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Forum: Beer Tent Yesterday, 01:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 399
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Do you swab your drones? (Poll)

Somewhy in piping since first handling a set of pipes in 1959 ,except for a few really wicked weather experiences during a some NYC St Pats parades in the Ď70ís and in NJ ca 2016...Iíve not hardly...
Forum: Beer Tent Yesterday, 10:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 228
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Wrong-footed

This whole much ado discussion was carried on and propagated here a few years ago.
IIRC BDF Forumite Heatherbelle provided a plethora of good and bad examples of the 3/4 plight over time.
To...
Forum: Beer Tent Yesterday, 09:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 228
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Wrong-footed

I recall that; also the one book ( I donít recall ) with a notation to the effect. ď...the PM will easily sort this out with the band blah blah blahĒ 🥴:shrug:

Iíve always wondered what the book...
Forum: Beer Tent Yesterday, 06:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 228
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Wrong-footed

Donít get hung up overthinking it.

We still only have to remember. LEFT RIGHT LEFT RIGHT LEFT RIGHT....

A group I coach pretty much refuses to play any 3/4 tune because of a phobia it...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 09-23-2020, 01:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 399
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Practice Chanter Air Volume Needs

Tricky...but no sweat...itís why we have erasers on pencils 😎
Forum: Beer Tent 09-23-2020, 08:17 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 125
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Brunswick,GA chanter lessons?

..thanks for that. Brunswick is a good poke south in GA...way down near St.Simon and Sea Isle. Almost near FL/Jacksonville... Iíll noodle with them though.
Forum: Beer Tent 09-22-2020, 05:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 125
Posted By el gaitero
Brunswick,GA chanter lessons?

I have a friend now posted to a ~ 2month assignment in Brunswick GA.

He’s got spare time..so I suggested he seek some good rudimentary chanter help instead of goofing off 24x7.

Any band in...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 09-21-2020, 02:02 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 724
Posted By el gaitero
Re: What's all this flap about flapper valves?

Now,..drone cord lengths and knots....thatís another whole issue...🥴
Forum: Technique & Instrument 09-21-2020, 11:19 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 724
Posted By el gaitero
Re: What's all this flap about flapper valves?

On a few Iíve taken several minutes to open the staple crimp and position the rubber flapper more ideally ..then appropriately re-crimped the staple.
Thinking about it...while I was at it,..I did...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 09-21-2020, 05:59 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 724
Posted By el gaitero
Re: What's all this flap about flapper valves?

Please letís me know where to get a vinyl flapper for $3.50.....
Forum: Technique & Instrument 09-20-2020, 07:36 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 724
Posted By el gaitero
Re: What's all this flap about flapper valves?

The issue with the Ď70ís technology Lil Mac is having to overbore the blowstick end to install it. Almost to the point ,if not careful,where using a flapper in the future wonít work.

The Moose...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 09-20-2020, 04:43 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 615
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Is Your Main Chanter ABW or Polypenco?

ď..specially drawn premium plastic..Ē


Hahahahaha; ....what will they think up next......organically grown ABW...?
Forum: Technique & Instrument 09-19-2020, 08:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 367
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Modern Hardie vs. Henderson - play test between two models from the same maker!

Iím thinking the wood is the wood is the wood. It all gets used...unless a real flaw is uncovered. Granted ..for a bespoke full silver set some added attention might be given to hand selecting the...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 09-19-2020, 08:53 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 898
Posted By el gaitero
Re: The use of Danish Oil in maintaining

Yes,....then I laid it down...crimped up in a brown paper bag out of harmsí way...and remembered to turn it every few days.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 09-19-2020, 07:20 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 898
Posted By el gaitero
Re: The use of Danish Oil in maintaining

I have a nice Naill abw pipe chanter that sat unplayed in a drawer for 4-5 years...when I started to resurrect it squealed a lot on HA down to the low hand.
At Naillís suggestion I well oiled the...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 09-18-2020, 10:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 367
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Modern Hardie vs. Henderson - play test between two models from the same maker!

[QUOTE=Matt Willis Bagpiper;1348179

"let's compare these!"

[QUOTE]

Did j miss a memo from RGH &Co.? Except for the the exterior profile they've said all the internal bores and specs are...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 09-18-2020, 08:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 369
Posted By el gaitero
Re: The Most Basic Beginner Topic: The Scale

Playing an Ďopen Cí phased out in the Ď60ís or so. IIRC.
Forum: Do It Yourself (DIY) 09-17-2020, 06:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 246
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Electronic Tone Trainer

Instead of plugging into a drone top and in a sense altering actual playing conditions...mightnít someway placement of the sensor in the bag provide a more accurate playing condition reading...and...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 09-13-2020, 12:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 707
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Practice Chanter Reed Recommendation

Passing a crisp dollar bill thru the blades under light finger pressure every few weeks is also good to remove built up crud.
Forum: Beer Tent 09-11-2020, 12:31 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,047
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Pirate Set?

Stuart Robertsonís HP: The Pirate in Mens Pants.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 09-11-2020, 06:42 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 557
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Tape for drone reed tongues

...aaarrggghhh,...yes,...selecting the just right diameter, tying black waxed hemp bridles just right,springing tongues just right,,setting the reed depth just right replacing red wax end caps, all...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 09-09-2020, 06:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 557
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Tape for drone reed tongues

[QUOTE


Old fashioned contraptions, but they have their uses :D

[/QUOTE]

....is that a ceramic cap badge with a cockade? 😂
Forum: Technique & Instrument 09-09-2020, 12:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 557
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Tape for drone reed tongues

Blu-tak also handy for filling reed nose cones or hollow pitch screws to achieve a little more tuning height...;

Record player??,, needle?,..stylus?? 😂
Forum: Technique & Instrument 09-09-2020, 10:39 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 557
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Tape for drone reed tongues

Iíve used a 1/2 BB size ~1\16Ē ball of Blu-Tak mashed flat on to the reed tongue. Play around for the size that meets your needs.
Forum: Beer Tent 09-07-2020, 02:57 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,427
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Idea for G1 band MSRs

Oh. I thot we were discussing Ď..sight read a piece of music idiomatically at playing speed,í... not Ď ..not being able to read...í ;
I think ultimately a good/great performance is a result...
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