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Forum: Music Today, 08:15 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 139
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Grey's Anatomy Solo Piper Tune?

My wife recorded the show..insisted I watch the next day. I don’t know the name... I didn’t care for it...a meandering unmusical piece I thought. I understood the band was LA Scots..
Forum: Technique & Instrument Today, 08:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 191
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Help Identifying Bagpipes

Kintail hit my thots too. The pronounced drone bush is as I’ve seen recently on a student’s pristine set resurrected from the closet after 20 years.... thot ..jeez..huge bushes.
Interesting that...
Forum: Technique & Instrument Yesterday, 07:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 252
Posted By el gaitero
Re: So,..what makes it a Bb reed vs a standard reed?

..Was hoping you’d chime in. Yeah...I looked carefully...but no evident diff in the staple diameter when mating a standard red end against the Bb reed ...I’ll check the staple length with a caliper. ...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 02-15-2019, 08:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 252
Posted By el gaitero
Re: So,..what makes it a Bb reed vs a standard reed?

That was among my guesses....a longer or miniscule larger diameter staple,.shorter/wider blades,tied lower,maybe thicker at some point....all guesses.
But none of those were manifest obvious on the...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 02-15-2019, 05:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 252
Posted By el gaitero
Re: So,..what makes it a Bb reed vs a standard reed?

That’s two. We’re on a roll.

Interestingly to me, a SGPM friend ...seemed a bit quizzical about them...and said he only uses the makers standard reeds for his Bb set up...playing that same...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 02-15-2019, 12:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 252
Posted By el gaitero
Forum: Technique & Instrument 02-15-2019, 11:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 435
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Polished drone bores?

I visited the Sinclair shop in ‘02..had a pleasant chat with Alistair for a while ...who showed me his operation. When I espied a small pile of ABW ‘end cuts’ off eg stocks,drones etc ..he said it...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 02-14-2019, 07:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 366
Posted By el gaitero
Re: The BlowHard

I think an adequate substitute for this....gadget....could be made using a standard screw-on bulb mouthpiece and a rubber stopper with a hole in it. Not $20. :grin:
Forum: Pipe Bands 02-14-2019, 10:42 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 479
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Too much tape

Perhaps arguably ,immeasurably ..moving the bottom of the hole down has no effect. Just like taping it. Moving it ‘down’ ( enlarging it) may increase the volume so slightly.

Raising the top of a...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 02-13-2019, 06:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 435
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Polished drone bores?

If the maker is using very sharp gun drills the bores should not need additional smoothing
If ‘polished’ further by the end user ...it should be done using fine grade steelwool on a e.g. rifle...
Forum: Pipe Bands 02-13-2019, 05:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 479
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Too Much Tape

Do you know the makers ‘bench design spec’ of the chanter you are playing? No sense trying to set up a chanter to 480 designed for 475.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 02-11-2019, 03:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 686
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Teachers and diaphragm vibrato

Good question. No one ‘taught it’ to me ,..yet, I’ve always..while circular breathing and applying good pressure to the reed without it cutting out.
It seems so natural...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 02-09-2019, 10:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 338
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Selbies bass drone reed

Yes....examine the tongue at the H cutout. Inexplicably I had a set where both tenor tongues broke cleanly across right at the top side of the H . The break was clean.nearly invisible until I really...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 02-09-2019, 08:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 338
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Selbies bass drone reed

Check the reed body....confirm no side split or torque crack no easily visible....u dear the tenon hemp.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 02-07-2019, 11:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 616
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Clamptite instead of hose clamps?

Yes! ..this works great....I usually put two on over the offending hex head.

A little more effort ...I also take a few minutes with a small file to smooth off the hex head sharp edges....saves...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 02-07-2019, 08:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 616
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Clamptite instead of hose clamps?

Haha. Even with the new clamptite’s? Even they won’t stop a bag leak.


I realized it might be a leather bag with rubber collars.... having not as good seal as do the syn bags with the...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 02-07-2019, 04:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 616
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Clamptite instead of hose clamps?

What kind of bag is it that needs hose clamps on all the drone and blowstick stocks? I’ve never had any grimmeted bag the need more than one clamp at the chanter stock...or tied in.
Forum: Beer Tent 02-06-2019, 11:06 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 912
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Another Odd Duck Music Question...

What I find interesting is dreaming in Questions and Answers...:sleepy:
Forum: Beer Tent 02-05-2019, 04:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 912
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Another Odd Duck Music Question...

Hmmm,..I think if I woke up without a tune running. ....I'd check my pulse.
Forum: Beer Tent 02-04-2019, 01:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,354
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Pakistani Bagpipe Challenge

all the punters who can hear the difference between blackwood and plastic could spot they were sheesham, or whatever.
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Only if playing syn drones reeds....😀
Forum: Technique & Instrument 02-04-2019, 12:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 717
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Tying in a new bag

Pre cut by the bag maker....who will usually cut about 1” dia. holes and the wetted leather stretches nicely into the stock grooves.

I had a student come by one time with a bag the jerk...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 02-04-2019, 07:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 717
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Tying in a new bag

https://youtu.be/9WSMQjxSJ-A


I don’t apply the theatrics of tying the cord to a bedpost or Newell post or porch railing. I sit and pull the cord just as tight with it wrapped around a short...
Forum: Beer Tent 01-30-2019, 07:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,015
Posted By el gaitero
Re: J. Higgins retail store closed up?

Interesting....the chap I spoke with said it was wrong...to use.....j.higgins.net


Definitely something awry....but I’m over it...what I thot I wanted as seen on the website wasn’t ...by what...
Forum: Beer Tent 01-30-2019, 05:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,015
Posted By el gaitero
Re: J. Higgins retail store closed up?

Yeah..I spoke to them today too...I called the 1-888 xxx xxxx phone # on their webpage....the # I called Sunday and got a ‘not in service-disconnected’ message...I called it Tuesday and got a...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 01-29-2019, 02:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 412
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Kinnaird Edge vs Evolution

You could also ask kinnsrd for a set of the stronger tongues to replace the easys.
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