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Forum: Beer Tent 09-13-2019, 05:42 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,437
Posted By OHCalman
Re: Gordon Walker

Taking a break from the spotlight I imagine, and for good reason.

Forum: Technique & Instrument 07-23-2019, 12:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 854
Posted By OHCalman
Re: Can anyone identify these?

Yes, the mounts would be orange if they were catalin. These look to be ivory, which the OP could confirm by posting a higher resolution picture with the Schaefer lines visible.
OP also doesnít say...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 07-22-2019, 12:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 854
Posted By OHCalman
Re: Can anyone identify these?

By no means an expert, but these look like Hardies to me. Possible 50ís?
The pictures are too low res to say if the mounts are ivory or not, but the patina and age suggests they are.
Forum: Beer Tent 06-28-2019, 12:32 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,601
Posted By OHCalman
Re: Video and audio recordings

I use a Zoom H2n with a windsock and the gain turned down. Works well both indoors and outdoors.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 06-02-2019, 02:37 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,425
Posted By OHCalman
Re: Your 2019 setup?

Breadalbane drones with G1 cane bass, Ezee tenors and a Kyo laminate chanter with a Troy reed - all tied into a Begg Sheepskin bag.
I agree with Patrickís comments on the Xtreme bass, if I werenít...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 05-26-2019, 08:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,297
Posted By OHCalman
Re: Pipe chanter reeds

Iím not sure focusing on the OPs age/piping experience is really helping them toward the answer theyíre looking for...

Youíll find the pipe chanter reed doesnít work in the practice chanter, and...
Forum: Do It Yourself (DIY) 03-19-2019, 10:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 404
Posted By OHCalman
Re: Oil before repairing a crack

Iíd suggest taking the cracked part to a pipe maker to have the pin whipped or replaced. Filling a crack with epoxy is just a recipe for more cracks.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 02-19-2019, 12:02 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,248
Posted By OHCalman
Re: 2019 setup, changes?

Changed from a Canmore Hybrid and Xtreme reeds to Sheepskin and Cane.
Still deciding on a solo chanter, currently using a laminate Kyo which I find lacking.
Experimented with a 1950ís Hardie...
Forum: Pipe Bands 02-12-2019, 10:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,042
Posted By OHCalman
Re: Too Much Tape

Are you using the same chanter and chanter reed as the rest of the band? If youíre sinking the reed into the seat and still using a lot of tape you may just be pushing the chanter beyond the limits...
Forum: Beer Tent 01-22-2019, 01:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 757
Posted By OHCalman
Re: RG Hardie contact details

Hi Lucas, itís sales@rghardie.com
Forum: Trading Post Archive 01-05-2019, 09:04 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 119
Posted By OHCalman
WTB: Old School Wooden Pipe Cases

Hereís a chance to get rid of that heavy old case thatís collecting dust!
Iím looking for the old style wooden pipe cases, open to any style or size as long as theyíre in useable condition.
PM me...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 06-03-2017, 06:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,309
Posted By OHCalman
Re: Astronauts Pipes?

They look to be McCallum P0 Acetyl pipes
Forum: Do It Yourself (DIY) 04-25-2017, 12:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,307
Posted By OHCalman
Re: Kangaroo Hide Bag Recovery

You've got my attention! Where can you get them?
Forum: Reviews 02-10-2017, 04:56 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 15,740
Posted By OHCalman
Re: New Duncan MacRae pipes by Stuart Liddell

Interestingly enough, I've noticed the SL4 model has engraved slides while Stuarts don't. :hmm:
Forum: Music 01-31-2017, 11:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,675
Posted By OHCalman
Re: Whats is that tune ?

The first part is the Silver Spear and the second part is the Devils' Staircase
Forum: Technique & Instrument 02-11-2015, 02:04 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,789
Posted By OHCalman
Re: Mouldy Old Reed

Brings to mind the cane-tongued Ross drone reeds. Crozier (who manufacture a nearly identical product) states that it makes the tongue impervious to moisture, something that might not benefit a...
Forum: Beer Tent 11-19-2014, 03:34 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,652
Posted By OHCalman
Re: Recruiting

Free tutoring and instrument hire, on the condition they play with the band.
Granted, the band I play with is only moderately sized, but there seems to be a good stream of people wanting to learn.
Forum: Beer Tent 11-13-2014, 05:13 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 16,827
Posted By OHCalman
Re: Am I a snob?

Hit the nail on the head there, John.
Forum: Beer Tent 11-09-2014, 11:53 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 16,827
Posted By OHCalman
Re: Am I a snob?

Regarding the BadPiper, I once had the pleasure(?) of hearing him on the street in Perth, playing his version of 'Thunderstruck' with a backing track that didn't even match the key of his chanter....
Forum: Beer Tent 11-04-2014, 04:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,291
Posted By OHCalman
Re: Group Website

If you already have a band website, why not set up a (password protected) members section? You can store sheet music, contacts, put announcements up etc. and it's easier for the people who don't have...
Forum: Beer Tent 10-18-2014, 04:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,744
Posted By OHCalman
Re: The Aging Piper

There was a fellow who used to play with the band I'm in, right up until he was 95! (sadly he passed away a short time ago, unable to play the pipes in the last few months)
I think the trick is to...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 10-16-2014, 11:58 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 17,364
Posted By OHCalman
Re: X-TREME drone reeds

Got my X-TREME premiums today: straight out of the box they are my new favourite reed.
Popped them in my 1945 Lawries, which when using my Omega reeds tune down on the pin (if they go above the hemp...
Forum: Music 10-13-2014, 05:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,085
Posted By OHCalman
Re: Little Drummer Boy arr?

Listening to it a bit more carefully, they appear to be holding the first note for 3 beats instead of 2, which leads me to believe the tune might be arranged in 3/4, like so:
Forum: Music 10-13-2014, 01:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,085
Posted By OHCalman
Re: Little Drummer Boy arr?

Try this: 2/2 time signature, 95 bpm.
Dotted minum, crotchet | minum, crotchet, crotchet | quaver, quaver, crotchet, minum - tied to semibreve- tied to crotchet.

In the original the last minum is...
Forum: Beer Tent 10-11-2014, 06:14 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,472
Posted By OHCalman
Re: Bagpipes and math-based careers

Just about to finish my high school exams, studying engineering, physics and mathematics, so I guess there's a pattern even in the younger generations :thumb:
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