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Forum: Technique & Instrument 11-21-2020, 01:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 370
Posted By William McKenzie
Re: Canmore hybrid bag - opinions?

The others have already said it but they hybrid Canmores are amazing bags. I ordered a medium hybrid without grommets from Iain and it was ideal. Very dry bag. I would definitely have kept it on my...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 11-17-2020, 11:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 332
Posted By William McKenzie
Re: Stupid Beginner Question: Chanters

A smallpipes chanter can do this very thing.

http://forums.bobdunsire.com/forums/showpost.php?p=1349515&postcount=9
Forum: Beer Tent 11-17-2020, 07:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 632
Posted By William McKenzie
Re: What are chanters worth?

$1000 for essentially a conical tube with holes.. this is one of the aspects that stopped me from getting into uilleann pipes.

They sounds breathtaking. Then you want them and realize there is...
Forum: Beer Tent 11-17-2020, 07:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,336
Posted By William McKenzie
Re: Roddy MacLeod launches “Hebridean” range of Pipes

I posted a clip of my own set (https://www.scottishoctopus.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/Posting-Clip-Breadalbane_PH-Chesney_BTHR-Henderson-Deluxe-bass.wav) of the Breadalbane pipes a while back,...
Forum: Beer Tent 11-15-2020, 01:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 632
Posted By William McKenzie
Re: What are chanters worth?

Mac I always appreciate your take on things and this is an interesting point you make. The two chanters I now own are abw and were purchased new. One is the same Mk3 that you have, the "classic", and...
Forum: Beer Tent 11-15-2020, 12:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 632
Posted By William McKenzie
What are chanters worth?

Recently I've been making some long term changes to my setup. Maybe by the time one of those "What's your 20201 setup" threads rolls around soon I'll have things dialed finally.

As I purchase and...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 11-15-2020, 12:29 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,451
Posted By William McKenzie
Re: 1950's Robertsons

Right?! Had the exact same thought. Also Robertsons. I want.
Forum: Beer Tent 11-13-2020, 08:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 685
Posted By William McKenzie
Re: Why is one PC supposedly better than another?

Any of the PCs you mentioned previously will be great. However, there is enough difference between Highland chanter finger spacing for me to say that they they are not all the same. For example, I...
Forum: Beer Tent 11-12-2020, 07:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,336
Posted By William McKenzie
Re: Roddy MacLeod launches “Hebridean” range of Pipes

I've wondered about this in years past. The 1-2 Lawries of this vintage that I've come across I feel like did have finicky bass bores.



Daaaaaaanng.. 3lbs! I did not notice this initially....
Forum: Technique & Instrument 11-11-2020, 07:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 527
Posted By William McKenzie
Re: Adjusting drone reeds to chanter strength

x2.

It's fun when they shut off at the same time but should be more of a coincidence. Set them to where they feel comfortable, where ever that is. Some set them very high because they like that,...
Forum: Beer Tent 11-11-2020, 03:18 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,884
Posted By William McKenzie
Re: Polyester thread replacing hemp?

I know other makers who will also not honor repairs with PTFE use and warn against it. However, I personally don't have any qualms using it and like Wulls stated it is a very known quantity even for...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 11-08-2020, 06:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,451
Posted By William McKenzie
Re: 1950's Robertsons

Oof, I have to say rotating and going to corners makes this a rough comparison for me with reflections and many variables.

Having said that-

#1 - Rockets
#2 - Ackland
#3 - Kinnaird Originals
Forum: Beer Tent 11-08-2020, 06:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 952
Posted By William McKenzie
Re: A favor? Up for Best Social Media for The Big Rab Show Awards...

Definitely a well deserved win! You put a lot of thought into things and it shows. Congrats man.
Forum: Beer Tent 11-01-2020, 04:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,336
Posted By William McKenzie
Roddy MacLeod launches “Hebridean” range of Pipes

pipesdrums.com/article/roddy-macleod-launches-extensive-new-line-of-pipes/ (https://www.pipesdrums.com/article/roddy-macleod-launches-extensive-new-line-of-pipes/)

Made by David Naill & Co. no...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 10-31-2020, 07:32 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,409
Posted By William McKenzie
Re: I Want To Try a New Brand of Drone Reeds

The Ezeedrones you have are smooth, well blended, "focused" tone to them in my opinion. They are the Toyotas of the bagpipe world. And for good reason really. By focused I mean that the sound is well...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 10-29-2020, 11:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 412
Posted By William McKenzie
Re: Willie McCallum Custom bag vs. Gandy Bag

I've owned the WMC Bannatyne as well as have a goatskin Gandy bag on the way.

My sleeve length is 33-34" which is on the longer side. I have played a regular Bannatyne ES and it felt good but I...
Forum: Beer Tent 10-29-2020, 09:09 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,884
Posted By William McKenzie
Re: Polyester thread replacing hemp?

My original instructor had corked hemps on vintage Hendersons that he had had put on years prior. He loved it and didn't know why hemp was still a thing if I recall. It did require grease...
Forum: Beer Tent 10-26-2020, 09:56 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,884
Posted By William McKenzie
Re: Polyester thread replacing hemp?

That's true and it could. But that would be no different than people using all yellow or black waxed hemp since those types also don't absorb moisture. My experience is more that if you're outside in...
Forum: Beer Tent 10-26-2020, 03:39 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,884
Posted By William McKenzie
Re: Polyester thread replacing hemp?

It's is the 3rd or 4th type of polyester thread that I've tried for helping and although it's not perfect, I really like it to the point that I don't see myself ever going back. I initially tried the...
Forum: Beer Tent 10-25-2020, 01:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 952
Posted By William McKenzie
Forum: Beer Tent 10-25-2020, 01:52 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,884
Posted By William McKenzie
Re: Polyester thread replacing hemp?

I too saw Matt's video and switched. I will never go back. 100%.

Waterproof. Does not swell or shrink. Does not need to be replaced often if at all. Does not rot. Incredible strength. Lays...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 10-25-2020, 01:09 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,214
Posted By William McKenzie
Re: Why are some better than others ?

I think it's just that some don't work on the individual components. They try and mash it altogether as one thing in every practice session. I know for myself I spent years trying to make everything...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 10-25-2020, 12:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 868
Posted By William McKenzie
Re: Cutting The Tip Off Reeds

What these two said.

I use these for this purpose and general helping, zip ties, etc: Flush Snips (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07RW8VTSX/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o04_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1)....
Forum: Trading Post Archive 10-18-2020, 03:26 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 97
Posted By William McKenzie
FS: Canmore Hybrid bag, Medium - $50

Full tie in (no grommets). Ordered from Canmore 10 months ago, great bag. Selling due to some ergonomic obstacles.

Asking $50 plus shipping.

Photos-
Canmore 1...
Forum: Trading Post Archive 10-17-2020, 12:56 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 85
Posted By William McKenzie
FS: Peter Henderson RGH ABW Chanter w/case - $145 shipped

Current model. Selling as it has not been getting played due to some RSI/ergonomic issues I've been facing this year (lower hand extension). Comes with original ‘presentation’ box.

Asking $145...
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