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Forum: Beer Tent 04-09-2018, 11:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,232
Posted By Wulls
Re: List of cottage pipe makers

Another small maker sadly passed now is John Weston from Stirling.
John served his time with Hardies before joining Glasgow Police.
He started bagpipe making again when he retired and produced some...
Forum: Beer Tent 04-09-2018, 11:22 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,694
Posted By Wulls
Re: College of Piping Gone - What about the tune books?

In my youth I attended the CoP many times for lessons.
On the sadly few times I was graced by Seamus himself I was always struck by his Calmness and endless patience.
I am utterly convinced that...
Forum: Beer Tent 04-09-2018, 02:36 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,637
Posted By Wulls
Re: Britain to Ban Ivory Sales to Stamp Out 'Abhorrent' Trade

That is quite simply the most appalling statement I have read on the whole issue of "antique" pipes.
The vast majority of absolutely first class, vintage, instruments will have ivory on them...
Forum: Beer Tent 04-04-2018, 11:22 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,637
Posted By Wulls
Re: Britain to Ban Ivory Sales to Stamp Out 'Abhorrent' Trade

I've been researching this at length......Mainly because I do a lot of repairs on old pipes with Ivory.
I am in complete agreement with a ban on "new" ivory.....It is the rather narrow definition of...
Forum: Beer Tent 02-14-2018, 03:08 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 391
Posted By Wulls
Steve Warnock

Anyone got contact details for Stevie.
Moby number I have ainít connecting.


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Forum: Beer Tent 01-31-2018, 09:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 730
Posted By Wulls
Re: CITES delay Scotland - North America

I was not aware CITES applied to blackwood.......
anyone got a source for this ????
Forum: Technique & Instrument 01-08-2018, 02:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 314
Posted By Wulls
Re: Practice chanter with water trap reccomendations

Tru Tone do chanters with built in water traps.....They are the best I've found.......
Forum: Technique & Instrument 11-27-2017, 10:47 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,039
Posted By Wulls
Re: Lower Pitch Reed Suggestions

I was not aware WarMac made a 466 chanter.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 11-23-2017, 11:09 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,039
Posted By Wulls
Re: Lower Pitch Reed Suggestions

You are still trying to justify your appalling approach.

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Forum: Technique & Instrument 11-22-2017, 11:20 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,039
Posted By Wulls
Re: Lower Pitch Reed Suggestions

A wood burner ???????
Bottom line is these chanters are antiques.
They are sharper than "Orchestral pitch" and flatter than anything being played today.
I see you got it reeded around 474..........
Forum: Beer Tent 11-09-2017, 12:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 613
Posted By Wulls
Re: Duncan Johnstone

I had a few lessons from Duncan at the College but I'm pretty sure it was before 1974.
Maybe he worked part time ??????
Absolute gentleman, patience of a saint and truly loved teaching.
Forum: Beer Tent 09-08-2017, 12:58 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,302
Posted By Wulls
Re: the joke that is the worlds..

What happened to the Intercontinental gathering?????
That was supposed to be the next great thing.

I have also no idea why, when Cowal lost their championship status, The All Ireland was not...
Forum: Beer Tent 08-20-2017, 11:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,981
Posted By Wulls
Re: End of an Era

OK, to answer some of the questions I've had PM'd
1st Port Glasgow BB
Muirhead & Sons
BP Grangemouth
Burgh of Stirling
Forum: Beer Tent 08-18-2017, 04:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,981
Posted By Wulls
Re: End of an Era

Na....just a hairy assed engineer.
up at 5.00
leave at 5.15
arrive work 6.00
leave work 16.00
arrive home 17.15
leave for band practice 18.45
Arrive 19.30
leave 21.30
home 22.15
Forum: Beer Tent 08-18-2017, 12:15 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,981
Posted By Wulls
End of an Era

Well That's it folks.......
After missing out this season I have handed in my band kit and decided to retire (dis)gracefully.:(
Such is my job I have to be up at 5am and the thought of knocking...
Forum: Beer Tent 07-26-2017, 07:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,146
Posted By Wulls
Re: Hard Driven

Freds' never played it the same way twice.........
I don't see why we should :lol: :lol: :lol:
Forum: Beer Tent 07-20-2017, 01:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 953
Posted By Wulls
Re: Jennifer versus Ryanair

Because it's the Daily Mail........
For a supposedly up market newspaper it is in reality an attention grabbing rag.......
If they told me the sky was blue I'd open a window and check.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 06-12-2017, 02:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 897
Posted By Wulls
Re: Dating Mccallum pipes

Drop Macallums an email......
contact details are on their website.:thumb:
Forum: Do It Yourself (DIY) 06-10-2017, 11:56 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,008
Posted By Wulls
Re: Pak-A-Way Practice Chanter Sections Too Tight

Sadly not......
I moved house & Job a few years back and simply have not had time to get the workshop set up and running again.
I do intend manufacturing the Pak-A-Way chanters again but...
Forum: Do It Yourself (DIY) 06-10-2017, 11:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 696
Posted By Wulls
Re: Looking for some help

Id be happy to do some research up here in Aberdeenshire for you......
Drop me an email on wullsg@sky.com.....
Forum: Technique & Instrument 09-27-2016, 10:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,857
Posted By Wulls
Re: Help identify 25-35yrs old set of pipes

Hakim din
Forum: Technique & Instrument 09-27-2016, 10:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,615
Posted By Wulls
Re: Thoughts on Identifying These

Little doubt in my eyes.....I would date them mid 70s.
That's around when they used mix n match on mount materials.
I had a set very similar at one time.
Forum: Do It Yourself (DIY) 09-25-2016, 12:25 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 781
Posted By Wulls
Re: Leather flappers, rain day project

Yup..... boiling uncured leather will do the trick.....
I also use an old book, a bit of clingwrap and a big brick.
Work it out......:thumb:
Forum: Technique & Instrument 09-10-2016, 02:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,661
Posted By Wulls
Re: Birl styles of leading pipers

That's the way I play birls......however it was the result of an accident with a grinding wheel where I lost a lot of muscle volume from my birl pinkie and ring finger. After it all healed up I...
Forum: Do It Yourself (DIY) 09-10-2016, 02:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,387
Posted By Wulls
DIY maintenance

I don't know if this is a new thing or not.......
I have been asked a lot recently to do maintenance on pipes that I would really consider the pipers job....... Hemping, Tying in, seasoning.....
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