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Forum: Adult Pipers 05-19-2020, 07:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 271
Posted By Green Piper
Re: Hand exercises

Jack Lee showed a bunch of us those finger stretches a number of years ago. They certainly help keep fingers a bit more supple.
Forum: Beer Tent 05-13-2020, 07:49 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,631
Posted By Green Piper
Re: Worst Advice Ever?

I donít know, I am still practicing though.
Forum: Beer Tent 05-12-2020, 05:39 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,631
Posted By Green Piper
Re: Worst Advice Ever?

Maybe the worst piece of piping advice I received was ďkeep practicing, you will make a half decent piper one dayĒ
Forum: Beer Tent 05-12-2020, 05:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 716
Posted By Green Piper
Re: Respiratory droplets aerosolized pushed out the drones?

While I havenít seen data, my hypothesis is that respiratory droplets could exit the drones.

My reasoning, which may be flawed is that if I can detect moisture in my drone tops after playing,...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 05-02-2020, 11:52 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 863
Posted By Green Piper
bag for second set

Scot,

Something to consider depending upon where you live and how wet a blower you are: I currently play a Gannaway. It is pretty dry here and I am a drier blower than I used to be, but I havenít...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 05-02-2020, 10:07 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 863
Posted By Green Piper
Re: bag for second set

Scot,

I have a Lee and Sons cowhide with zipper for sale, size is small. Played only for a couple of weeks. It may work for you, may not.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 05-02-2020, 06:22 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 945
Posted By Green Piper
Forum: Technique & Instrument 05-01-2020, 11:06 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 945
Posted By Green Piper
Re: Ridge or straight cut, which to you prefer?

I tend to prefer molded reeds over ridge cut reeds. They seem to last a lot longer too. Troys are good, but right now, I am loving MacLellan reeds in my Shepherd chanter.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 04-29-2020, 06:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 608
Posted By Green Piper
Re: Humid Chanter Top vs Just Leaving Chanter in Pipes

The ToneProtector works for me here in the relatively arid front range of Colorado. I only use the reading on the hygrometer to remind me to replace the moisture packet.

So far, mold hasnít been a...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 04-26-2020, 09:46 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,647
Posted By Green Piper
Re: Ackland 480 Drone Reeds - Play Test, Comparison, & Review!

My chanter reeds are typically between 27 and 30Ē water. Either way, the Acklandís do seem to overwhelm my chanter.

More importantly, is the drones youíre likely wanting to use them on. Powerful...
Forum: Music 04-25-2020, 06:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 707
Posted By Green Piper
Re: Flat high A

The availability of digital tuners has really helped a lot, I suspect. Sure, there are old school folk who will tune by ear, but you have to have a well tuned chanter learn what a poorly tuned one...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 04-24-2020, 06:52 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,647
Posted By Green Piper
Re: Ackland 480 Drone Reeds - Play Test, Comparison, & Review!

I have tried a set in my Robertson drones, but not done a huge amount with them. Theyíre domineering for sure compared with my Ezeedrone/Rocket combo which, to date has given me a drone sound that...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 04-18-2020, 11:29 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,704
Posted By Green Piper
Re: Who Kiddizes pipes anymore?

Michael,

On the joints, I keep the hemp really well waxed. It is a pain to have to keep removing it to adjust the bridles, but it is worth it.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 04-18-2020, 10:47 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,704
Posted By Green Piper
Re: Who Kiddizes pipes anymore?

Iíd suggest that you learn to rehemp your pipes. You donít need to do it all that often - I havenít rehemped mine in three years. I do sometimes add or remove a little hemp throughout the year.

I...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 04-18-2020, 10:41 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,704
Posted By Green Piper
Re: Who Kiddizes pipes anymore?

I canít find where the OP states that he uses bridle adjustments to change reed pitch. I would hope that the tuning screws are used for this and that he knows that bridle adjustments change pitch as...
Forum: Music 04-18-2020, 08:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 707
Posted By Green Piper
Re: flat high A

Iíd have said that at one time, but seem to have found a combo that works nicely for me here in dry Denver: Shepherd solo chanter with MacLellan reeds.

Maybe, Iíll try tuning high A non-flat and...
Forum: Music 04-18-2020, 07:10 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 707
Posted By Green Piper
Re: flat high A

I try to tune mine a few Hz flat. I like the sound and given that I cannot get a Roddy MacLeod vibrato, to me, it gives a pleasant effect against the drones.

But.... I make it only slightly flat
Forum: Technique & Instrument 04-17-2020, 06:15 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,704
Posted By Green Piper
Re: Who Kiddizes pipes anymore?

I have tried Kinnairds and getting the tenors balanced was a real nightmare for me. Ezeedrones tenors seem much more stable IMO (could partly be based on the drone maker).

For balancing the tenor...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 04-15-2020, 08:05 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,704
Posted By Green Piper
Re: Who Kiddizes pipes anymore?

I purchased mine directly from DroneDri and they shipped them over. The exchange rate is really good. Given that itís really dry here, I donít spend a ton of time drying the inserts out. I got a...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 04-15-2020, 06:37 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,704
Posted By Green Piper
Re: Who Kiddizes pipes anymore?

Just a thought. When I first got my vintage Robertson drones, I use the stocks that came with them. They seemed pretty good to me.

Then, I replaced the stocks with the DroneDri stocks. The sound...
Forum: Beer Tent 04-12-2020, 10:08 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 867
Posted By Green Piper
Re: 35 yr old Sheepskin

Yep, hill-farming of sheep was pretty much shutdown in all the UK. The effect on sheepskin bags could have been real, but I doubt whether it was a biological effect (from fallout), but I could be...
Forum: Beer Tent 04-07-2020, 12:20 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,411
Posted By Green Piper
Re: Playing in Surgical Gloves (?? :)

There are very few reasons for me to play in public even without the quarantine. The post was really about me but trying not to imagine someone making protective masks for their drone tops - you know...
Forum: Beer Tent 04-07-2020, 09:18 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,411
Posted By Green Piper
Forum: Technique & Instrument 04-05-2020, 07:58 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,037
Posted By Green Piper
Re: Drone instability, poor blowing or moisture?

Are you suggesting this on worn-out Ezeedrone reeds? If new bridles would work, rather than the tongues getting fatigued, itíd save the expense on new reeds ever year.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 04-05-2020, 02:30 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,037
Posted By Green Piper
Drone instability, poor blowing or moisture?

I donít use an Ezeedrone bass, preferring a carbon-fiber Rocket reed.

Funny thing...... yesterday I was tweaking my Ezee tenor reeds and couldnít get them to match (tenor to tenor). Today, I...
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