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Forum: Reviews 09-15-2018, 02:43 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,861
Posted By Steve Law
Re: Braw tuning app

RJB,

Iíve used the app for about 18 months and didnít specifically ask for updates, but one day it just had a different face - quite radically different.

It still works fine and is very useful,...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 09-12-2018, 02:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 719
Posted By Steve Law
Re: Pull your boot straps up for this one

Blue, if youíre working on Itchy Fingersafter only a month and itís recognisable youíre ceratinly not over the hill, age-wise!

My respectful suggestion would be to stay away from tunes altogether...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 09-12-2018, 02:26 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,434
Posted By Steve Law
Re: Tenor Drone all of a sudden won't tune

MAYBE the elephant in the room but Iíd be really disappointed if a drone reed only lasted a year and a half.

Then again Iím not playing 6 hours a day 5 days a week...

Swap around on the same...
Forum: Beer Tent 09-12-2018, 02:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,247
Posted By Steve Law
Re: Top 5 List for better band ensemble

My top 5 would have to include all 27 ideas above... theyíre right on the money :)
Forum: Reviews 09-12-2018, 02:13 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,861
Posted By Steve Law
Re: Braw tuning app

Braw will do several temperaments (didnít know such things existed before that!) and I find it extremely helpful in a band setting for speeding up and improving accuracy. For a normal carnival type...
Forum: Beer Tent 07-08-2018, 03:20 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,967
Posted By Steve Law
Re: Pipers dilemma

Repip,

Commiserations (inadequate word) on the limitations, but to me your choice is a no-brainer.

Keep the set you enjoy playing the most.... seems to me if you move that set on youíll always...
Forum: Competing Pipers 06-20-2018, 05:54 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,683
Posted By Steve Law
Re: Your first time competing

Pppiper/Nate,

What a thoroughly enjoyable read your article was- thanks both for writing and for sharing the link here.

I competed as a youngster 1965-1974-ish with some amateur success but...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 05-12-2018, 03:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,026
Posted By Steve Law
Re: Quality Bellows for SSP's

Thanks Calum, Appreciated 🤗

Iíll have a look...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 05-11-2018, 02:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,026
Posted By Steve Law
Re: Quality Bellows for SSP's

I bought a set of SSP plans a year ago from Simon Hope - he’s still in the wood turning business but not making pipes due to other projects, he told me.

I asked if he’d sell me plans for his...
Forum: Beer Tent 05-03-2018, 05:24 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,960
Posted By Steve Law
Re: Kilt, pleat to Sett or Stripe?

Very nicely put, including a number of things Iíd never considered. Most interesting, thanks :thumb:
Forum: Beer Tent 05-03-2018, 04:51 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,960
Posted By Steve Law
Re: Kilt, pleat to Sett or Stripe?

My band kilt (Prince Charles Edward Stuart) is pleated to the line and looks great.

My family kilt (Ancient MacLaren) to the sett and (imho) is fine too.

I vote Ďsettí just because Iím a...
Forum: Do It Yourself (DIY) 04-17-2018, 02:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,624
Posted By Steve Law
Re: Dowel reeds

Perhaps not directly transferable to GHB, but I had some fun last year building a set of smallpipes from plastic and brass tube and epoxy, courtesy Eric Reiswigís online Ďhow toí instructions...
...
Forum: Beer Tent 04-15-2018, 01:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,144
Posted By Steve Law
Re: What is the longest time you have played without stopping?

Between this and a couple of other threads running at the moment I think such a support group deserves serious consideration!
If it gets off the ground please count me in 😳🤗
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 04-15-2018, 04:15 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,454
Posted By Steve Law
Re: Why am I so nervous

Yes, I’d like to know too....

Didn’t notice the 2014 date to begin with but my story sounds very similar to Redmists, but a couple of years later (I even grew up in Derbyshire!).

18 months back...
Forum: Music 04-14-2018, 11:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 354
Posted By Steve Law
Re: New G. S. McLennan March

Many, many thanks Jim.... hadnít seen it and am a huge fan of this kind of tune.

But while Iím on, thanks too for all the great tunes from your own website -

In particular the presentation of...
Forum: Do It Yourself (DIY) 04-12-2018, 11:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 648
Posted By Steve Law
Re: Cutting Bag for Tie-In

I was taught to use the star cut, but once tied off, to remove the points and leave behind as smooth a circle as possible.... just for neatness; no other reason.

Never did get used to making the...
Forum: Beer Tent 04-12-2018, 07:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,092
Posted By Steve Law
Re: Flying with Pipes

Agree with Ppp....baggage holds may be both unpressurised and unheated and the temp at 35k will be ďminus lotsĒ even in hot climates....lapse rate of around 2 degrees F per 1000 ft means 35000 = 70...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 04-12-2018, 07:28 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,635
Posted By Steve Law
Re: 1953: Pipe Band passes on Lawrie pipes for pipes from Pakistan!

Anybody else lament the passing of the 1953 ability to speak truth even in the press without somebody being insulted?

Well said, Mr Manager!

I’m all for non-discrimination but today’s level of...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 04-10-2018, 02:42 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 7,009
Posted By Steve Law
Re: Cane drone reeds

Thanks Calum for the clear and simple explanation :thumb:

I’ve seen the metronome synch trick before and appreciate the comparison, but not entirely convinced it can be so literally applied to...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 04-10-2018, 06:42 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 7,009
Posted By Steve Law
Re: Cane drone reeds

Hope this isnít a silly question, but most of the technicals of frequencies and harmonics are so far above my head as to be incomprehensible.

But after a few decades of piping I do know what I...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 02-11-2018, 03:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 728
Posted By Steve Law
Re: Bag length as important as bag depth?

Pakeha...no, I donít tutor, unless you count helping out those who havenít travelled as far along the road...I do what I can to assist, as do several others in my current band, and between us we seem...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 02-11-2018, 03:01 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 728
Posted By Steve Law
Re: Bag length as important as bag depth?

Wouldnít argue your math, and in the very precise circumstances you describe I guess it works.

My exerience has been less about very precise measurements and more getting on with it...hence my...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 02-10-2018, 03:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 728
Posted By Steve Law
Re: Bag length as important as bag depth?

Iíd make a few observations...

Firstly, length and depth are equally important....meaning you need both in order to make a bag....you need width as well, to make it 3-dimensional in order to...
Forum: Beer Tent 02-09-2018, 07:34 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,031
Posted By Steve Law
Forum: Beer Tent 02-09-2018, 01:46 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,031
Posted By Steve Law
Re: Wedding malfunction, YouTube

Abbott, please be reassured that (imho) your situation is entirely different.

A school review to demonstrate progress/improvement is a world away from accompanying a happy couple’s special day.
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