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Forum: Pipe Bands Yesterday, 07:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 104
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Comfortable Formal Marching Shoes

If you don’t want traditional ghillie brogues ...you might acquire plain or cap toe Dockers ( or similar ) for a ‘uniform’ look.. Or seek a more ‘traditional’ brogue’d effect shoe.

If you...
Forum: Technique & Instrument Yesterday, 05:55 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,572
Posted By el gaitero
Re: The Lawrie That Time Forgot

Good to put a face to the names. I’d been told these chaps were button sales reps. :doh:
Forum: Technique & Instrument Yesterday, 05:48 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 676
Posted By el gaitero
Re: New bag recommendations

If we believe the makers of this (1970’s?) technology...the goretex liner allows moisture...but not air...to pass through.

Thus, in this hybrid bag instance, we get the required air...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 02-22-2018, 04:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 676
Posted By el gaitero
Re: New bag recommendations

L&M bags are no longer made.
Forum: Beer Tent 02-22-2018, 02:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 300
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Adult contemporary music w/bagpipes

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Welcome to BDF; ..nice stuff! :thumb:

What make of pipes , chanter and reed were used?
Forum: Technique & Instrument 02-22-2018, 12:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 676
Posted By el gaitero
Re: New bag recommendations

Make me feel like for at least once in my life I got it all right..:thumb:
Forum: Technique & Instrument 02-22-2018, 09:30 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 676
Posted By el gaitero
Re: New bag recommendations

Same bag and mcs I’ve played for a few years now..and quite pleasant same results. Curious what size bag you selected. At 6’ I to-n’-fro’d deciding on medium or large until I realized the only...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 02-21-2018, 06:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 676
Posted By el gaitero
Re: New bag recommendations

IMHO: Canmore hybrid ......size large. . You and i are physically the same. I have two large bags on my pipes.

The Canmore large is only 3/4” ‘larger’ than the medium....ie.a minuscule 3/8”...
Forum: Do It Yourself (DIY) 02-21-2018, 02:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 112
Posted By el gaitero
Re: reducing leakage of an L & M Scotian

I like the part where it reads it is bag suicide to use anything other than their stuff. But sounds like it may be too late for the bag under discourse.
Forum: Do It Yourself (DIY) 02-21-2018, 12:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 112
Posted By el gaitero
Re: reducing leakage of an L & M Scotian

http://www.isleofskyebagpipes.com/

This place advertises it has ...apparently....the real thing. $245. Of course ,it may be a long out of date advert.

Really ought consider a $188 canmore...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 02-20-2018, 08:30 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 10,172
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Synthetic Chanter Reed

Ahhh,...thank you. I was feeling dejavu-ish and dizzy.
Forum: Music 02-20-2018, 06:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 540
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Copyright question

....you could declare it yourself. I have looked in the PRS Database and have seen pipers such as Gordon Walker and bands such as Shotts, among many others, do declare copyrighted tunes that they...
Forum: Music 02-19-2018, 09:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 370
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Pekaar Encyclopedia

Phew...when I read the last sentence. It’s such a phenomenal resource.
Forum: Competing Pipers 02-19-2018, 02:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 245
Posted By el gaitero
Re: September solos in Scotland?

The rspba site didn’t have an events calender?
Forum: Technique & Instrument 02-19-2018, 08:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 444
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Just scored an old set of Hendersons...

Good deal. If they have not been in/ around your latitude prior...you might let them sit in the closed box for a week or two before the very light oiling...followed by another week in the box before...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 02-19-2018, 05:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 594
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Can't stop squeal on low G

How old is the chanter? What is the diameter of the throat. You can gently check with the smooth shaft end of a twist drill that fits.
It ought be 4mm at minimum...if an old(er) chanter it might...
Forum: Beer Tent 02-18-2018, 04:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 300
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Metro Cup 2018 reults ..anyone?

...the moment I posted....got a Metro Cup Facebook email with the results.

Congrats to Callum Beaumont again as overall winner with two 2nd place showings.

It’s always a challenge to...
Forum: Beer Tent 02-18-2018, 02:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 300
Posted By el gaitero
Metro Cup 2018 reults ..anyone?

haven't seen the results posted yet...anyone have?
Forum: Technique & Instrument 02-18-2018, 08:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,872
Posted By el gaitero
Re: L&M Scotian bag leaks

The Scotian bag leather ‘tanning’ process was, iirc, not made to use the likes of Airtiite. It had its own (then) dressing of ,I think, a silicon goo like today’s Seal Tite or Sil-seal for a...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 02-17-2018, 07:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 363
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Hide bag 'loss' when tying in

Practically,..If any, it’s an insignificant ‘loss’ ( the bag didn’t change) Improvise, adapt,carry on...and just buy a larger bag next time.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 02-15-2018, 07:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 503
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Pitch Changes when the Chanter is Attached

Would be interested to hear back what h20” strength your reed is when you check with your i structor’s manometer.
Forum: Beer Tent 02-15-2018, 09:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 508
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Do you believe in "signs"?

HEH heh.,....had a similar experience. 1970’s a woman dropped into our practice hall with some old kit....a T. Gordon & Sons kilt. A nice old horsehair sporran, some music books. I ended up with...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 02-14-2018, 06:51 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 10,172
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Synthetic Chanter Reed

....really a contemporaneous effort. Explained in all the prior posts on this topic.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 02-13-2018, 04:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 860
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Mexican Royal Ebony (Katalox) GHP pipes

Easily understood why; Unprotected wood from just over the border on the other hand..?
Forum: Technique & Instrument 02-13-2018, 02:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 357
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Lawrie Ebony PC age and value?

...yes...the liguid ( not thick) crazy glue. Mask either side of the crack...lay a line of glue down ...suck the open end hard to try to draw it somewhat into the crack. Don’t clamp.
After curing...
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