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Forum: Technique & Instrument 08-05-2019, 08:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 439
Posted By Rooklidge
Re: Bit of a 'crack' problem needing some advice please

Ship the stock to a maker and have a delrin replica made with a cocobolo ferrule. Blowpipe and chanter stocks as delrin will make your life easier, and you keep the originals if you ever choose to...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 08-01-2019, 08:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 447
Posted By Rooklidge
Re: Just how low can you go?

From my own chanters, a very early Hardie was stable at A448, but the synthetic drone reeds had to be opened up too much to be easily playable, even with extenders. I think the bass drone would...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 07-27-2019, 06:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 264
Posted By Rooklidge
Re: Drone reed recommendation for mid 70s Lawrie pipes.

I prefer the Kinnaird Evolution reeds in Lawries of that era because they tune just a bit higher than the original or Edge styles. Air efficient too. Buzzy, but fun.
Forum: Beer Tent 06-26-2019, 09:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,870
Posted By Rooklidge
Re: OK, Who Knew?

Doesn't do much for the integrity of the instrument.
Forum: In Memoriam 06-19-2019, 08:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 599
Posted By Rooklidge
Re: Charles Rogers

Tough times now, Bob. It's been 11 years for us since pop died at 79. He stays with us though, in all we do. Best...rook
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 06-09-2019, 11:54 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 373
Posted By Rooklidge
Re: Oldest Pipe Bands-Clan Macleay

Right on, Mike. Proud to be a part of it in my youth. rook
Forum: Music 05-07-2019, 09:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 931
Posted By Rooklidge
Re: 4 parted 4/4 march

Hills of Alva
Forum: Technique & Instrument 05-06-2019, 08:20 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,936
Posted By Rooklidge
Re: Pinkie Finger Down for Quick C?

An Open C is not false fingering. Take it up with PM John Wilson of Edinburgh and Toronto.
Forum: Beer Tent 04-09-2019, 08:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,575
Posted By Rooklidge
Re: Bagpipes and Gaelic

I need to get some basic pronunciation down before the wagging fingers become brickbats. The artists I play on the air deserve far better than I've had time to muster. Baby steps for me.
Forum: Music 03-24-2019, 06:10 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,306
Posted By Rooklidge
Re: Piob High G/A vs High G/A in Piobaireachd competition

Just my preference; two finger hiG and lift the thumb for hiA in pibroch. That's how I tune and balance for the soulful sound on an old Hardie.
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 02-20-2019, 05:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 935
Posted By Rooklidge
Re: Oldest Pipe Bands

Hi Mike,
Glad to see you're getting all this info together. I don't know if it's relevant, but I believe Chet McNeill and Bob Johnson were in the Portland Scottish PB. I believe both of them...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 02-19-2019, 04:52 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,142
Posted By Rooklidge
Re: 2019 setup, changes?

No. 1 and only this year for pibroch:
Graham Burley ABW drones he made for me a few years ago, but he made delrin blowpipe and split chanter stocks at my request this year.
Kinnaird Edge drone...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 01-29-2019, 05:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 662
Posted By Rooklidge
Re: Kinnaird Edge vs Evolution

Playing Edge in two sets. No issues at all. The bridle screw needs very fine adjustments and once dialed in, I run a length of tape around the reed to make sure the screws don't vibrate out of...
Forum: Beer Tent 01-25-2019, 09:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,438
Posted By Rooklidge
Re: Sharpness War

Agree. Currently playing 452-456 hz and it is a different, more satisfying animal.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 01-23-2019, 08:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 744
Posted By Rooklidge
Re: info on a set of Gillanders & McLeod pipes

Half mounts, even in great conditions are not in heavy demand. Very nice pipes, especially for Bb players, but I'd be surprised you get more than $800 right now. Good luck on the sale.
Forum: Trading Post Archive 12-22-2018, 08:49 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 80
Posted By Rooklidge
FS: 3 Boyce GHB sheepskin bags, large - $300 (lot)

3 large Boyce sheepskin bags, new, supple, Angus Lawrie swan shape, 11.5-inch.

$300 for all 3 plus shipping. Too big for me.

Forum: Piobaireachd 12-09-2018, 09:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 575
Posted By Rooklidge
Re: Sheet Music

Send him a request through Facebook. It's a great tune.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 11-29-2018, 08:04 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,006
Posted By Rooklidge
Re: Opinion on '90s(?) Hardies?

Hardie usually had great wood stock, even in the last days before being bought out. Reaming pipes by a competent maker is no bother, and hand reaming drone bottoms is easy. Unless you want a wee...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 11-20-2018, 07:02 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,661
Posted By Rooklidge
Re: An ABW Pipe Chanter Question

Outside fine, inside will drop and dull pitch. Not sure of recovery, so I don't.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 11-10-2018, 06:40 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,395
Posted By Rooklidge
Re: Favorite blowstick? And worth it to repair a blowstick?

In Chicago? send to Donaldson or Dunbar for a sleeve repair or to have a replica made. Should a be a pretty quick turnaround time for you. Any standard stick will do in the meantime.
Forum: Piobaireachd 10-27-2018, 09:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,598
Posted By Rooklidge
Re: How many actually use Binneas

Robin, I don't think it is really that confusing as to their motives for keeping some stylistic features and dropping others. The turf battles of the early 20th century among the pipers of the day...
Forum: Side / Snare 10-25-2018, 08:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,423
Posted By Rooklidge
Re: Question from a piper

Fashion changes. I started drumming in the mid-70s. Duthart was the standard, but you could tell individual drum corps by their styles. Greats like Turner, Connell, Kirkwood, and Montgomery were...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 10-24-2018, 02:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 886
Posted By Rooklidge
Re: Who does repairs using Catalin?

Graham Burley in BC can do catalin, but he doesn't "age" it. Just have to be patient and let it oxidize.
Forum: Beer Tent 10-22-2018, 08:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,053
Posted By Rooklidge
Re: Pumkin Spice mounts

I always understood it to mean "New, Old Stock", as in: old but in unused condition.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 10-20-2018, 09:46 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,679
Posted By Rooklidge
Re: "B" Flat Set up

What's the chanter? Shaping a modern reed meant for higher pitch to an old chanter will drive you nuts. G1 makes a Bb reed that works well in older Hardie, G&M, and G&C chanters. Expect the hiG to...
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