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Forum: Beer Tent 01-04-2021, 12:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,515
Posted By DNorwood
Re: So this is what the wait feels like... (new pipes)

Congrats. I look forward to hearing you playing those. :thumb:
Forum: Beer Tent 12-07-2020, 07:43 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,385
Posted By DNorwood
Re: Roddy MacLeod launches “Hebridean” range of Pipes

Perceived value, perceived quality, perceived tonal superiority?

Perceived validity, perceived marketability, perceived trust?

Cult of personality, groupthink, minimize doubt and buyer regret? ...
Forum: Beer Tent 12-02-2020, 10:48 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,331
Posted By DNorwood
Re: Groped by women when performing?

Interesting perspective. I never thought groping and (a perception of) bad dancing were equivalents. :doh:
Forum: Beer Tent 11-19-2020, 09:07 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,258
Posted By DNorwood
Re: Highland goose to start?

To the make of a piper go seven years …
At the end of his seven years one born to it
will stand at the start of knowledge, and
leaning a fond ear to the drone he may
have parley with old...
Forum: Beer Tent 11-05-2020, 01:02 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,971
Posted By DNorwood
Re: The GPB (Great Pakistani Bagpipes)

From the video:

" A thirst for fame that seems lost upon the animals themselves"

I would add: "and debatably, the rest of the world".
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 11-03-2020, 05:34 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,094
Posted By DNorwood
Re: What reaction do you get when playing in public?

Back to the point

I've practiced in public and performed in public. The latter was never negative.

Regarding practicing in public: I've gotten many reactions over the years. Most of...
Forum: Beer Tent 10-27-2020, 01:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,262
Posted By DNorwood
Re: Goodwill Find

Agree. I am betting they were informed. I was looking at those earlier.

I tell ya, some of the pieces have signs of being ivory.

Best wishes to the new owner.
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 10-19-2020, 10:17 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,515
Posted By DNorwood
Re: Holding PC aloft?

Maybe the advice had to do more with the tone he heard coming from the chanter being played?
Otherwise, I am unsure as to why would someone would varnish a turd let alone handle one. Hmm, now...
Forum: Beer Tent 08-13-2020, 05:54 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,438
Posted By DNorwood
Re: Piping and COVID

Little cherries do make me laugh so.

Much needed. Thanks. :roflmao:
Forum: Beer Tent 07-02-2020, 06:09 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,022
Posted By DNorwood
Re: Post Pandemic bag hygiene

Still COVID free. Doing nothing special with my pipes. :thumb:
Forum: Beer Tent 06-14-2020, 07:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,360
Posted By DNorwood
Re: Ringo Bowen & The Bagpipe Place

And to answer the question, Ron "Ringo" is still round. I see him posting on some Vintage Bagpipe social media pages.

Reach out to him here: ronjbowen@gmail.com (ronjbowen@gmail.com)
Forum: Pipe Bands 06-03-2020, 07:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,166
Posted By DNorwood
Re: First pipe band — any advice?

Solicit the advice and counsel of the band and it's members and not the opinions of others who have no affiliation. They will be happy to share the do's and don'ts as well as other advice you will...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 05-27-2020, 05:42 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,698
Posted By DNorwood
Re: Pipe bag/ chanter position

Actually, yes. I have done it and Yes, I actually get what you are saying.

For me to attain the correct chanter height on a Bannatyne Medium bag, I had to place the chanter stock a little...
Forum: Beer Tent 05-19-2020, 07:55 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 7,784
Posted By DNorwood
Re: Worst Advice Ever?

I love how the respondents to "Worst Advice Ever" are being debated. I guess everyone else knows better than the person who experienced the worst advice.

<slow clap>
Forum: Technique & Instrument 05-18-2020, 11:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 756
Posted By DNorwood
Re: Anyone know of a maker of cow horn mounts in the UK?

Really? No 'bull'?

The idea of cow horn 'udderly' fantastic. I realize the 'steaks' are high for this transition and without 'milking' this thread, I would just like to 'mooooove' on by...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 05-11-2020, 05:53 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,992
Posted By DNorwood
Re: Tone of new MacRae's

I like the look of the SL1's as well - except when I get to THAT ring cap. Seems they should match the ferrules.....or the mounts. Pick one and make them match! It messes with my need for total...
Forum: Beer Tent 05-08-2020, 11:00 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,387
Posted By DNorwood
Re: What tune never gets old to you?

(Do your Lawrence Welk voice here)

That wonderful 6/8 March lovingly called The Dunsire Forums March.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 05-05-2020, 05:54 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,280
Posted By DNorwood
Re: Older MCC2 chanter playing flat?

I am grabbing a pint and headed over to the Trading Post. :blush:
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 05-05-2020, 05:52 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,978
Posted By DNorwood
Re: perceptions on horse hair

Is it clearly marked as a MacPherson? :whistle:
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 05-04-2020, 08:10 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,978
Posted By DNorwood
Re: perceptions on horse hair

From observations, posts, and responses on Kilt forums, including those groups proclaiming they are strictly "traditional"....

It seem you can pretty much wear the tartan and accessories you want...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 05-01-2020, 08:06 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,790
Posted By DNorwood
Re: Ridge or straight cut, which to you prefer?

Interesting comments. I also prefer a straight cut.

Yet isn't it funny though that one of the biggest selling reeds winning competitions is a ridge-cut?
Forum: Beer Tent 04-28-2020, 06:57 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,268
Posted By DNorwood
Re: Famous pipers who, aren’t/weren’t Gold Medalists?

I never knew it was so vast.
The take-away for me is that there is enough information to suggest that a piper doesn't need to be "on the boards" to be competent.
Even though I have experienced...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 04-27-2020, 05:32 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,685
Posted By DNorwood
Re: Antique Pipe ID

Not that my opinion matters over those who are always "in the know", but I think they sound quite stunning.

Good job!:thumb:
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 04-22-2020, 08:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,292
Posted By DNorwood
Re: What was used to tie drones together in the 18th century?

Perhaps not much other than anecdotal.

I've been informed that the well-known pipers of old would use unicorn hair.

All others would use braided grasses, scrap fabric, curtain decorations,...
Forum: Beer Tent 04-22-2020, 07:59 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,268
Posted By DNorwood
Re: Famous pipers who, aren’t/weren’t Gold Medalists?

I like this thread. Gonna grab some popcorn.

Surely there are even some "colourful characters" here that are very competent, and musical without being "famous" or won a medal or even having...
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