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Forum: Beer Tent 11-06-2020, 09:30 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,521
Posted By John Bolt
Re: The GPB (Great Pakistani Bagpipes)

Hi all,

They have top notch quality control and testing!

Forum: Beer Tent 09-24-2020, 12:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 847
Posted By John Bolt
Re: Do you swab your drones? (Poll)

I haven't even disassembled my pipes for 4 years or so since I had to to put them in a case when I was in a band. Normally I play and then lay them on the back of the couch and if I remember I will...
Forum: Do It Yourself (DIY) 08-04-2020, 08:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 798
Posted By John Bolt
Re: Practice Chanter Reed - Warped by Sun

I either play my pipes, small pipes or Technopipes and haven't seriously picked up a PC in years but back when I made this reed tutorial

Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 07-30-2020, 01:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,393
Posted By John Bolt
Re: Inspiring Movie Scene Featuring Pipers

My favorite

The Devil's Brigade - The Canadians Arrive


at 1:30
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 07-10-2020, 10:55 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,863
Posted By John Bolt
Re: Help with transition to pipes...

It does not matter what strength the reed is if it's dry and the mouth is open too much. Dip it in water then pinch the reed to bring the lips together for 30 seconds!
Forum: Beer Tent 07-10-2020, 10:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 503
Posted By John Bolt
Re: Practice Chanter Wooden Mouthpiece

And great on pipes too but for teeth not the mouth piece!
Forum: Beer Tent 07-02-2020, 11:56 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,876
Posted By John Bolt
Re: Post Pandemic bag hygiene

Yesterday on Canada day I blew alcohol vapors into my pipes all afternoon thereby disinfecting them!
Forum: Webmaster & Software 04-05-2020, 08:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 377
Posted By John Bolt
Re: BMW Gold Code Font Size

Hi all,

Configure - set font
Forum: Beer Tent 02-21-2020, 10:36 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,429
Posted By John Bolt
Re: Bagpipe Backlash - McDonald's restaurant

I'm on another site on face book that puts our Bob Dunsire down but would call this terrific piping hee hee!
Forum: Technique & Instrument 02-13-2020, 12:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 929
Posted By John Bolt
Re: Rubber tubing for mouthpiece

I use this on my small pipes and electrical shrink tubing on the GHP and have for years!
Forum: Technique & Instrument 01-16-2020, 01:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,665
Posted By John Bolt
Re: Building a chanter humidor

Hi all,

14 inches of 2" pvc and 2 caps
Forum: Beer Tent 01-10-2020, 11:57 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,810
Posted By John Bolt
Re: I LOVE my bagpipes

Hi all,

Drones: McCallum ABD4
Drone Reeds: Canning, G1 bass
Chanter: Dunbar Elite ABW / KYO poly
Chanter Reed: Husk
Bag: WMC Bannatyne
Dryer: Moose valve
Forum: Technique & Instrument 01-07-2020, 09:49 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,839
Posted By John Bolt
Re: Unique Pipes

Hi all,

There is a very good picture of the pipes in question on Anna's face book page for Aug 4 2018!
Forum: Technique & Instrument 12-04-2019, 07:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,161
Posted By John Bolt
Re: Radical reed shaving

Hi all,

Yes and to varying degrees to the point it looks like a molded reed!
Forum: Technique & Instrument 12-04-2019, 10:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,161
Posted By John Bolt
Re: Radical reed shaving

Hi all,

Years ago when I first started I did this with every reed and it worked great on the reeds I was using and over the years I have whittled less and less. A year ago I started using Husk...
Forum: Piobaireachd 11-27-2019, 09:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,588
Posted By John Bolt
Re: Memorization techniques?

Hi all,

When learning a new tune I like it plays in my head 24 hours a day whether I like it or not!
Forum: Beer Tent 11-15-2019, 12:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,290
Posted By John Bolt
Re: Eye problems and piping

I had a friend blow blood vessels in his eyes regularly while weight lifting for all it's worth!
Forum: Beer Tent 11-03-2019, 09:53 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,864
Posted By John Bolt
Re: Kilts and proper kilts, Oy vey ist meir....

It's really important to have a genuine Scottish kilt, I bought mine In Edinburgh in a shop on the Royal mile from a nice Indian chap, hee hee!
Forum: Pipe Bands 10-31-2019, 01:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,038
Posted By John Bolt
Re: Rehearsal "activities"

One hour going through the tunes on the chanter, one hour going through the tunes on the pipes and 2 hours drinking beer where the PM finally lightens and I think maybe I'll come back next week!
Forum: Technique & Instrument 10-22-2019, 10:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 816
Posted By John Bolt
Recommend new drone reeds for McCallum's

Hi all,

I have been using the same Canning drone reeds for 9 years with zero problems. A year or so ago I installed a G1 cane bass reed that has also been fool proof since day 1. These reeds...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 10-17-2019, 11:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,031
Posted By John Bolt
Re: Fagerstrom Technochanter

I emailed Anders when mine went through the laundry and he got back to me right away with suggestions immediately!
Forum: Beer Tent 08-11-2019, 09:13 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,345
Posted By John Bolt
Re: Head shakers

One of the old boys in the band once led his band into one last pub after a hard day and had them sit down while he went for drinks. He then slipped out the back door, it was a funeral home!
Forum: Technique & Instrument 07-30-2019, 08:17 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,701
Posted By John Bolt
Re: Chanter reeds, what makes good, what makes bad?

Hi all,

2 books come to mind!

The reed book by the school of school of piping
The Complete Guide to Highland Bagpipe Reeds by Chris Apps
Forum: Music 07-01-2019, 05:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 702
Posted By John Bolt
Re: Unknown tune name!

Much thanks, I play a few John MacColl tunes I'll have to add this one!
Forum: Music 07-01-2019, 09:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 702
Posted By John Bolt
Unknown tune name!

Hi all,

I came across this video. Does anyone know the title of this tune!


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