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Forum: Beer Tent 04-30-2019, 05:40 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 651
Posted By TheHaggisMaster
Re: Alastair Sinclair

Went to the shop on my honeymoon just to buy a practice chanter. Got the full tour, watched him make a chanter, had a cup of tee with the master. fond memories indeed... sad to hear.
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 02-11-2019, 02:44 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,026
Posted By TheHaggisMaster
Re: Pipe bag for smallpipes

I bought a Gannaway Smallpipe Bag for mouth blown ssp. Best thing ever but there's no drone fittings. You have to cut it in yourself or the guys and girls at Gannaway can cu the holes and you tie it...
Forum: Beer Tent 10-06-2018, 06:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,458
Posted By TheHaggisMaster
Re: Piper's Pinkie

I'm a big fan of NSAIDs. Advil, Voltaren etc. I know they aren't for everyone but they work for me. Old school fix was vigorously rub your hands with A5-35 or some such liniment about 30 min before...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 07-01-2018, 04:58 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,442
Posted By TheHaggisMaster
Re: Easiest to blow chanter reed that produces acceptable results

Shepherd easy /weak for me. Long lasting. Never had a problem.


HM
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 06-27-2018, 05:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 994
Posted By TheHaggisMaster
Re: Tying In a Common Stock...

Sounds like a plan!

I was thinking along that line anyway but always good to get other opinions. Only one thing I've just realized, not that it should make much of a difference. I've come to...
Forum: Beer Tent 06-23-2018, 09:30 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,962
Posted By TheHaggisMaster
Re: What is your favorite tune?

Way to many to choose from but 6/8 marches like Donald McLean of Lewis and Rab's Wedding. Good heavy meaty tunes! However I think that in combination, Royal Scots Polka and the Black Watch Polka...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 06-20-2018, 04:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 994
Posted By TheHaggisMaster
Tying In a Common Stock

Is there anybody in Toronto or the GTA that can tie in a common stock for a set of Scottish smallpipes? I have loads of experience tying in GHB bags so teaching me how would be even better! I'm...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 06-15-2018, 06:42 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,950
Posted By TheHaggisMaster
Re: Most comfortable chanter you've played?

Hands down for ABW: Sinclair Poly: Shepherd Mk2
Forum: Beer Tent 04-22-2018, 03:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,880
Posted By TheHaggisMaster
Re: Most Unusual Bagpipe Material

Atherton or Kron pink ivory wood pipes: http://www.dmatherton.com/gallery057.php. Woot!
Forum: Beer Tent 04-18-2018, 06:17 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,213
Posted By TheHaggisMaster
Re: Investing in an old set

My first set of pipes were an army issue set at my first band. Later I found out they were Lawrie pipes, probably from the 50s. Regardless of that, and the fact they were free, I just liked the...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 04-10-2018, 02:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,684
Posted By TheHaggisMaster
Re: Bellows stiff

Same issues with my bellows from McCallum. Great construction but the hinge seems to be made from the same material as a piper's cross belt and certainly will last the test of time.

I'm finding...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 03-16-2018, 06:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,497
Posted By TheHaggisMaster
Re: Oiling

I oil. Full submersion for at least six weeks after Remembrance Day. Lemon oil. That's all I'll get into with that. Way too big a conversation...

One thing I have noticed though with many of...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 10-28-2017, 08:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,597
Posted By TheHaggisMaster
Scottish Smallpipe Pipe Bags...

Hulloo,

The problem I'm having is the bag that's currently attached to my smallpipes, both sets actually, is a Gortex bag. I'm feeling the need for more support and weight? I think a hide bag...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 10-10-2017, 05:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,270
Posted By TheHaggisMaster
Re: Thoughts on age of these pipes on eBay?

i would have thought $1500CDN sticks and stocks absolute max... for me anyway. Too bad :(
Forum: Technique & Instrument 10-09-2017, 06:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,270
Posted By TheHaggisMaster
Re: Thoughts on age of these pipes on eBay?

contacted the seller. he has the original receipt. 1950.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 10-09-2017, 02:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,270
Posted By TheHaggisMaster
Thoughts on age of these pipes on eBay?

I seriously have to stop looking at bagpipe porn.... Any thoughts on the age of these pipes?

http://www.ebay.ca/itm/Lawrie-Bagpipe-chalice-top-/172916619609?hash=item2842a23959:g:61cAAOSwfCFZzqWN...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 08-21-2017, 11:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,144
Posted By TheHaggisMaster
Re: Wait times for McCallum smallpipes

I waited 18 months I think but mine was a custom A/D combo set. Now if I could just find the time to play that would be fantastic....
Forum: Beer Tent 01-23-2017, 06:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,654
Posted By TheHaggisMaster
Re: Problems playing in a strong wind?

for me it was the feather bonnet tails slapping my eyes and my plaid whipping around everywhere. then the banner acted like a sail and my ribbons would come off...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 01-17-2017, 05:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,581
Posted By TheHaggisMaster
Re: Oiling border pipes

I haven't got to the stage where I need to do any oiling yet but on my GHB I've always used lemon oil. once a year, usually after Remembrance Day I strip them down, take the stocks out fo the bag...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 12-21-2016, 06:51 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,394
Posted By TheHaggisMaster
Re: Sinclair?

i'm thinking it's a fake.

i went to the holy shrine of Sinclair in Leith 15 years ago to pic up some practice chanters. Mr. Sinclair, gentleman that he is insisted that i come back and see the...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 11-22-2016, 11:19 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,460
Posted By TheHaggisMaster
Re: The Journey Begins...

yes GTA = Greater Toronto Area :woot: Pretty sure that game is wild enough as it is without throwing pipers into the mix...

I'll look up the site thanks!

HM
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 11-20-2016, 06:31 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,460
Posted By TheHaggisMaster
Re: The Journey Begins...

I think the thought of reeds or whatever being soft or hard was misconstrued. I was going more for the: I don't have a frame of reference to know when a reed is hard or soft or if the bellows are...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 11-09-2016, 07:58 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,460
Posted By TheHaggisMaster
Re: The Journey Begins...

I'm also wondering how you know a reed(s) is hard or soft? I know it will take time for my arm muscles to get used to squeezing but im not sure how to gauge if it's the reed that's hard or the...
Forum: Beer Tent 11-09-2016, 07:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,380
Posted By TheHaggisMaster
Drying Out of Pipes...

To begin with this is NOT a post about oiling or not oiling your pipes so please don't get started on it.

This is a post I just put up on my FB page:

so here's my self righteous comment for...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 11-05-2016, 04:23 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,460
Posted By TheHaggisMaster
Re: The Journey Begins...

Lots of good advice, thanks! Practice practice practice...
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