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Forum: Technique & Instrument Yesterday, 03:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 390
Posted By gisahag
Re: Canmore hybrid bag - opinions?

I went to an extended medium Canmore hybrid from a large Bannatyne hybrid a couple of years ago. In my experience the Canmore hybrid's moisture control isn't light years ahead of the Bannatyne...
Forum: Piobaireachd 11-13-2020, 06:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 561
Posted By gisahag
Re: What IYO is the best piobaireachd teaching package or book

Another vote for Jim McGillivray's book. The way he logically breaks down complex gracenote movements into sub-components, and then slowly puts them back together a bit at a time leading up to...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 10-13-2020, 03:30 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,692
Posted By gisahag
Re: "Phase locking" drones

Jon
To what (if any) extent is the length of the 'tuned' stock dependent on the size of the drone reed? For example would the short Ezeedrone bass require a different sized stock compared to a...
Forum: Beer Tent 09-24-2020, 05:36 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,724
Posted By gisahag
Re: Voice recognition.......

"Gentleman for Manchester England (AKA a Scouse) "


Scousers are from Liverpool. If you call a Mancunian "scouser" you better be able to run pretty quickly.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 09-22-2020, 07:40 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,165
Posted By gisahag
Re: What's all this flap about flapper valves?

"see also chanter reed orientation, or which way drone reed blades face"


Calum. After 38 years playing I'm pretty much convinced that for best performance chanter reeds should be oriented with...
Forum: Beer Tent 09-16-2020, 04:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,724
Posted By gisahag
Re: Voice recognition.......

"Unable to find Jamba Juice"

That's a title just waiting for a tune :thumb:
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 08-28-2020, 08:30 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,340
Posted By gisahag
Re: Who invented the bagpipes?

"Who invented the bagpipes? "


All right, this has gone on long enough. I admit it. It was me. Sorry for any trouble I've caused. :crazy:
Forum: Beer Tent 08-03-2020, 04:47 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,349
Posted By gisahag
Re: Piping and COVID

I suspect that whether you catch covid-19 or not has nothing to do with being a piper.
I also doubt that being a piper has much if any influence on the likelihood of experiencing a 'cytokine storm'...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 07-30-2020, 07:32 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,393
Posted By gisahag
Re: Inspiring Movie Scene Featuring Pipers

A more difficult challenge might be to find a movie scene containing bagpipes where a piper watching the scene does not manage to find anything wrong with it
Forum: Beer Tent 07-02-2020, 10:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,407
Posted By gisahag
Re: The Times Being What They Are...

[QUOTE=Pip01;1346603]
"such dis-combobulation... and
meandering so far off the requested motif... "The
Times Being What They Are"... perhaps a reprising
of the original request...
Any out...
Forum: Beer Tent 06-30-2020, 04:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,407
Posted By gisahag
Re: The Times Being What They Are...

"A trick offer?; 2020 worlds is off,..."


Wow, you're right. And the best bass drum prize was discontinued some years ago.


How about the winner gets to present the best bass drum prize at...
Forum: Beer Tent 06-29-2020, 10:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,407
Posted By gisahag
Re: The Times Being What They Are...

I suggest we have a competition to see who can fashion the best anti-covid face mask with built in filters made from an old pipe bag, drone chords, valves/tone enhancers, hemp (waxed or otherwise),...
Forum: Pipe Bands 06-11-2020, 03:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,097
Posted By gisahag
Re: First pipe band any advice?

Avoid getting elected to the committee.
Forum: Beer Tent 05-14-2020, 07:16 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 7,218
Posted By gisahag
Re: Worst Advice Ever?

Worst advice I ever heard someone giving to a learner :"if you can't get all the notes in in time with the tune, just miss some of them out"


Worst advice I ever received (at school) : "you're...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 05-05-2020, 08:17 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,182
Posted By gisahag
Re: Older MCC2 chanter playing flat?

Jon


My MCC2 has always tuned at about Low A = 470 with Macphee reeds. I've had it about 4 years. So I don't think yours has changed over time. Personally I would not risk wrecking a perfectly...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 04-14-2020, 04:27 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 9,317
Posted By gisahag
Re: Pipers in the old days

Some of these old pictures look too odd to be true, e.g. the dress looks outlandish, the background is painted, the spacing of the drones is crazy wide. I think in the really far out pictures it...
Forum: Beer Tent 03-24-2020, 11:25 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,877
Posted By gisahag
Re: Post Pandemic bag hygiene

That article can be summarised as - copper kills microorganisms that come into contact with it for long enough for the microorganism to absorb some copper. So nothing will grow on a copper object...
Forum: Beer Tent 03-23-2020, 11:53 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,877
Posted By gisahag
Re: Post Pandemic bag hygiene

Copper coins or other objects won't work. It's an auld wives tale, although I can understand how it arose. Copper sulfate solution is an antifungal (they used to use it to spray crops), kills slugs...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 03-12-2020, 07:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,181
Posted By gisahag
Re: White Chanters May Be The Next Big Thing

"White adds the possibility of Patriotic Pipes of various nations"


How about South African bands using all the available chanter colours (including traditional black) with yellow catalin soles ...
Forum: Beer Tent 03-11-2020, 07:18 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,742
Posted By gisahag
Re: Alternative bagpipe mounts.

How about ivory grown in a lab?
https://cen.acs.org/articles/96/i4/synthetic-horns-tusks-offer-hope.html


Neil
Forum: Technique & Instrument 03-04-2020, 06:34 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,881
Posted By gisahag
Re: Drone reed price rise

Call me a cynic, but I've long suspected that when a new synthetic drone reed brand comes on the market at a higher price point than existing reeds, all the existing synthetic reed makers raise their...
Forum: Do It Yourself (DIY) 02-28-2020, 06:55 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,710
Posted By gisahag
Re: Loose chrome mount

Why has the decoration loose? At the risk of resurrecting a well worn discussion, perhaps the wood has dried out and shrunk, and would benefit from a bit of bore oiling. I've seen ferrules on old...
Forum: Beer Tent 01-13-2020, 06:51 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,680
Posted By gisahag
Re: I hate my bagpipes

"There is 'magic' of a sort in everything"
Sorry to throw further fuel on the fire, but I strongly disagree with that too.

Arthur C Clarke's third law states "Any sufficiently advanced technology...
Forum: Beer Tent 01-09-2020, 06:35 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,680
Posted By gisahag
Re: I hate my bagpipes

Ok, I may have misread (or perhaps over-interpreted) it. I took "there is some element of magic in wood instruments" coupled with "pipes being no exception" to mean there is some unquantifiable...
Forum: Beer Tent 01-08-2020, 06:32 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,680
Posted By gisahag
Re: I hate my bagpipes

1 - "There is some element of magic in wood instruments of all types; pipes being no exception."
2 - "There's a potentially vast gulf between using an old set as a basis for your work, and making...
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