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Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + Today, 06:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 386
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Losing air at bass drone

Jori Chisholm sells a manometer set up for pipes..used to check how steady air pressure one is playing ( = steady tone)..also convenient to confirm strength of preferred chanter reeds ...especially...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + Today, 02:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 386
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Losing air at bass drone

... when the drone is in tune,..on an ocilliscope the amplitude and wavelength show up as being mirror image equal above and below the x axis.
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + Today, 12:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 386
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Losing air at bass drone

Iíve met Bruce ..great chap. Iíve always meant to give him a bell to ask why ..at 2:55. ..he states the reeds ( tongues) are closed more than they are open.

To me its one or the other...in...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + Yesterday, 07:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 386
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Losing air at bass drone

Do you know what n20 chanter reed strength?
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + Yesterday, 05:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 386
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Losing air at bass drone

This is a very good vid Bruceís produced several year ago. Iím always intrigued by it ..because when I run the same test with EZ drone tenors I get ca 25 seconds....and the EZ reeds are set very very...
Forum: Technique & Instrument Yesterday, 07:43 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,533
Posted By el gaitero
Re: "B" Flat Set up.....Chanters..

Anyone care to opine a comparison between a modern Shepherd Bb and e.g. Mccallum Bb chanter. Others? Abw or poly?
I believe Shepherd and G1 make Bb specific reeds. any other makers?
Forum: Beer Tent 01-16-2019, 04:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 294
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Heavier than ABW

Rexine bag. ? Was ist los?
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 01-16-2019, 12:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 386
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Losing air at bass drone

Check the seal of the bass Bush...or edges around the cap...not leaking?
Forum: Technique & Instrument 01-14-2019, 07:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 523
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Bag Sizing Confusion

And for immediate gratification ,if you havent already,.play in front of a full mirror to observe.
Do you look relaxed, drones cords hanging stable...not thrashing around, left shoulder not...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 01-13-2019, 07:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 523
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Bag Sizing Confusion

Try to visit a winning - quality pipe band in your locale or top notch winning piper/instructor for a personal bench check...maybe uncover the twists and tuns of your woes.
Forum: Piping and Drumming Jokes 01-13-2019, 09:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 822
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Piping in the Park

My wife was wishing for jackasses....:woot:
Forum: Technique & Instrument 01-13-2019, 09:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 523
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Bag Sizing Confusion

You've mentioned the current l&m is still good...So it sounds as if the pain issue is with the Indian...not the arrow. Get your Dr.to check it out for a remediation and/or use Aleve ...don't spend...
Forum: Teacher's Lounge 01-12-2019, 08:09 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 209
Posted By el gaitero
Re: PDQB 4/ SCQF 6 - required tempi for tunes?

Matt,,,,,really,..Donít worry about the tempo ..accuracy is what will count. Play all your tunes as slow as you must to keep them accurate ..but flowing..not faltering.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 01-12-2019, 08:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 291
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Child's practice chanter or standard?

Iíd second Callum and Baggy McP....even if he canít today spread his hand enough. In a very short while he will....and in the short meanwhile will strive.

Go for a standard length ABW chanter......
Forum: Technique & Instrument 01-10-2019, 10:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 361
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Bagpipe Humidification

If you keep your house Rh at about 45%- <50% your pipes will be fine.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 01-10-2019, 03:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,916
Posted By el gaitero
Re: "New" Husk Reeds

..just keep an eye on what your doing.......


:roflmao:
Forum: Technique & Instrument 01-10-2019, 03:29 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,533
Posted By el gaitero
Re: "B" Flat Set up

Not a lot...but Iíd think drone bush extensions would reduce the drone volume a bit ...the i.d. of the implant would be 2mm or so smaller than the makers Ďbench design specí bush. .

Anyone out...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 01-10-2019, 06:11 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 681
Posted By el gaitero
Re: AAaarrrgggghhhhh!!!! My bag has sprung a leak!!!

He did. But actually didnt say how Ďnew-ishí. Iíve got two right now...in service for 3+ years. Still holding their own nicely.
Iíve had tied in leather in the old days... gannaway, l&m ...3-5...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 01-09-2019, 04:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 681
Posted By el gaitero
Re: AAaarrrgggghhhhh!!!! My bag has sprung a leak!!!

Just fyi ..Canmore Hybrid .$188 at Pipers Hut incl shipping.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 01-09-2019, 10:02 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 681
Posted By el gaitero
Re: AAaarrrgggghhhhh!!!! My bag has sprung a leak!!!

..not to mention it is a superb synthetic bag.....:thumb::thumb:
Forum: Technique & Instrument 01-08-2019, 01:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 681
Posted By el gaitero
Forum: Technique & Instrument 01-06-2019, 05:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 200
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Synth bass reed suggestion

I’d second the.X--treme bass..albeit I use the premium. Also... virtually identical imo,.. the MG Carbon. I’ve been running MG White Mamba’s lately...also big reeds.
Forum: Reviews 01-06-2019, 07:24 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 9,575
Posted By el gaitero
Re: David Lindsey Practice Chanter

...note to self: file under Ďthereís one born every minuteí
Forum: Technique & Instrument 01-05-2019, 01:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 678
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Pipe bag - Livingstone pattern

The Bannatyne WMC write up specifically mentions,,iirc,,,offering less pressure on the forearm...in part due to its ergonomic cut.
It’s a very nice bag as are the Bannatyne bags overall. Moreover...
Forum: Music 01-05-2019, 09:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 300
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Ratio of Harmony to Melody--Ideas

If there were a steadfast rule there would be no waivering into the potential variables you mention as possibilities....until an upstart scallawag appeared.
The score is in the composers mind and...
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