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Forum: Technique & Instrument 09-25-2008, 05:21 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,466
Posted By Gabriel
Re: Blackwood Tuning Slides

Many years ago I thought sleeveless pipes looked 'unfinished'. I now prefer bare tuning pins.
Forum: Do It Yourself (DIY) 03-05-2007, 10:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 423
Posted By Gabriel
Re: Kannister Modification

I also had a few restriction problems with my Kinnaird MCS until I realized the tube was occasionnally kinked. It was actually a bit too long for my medium Bannatyne bag. I shortened it of 1'' and...
Forum: Technique & Instrument Archive 02-19-2007, 02:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 446
Posted By Gabriel
Re: ian d murray setup

Me again... I just received an email from Ryan Canning kindly offering to replace the unstable tenor. This is great customer service!
Forum: Technique & Instrument Archive 02-19-2007, 09:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 446
Posted By Gabriel
Re: ian d murray setup

I have tried Ezees, Selbies, Omega, Kinnaird, Rapier, Wygent Duatones, Canning. My no 1 favorites are the Rapier. They're mellow, stable and efficient but they're not the easiest for startups...
Forum: Technique & Instrument Archive 01-22-2007, 05:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 324
Posted By Gabriel
Re: Batteries in deger pipes

I also stuff a little ball of towel paper between the battery and the case and everything is fine that way. It's a very simple and efficient solution.
Forum: Technique & Instrument Archive 09-28-2006, 10:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 430
Posted By Gabriel
Re: MCS cost tradeoff?

I have been using the Kinnaird MCS for over a year and it works very well for me. I modified it slightly by drilling a small hole in the plastic elbow that connects to the blowpipe stock so that...
Forum: Technique & Instrument Archive 03-20-2006, 10:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 396
Posted By Gabriel
Re: Kinnaird MCS

I have been using it in my Bannatyne bag for many months. It works very well. With one kannister, I can play 2-3 hours without condensation in my drones. I dry the granules in the microwave for...
Forum: Technique & Instrument Archive 01-12-2006, 10:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 335
Posted By Gabriel
Re: Powertone reeds

Kinnairds have been my #1 reeds for a couple of years in my Murray drones. Powerful and rich tone, lots of harmonics. I have been playing on and off a set of Rapiers since 2-3 months and they've...
Forum: Technique & Instrument Archive 12-17-2005, 06:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 560
Posted By Gabriel
Re: Making a PC / Reed harder to blow

I have two cane PC reeds. One is a good step harder than my Abbott PC reeds, and the one other is the absolute gut buster.
Forum: Technique & Instrument Archive 12-06-2005, 02:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 693
Posted By Gabriel
Re: mellower sounding pipes - discusson threads?

Drone reeds are very important. My Murray drones sound very full and bold with Kinnairds and very mellow with Powertones. I'd bet Powertone reeds would make any pipe sound mellow, even MacLellans, as...
Forum: Technique & Instrument Archive 11-08-2005, 02:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 544
Posted By Gabriel
Re: Drying system for bannatyne bag

If you don't dry the granules completely after use, the cannister will let some moisture through. This is what I do and it works for me.
Forum: Technique & Instrument Archive 11-08-2005, 09:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 544
Posted By Gabriel
Re: Drying system for bannatyne bag

Piob Mhor,

I play the same setup (Bannatyne + Kinnaird reeds) and was having nerve wracking moisture problems until I put in the cannister system designed by Rob Kinnaird (see Kinnaird's website)....
Forum: Technique & Instrument Archive 11-07-2005, 05:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 372
Posted By Gabriel
Re: Drone Reeds for Murrays

I have tried Ezees, Selbies, Omegas, Kinnairds and Powertones. Kinnairds and Powertones are the best of the bunch. Kinnairds are bolder with lots of sharp harmonics, Powertones are very mellow but...
Forum: Technique & Instrument Archive 09-15-2005, 11:36 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,046
Posted By Gabriel
Re: Ross vs Bannatyne

Randy,

At first, I was also concerned with the dryness of the chanter reed but as it turned out, it's not an issue. Before any session, I always blow gently throug the reed for about half a...
Forum: Technique & Instrument Archive 09-15-2005, 10:14 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,046
Posted By Gabriel
Re: Ross vs Bannatyne

While the hydrophilic tube usually sold with the Bannatyne bag is clearly inadequate as a moisture control, at leat for me, there are few other solutions. I have been using a new canister system...
Forum: Technique & Instrument Archive 06-16-2005, 08:05 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,658
Posted By Gabriel
Re: Rapier vs. Kinnaird

One must not confuse air efficiency and areodynamics which are two completely different things. Air efficiency is the flow rate or amount of air per time unit needed to make the tongue of the reed...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 04-19-2005, 04:59 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,102
Posted By Gabriel
Re: how hard to blow???

Actually the diaphragm is used for inhalation. To convince yourself ot it, try to blow hard and have relaxed abdominals at the same time. It's impossible.

Gabriel
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 04-14-2005, 09:01 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,102
Posted By Gabriel
Re: how hard to blow???

Gibson PC reeds are excellent reeds but they do require more pressure than some other brands. I prefer a chanter reed that helps maintain my blowing strength but that is just my preference. However...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 04-14-2005, 05:22 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 917
Posted By Gabriel
Re: Whats a good beginer practice chanter

Reeds for the Dunbar Millenium...

I have tried many reeds with this chanter and found that Abbott and Gibson do excellently. They're both big, hefty reeds that bring the changer very close to B...
Forum: Technique & Instrument Archive 02-25-2005, 12:27 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 980
Posted By Gabriel
Re: Most Beautiful NOTE

I also vote for a B that's right on the spot. When it is so, it's in dissonance with the low harmonics of the drones and at the same time reinforcing the high harmonics of the drones. A powerful...
Forum: Technique & Instrument Archive 02-04-2005, 05:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 274
Posted By Gabriel
Re: Staple Length

I have shortened the staples of many reeds to make them fit to the narrow reed seat of one of my chanters (one of the first Kron medallists). Shortening the blades has a very significant effect on...
Forum: Technique & Instrument Archive 01-28-2005, 09:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 365
Posted By Gabriel
Re: chanter reed (s) questions

Joe,

Is your low g taped? If so, verify that the edges of the tape are straight and clean (not oblique, no lint or hairy dust on the edge) and that both tapes are rigorously in line.

Good luck...
Forum: Adult Pipers 01-28-2005, 06:14 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,870
Posted By Gabriel
Re: Hands

From what I have read on the web, gout is characterized by sudden, painful attacks with joints swelling. I never had any of these. During a practice session, my fingers get progressively stiffer up...
Forum: Adult Pipers 01-27-2005, 05:16 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,870
Posted By Gabriel
Re: Hands

TKW,

Thank you very much for those indications. I definitely need to find out what exactly my hand problem is before I stop drinking beer :D

Seriously, piping is my most significant hobby...
Forum: Adult Pipers 01-25-2005, 10:06 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,870
Posted By Gabriel
Re: Hands

Elaine,

Thanks a lot for this very interesting info. Since being able to play the pipes AND drinking beer are some of my favorite things, I'll investigate all this more deeply.

Thanks again....
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