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Forum: Technique & Instrument Today, 04:46 PM
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Posted By Klondike Waldo
Re: Cleaning Brushes/Swabs

I use shotgun and rifle cleaning rods with pieces of re-purposed old T shirts as swabs,then discard the used rags.

:thumb:
Forum: Music Today, 04:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 246
Posted By Klondike Waldo
Re: Favorite sea shanties anyone?

And how could I forget "Shenandoa" which was often sung as a Foc'sl chantey. ( needs a high G# and start on E rather than on the non-existent low e as sung) though.
Forum: Beer Tent Yesterday, 05:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 376
Posted By Klondike Waldo
Forum: Music Yesterday, 05:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 246
Posted By Klondike Waldo
Re: Favorite sea shanties anyone?

here are some I play:


We'll Rant and We'll Roar, Squid-Jiggin' Grounds ( AKA Sweet Betsy From Pike, Moses rye-toodle eye oodle eye ay), New York Girls ( Needs G#), Blow Ye Winds In The Morning,...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 03-14-2019, 12:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 250
Posted By Klondike Waldo
Re: Tin Whistle to Play With GHB

That's not necessarily true.


I would agree that the whistle will not be nearly as loud as the GHB, however. First I'd find out where the pipes in question actually pitch, then if they're close...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 03-13-2019, 06:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 406
Posted By Klondike Waldo
Re: Heat threshold for ABW Pipes?

OK, but I've been tempting fate pretty regularly for 40 years, so I'll keep with it.
:shrug:
Forum: Technique & Instrument 03-13-2019, 02:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 406
Posted By Klondike Waldo
Re: Heat threshold for ABW Pipes?

I have played my ABW pipes (1979 G&M) as hot as 105˚F and as low as -2˚F. No cracks.
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 03-12-2019, 06:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 283
Posted By Klondike Waldo
Re: Setting Monthly-Yearly Goals

Joe, good luck with your goals. Transitioning to the pipes in July is do-able- you were, after all, a tuba player, so you should have decent diaphragm support. don't rush getting into playing tunes...
Forum: Beer Tent 03-12-2019, 06:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 616
Posted By Klondike Waldo
Re: New Piper Saying Hello!

The good news? You don't need to perfect your embouchure.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 03-12-2019, 04:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 647
Posted By Klondike Waldo
Re: 2019-version Selbies?

Same here, Wes., in my 1979 G&Ms. Very stable reeds even when I'm pinching high B :thumb:
Forum: Technique & Instrument 03-12-2019, 04:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 647
Posted By Klondike Waldo
Re: 2019-version Selbies?

I've been playing Selbie drone reeds for a few years now and have a handful of sets tweaked to play with my different chanters. I recently acquired a set with"new model" bass drone, which does not...
Forum: Music 03-12-2019, 04:37 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 931
Posted By Klondike Waldo
Re: Searching for tunes with a High-B note

Right On!. I'll be playing "Nearer, My God, To Thee" by request along with Hymne des Fraternisés ( AKA I'm Dreaming Of Home) by request for an American Legion Centennial event this weekend. Both...
Forum: Beer Tent 03-11-2019, 06:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 861
Posted By Klondike Waldo
Re: What's your least favorite type of gig?

I do one parade every year, as "the Band" for the Hull Firefighters on Memorial Day. I have done a few other parades solo: the Boston St Patrick's Day Parade as "the Band" for the Boston Gas...
Forum: Beer Tent 03-10-2019, 07:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 740
Posted By Klondike Waldo
Re: The pipes are in the well?

…but don't go alone. Bring a strong friend and a stout rope:woot:
Forum: Beer Tent 03-10-2019, 07:05 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 861
Posted By Klondike Waldo
Re: What's your least favorite type of gig?

I selected parades, only because as a solo piper, I don't do many. My least favorite would be any where the majority of the audience are drunk. That can get uncomfortable rather quickly.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 03-08-2019, 10:27 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,118
Posted By Klondike Waldo
Re: Bagpipe prices c1950

My first (and only) set of GHB are also Gillanders & McLeod model BP2 which in 1979 cost 470 with a hard case.:thumb:
Forum: Beer Tent 03-08-2019, 10:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 674
Posted By Klondike Waldo
Re: Ever feel like you've "Lost it"?

Dorothy, dear friend, I'll disagree with you on the suitability of Keyboard as cross training. In playing keyboard, each hand has its own work to do, playing as many as 10 different notes at once (...
Forum: Beer Tent 03-08-2019, 10:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 697
Posted By Klondike Waldo
Re: Oldest pipe band member

So, I'm guessing not Abel:woot:
Forum: Beer Tent 03-07-2019, 04:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 616
Posted By Klondike Waldo
Re: New Piper Saying Hello!

Welcome aboard! What's your major instrument as a classical musician ( I was a tubist):thumb:
Forum: In Memoriam 03-01-2019, 07:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 519
Posted By Klondike Waldo
Re: Karen Turpen, wife of the late Zudupiper

I was fortunate in meeting Dave through the old Rec.Musicmakers.bagpipes group and Pipers-L even before these forums, and to have spent some time with him at a couple of local Highland Games. He was...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 02-27-2019, 01:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 690
Posted By Klondike Waldo
Re: Trouble making chanter reeds - advice?

I'll have a word with your parents, young man!! (oops, sorry:blush:)
Forum: Music 02-27-2019, 12:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 585
Posted By Klondike Waldo
Re: history of tune

If I remember correctly, the tune came from a French Hymn, the name of which escapes me. When I was in the Stuart Highlanders back in the early '80s we used to play the hymn tune as a slow air...
Forum: Music 02-27-2019, 12:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 612
Posted By Klondike Waldo
Re: Piper's Version Amazing Grace

Fwiw, If I'm playing it several times through, ( usually for a graveside service after the blessing and dismissal) I'll play the first verse one way, then second the other, etc.:shrug:
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 02-26-2019, 04:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 690
Posted By Klondike Waldo
Re: Trouble making chanter reeds - advice?

No worries. I'm a retired Music teacher:thumb:
Forum: Technique & Instrument 02-23-2019, 05:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 476
Posted By Klondike Waldo
Re: Hagan bagpipes

What would make these very plain pipes worth that kind of money? ( asking for a friend) :thumb:
The only name I see stamped is Hagan, yet the seller names them as Hagan, Naill, Henderson :sleepy:
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