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Forum: Technique & Instrument Archive 05-09-2003, 10:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 653
Posted By WisPiper
Re: Yellow Waxed Hemp -- Opinions

I was told that using waxed hemp would wear on the bores with time, more so than unwaxed hemp. I therefore have an entire instrument full of very painstakenly wrapped yellow hemp. Finding out that...
Forum: Trading Post Archive 03-19-2003, 12:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 241
Posted By WisPiper
Re: Ross Omega Drone Reeds

I am interested...I sent an email.
thanks
Forum: Technique & Instrument Archive 02-07-2003, 09:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 428
Posted By WisPiper
Re: Can Firesides be changed from Bb to D?

Modular Design: Buy a set of Fireside Pipes™ in one pitch (A, B Flat, or D). Add drones, additional reeds and chanter to change pitch for alternate moods or applications.

Modular options allow...
Forum: Technique & Instrument Archive 02-05-2003, 09:55 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 910
Posted By WisPiper
Re: Fireside pipes questions...

When I purchased them that was my intention, though first I must learn to play better. :thumb: But check this page of the website
http://www.gibsonpipes.com/products/smallpipes/index.htm
Forum: Technique & Instrument Archive 02-05-2003, 08:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 910
Posted By WisPiper
Re: Fireside pipes questions...

Chris, I have a set of Gibson Firesides. Yes, they are much quieter than GHBs. Much. I will use them when I'm getting too much flak about "hey we are trying to watch this movie, shut those...
Forum: Technique & Instrument Archive 02-05-2003, 08:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 372
Posted By WisPiper
Re: Checking for leaks...

This ties in with a question I was going to ask, so I'll place her here :) For the last several months I've been attempting to practice on the full pipes, but have been finding that I really can't...
Forum: Technique & Instrument Archive 01-30-2003, 08:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 339
Posted By WisPiper
Re: Nail Poly Chanters???

I own a standard size Naill PC with the countersunk holes. It is very comfortable to play, if that makes any sense. I actually have 4 PCs but I always come back to the Naill. I have also noticed a...
Forum: Music Archive 01-30-2003, 08:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 383
Posted By WisPiper
Re: Scantily Plaid - wow - it is a great! CD

I recently got "Circular Breath" as well, it is pretty awesome with the banjo i must agree. Being new to the scene I never know which CDs to buy, kind of hit or miss for me. I have been debating...
Forum: Technique & Instrument Archive 01-20-2003, 08:30 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 277
Posted By WisPiper
One more bagsize post

I've read many a post about one's bag being too large and hampering posture. But what would be the signs of having a bag that is too small? Before I ordered my pipes I had been reading the forum...
Forum: Technique & Instrument Archive 12-11-2002, 06:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 316
Posted By WisPiper
Re: OOPS!

Got home last night, and the wood still looks ok. I used some Old English furniture cleaner and then put a little oil on them. Hopefully all is well. :thumb: I just better not play near an open...
Forum: Technique & Instrument Archive 12-10-2002, 10:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 316
Posted By WisPiper
Re: OOPS!

It was actually the citronella stuff thats meant for outdoors...it is oil based as it will not come off the table very well, and still smells like a fire waiting to happen :lol:. What's the market...
Forum: Technique & Instrument Archive 12-10-2002, 09:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 316
Posted By WisPiper
OOPS!

Ok, I doubt you've heard this one before. Alright, In the room where I keep my bagpipes, there is very little electric light available. So, I have 2 oil lamps mounted on the wall...hey, it's a...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 12-05-2002, 07:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 658
Posted By WisPiper
Re: Chanter reed frustrations

Being able to try out reeds before you buy them sound really good...unfortunately, that would be quite a drive for me. So I must trust the dealers.(So be nice to me! :) ) Well I went ahead and...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 12-04-2002, 09:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 658
Posted By WisPiper
Chanter reed frustrations

I've had my pipes for about 4 or 5 months. They are Ian Murrays, but I've been using a Dunbar poly chanter. I'm trying to learn about reeds and different strengths and makers and such. Spending...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 10-23-2002, 11:43 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 495
Posted By WisPiper
Re: Chanter Reeds

My Dunbar reed cap came with a hole in it. At least to my memory, I'll double check tonight. :confused:
Forum: Beer Tent Archive 10-04-2002, 07:00 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 569
Posted By WisPiper
Re: No private piping

That's really cool Kilted. I havent had the nerve to play when there is even a possibility of anyone being around yet. :lol: I am still keeping to playing in my backyard (which is surrounded by...
Forum: Beer Tent Archive 10-02-2002, 09:41 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 202
Posted By WisPiper
Seminars

I am new to the piping world, and have not as of yet been to a piping seminar. One is coming up in my area and I would like to attend, but I was curious to know what actually goes on at such an...
Forum: Beer Tent Archive 09-24-2002, 08:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 452
Posted By WisPiper
Re: Who do you insure your pipes with????

I scheduled my new pipes onto my homeowners policy for a whole 9 U.S. dollars. You could simply increase your basic contents limit, but as mentioned earlier, the coverage wouldn't be as complete. ...
Forum: Music Archive 09-18-2002, 06:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 337
Posted By WisPiper
Re: On, Wisconsin?

Hey now...respect the cheese...peach boy :p
Forum: Technique & Instrument Archive 08-09-2002, 08:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 342
Posted By WisPiper
Re: New Pipes

I'll try that. I tried corking the drones, but still couldn't muster enough wind.

thanks
Forum: Technique & Instrument Archive 08-09-2002, 07:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 342
Posted By WisPiper
Re: New Pipes

Speaking of new pipes, I just got mine delivered as well. Only I've been waiting 3 or 4 months. I was like a kid at Christmas time opening that package! 1/4 silver Murray's. They are pretty, but...
Forum: Technique & Instrument Archive 07-17-2002, 07:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 314
Posted By WisPiper
Learning the hard way

Ok now I need to bang my head on the wall for a while. For the first time ever, for some reason, I decided to carry all my PC reeds with me along with my PC to work yesterday. (It was my lesson day...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 07-11-2002, 01:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 537
Posted By WisPiper
Hmmm.....rythem?

Ok this is going to sound stupid I'm sure. However, here goes. I have been working with my PC and my small pipes for a while now, learning throws doublings etc. Playing the songs, knowing the...
Forum: Beer Tent Archive 06-26-2002, 02:17 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 185
Posted By WisPiper
Bristol

I'm hoping to head for the Bristol Ren. Fair at the Wisconsin/Illinois border on Saturday. I hear The Rogues will be there, I'm really looking forward to seeing the show. Anyone seen them live? I...
Forum: Beer Tent Archive 06-25-2002, 07:18 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 518
Posted By WisPiper
Re: Ebay Mystery

During the long search of who I was going to purchase my first and hopefully only set of Great Highlands, I spent a lot of time watching ebay. Some of the offerings looked tempting, but I just could...
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