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Forum: Beer Tent 10-12-2018, 04:00 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,360
Posted By Mainebagpipes
Re: Tone Protector vs. Pipers Pal

Rather than implying it's merely a gimmick, why not pick one up and do some testing, or see if someone in your area will loan you one?

My first pipe teacher's advice was the same as the advice you...
Forum: Beer Tent 09-26-2018, 05:33 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,360
Posted By Mainebagpipes
Re: Tone Protector vrs. Pipers Pal

So...my experience is only one opinion - YMMV. I started using the Piper's Pal in 2009, on the recommendation of an open-grade piper who was a student of my first pipe teacher. It made a huge...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 09-15-2018, 11:42 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,295
Posted By Mainebagpipes
Re: Your Experience with Acetyl (Plastic) Highland Bagpipes

I'm in the same camp. My first set of pipes was a set of Dunbar P1s - as plain as plain can be. I bought a set of McCallums in 2007, funded (in part) by the sale of those pipes. Cut to 2018. My...
Forum: Beer Tent 09-13-2018, 09:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 860
Posted By Mainebagpipes
Re: Naval Dining In

Yup - The Roast Beef of Old England. I remember playing a Dining-In about ten years ago and having to learn that, although I don't remember how it goes.
Forum: Beer Tent 09-13-2018, 09:30 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,054
Posted By Mainebagpipes
Re: What the Masters are playing

If I remember, I'll ask him this week. However, without having been in Scotland, I'm certain they're the McCallums. I've got a couple of reasons for thinking that, one of the big ones being it's a...
Forum: Beer Tent 09-06-2018, 11:29 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 948
Posted By Mainebagpipes
Re: Ear protection recommendations for the band circle

Second. I'm far from 60, but I can tell the difference between my right and left ears. I use the ER-20s as well, but used to use only one - in my left ear. I'd leave the right ear unplugged when not...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 09-03-2018, 05:13 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,847
Posted By Mainebagpipes
Re: Recommended drone reeds for McCallum AB4's

McCallums are pretty accepting of reeds. In my older (2007) McCallums, I've used Ezeedrone, Canning, Henderson Harmonic, and Crozier Carbon reeds to good effect. My current preferred reeds in them...
Forum: Beer Tent 09-02-2018, 10:26 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 6,667
Posted By Mainebagpipes
Re: What happened at McCain's memorial service

I'm late to the party, but my (non-important) thoughts:


I absolutely agree with Jim. The fault lies with the person responsible with hiring him. There are plenty of strong pipers out there....
Forum: Music 08-30-2018, 04:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 391
Posted By Mainebagpipes
Re: Looking for Adam Quinns Book

Good collection. It looks like Lothian has it in stock (http://www.lothianbagpipesupplies.com/pipe-music-books/quinnmusic-collection-adam-quinn/).
Forum: Competing Pipers 08-23-2018, 11:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 845
Posted By Mainebagpipes
Re: How to deal with noise?

Both of these. I've just reentered competition this year as well, and struggled with that the first half of the year - particularly with my bass drone. My solution ended up being (1) rough tuning...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 08-17-2018, 10:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 963
Posted By Mainebagpipes
Re: airstream tilt

What el gaitero said :thumb:
Forum: Technique & Instrument 08-17-2018, 08:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 496
Posted By Mainebagpipes
Re: Canning Carbon bass/EZ Tenors

I used to play Cannings to good effect. They're a solid choice. I tried the carbon fiber bass out again earlier this year when I was getting going for solos and found the sound rougher than I was...
Forum: Beer Tent 08-17-2018, 08:06 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,054
Posted By Mainebagpipes
Re: What the Masters are playing

Bruce was playing his 2011 McCallums, not his Hendersons.
Forum: Beer Tent 07-28-2018, 10:51 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,512
Posted By Mainebagpipes
Re: New set of pipes

I realize the OP has already made a decision, but since the thread is still going on, I figured I'd throw my two cents in. My first set of pipes were Dunbar P1s. I remember liking them, although I...
Forum: Beer Tent 07-28-2018, 09:36 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 385
Posted By Mainebagpipes
Re: A thanks

I'm glad to hear things are going well. Keep up the good work out there!
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 07-18-2018, 10:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 706
Posted By Mainebagpipes
Re: position of drones

If the medium bag seems better and is comfortable, that's probably a good indication you need something bigger.

This will vary based on bag make and personal preference, but in general if you're:...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 07-12-2018, 04:52 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,934
Posted By Mainebagpipes
Re: New Ceol chanter?

You're not the only one! I've usually got three-ish solo chanters going, plus the band chanter. :thumb:
Forum: Beer Tent 07-08-2018, 03:47 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,960
Posted By Mainebagpipes
Re: Pipers dilemma

Ditto to this. If I was forced to choose one without knowing each set really well, I'd select either the Lawries or Athertons, but would be unlikely to use them in a band context - solo only. Like...
Forum: Competing Pipers 07-08-2018, 03:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 401
Posted By Mainebagpipes
Re: Blogs of your experiences?

I'm just entering competition. I started learning in 2001, started taking lessons in 2003, haven't played for a few years, and am coming back into it. My blog isn't a major production and isn't...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 07-06-2018, 04:30 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,525
Posted By Mainebagpipes
Re: Interesting eBay auction

I don't think so - that looks like natural aging from sun and humidity to me. It wouldn't surprise me to find out it'd been sitting in someone's attic for a long time. I've never seen a set of Dorig...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 07-04-2018, 05:14 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,525
Posted By Mainebagpipes
Re: Interesting eBay auction

I saw those as well. To me, they appear Middle Eastern-made and painted black. More interested in the Colin Kyos and MacLellans that are up there at the moment, although they're quite a bit more...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 06-24-2018, 12:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,168
Posted By Mainebagpipes
Re: Advice: Near Pristine, apparently unplayed 1940s Hendersons

Thanks for all the help everyone! I'm slowly getting into more extended sessions, and am really digging these drones - the more I play, the more they stand out compared to my other pipes. I've posted...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 06-24-2018, 08:59 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,563
Posted By Mainebagpipes
Re: What *interesting* drone reed *COMBOS* work well in your pipes (and why)?

I like the sound of that. The Henderson Deluxe is easily the deepest of the reeds I have on hand, and goes a long way towards elevating the sound of all three sets. If the X-Treme bass is a bit...
Forum: Beer Tent 06-24-2018, 06:59 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,774
Posted By Mainebagpipes
Re: What is your favorite tune?

For me: The Man From Skye, Cutting Bracken (Jig), and Farewell to Erin
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 06-23-2018, 07:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,621
Posted By Mainebagpipes
Re: Moisture Control Systems—suggestions please

Keep in mind, the Bannatyne Dri-Flos are not the same as the silica bags/cannisters. They attach directly to the drone stocks, but not the blowpipe or chanter stocks. My current setup is a trap-dri...
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