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Forum: Technique & Instrument 05-06-2011, 01:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 447
Posted By Andy Curley
Walsh PC o-ring shot

I've had a Walsh PC for several years and one of the o-rings broke. Looks like the other is getting close. If this has happened to you, how have you repaired it?
Forum: Technique & Instrument 06-15-2009, 10:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 747
Posted By Andy Curley
Re: Removing stocks

Thanks to those who responded. I ended up using a small, thin screwdriver to pull the grommet back from the stock. Kind of had to crank it out. No damage done. In the future, I would have put...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 06-11-2009, 07:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 747
Posted By Andy Curley
Re: Removing stocks

Well,thanks. Unfortunately, it doesn't seem that easy. I wish it were. I'm not really getting any movement within the grommets. The blowstick stock will sometimes twist in the grommet but doesn't...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 06-11-2009, 04:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 747
Posted By Andy Curley
Removing stocks

Ok. I give. I'm trying to remove my stocks from a canmore bag. It's several years old and has the sort of clear grommets. No zipper.

Is there some sort of technique for getting them out or...
Forum: Technique & Instrument Archive 01-15-2007, 06:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 430
Posted By Andy Curley
Re: What is your favorite reed and why? (For McCallum users)

Our band has been using Ross reeds in the McCallums. I think they've done well.
Forum: Technique & Instrument Archive 01-12-2007, 08:39 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,528
Posted By Andy Curley
Re: Difference In Chanter Reed Strength

So, this has been a really interesting thread. I like the idea of being able to have a reference point for comparing reed strength.

After reading Andrew Lenz's instructions on making a manometer,...
Forum: Technique & Instrument Archive 01-06-2007, 09:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 329
Posted By Andy Curley
Drone reed break-in

I have pretty much played the same set of EZDrone reeds for the entirety of my piping experience. It has gotten to the point where I need to put in new reeds. I've read that many of the synthetic...
Forum: Competition Results 05-17-2004, 05:11 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 769
Posted By Andy Curley
Re: Fair Hill Results?

Charleston Police Gr V won the drum corps for Grade V I believe. I can't recall 3rd place though. Long, hot day.
Forum: Music Archive 04-08-2004, 08:03 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 754
Posted By Andy Curley
Re: Tunes for Boy Scouts

Got my Eagle in 1980 (?), Petersburg, VA. Served on staff in the backcountry at Philmont in 1987. Wish I had pipes then!
Forum: Technique & Instrument Archive 10-28-2003, 07:32 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 643
Posted By Andy Curley
Re: Playing with organ

Thanks to all who replied!

I wanted to report in that the ceremony went very well. We had 5 pipers, 2 snares, and a bass. This was an honest to goodness pipe organ so there was no adjusting of...
Forum: Technique & Instrument Archive 10-21-2003, 07:08 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 643
Posted By Andy Curley
Playing with organ

Several of us in my band are playing at my church on Sunday during the service. The pastor is really keen on playing Highland Cathedral with the organ.

I've not played with an organ before (or...
Forum: Trading Post Archive 11-13-2002, 06:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 351
Posted By Andy Curley
Re: Pipe Band Patches

Check out Greater Richmond Pipes & Drums (http://www.grpd.us)

We recently changed our band name and we kept our old patches for just this situation. There's a link on the site for the band...
Forum: Technique & Instrument Archive 08-16-2002, 09:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 760
Posted By Andy Curley
How to fix a Flat F?

I put a new reed (Gilmore) in my chanter (Kron poly) the other day. It's a relatively easy reed that seems well balanced. It tunes well except for the F is a bit flat. I have no tape to remove and...
Forum: Technique & Instrument Archive 08-16-2002, 09:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 394
Posted By Andy Curley
Re: rubber flapper valve air hiss

Vasoline gets the best seal. Keep the valve clean - mine sticks shut sometimes. Slobber and vasoline helps this. :bleh:

I also find that my post (the metal piece that is strapped to the...
Forum: Technique & Instrument Archive 06-12-2002, 06:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 592
Posted By Andy Curley
Re: Soutar Bagpipes

I've had my DS-2 set for a couple of years. Very nice set of pipes. Sound great, look great, and well made. Good price particularly when compared to pipes of, IMHO, equal quality sound and...
Forum: Beer Tent Archive 04-21-2002, 08:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 298
Posted By Andy Curley
Re: Ummm...what???

Appears to be tuning a bit low on the pins as well. :eek:
Forum: Technique & Instrument Archive 04-15-2002, 07:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 282
Posted By Andy Curley
Re: Repairing a crack

Thanks for the replies. I had actually reviewed Steve's web site regarding crack repair which provides good descriptions on that and many other topics.

I repaired it with some clear epoxy which...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 04-12-2002, 08:38 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,188
Posted By Andy Curley
Re: Picking up new Tunes

MacPherson's Lament (4 part 2/4) and Louden's Bonnie Woods and Braes (strathspey). I found that I was playing mainly marches and have really been trying to become more compentent on the strathspeys...
Forum: Technique & Instrument Archive 04-12-2002, 09:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 282
Posted By Andy Curley
Repairing a crack

I have a wooden practice chanter (Grainger) with the top piece made from wood rather than plastic as appears more common now. Naturally, the top piece cracked when I played it while the wood was a...
Forum: Technique & Instrument Archive 03-29-2002, 07:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 305
Posted By Andy Curley
rubber flapper valve sticking

If it's not one thing, it's another. :shrug:

I have one of those hi-tech rubber flapper valves on my blowstick. Generally, works great. Lately, it seems to be sticking shut periodically which...
Forum: Technique & Instrument Archive 02-23-2002, 06:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 490
Posted By Andy Curley
Re: new pipe reed

I just put a new reed in myself. A painful affair at best. I corked my drones off for two weeks before I was able to play with them not shutting off. Shot a couple of corks through the ceiling and...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 02-15-2002, 07:54 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,093
Posted By Andy Curley
Re: Recording yourself to find mistakes

I have found that recording my playing is a great tool. Like most people, I realize I'm much worse off than I think. I focus on keeping my drones steady never realizing that my chanter is more...
Forum: Technique & Instrument Archive 02-10-2002, 08:41 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 395
Posted By Andy Curley
Pitch of practice chanter?

Continuing a discussion started under Dunbar practice chanters (or something like that)...

I have a Dunbar standard pc. It's pitch is very low relative to the rest of the band. I checked the...
Forum: Technique & Instrument Archive 02-08-2002, 02:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 814
Posted By Andy Curley
Re: dunbar practice chanters

I have a standard length Dunbar. It has a nice sound to it. However, I stick out like a sore thumb at practice since the pitch is way below everyone elses. I call it my baritone practice chanter. ...
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