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Forum: Technique & Instrument Yesterday, 07:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,536
Posted By Klondike Waldo
Re: Moose vs Naill Tube- Observations

But to bring us back on topic, I have been playing with just the moose valve in for a while since posting the original question, all seasons, though I do keep a spare bag and stocks set up with the...
Forum: Technique & Instrument Yesterday, 07:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,536
Posted By Klondike Waldo
Re: Moose vs Naill Tube- Observations

Perhaps it was in reference to me? I usually play as people are arriving, up until the casket is brought in, then again as it's brought out and placed in the hearse, then again at the cemetery as...
Forum: Technique & Instrument Yesterday, 07:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 372
Posted By Klondike Waldo
Re: 2019 setup, changes?

for this year:
1979 G&M BP2 with original McLeod of Forfar chanter
Gannaway bag ( Medium, no zipper, no grommets)
Selbie drone reeds
Various chanter reeds at different times:
Husk, Mur reeds,...
Forum: Music Yesterday, 07:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 261
Posted By Klondike Waldo
Re: Searching for tunes with a high B note

Will Ye No Come Back Again, the way fiddlers play it.
More to come.:thumb:
Forum: Music Yesterday, 07:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 162
Posted By Klondike Waldo
Re: Piper's Version Amazing Grace

1. You might well find different versions of the hymn tune in different hymnals.
2. The "Pipers' Version" probably refers to the way the Scots Dragoon Guards played it, after the way Judy Collins...
Forum: Music 02-18-2019, 05:27 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 110
Posted By Klondike Waldo
Re: Music for I Love You Lord

If it's the one by Laurie Klein, I believe it's still under copyright:shrug:.
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 02-18-2019, 07:45 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 461
Posted By Klondike Waldo
Re: C natural Key or Back hole on chanter which is better?

Patrick, FWIW, that spring might just be a standard woodwind leaf spring, available from several sources including Ferree's Tools (https://www.ferreestoolsinc.com/). I'd ask Nigel Richards first, of...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 02-17-2019, 07:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 508
Posted By Klondike Waldo
Re: A New History of the Bagpipes Video

1. it's entirely possible to play a low G# and an Eflat/D# on GHB by half-holing. Whether one would find it useful or desirable is a separate question.

2. Uillean pipes overblow a second octave,...
Forum: Music 02-17-2019, 07:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 261
Posted By Klondike Waldo
Re: Searching for tunes with a high B note

Auld Lang Syne,
The Boys Of Wexford,
The Lark In The Clear Air,
Take Me Home To Mayo,
Northern Lights of Old Aberdeen,
Forum: Beer Tent 02-16-2019, 03:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 518
Posted By Klondike Waldo
Re: I’ve met my threshold and it’s 15 degrees

I have played as cold as 2˚F: layer upon layer under the doublet and plaid fingerless wrist support/gloves, then fingerless knit gloves with HotHands® hand warmers in each, and then Wristies@ i-over...
Forum: Beer Tent 02-13-2019, 07:12 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,109
Posted By Klondike Waldo
Re: Your own funeral

Glad to see someone else is prepared. Our "last real estate" is just up the hill from my wife's family. We bought the plot and had the stone set up in advance because we didn't want to burden someone...
Forum: Beer Tent 02-13-2019, 01:19 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,109
Posted By Klondike Waldo
Re: Your own funeral

I used to be a tuba player in all sorts of ensembles- orchestras, band, German Bands, Brass Choirs, but especially Trad Jazz bands. I want a jazz band to play Amazing Grace and a piper to play...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 02-13-2019, 12:24 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,127
Posted By Klondike Waldo
Re: Chanter bias?

Nate, keep on doing what you're doing. (and kudos for not telling Mr. XYZ that his chanter might be better suited as a suppository):woot:.
Forum: Adult Pipers 02-11-2019, 06:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,831
Posted By Klondike Waldo
Re: Old Dogs... New Tricks?

snip Probably chanter and reed-dependent, but on my 1979 McLeod of Forfar chanter, the first one works fine, tuned at or just a few hz above A=Concert B flat



I'm grateful I don't have to play...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 02-11-2019, 11:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 715
Posted By Klondike Waldo
Re: Teachers and diaphragm vibrato

Maybe because it makes the practice chanter sound more like a musical instrument? ( and less like an abused waterfowl?):woot:
Forum: Technique & Instrument 02-11-2019, 11:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 414
Posted By Klondike Waldo
Re: Bass Drone Tuning - Feeling the Vibrations

Actually ages ago when I was a young tubist, I used to place my little finger on the bell or lead pipe and my thumb in my ear so that I could fine tune against the cacophony of all the other...
Forum: Beer Tent 02-11-2019, 11:12 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 992
Posted By Klondike Waldo
Re: Another Odd Duck Music Question...

The worst earworm I ever had: I dreamed up a sonata for kazoo and triangle……


… it was a humdinger:woot:
Forum: Adult Pipers 02-10-2019, 03:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,831
Posted By Klondike Waldo
Re: Old Dogs... New Tricks?

Another old dog here. I play easy reeds because I can. ( nobody to tell me not to) :thumb: I often play sets of an hour or more, but usually 20 minutes to a half-hour. Easy reeds also allow for those...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 02-10-2019, 03:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,111
Posted By Klondike Waldo
Re: Canmore Hybrid bags

I had two Canmore bags in succession, and both developed leaks- the first (first generation) bag developed a leak in the throat area under the blowpipe stock. I patched that with Shoe Goo while...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 02-09-2019, 04:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 346
Posted By Klondike Waldo
Re: Selbies bass drone reed

I'd replace a tongue rather than the whole reed. Selbie replacement tongues are not that expensive and readily available.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 02-09-2019, 09:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 346
Posted By Klondike Waldo
Re: Selbies bass drone reed

Good suggestions above. What pitch are you trying to tune to? Are the reeds new or have they been used? ( Selbie Tongues are replaceable and my show fatigue after years of playing).
Forum: Technique & Instrument 02-09-2019, 09:54 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 193
Posted By Klondike Waldo
Re: Selbies bass drone reed

Maybe you'd want to delete this dupllcate post?:shrug:
Forum: Beer Tent 02-09-2019, 09:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 691
Posted By Klondike Waldo
Re: For the piper who has everything - a Chair!

… but a chair is for sitting in, not standing out.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 02-06-2019, 06:56 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,477
Posted By Klondike Waldo
Re: "B" Flat Set up

Orkney Wedding With Sunrise by Sir Peter Maxwell Davies is one such piece. There may be others.
Forum: Beer Tent 02-05-2019, 04:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 992
Posted By Klondike Waldo
Re: Another Odd Duck Music Question...

Worst ( or maybe best?) scenario: When I was teaching middle school and Kindergarten music, I wrote a number of songs for the "wee fidgets" having to do with things they were studying, etc. One of...
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