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Forum: Music 11-21-2020, 09:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 676
Posted By Patrick McLaurin
Re: Help me understand Piobaireachd

Wait, you're saying you *want* to be bored to death? On purpose? :willy:

:poke:

:smirk:
Forum: Technique & Instrument 11-21-2020, 08:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 540
Posted By Patrick McLaurin
Re: Canmore hybrid

I very much prefer the innate moisture control of a canmore hybrid over a bannatyne hybrid, and the medium is an excellent fit. To switch all my hide bags over to canmore hybrid has been a temptation...
Forum: Beer Tent 11-20-2020, 10:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 300
Posted By Patrick McLaurin
Forum: Beer Tent 11-18-2020, 05:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 815
Posted By Patrick McLaurin
Re: Highland goose to start?

Hi Matt, I don’t understand your argument. The PC has no drone either.
Forum: Beer Tent 11-17-2020, 08:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 815
Posted By Patrick McLaurin
Highland goose to start?

Reckon the rate of attrition would be lower if we started beginners not on practice chanters but on the goose with a highland chanter? Make them feel like they’re actually going to play the pipes...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 11-16-2020, 08:04 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,380
Posted By Patrick McLaurin
Re: robertson pipes

Post the specs and it should be easy enough to confirm bore sizes. Robertson bass drones have the curious trait of identical tuning chambers both top and bottom of 0.695” if I recall correctly.
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 11-16-2020, 12:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,134
Posted By Patrick McLaurin
Re: Chanter tuning struggle, the high notes

Shepherd are good reeds, maybe try their Bb version for giggles.

A disappearing high A is a neat effect. You are playing 4 instruments, not one. That the high A blends with your drones means you...
Forum: Beer Tent 11-15-2020, 02:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 655
Posted By Patrick McLaurin
Re: What are chanters worth?

Highland chanters cost a fraction of what uilleann chanters do (even without keys), nominally $1k. We are most lucky they are at the prices they are at now!
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 11-14-2020, 10:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 222
Posted By Patrick McLaurin
Re: Help

The air inlet should come out so the valve can be serviced.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 11-11-2020, 05:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 534
Posted By Patrick McLaurin
Re: Adjusting drone reeds to chanter strength

I don't believe having all the reeds shut off at the same time is actually that good of a metric. First, the bass is a different instrument than the tenors: it has two tuning chambers versus the...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 11-11-2020, 04:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,473
Posted By Patrick McLaurin
Re: 1950's Robertsons

I meant bass as in the concept of bass. Not the Ackland bass drone reed.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 11-11-2020, 03:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,473
Posted By Patrick McLaurin
Re: 1950's Robertsons

Most probably, though there are some people who really like that bass. :crazy:
Forum: Technique & Instrument 11-11-2020, 01:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,473
Posted By Patrick McLaurin
Re: 1950's Robertsons

I find it curious you describe the tenors as buzzier. Perhaps you are hearing the Kinnaird bass?

I recorded Ezee tenors and bass today, do you still hear "buzz" in the tenors?: Ezee...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 11-10-2020, 02:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,473
Posted By Patrick McLaurin
Re: 1950's Robertsons

Done:

Ezee tenors + Kinnaird bass (http://www.patrickmclaurin.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/ezee_tenors_kinnaird_bass.mp3) - same bass reed as used in the all Kinnaird recording...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 11-09-2020, 10:49 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,473
Posted By Patrick McLaurin
Re: 1950's Robertsons

tanks and William nailed it.

Rockets were already in the pipe.

Then swapped in Acklands.

Then remembered I needed to try original Kinnairds by request.

1. Rocket
2. Ackland
Forum: Technique & Instrument 11-08-2020, 08:38 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,473
Posted By Patrick McLaurin
Re: 1950's Robertsons

The mic is not in a physical corner. If you imagine my body as a square, the mic ended up in a corner: front left, between chanter and drones, about 6 feet off.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 11-07-2020, 07:55 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,473
Posted By Patrick McLaurin
1950's Robertsons

I was able to borrow a friend's Robertsons to play test (as Matt Willis would call it) with Ackland reeds. My friend left his fiberglass tongued Robertson Rockets in there for me and someone else via...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 11-05-2020, 10:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,096
Posted By Patrick McLaurin
Re: Dunbar Classic

A set of Tim Gellaitry pipes have been my solo pipes for the last 5 years or so. They’re fantastic tonally and visually. Craftsmanship can only be equalled. One of the 2 pipes I own (among 8-9) where...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 11-05-2020, 05:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,096
Posted By Patrick McLaurin
Re: Dunbar Classic

Richard, the color of that cocobolo is absolutely gorgeous. Absolutely beautiful pipe.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 11-02-2020, 07:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,096
Posted By Patrick McLaurin
Re: Dunbar Classic

I have too many bagpipes. What I love about playing each one in rotation is the different sound I get from each. While having 2 of the same make has advantages in sound consistency, which may be your...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 10-30-2020, 05:55 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,429
Posted By Patrick McLaurin
Re: I Want To Try a New Brand of Drone Reeds

I wish I had more experience with Naill. That being said, if you’d like a bold sound try Ackland; they’re cheaper than everything else. My go to reed these days. Maybe not best for band use without...
Forum: Beer Tent 10-26-2020, 01:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 959
Posted By Patrick McLaurin
Re: Time management as a multi-instrumentalist

Marry a doctor and let her wear the pants while you wear the kilt. And then don’t have any kids <- why I don’t have time for both.

I found uilleann pipes to be very complimentary of highland...
Forum: Competing Pipers 10-23-2020, 01:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 503
Posted By Patrick McLaurin
Re: "Clan MacRae Society" four or six parts?

I would most certainly inform them prior to performing your intentions and why (with why most certainly not being “just because”).
Forum: Technique & Instrument 10-18-2020, 10:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 814
Posted By Patrick McLaurin
Re: Big problem with Canmore Hybrid

Yes and allah forbid you have beads on your ferrules.

I was given the advice to use an appropriately sized piece of pvc (1.5” sch 40 I think) that fits over the stock but allows you to push on the...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 10-17-2020, 07:06 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,712
Posted By Patrick McLaurin
Re: "Phase locking" drones

The hard bottom D is a more strident timbre than normal bottom D. They usually have slightly different tuning, at least that's my experience. You activate the hard bottom D by increasing the pressure...
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