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Forum: Beer Tent 03-03-2019, 07:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 638
Posted By OldPipes
Re: Remove shine from your Prince Chas lapels

Most reliable dry cleaners should be able to remove it.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 02-28-2019, 06:57 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,721
Posted By OldPipes
Re: bagpipe prices c1950

I agree with Jim Fogelman, something looks fishy here. The blowpipe mount appears to be natural material. The bottom mounts on the drones appear to contain a dish configuration which is not typical...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 02-28-2019, 06:43 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,721
Posted By OldPipes
Re: bagpipe prices c1950

Pancelticpiper, my old band was started in 1948, the Grove City Highland Band, Grove City, PA. I joined the band in 1977 and we still had a few charter members at that time.

They often talked...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 09-17-2018, 08:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 721
Posted By OldPipes
Re: Using Ross MCS, Drone Reeds Still Wet

Are you certain that you don't have a lose hose or a cracked hose? Also make certain the bypasses aren't open if you are using a newer red canister with bypasses on the diffuser ports. Just a few...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 11-21-2017, 09:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,183
Posted By OldPipes
Re: McLeod of Forfar???

Alex Robertson of Woodstock, Ontario (Highland House was the name of his shop) was at one time the sole agent for all G&M pipes sold in North America, meaning he got a cut of all G&M pipes sold in...
Forum: Beer Tent 05-22-2014, 09:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,193
Posted By OldPipes
Re: Are these Robertsons?

Leong:
That is the man. Alex was an ex Seaforth Highlander, there are many (Canadians) on this site that knew him well, including many that played for him in his band. I didn't get to know him...
Forum: Beer Tent 05-21-2014, 09:42 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,193
Posted By OldPipes
Re: Are these Robertsons?

G&M made a lot of pipes with flat combing in those days. I have owned two sets of them over the years both sets were made in 1977 and both sets were purchased from Alex Robertson who was a personal...
Forum: Beer Tent 05-20-2014, 09:12 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,193
Posted By OldPipes
Re: Are these Robertsons?

Based on their outward appearance, I believe they are Gillander & McLeod, Forfar.
Forum: Trading Post Archive 02-11-2014, 07:31 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 385
Posted By OldPipes
FS: McGillivray "Gael" 470 Hz. Poly Chanters - $90 each

(17) Poly pipe chanters in original condition (not carved), used for 2 years in a Grade 4 band, play in 470-476 Hz. range (reed & weather dependent). Well balanced top to bottom hands, excellent...
Forum: Do It Yourself (DIY) 10-31-2013, 09:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,201
Posted By OldPipes
Re: Pipe ferrules

I recommend you give Rick a call, I did the same thing with a set of chalice tops this spring to have a foul weather set. Rick mounted engraved aluminum ferrules, pin covers, ring caps (I maintained...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 10-03-2013, 09:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 898
Posted By OldPipes
Re: flapper valve noise?

I had that problem at one time, after some investigation I found that by changing to a lighter weight neoprene valve the problem went away. I don't know if you are using a leather clapper or...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 03-22-2012, 03:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,456
Posted By OldPipes
Re: Moose Valve vs new pipes warranty

For anyone concerned about cracking the blowpipe stock you will be OK as long as you remove the blowpipe from the stock when you have finished playing. I know that from experience. It has only been...
Forum: Beer Tent 02-07-2012, 09:45 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,327
Posted By OldPipes
Re: By-the-hour ?!? arrgh.

Apparently your not charging enough!!
Forum: Trading Post Archive 01-08-2012, 09:36 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 330
Posted By OldPipes
FS: 20 McGillivray Gael 470 Band Chanters - $2,200 (lot)

(20) Pipe Chanters in original condition (not carved), used for 2 years in a Grade 4 band, play in 470-478 range (reed & weather dependent). Well balanced top to bottom hands, excellent chanter....
Forum: Beer Tent 05-04-2011, 03:53 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 10,740
Posted By OldPipes
Re: Anybody Heard of This Guy?

Jerry Gibson has been talking about this young lad for some time since he is playing Gibson pipes. I believe there are or were some links to some other YouTube videos on the Gibson Web page. Check...
Forum: Competition Results 05-02-2011, 09:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,665
Posted By OldPipes
Re: Band Results from Prince Frederick???

"The Bruce", your welcome. It has been a while, I hope things are going well. Are you headed to Bridgeport this weekend? :wave:
Forum: Competition Results 05-02-2011, 09:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,665
Posted By OldPipes
Re: Band Results from Prince Frederick???

The Bruce, here is the way I remember the Grade 4 contest: 1-Seton Hill, 2-Camerons, 3-MacMillan-Birtles, 4-Mary Washington. I am sure someone will post the Official results after the Society posts...
Forum: Beer Tent 04-24-2011, 06:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,553
Posted By OldPipes
Re: Bands in North East Ohio/ Western PA

Hi Sandy, this is Dave T. The GCHB has been in a state of inactivity, some of the peiople are still around and you never know what may happen in the future. Some of us went together to form...
Forum: Competition Results 09-12-2010, 07:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,297
Posted By OldPipes
Re: Ligonier Games results

Pat, I thought 11 registered not sure if any scratched or not.
Forum: Competition Results 09-12-2010, 07:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,297
Posted By OldPipes
Re: Ligonier Games results

Correction on the Grade 4, Seton Hill was 2nd and verified by the EUSPBA. A tie in piping with the tie breaker being the ensemble put SHUPB in 2nd.:thumb:
Forum: Technique & Instrument 05-06-2009, 06:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 894
Posted By OldPipes
Re: Drone reeds for G&C Pipes?

Rich:
I have a 1948 set of G&C pipes and I bored out the reed seats with a tapered reamer, plugged in a set of Selbie reeds and viola. The pipes are very easy to reed and have excellent tone. I...
Forum: Competition Results 05-05-2009, 06:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,986
Posted By OldPipes
Re: Celtic Gathering and Highland Festival. Bridgeport, WV

I understood there wasn't actually a contest in Grade 3, is that correct?:shrug:
Forum: Trading Post Archive 03-01-2009, 04:14 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 369
Posted By OldPipes
FS: McCallum ABW Band Chanters - $150 ea OBO

13) McCallum, ABW pipe chanters, purchased in 2008 from a World Championship Grade 1, N.A. P.B. Chanters have oval holes.

Asking $150 USD + Shipping.
Forum: Technique & Instrument Archive 01-23-2007, 07:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 314
Posted By OldPipes
Re: Bowen's Online Store

I've had the same experience since well before Christmas. I have emailed both and have not received a response.
Forum: Technique & Instrument Archive 11-07-2006, 06:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 424
Posted By OldPipes
Re: Ross canister saturation!

The only time I have had a problem with water on the drone reeds was when one of the tubes cracked while packing away my pipes after a cold weather parade. I am a fairly wet blower and have never...
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