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Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 02-17-2020, 09:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 283
Posted By John McCain
Re: Beginning SP help

More Power To Your Elbow is a Lowland and Borders Piping Society book. www.lbps.net

There are many resources there.

Smallpipes Survival Guide was written by the pipe maker, Ray Sloan. Contact...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 02-10-2020, 10:36 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 914
Posted By John McCain
Re: ABW-Ebony Distinction

I asked a pipemaker this and he said that it is difficult. He said that if he could see the grain, it was likely ABW.
Forum: Beer Tent 02-10-2020, 07:13 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,974
Posted By John McCain
Re: Atherton pricing disparities...

I think Dave's pipes are amazing. They're as good as he says they are.
Forum: Music 01-27-2020, 08:30 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 271
Posted By John McCain
Re: Cockle shells - folk dance tune

Agree with Patrick. There are a couple of versions on thesession.org that would work for you.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 01-19-2020, 07:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 646
Posted By John McCain
Re: Manometer

If you use one, then you’ll know information about your playing. If you don’t you won’t. Piper’s Dojo has a nice one at a good price (it’s what I use). Or build your own.

Lots of folks say they...
Forum: Beer Tent 01-11-2020, 10:28 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,897
Posted By John McCain
Re: I LOVE my bagpipes

Very cool. Thanks!
Forum: Beer Tent 01-11-2020, 01:59 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,897
Posted By John McCain
Re: I LOVE my bagpipes

Post photos! We'd love to see them.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 01-06-2020, 06:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,374
Posted By John McCain
Re: Unique Pipes

Looks like her mounts have been gnawed on. Sure enjoyed her playing.
Forum: Beer Tent 12-22-2019, 07:13 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,839
Posted By John McCain
Re: PM on the rampage!

Ain’t our hobby fun and rewarding
Forum: Beer Tent 11-30-2019, 02:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,997
Posted By John McCain
Re: Pelican 1510 Configuration

Sale was temporary. The “waffle iron” is back to regular price.
Forum: Beer Tent 11-27-2019, 03:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,997
Posted By John McCain
Re: Pelican 1510 Configuration

There’s a good price on the 1510 with foam at Amazon now:

https://www.amazon.com/Pelican-1510-Case-Foam-Black/dp/B0002SKHIK
Forum: Technique & Instrument 11-07-2019, 05:54 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,090
Posted By John McCain
Re: How many sets do you 'run' at a time?

Who peed in your porridge? Maybe his car is paid off. Maybe lots of kilts and whistles make these guys happy. Maybe their happiness is useful to them.
Forum: Beer Tent 08-06-2019, 08:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 636
Posted By John McCain
Re: Is travel to the UK in October a good idea?

I'm going to guess that you shouldn't worry because:

1. Brexit doesn't happen until October 31
2. The pound-to-dollar exchange will likely be favorable
3. Others may be worried and not travel...
Forum: Beer Tent 08-06-2019, 08:21 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,997
Posted By John McCain
Re: Pelican 1510 Configuration

Probably should have added that this is a Pelican iM2500 case. I haven't used a 1510. I do have a 1605 for smallpipes and border pipes.
Forum: Beer Tent 08-06-2019, 08:14 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,997
Posted By John McCain
Re: Pelican 1510 Configuration

Don't think I have time to take new photos - here are the originals if photobucket cooperates.

This is the bottom layer:
...
Forum: Beer Tent 08-05-2019, 07:08 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,997
Posted By John McCain
Re: Pelican 1510 Configuration

Sure, I’ll try to take new pictures tomorrow. I sprayed Plastic-Dip on the pick and pluck foam and it sort of turned it into closed-cell foam.
Forum: Beer Tent 08-03-2019, 07:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,439
Posted By John McCain
Re: Mark Lee Rocket Drone Reeds

I think so, too. I’m a big fan of Kinnaird drone reeds, in case I came across as a critic. (But Kinnairds aren’t that adjustable for strength either, so Rob offers set/tongue choices)

But they’re...
Forum: Beer Tent 08-03-2019, 05:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,439
Posted By John McCain
Re: Mark Lee Rocket Drone Reeds

I think I'll buy some shim stock and try to raise the tongue a touch. I have a set that are nearly perfect strength, but would like an inch or two more threshold.

I'll report back.

My...
Forum: Beer Tent 07-30-2019, 01:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,439
Posted By John McCain
Re: Mark Lee Rocket Drone Reeds

Has anyone come up with a technique to make Rockets easier or harder? Moving the bridles doesn't really work for me. I wonder if changing the bridle to a different material would do it.
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 07-20-2019, 06:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 693
Posted By John McCain
Re: Scottish Smallpipes - New Reeds for an Old Set

Bags aren't too difficult to find. Ask all the quality US SSP makers and you'll find something. An quality alternate if you don't mind ordering out of the US is:
...
Forum: Music 07-13-2019, 06:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,219
Posted By John McCain
Re: The Struggle

Just checked in Dougie’s tunebook. It’s called “The Gem So Small”. The Struggle is a two-part reel. Same as Scotch Guard III and Forward With Scotland’s Past. Two part reel.
Forum: Music 07-12-2019, 07:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,219
Posted By John McCain
Re: The Struggle

The only other book I’ve seen it in is “Something Blew” (I think). I’m traveling but will check when home for the number of parts. You could contact Mr. Pincock.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 07-02-2019, 06:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 931
Posted By John McCain
Re: Practice Chanter Recommendations

You can try putting a couple of dental rubber bands around the reed to diminish the volume. Try one or two. With two, try to vary the amount of space separating the rubber bands on the blade.

If...
Forum: Music 06-29-2019, 07:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,219
Posted By John McCain
Re: The Struggle

Such a great tune.

In a related story, I was leaving Stirling Castle last week and heard an unmistakable voice. Turning my head, I saw Mr. Pincock arranging some of his students for a photo. They...
Forum: Beer Tent 06-28-2019, 07:40 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,032
Posted By John McCain
Re: Video and audio recordings

A Zoom H2n is a very good recording device per my experience. It's audio only.

A Zoom Q2n-4K is a good video/audio recorder.

If you need video, and your phone is good, a number of external...
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