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Forum: Technique & Instrument 10-17-2019, 10:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 369
Posted By John Bolt
Re: Fagerstrom Technochanter

I emailed Anders when mine went through the laundry and he got back to me right away with suggestions immediately!
Forum: Beer Tent 08-11-2019, 08:13 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,491
Posted By John Bolt
Re: Head shakers

One of the old boys in the band once led his band into one last pub after a hard day and had them sit down while he went for drinks. He then slipped out the back door, it was a funeral home!
Forum: Technique & Instrument 07-30-2019, 07:17 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,467
Posted By John Bolt
Re: Chanter reeds, what makes good, what makes bad?

Hi all,


2 books come to mind!


The reed book by the school of school of piping
The Complete Guide to Highland Bagpipe Reeds by Chris Apps
Forum: Music 07-01-2019, 04:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 458
Posted By John Bolt
Re: Unknown tune name!

Much thanks, I play a few John MacColl tunes I'll have to add this one!
Forum: Music 07-01-2019, 08:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 458
Posted By John Bolt
Unknown tune name!

Hi all,


I came across this video. Does anyone know the title of this tune!


https://www.facebook.com/david.malcolm.7370/videos/2255159827900594/


Thanks!
Forum: Technique & Instrument 06-22-2019, 11:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 511
Posted By John Bolt
Re: Husk Reed Strength?

Hi all,


I just bought 4 easy's and they are the easiest easy's I have yet bought out of all the ones I have tried and required nothing other than some moisture to make it work.



The...
Forum: Beer Tent 06-03-2019, 08:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 819
Posted By John Bolt
Re: Piping tuition in Edinburgh (august)

It's a short train ride to Glasgow and the National piping centre!
Forum: Technique & Instrument 06-02-2019, 08:45 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,499
Posted By John Bolt
Re: Your 2019 setup?

Hi all,


2010 McCallum ABD4's
WMC Bannantine bag
Dunbar Elite I or Kyo chanter
Moose valve
Canning tenors
G1 cane base
Husk chanter reed
Forum: Technique & Instrument 05-20-2019, 07:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 684
Posted By John Bolt
Re: Surefire Synthetic chanter reed

Do a search for Surefire and Synthetic chanter reeds, it's been discussed over and over!
Forum: Technique & Instrument 05-19-2019, 09:02 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 750
Posted By John Bolt
Re: Buggered up Ezee tenor

I'm using the same Canning tenors for the last 10 years. I have had them go south a couple of times and I have sprayed them inside and out with citrus degreaser then dried them very carefully with...
Forum: Do It Yourself (DIY) 05-17-2019, 05:50 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,389
Posted By John Bolt
Re: Conditioning an old leather bag

My old bag is 55 and she puts on face cream and stuff in the morning and it's worked well!
Forum: Beer Tent 05-14-2019, 08:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,140
Posted By John Bolt
Re: First time in Scotland

We did the Grand Tour and spent a month driving but prior to that we spent 3 days in glasgow and 3 in Edinburge but I really liked Glasgow and that's were we came from 120 years ago. We did plan our...
Forum: Beer Tent 05-14-2019, 06:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,140
Posted By John Bolt
Re: First time in Scotland

Hi all,


And Killberry on St Marys street half way up or down the Royal mile!
Forum: Technique & Instrument 05-03-2019, 10:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 525
Posted By John Bolt
Forum: Technique & Instrument 05-02-2019, 11:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 525
Posted By John Bolt
Re: Help identifying a type of cane bass drone reed

Hi all,


I used Husk cane reeds when I could get them. About a year ago I bought a G1 bass. I lifted the tongue the first day then the next day and it's been idiot proof ever since and Iv'e not...
Forum: Do It Yourself (DIY) 05-02-2019, 11:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 671
Posted By John Bolt
Re: Recoloring a Delrin/Poly Chanter (??)

Hi all,


I once restored a scared up pc using a heat gun and spinning and it came out looking brand new but I don't know that I'd try this on a thinner pipe chanter. I think if you clamped the...
Forum: Piobaireachd 05-01-2019, 03:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,405
Posted By John Bolt
Re: Four part (maybe five, max) Pibroch recommendations?

And not to tough to play or memorize also!
Forum: Beer Tent 04-06-2019, 07:20 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,235
Posted By John Bolt
Re: Need opinions on a GHB first set

I suffered for 6 years with a Canmore balloon bag and the stock chanter in my McCallums and I don't recomend it. Changing to a real bag was life changing! I went to a Willi McCalum bag and play...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 04-01-2019, 07:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 709
Posted By John Bolt
Re: Maybe time for new Electronics...

I have had Fagerstrom Technopipes for over 8 years which I use EVERYDAY and droped in the bath twice and they have worked flawlessly. I do know that the jack is the weak link and expect someday it...
Forum: Webmaster & Software 03-21-2019, 11:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,016
Posted By John Bolt
Re: Bagpipe Music Writer Gold

Hi all,


While I use BMW Gold for re arranging music, this free one works really well and will create sound files too. And can be found here

...
Forum: Do It Yourself (DIY) 03-21-2019, 10:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 406
Posted By John Bolt
Re: Oil before repairing a crack

Hi all,


I would give a good spray with a citrus degreaser too!
Forum: Beer Tent 03-14-2019, 04:11 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,229
Posted By John Bolt
Re: Pakistani Bagpipe Challenge

I don't get it they have such high quality control?


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ujp6HmGTwTM
Forum: Technique & Instrument 03-12-2019, 07:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 994
Posted By John Bolt
Re: Cracked Blowpipe Stock

Hi all,


The exact thing happened to me with my 2010 ABD4's and likely because of the wood and hemp swelling from leaving the blow pipe in. I contacted my guy and he had McCallum send out a new...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 02-19-2019, 07:13 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,256
Posted By John Bolt
Re: 2019 setup, changes?

2010 McCallum ABD4
WMC bag
Moose valve
Canning tenors
G1 cane bass (awesome worthy of a review)
G1 chanter reed (soon to be Husk)
Kyo poly
Forum: Technique & Instrument 02-19-2019, 07:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,029
Posted By John Bolt
Re: Moose vs Naill Tube- Observations

Hi all,


I have had a moose valve with nothing else going on 10 years, 5 years in a gortex bag and 3 with WMC bag and I don't bother to even look in the bag anymore and the tube trap I got with...
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