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Forum: Technique & Instrument 06-10-2018, 05:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 291
Posted By Rooklidge
Re: Chanter replace/complement Starck drones

I ended up using Kinnairds in the drones. They could match a Sinclair or Hardie in volume, so a wide range of chanters will do fine.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 06-10-2018, 05:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 915
Posted By Rooklidge
Re: Fitting Cane Drone Reeds

I'd rather just go back to Bb, Ted.
Forum: Beer Tent 06-10-2018, 05:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 452
Posted By Rooklidge
Re: Where to find vintage parts?

No CITIES issues for parts sent as repair and return under 10kg, so sending parts to match or replace hasn't been an issue. Ivory is ESA problem though. Not had a problem from either Dunbar or...
Forum: Beer Tent 06-08-2018, 09:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 452
Posted By Rooklidge
Re: Where to find vintage parts?

Graham Burley has made Starck replacement parts for me recently.
https://www.burleybagpipes.com/
Forum: Competition Results 06-07-2018, 10:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 722
Posted By Rooklidge
Re: Costa Mesa

Ohhhh, I see what this is about. Not hard to make the connection there!
It's not about the games organizers at all, nor the eye-rolling nonsense, nor the lack of stewards.
I'll remember that...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 06-03-2018, 06:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 282
Posted By Rooklidge
Re: Finding a value for 3/4 pipes

Traded a set a couple years ago. With a MacLellan chanter was about a $600 value.
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 06-02-2018, 09:21 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,481
Posted By Rooklidge
Re: Army Issue?

This is a long time back, but Bob White was a drummer with them when he got back from his third tour. I remember meeting some dude named Teek (?), and a guy who moved to Sedro-Woolley with a redhead...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 06-02-2018, 01:44 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,481
Posted By Rooklidge
Re: Army Issue?

Sixth Army and 9th Inf Div also had pipe bands until the early 70s I think.
Forum: Competition Results 05-29-2018, 07:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 722
Posted By Rooklidge
Re: Costa Mesa

Too bad about pibroch on Friday. Not enough stewards and inconsiderate pipers tuning up their band cannons 18 paces away from the competitors. The judge making competitors wait while he sat at the...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 05-28-2018, 08:24 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,972
Posted By Rooklidge
Re: Most comfortable chanter you've played?

Pretty personal choice. I don't like tight-fingered chanters because of too much time spent digging ditches in a former life made small-hole chanters hard to close due of callouses, and my use of...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 05-20-2018, 08:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 503
Posted By Rooklidge
Re: Chanter Reeds for Concert Pitch Bb Chanter

Easy G1 Bb reeds work great in my Hardie.
Forum: Beer Tent 05-09-2018, 08:31 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,621
Posted By Rooklidge
Re: Favourite players/recordings

I'm playing a lot of old LPs on The Piping Hour radio show. Pibroch playlists will be available on the PS website shortly. Have a listen on kkrn.org weekly.


Certainly anything from the Glenuig...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 05-06-2018, 08:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 997
Posted By Rooklidge
Re: Reeds for ES session chanter

I really like mine. I keep it in the car for practice. On the advice of the maker, I sanded the inside of the reed by holding a sheet of 600 grit between the blades and squeezing while I drew out...
Forum: Beer Tent 05-05-2018, 07:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 710
Posted By Rooklidge
Re: Where to Look, and When for a "good deal"

Caveat emptor of course, but I sell on ebay all the time. Nice set of Hardies up there now for $600. Some of the pipes sold on the Shasta Piping Society website have ended up selling on other sites...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 05-05-2018, 07:39 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,158
Posted By Rooklidge
Re: Naill Drones in the Low 470s?

Ask Michael. http://nwbagpipes.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=14_101_117&products_id=113
Forum: Piobaireachd 04-14-2018, 03:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 900
Posted By Rooklidge
Re: David Glen Edinburgh Collection

I take copies of the Glen "Ancient Piobaireachd" arrangements with me and judges always seem to appreciate their clear notation. No question about the authority of his work.
Forum: Piobaireachd 03-14-2018, 03:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 270
Posted By Rooklidge
Re: Definition of piobaireachd in general music dictionary

Wasn't the term "ceol meadhonach" cooked up by Kilberry folks for their early 1900s book of music, with little or no basis of prior use?
Forum: Beer Tent 02-26-2018, 06:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 678
Posted By Rooklidge
Re: Elegy on the Death of Scots Music

Poor memory serves:

"For they've only a faint, wee, whisperin' voice,
makin' no more noise awa than the growin' of the grass
that flourishes whar naebody walks."
Forum: Beer Tent 02-15-2018, 06:47 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,361
Posted By Rooklidge
Re: Musings on Grainger & Campbell bagpipes

This might be the best era of pipe "making", but perhaps not the best pipes, as the stands of cocus and ebony forests that produced the best grade timber for instruments are long gone.:(
Forum: Beer Tent 02-15-2018, 07:18 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,361
Posted By Rooklidge
Re: Musings on Grainger & Campbell bagpipes

There are a couple sets up for sale on the Shasta Piping Society webpage. I prefer the early sets, before MacLeod took over the shop. Finer profiles and a sweeter sound to me. Nice with Kinnairds....
Forum: Technique & Instrument 02-13-2018, 09:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 397
Posted By Rooklidge
Re: 1960 Gillanders -- drone and chanter reed recommendations

As Bob suggests, even with the best of chanter reeds the intervals might be off and more drastic action may be needed. If you want to play Bb, G1 makes a nice chanter and reed set for that pitch.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 02-11-2018, 07:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 397
Posted By Rooklidge
Re: 1960 Gillanders -- drone and chanter reed recommendations

If you want to play the chanter, an easy G1 reed made for their Bb chanter may suit you with some prudent sanding. Most modern drone reeds will hover at the 460-466 of the chanter (the beauty of...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 01-13-2018, 11:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 326
Posted By Rooklidge
Re: Early 80's RG Hardie

G1 Bb easy chanter reed, but I have shaved a Melvin that tunes well at Bb.
Forum: Beer Tent 12-22-2017, 07:47 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,405
Posted By Rooklidge
Re: New EUSPBA grade 5 for solos

I wholeheartedly support well-run unsanctioned events. Pipers know this is a way to ease in new tunes or just keep their chops up. I had a recital format event a couple years ago, and the amateur...
Forum: Piobaireachd 12-06-2017, 06:54 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,315
Posted By Rooklidge
Re: Condensed Echo Beats

Fashion changes over time, Robin. I'm not sure the progression of the embellishment would have a justification other than the classic chestnut "That's the way I was taught". Even George Moss has a...
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