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Forum: Trading Post Archive 03-31-2019, 07:22 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 186
Posted By BMFinlay
FS: MacLellan & Gibson Small Pipes - $475/$500

I have two sets of small pipes I am selling.

MacLellan three drone Delrin Studio Pipe, with Gortex zipper bag in key of A. Excellent condition. $475 USD.

Gibson Fireside - Stainless Steel...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 07-01-2018, 07:34 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,481
Posted By BMFinlay
Re: Easiest to blow chanter reed that produces acceptable results

i am using the Husk Senior Reed. i am 63 and this reed helps me keep th steady blow and also helps me enjoy play.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 05-22-2018, 07:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 516
Posted By BMFinlay
Re: Gibson Firesides in key of A

What is the pitch for firesides in Bb supposed to be?
Forum: Beer Tent 04-30-2018, 01:17 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,965
Posted By BMFinlay
Re: Old Geezer Group on FB

I can't find the group on FB as titled. I think it is a great idea. I am 63, can play a few tunes but struggle with memorization and timing. Could you supply a link. Thanks
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 12-28-2017, 10:09 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,868
Posted By BMFinlay
Re: G1 Platinum Reeds - Very Easy

I recently bought Shawn Husk's senior/beginner easy reeds that were perfect strength. I guess the name was perfect, I am a senior and a beginner :).
Forum: Adult Pipers 10-16-2017, 05:10 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,634
Posted By BMFinlay
Re: Thread for late-comers to piping?

I am 62 and learning the pipes over the last few years.
I agree that older students have different as well as the same problems and questions of younger students.
I would like to see a section...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 09-19-2017, 10:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,055
Posted By BMFinlay
Re: How to determine price on pipes?

I have asked her to take pictures for me to post. Thanks everyone for your suggestions.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 09-18-2017, 05:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,055
Posted By BMFinlay
Re: How to determine price on pipes?

The lady brought them in today to work. Unfortunately for me they are a very old Uilleann pipes. I gave her a website to contact with pictures to see if they are worth refurbishing and present...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 09-15-2017, 11:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,055
Posted By BMFinlay
How to determine price on pipes?

I just started about a month ago at a new company. I mentioned to a couple of women who now report to me that I "try" to play the bagpipes. One of the women then says "I have a set of bagpipes down...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 06-08-2017, 06:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,109
Posted By BMFinlay
Re: Easy Chanter Reeds

I am also looking for an easy reed. I was just communicating with Shawn Husk. He said that not all reeds marked easy are. He told me that if he sells you an easy reed, it will be. I am going to...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 08-23-2016, 04:52 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,723
Posted By BMFinlay
Re: Hamon reeds in Firesides

I have a Bb chanter, so what pitch should I be aiming at?
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 08-20-2016, 04:49 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,723
Posted By BMFinlay
Re: Hamon reeds in Firesides

I also use his drone reeds a good step up. I am still having problems getting the right pitch. I am also trying out the Apps practice chanter cane reed with some success . What is everyone pitching...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 08-13-2016, 09:11 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,511
Posted By BMFinlay
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 08-13-2016, 05:53 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,511
Posted By BMFinlay
Re: Suggested reed combination for Chris Terry pipes

Wow, what a great help you have been to me. Yes my chanter is pitching at 178. Based on you recordings, I think I will get a canning bass and also try out the new Apps reed. I have heard nothing...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 08-11-2016, 07:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,511
Posted By BMFinlay
Re: Suggested reed combination for Chris Terry pipes

The one on the left. Just got it last fall.
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 08-11-2016, 04:42 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,511
Posted By BMFinlay
Re: Suggested reed combination for Chris Terry pipes

Thanks Patrick. Having the same setup really helps in recommendation. I enjoy listening to the old recordings of pipes where the pitch isn't as high and the sound seems to me richer. As others...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 08-10-2016, 05:08 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,511
Posted By BMFinlay
Suggested reed combination for Chris Terry pipes

Can anyone suggest a good combination of chanter and drone reeds for my set of Chris Terry pipes with ABW Colin Kyo chanter? I am 62 year old novice so I use a easy Apps reed right now with Ezee...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 03-25-2016, 03:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,602
Posted By BMFinlay
Re: Gibson Fireside Pipes

I have a set of Gibson firesides. I took the advice of the group and bought Seth's drone reeds. I am having a heck of a time trying to pitch everything especially the chanter. Can someone advise...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 12-22-2015, 04:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,602
Posted By BMFinlay
Re: Gibson Fireside Pipes

I have a set of Seth Hamon drone reeds. They work really well. I would like to know what cane chanter reed to use to compliment them.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 11-07-2015, 05:07 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 541
Posted By BMFinlay
Cane Reed for Gibson Fireside Pipes

I have a set of fireside pipes. I have changed out the original drone reeds with Seth Hamon reeds. Is there anyone who can recommend a cane reed for the chanter? Looking through the archives it...
Forum: Beer Tent 10-28-2015, 04:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,009
Posted By BMFinlay
Re: Scotland trip next year

I went to Scotland this past May. Skye is the place to visit!. We also love going along the coast near St. Andrews. Planning to go back as soon as we can. Loved it there.
Forum: Trading Post Archive 05-23-2015, 04:40 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 242
Posted By BMFinlay
WTB: Used Gibson Fireside Pipes

Looking for a set of used Gibson Fireside Pipes preferably in Bb but would also like to have both A and Bb chanters.
Forum: Beer Tent 02-23-2015, 05:39 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,546
Posted By BMFinlay
Re: First Trip to Scotland

Thanks Everyone for the great advice. We are very excited to go. I will look up all the things mentioned. Driving is going to be something else, but I know others have had signs in their back...
Forum: Beer Tent 02-23-2015, 05:08 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,546
Posted By BMFinlay
First Trip to Scotland

My wife and I are going on our first trip to Scotland end of April. Flying into Edinburgh, going through the highlands to Skye (grandparents born there) down to Glasgow (father born there). We are...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 11-14-2014, 04:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,706
Posted By BMFinlay
Re: Colin Kyo pitch

I just purchased a ABW chanter from Murray. I emailed him a question and he returned a phone call right back within a half a hour. He also followed up again in a week to ensure there were no...
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