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Forum: Side / Snare 03-13-2015, 07:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,207
Posted By Box Elder Piper
Re: Grade 5 Practice Pad Requirements

Thanks, I guessed that a 4/4 massed band setting would be appropriate in WUSPBA competitions.

Cheers!
Forum: Side / Snare 03-13-2015, 06:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,207
Posted By Box Elder Piper
Grade 5 Practice Pad Requirements

Greetings!

What are the requirements for grade 5 practice pad competitions at the games? What is typically played for the judge? A 4/4 march massed band setting?

My oldest has become a...
Forum: Beer Tent 09-06-2014, 10:44 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 521
Posted By Box Elder Piper
New Event in Utah - Scots On The Rocks

There is a new event in Moab, Utah the 7-9th of November. The books are open. Jack Lee of SFU is scheduled to be a piping judge. What a great opportunity to be judged by one of the best ever.
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Forum: Competing Pipers 09-06-2014, 10:32 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 571
Posted By Box Elder Piper
Scots On The Rocks, Moab, Utah

I just mailed off my entry for Scots on the Rocks in Moab, Utah on the 7-9th of November. See http://www.moabcelticfestival.org/home for details.

Anybody else going?

The books are now...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 04-22-2014, 07:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 986
Posted By Box Elder Piper
Re: looking to buy mcallum ab4 bagpipes

Unless I'm mistaken, McCallum actually has a store...The Ayrshire Kilt Shop. They might just sell bagpipes.

http://www.mccallumbagpipes.com/products/highlandwear/
Forum: Technique & Instrument 04-20-2014, 07:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,909
Posted By Box Elder Piper
Re: Drone reeds for Hardie P Henderson

Cane are great, I used them the first year I had my Hendersons (Hardie). I have been using Kinnaird reeds for a couple years now and really love the sound.
Forum: Beer Tent 09-24-2013, 07:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,733
Posted By Box Elder Piper
Re: Playing at Golf Tournament

When I was piper for the Utah St. Andrews Association, I would play the members off the 18th green to the clubhouse...quick tunes like hornpipes, jigs and marches.
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 07-11-2013, 04:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,356
Posted By Box Elder Piper
Re: Regular or Long Practice Chanter?

My students who used the long chanter had a much easier transition to the pipes.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 07-11-2013, 04:42 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,544
Posted By Box Elder Piper
Re: New Hendersons (rg hardie) review

I bought mine in the spring of 2009 and they have developed some really nice harmonics over the years, and they keep improving. The first summer I had them I used cane reeds and they were amazing. ...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 03-12-2013, 12:51 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 10,544
Posted By Box Elder Piper
Re: Dunbar Bagpipes

Aside from the fact that I used to live in Inverness, it really doesn't matter how may times I have been there.

And my question remains...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 03-12-2013, 10:36 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 10,544
Posted By Box Elder Piper
Re: Dunbar Bagpipes

That's the only set of Dunbar pipes I have ever heard that sound nice. I have heard several pipers who play Dunbar pipes in the bands I have been in and I have never heard a set sound like...
Forum: Beer Tent 03-12-2013, 10:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,641
Posted By Box Elder Piper
Re: Health benefits of piping

A few years ago, I was thrown off of one of my horses and injured my back very badly. The past 8 years of piping have helped strengthen my stomach and back muscles so I don't have as much back pain...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 03-07-2013, 01:05 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 10,544
Posted By Box Elder Piper
Re: Dunbar Bagpipes

Sorry, but I have yet to hear a set of Dunbar pipes that sound like Hendersons.

There are three makes I recommend: McCallum, Henderson, and Naill. They all have different sounds, but are the best...
Forum: Beer Tent 03-04-2013, 02:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,015
Posted By Box Elder Piper
Re: Pipes, How can you tell the Difference?

Probably the best thing to do is go to the games in Costa Mesa May 25th and 26th. See http://www.scotsfest.com/ for details. It is a big competition and lots of very good pipers attend and compete....
Forum: Beer Tent 03-04-2013, 02:37 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,375
Posted By Box Elder Piper
Re: Which Would You Buy and Why?

I think you made a good choice. Take very good care of them and they will last you the rest of your life.
Forum: Beer Tent 03-04-2013, 10:48 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,375
Posted By Box Elder Piper
Re: Which Would You Buy and Why?

I have heard both the Naill and Gibson in competition. The Naill pipes seem to have more presence.

Have you looked at www.jhiggins.net (http://www.jhiggins.net) for McCallum prices? They are the...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 02-05-2013, 11:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 617
Posted By Box Elder Piper
Re: High A fluttering

There are lots of videos. Here's Shawn Husk, a forum member:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9hQEwLNGFvo&feature=player_embedded

And from Henderson Imports:...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 01-24-2013, 10:40 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,716
Posted By Box Elder Piper
Re: Pipe Chanter Reed

Yes, it's typical of Troy reeds. My old Troy easy reed is the same strength as my medium MacPhee reeds. The Troy will take a lot of sanding but they have a great sound once they are broken...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 12-17-2012, 11:01 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,032
Posted By Box Elder Piper
Re: Piping in the winter/cold temps

Get a moisture control system for your drones and chanter. I use the Wallace canister in my McCallum P3s and it works very well. Poly pipes are much more prone to moisture condensation in the...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 12-17-2012, 10:45 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,667
Posted By Box Elder Piper
Re: Current Hardie pipes Opinions.....

My Henderson ABW solo chater has a slightly higher pitch than my McCallum McC2 ABw solo chanter. It is also slightly brighter in tone. The McC2 has a slightly richer tone and seems to project better...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 12-13-2012, 11:02 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,667
Posted By Box Elder Piper
Re: Current Hardie pipes Opinions.....

Current Hardie and Henderson pipes have the same bore. Both very well made and now all mounts are threaded.

If you have FMM's Re:Charged CD, the tag team soloists (Mr. Dunn included) along with...
Forum: Soda Shoppe 11-15-2012, 11:13 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,316
Posted By Box Elder Piper
Re: What Poly pipes would you recommend? I do not like Henderson tone, unfortunately.

I have McCallum poly pipes for my foul weather and travel set. They have a much sweeter tone than Dunbar and cost much less. At www.jhiggins.net (http://www.jhiggins.net) McCallum poly pipes cost...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 10-24-2012, 10:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,548
Posted By Box Elder Piper
Re: Peter Henderson poly chanters

The poly Henderson chanter I have is from 2009. As I understand it, Hardie has changed its design a little. I also have the Peter Henderson ABW solo chanter. They feel very similar, but as usually...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 10-23-2012, 10:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,006
Posted By Box Elder Piper
Re: rebore Hardie pipe

I would never do that. The Hardie pipes have a distinct sound that is great for solo piping. If you want the Henderson sound, buy a set of Henderson pipes.

Try using cane or Kinnaird drone...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 10-17-2012, 10:39 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,416
Posted By Box Elder Piper
Re: first set of pipes - recommend

Lots of pipers start on poly pipes. I bought mine as a third set for foul weather. Look at www.jhiggins.net (http://www.jhiggins.net) for them, I believe they have about the lowest prices for them....
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