything

In that my post made Heatherbelle uncomfortable, which it was never intended to... Music is a big tent, in which we all have a place. If some of us tend to clump up in a particular location and...
Forum: Music 11-30-2018, 04:57 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,745
Posted By zarb
Re: Exceptional everything

To be clear, I mean no disparagement to the performers or composers, only to the phrase "modern creative music" as it here limits the means to describe other composers and performers.
Forum: Music 11-29-2018, 02:20 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,745
Posted By zarb
Re: Exceptional everything

Nice Music.

The text quoted "Matthew Welch is one of only a few bagpipe players in modern creative music" is drivel.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 10-20-2018, 01:11 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,205
Posted By zarb
Re: Backpack style pipe case

My wife and I each bought a Fusion case at the National Piping Center during Piping Live this year. We hauled stuff in them for the duration of our trip around Scotland, for two more weeks,...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 09-12-2018, 09:24 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,243
Posted By zarb
Re: Tenor Drone all of a sudden won't tune

Have you checked the pieces of your drones for airtight-ness? Take each piece and put a wetted finger across the other end, while you apply a vacuum to the other end by mouth. You should be able to...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 09-05-2018, 02:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 497
Posted By zarb
Re: Argyll vest source recommendation

Probably late with this. Visit a Restaurant Uniform Supply and buy a 5 button vest that fits. This should not present much of a problem. It should be off the rack unless you are really really far off...
Forum: Beer Tent 08-03-2018, 04:52 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,724
Posted By zarb
Re: Anything on streaming The Worlds?

I will be seeing it live and in person. On demand of management, we bought the high class tickets, with sandwiches included. As she also required that we attend the Tattoo via
the Whisky...
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