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Forum: Trading Post Archive 06-22-2020, 11:49 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 89
Posted By Ken MacKenzie
FS: Redpipes - 1200CAD/900USD

For Sale,

Black Redpipes with these options,
Preset Memory;
Optical Poly GHB Chanter;
Built in Speaker.

761

1200CAD/900USD + Shipping method of buyers choice.
Forum: Webmaster & Software 05-02-2020, 03:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 569
Posted By Ken MacKenzie
Re: Is Zoom Working for You?

I'm not at my PC today but somewhere there is a setting that you turn off that stops automatic mic level adjustment. I've only used zoom for SSPs so I don't know if it will work for GHB but it makes...
Forum: Beer Tent 04-28-2020, 05:09 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,040
Posted By Ken MacKenzie
Re: Famous pipers who, arenít/werenít Gold Medalists?

Pardon me if I missed this in the thread.

Terry Lee.
Forum: Beer Tent 01-17-2020, 03:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 732
Posted By Ken MacKenzie
Re: Curious eBay smallpipe

These look like EJ's pipes to me. The bellows and chanter stocks are a bit different than mine but other than the wood used, they look very much the same.
Forum: Beer Tent 12-25-2019, 11:52 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 7,438
Posted By Ken MacKenzie
Re: Forum activity levels

This post made my day. :thumb:

Thank you.
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 12-25-2018, 11:20 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,426
Posted By Ken MacKenzie
Re: Famous historical people who played pipes

Original lead vocalist for AC/DC. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bon_Scott
Forum: Beer Tent 10-30-2018, 01:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,444
Posted By Ken MacKenzie
Forum: Beer Tent 05-29-2018, 06:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,137
Posted By Ken MacKenzie
Re: when to say farewell....

At 74 I still want to play every day. Arthritis and all. But... I no longer play GHB. SSPs and whistle and with a great group of friends of all ages. I limit my playing time because the sore paws...
Forum: Beer Tent 05-17-2018, 06:50 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,874
Posted By Ken MacKenzie
Re: Yanny or Laurel?

I can hear both. It depends on which system I'm listening through although through my Bose noise cancelling earbuds I hear both depending on which way I turn my head...:shrug: Not really. With the...
Forum: Beer Tent 04-26-2018, 07:02 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 12,238
Posted By Ken MacKenzie
Re: Well known pipers who play easy reeds?

Jack lee. After having a go on his pipes about 15 years ago, I spent a ton of time trying to get the lightness of his reeds matched with his great sound on my own pipes. The talent part was never a...
Forum: Music 02-23-2018, 06:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 532
Posted By Ken MacKenzie
Re: Gary West Galician?

All it says in the title on the sheet I have from Gary is "Galician March #1" Trad. Galicia, from Gary West.
Forum: Beer Tent 03-25-2017, 11:44 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,923
Posted By Ken MacKenzie
Re: Bagpipediscs.com no longer bagpipediscs.com......

Spelling is one thing. Over use of ellipses on the other hand...:mad:
Forum: Beer Tent 02-24-2017, 03:54 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 10,037
Posted By Ken MacKenzie
Re: Phones in Scotland

Scot, if your iPhone is unlocked, just go to the nearest EE shop and they will fit a sim that will work and set it up. We've done this the last two trips over and so far was simpler than any others...
Forum: Beer Tent 12-27-2016, 12:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,211
Posted By Ken MacKenzie
Re: 150th Confederation Band this July in Calgary

This link will give you the info you need.

Calgary Stampede Pipe Band (http://www.bcpipers.org/2016/11/calgary-stampede-call-for-pipers-and-drummers/)
Forum: Competing Pipers 04-01-2016, 05:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,650
Posted By Ken MacKenzie
Re: Competition in your 30s

I had to take my shoes and socks off to figure this out, but, in 2003 I moved out of the cover of the BCPA's adult grade and into Gr. 2. There I was, 58 years old, competing with kids that barely...
Forum: Beer Tent 01-07-2016, 07:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,603
Posted By Ken MacKenzie
Re: Piping and Arthritis

This has been the case for me for many years now. Back before it was banned Vioxx was what helped me to the state where there was no pain.

Since then, I have tried just about every type of drug,...
Forum: Forum Related 11-19-2015, 04:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,690
Posted By Ken MacKenzie
Re: Banner dot

I put that in on day one to see if anyone was paying attention. It took 14 years.
Forum: Beer Tent 11-18-2015, 06:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,535
Posted By Ken MacKenzie
Re: Like a Joke Come to Life

Nah. That's our form of lullaby music. Puts anyone to sleep.
Forum: Beer Tent 11-16-2015, 08:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,535
Posted By Ken MacKenzie
Re: Like a Joke Come to Life

Up here we just use Bieber music. Drives everyone out.
Forum: Beer Tent 11-11-2015, 08:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,107
Posted By Ken MacKenzie
Re: Veterans & Remembrance Day, November 11th

I did my first Remeberance Day service in 1956. Since then I have played at services in eight or nine towns and cities across Canada and missed only two years up until 2012. All kinds of weather in...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 09-25-2015, 06:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,781
Posted By Ken MacKenzie
Re: 79th Foot square-toe spats?

http://www.user.dccnet.com/akmack/thrbnpd.jpg

As an ex member of the Canadian Black Watch, we were told that is a notch taken from the front of the spats and added to the heel. It was done in...
Forum: Beer Tent 09-15-2015, 01:46 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,784
Posted By Ken MacKenzie
Re: A ridiculous gathering

At this years Bellingham Games they were lacking a D/M so, massed bands marched onto the field played their way to the end, counter marched and went all the way down and out the way they came in....
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 01-17-2015, 09:56 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,947
Posted By Ken MacKenzie
Re: All 3 drones?

I play ssps that have four drones. The alto and bari can be tuned to E or D. Often I tune one E the other D. This makes it simple to switch. In sessions I stick to the tenor and bass in A. The bass...
Forum: Beer Tent 01-05-2015, 02:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,118
Posted By Ken MacKenzie
Re: Officially signed up to compete

Man, what's the rush? I played for 48 years before competing solo... Just couldn't get that birl to work.:grin:
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 12-10-2014, 01:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,559
Posted By Ken MacKenzie
Re: New bag for BP....

I have tried four different bags on my SSP/BP and finally found the "Right" one for me from EJ Jones (http://piperjones.com/). It's a new design for him, Cowhide bag with a swan neck. It would depend...
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