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Forum: Technique & Instrument 11-18-2020, 08:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 548
Posted By jviss
Re: Stupid Beginner Question: Chanters

Wow, thanks, all for the replies. Pancelticpiper, very informative post, thanks!
Forum: Technique & Instrument 11-17-2020, 04:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 548
Posted By jviss
Stupid Beginner Question: Chanters

Why can't you just put a top on a regular bagpipe chanter and use it as a practice chanter? Maybe with an easier reed.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 11-17-2020, 11:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,225
Posted By jviss
Re: Unboxing and review of GlenCoe Black Watch e-Chanter

I just ordered this partly on the strength of the review. Thanks Matt.

I quickly compared the prices and functions of:
Ross
Blair
Fagerstrom
Deger
Glencoe

My requirements are only for a...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 11-10-2020, 08:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 430
Posted By jviss
Re: Yet another pipe ID Logan???

Not only no chanter, but no chanter stock.
Forum: Beer Tent 11-05-2020, 12:53 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,973
Posted By jviss
Re: The GPB (Great Pakistani Bagpipes)

Matt Willis did a two part video review of Pakistani pipes. In part two his conclusion was they couldn't be made to play properly.

$130 Pakistani Bagpipes + highland drones & chanter reeds. Can...
Forum: Competition Results 11-01-2020, 07:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,540
Posted By jviss
Re: Glenfiddich Piping Championship 2020

I'm going to check, how long will playback be available? It was a lot to take in live, maybe eight hours of top-notch piping.

I will be looking into the basics of piobaireachd, in the mean...
Forum: Competition Results 10-31-2020, 05:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,540
Posted By jviss
Re: Glenfiddich Piping Championship 2020

Agreed. It was stunningly good. I knew Stuart would win!
Forum: Competition Results 10-31-2020, 09:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,540
Posted By jviss
Glenfiddich Piping Championship 2020

Watching this now, livestream via:

Glenfiddich Solo Piping Championship (https://www.thepipingcentre.co.uk/play/competitions/glenfiddich-solo-piping-championships)
Forum: Technique & Instrument 10-30-2020, 03:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 491
Posted By jviss
Re: Music Notebook - 8.5x5.5" landscape format

I found this and ordered a couple. It's a bit smaller than what I wanted, at 7 x 4 1/2", but it's the basic idea. $4.75 each, plus the dreaded postage. I'll let you know how it is when I receive...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 10-30-2020, 09:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 491
Posted By jviss
Re: Music Notebook - 8.5x5.5" landscape format

As crazy as it may sound, I've considered making my own; or, more precisely, having them made. But first I thought I'd find out if they exist anywhere. Maybe in Scotland?
Forum: Technique & Instrument 10-29-2020, 05:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 491
Posted By jviss
Re: Music Notebook - 8.5x5.5" landscape format

Thanks for your reply! No, that's not it. I actually really like the Archives paper. I just purchased one of these, with the non-spiral binding; just received it yesterday. It's a bit too high,...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 10-28-2020, 05:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 491
Posted By jviss
Music Notebook - 8.5x5.5" landscape format

Greetings,

Can anyone help me locate a music notebook in an 8.5x5.5" landscape format? I've looked high and low and can't find any.

I have a tranche of used notebooks of this type from the...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 10-25-2020, 07:12 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,101
Posted By jviss
Re: I Need a Practice Chanter

Thanks for the reply. May I ask, why do folks install poly liners in repaired wood tops?
Forum: Technique & Instrument 10-24-2020, 06:54 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,101
Posted By jviss
Re: I Need a Practice Chanter

Can one purchase just a poly top? My instructor lent me one, which fits and works perfectly on my Alexander bottom. I neglected to ask him if it's a loan or if he'd sell it, but looking around...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 10-21-2020, 05:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,101
Posted By jviss
Re: I Need a Practice Chanter

Thanks for the replies so far, folks. My instructor is not only an accomplished piper, but makes pipes, collects PC's, etc. He said he can certainly fix mine, and will drop off a plastic top for me...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 10-21-2020, 03:38 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,450
Posted By jviss
Re: Changing attitudes towards Catalin

Here's some Catalin to love: Piper Bill Millin's bagpipes played on Sword during the D-Day landings on display at Dawlish Museum along with his bonnet, 100-year-old kilt and dirk.

Millin was the...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 10-21-2020, 02:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,101
Posted By jviss
I Need a Practice Chanter

I'm new to all of this, as many of you know. I started recently, using my Dad's George Alexander long PC. I stupidly placed it on the carpet on its sole, and then knocked it over onto one of the...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 10-19-2020, 07:42 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,450
Posted By jviss
Re: Changing attitudes towards Catalin

O.K., thanks. Shame that people would abuse it. It would be best if there was a way for everyone to view the edit history, but I guess that's getting too complicated for this kind of forum...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 10-19-2020, 04:38 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,450
Posted By jviss
Re: Changing attitudes towards Catalin

I guess it's not possible to edit posts? I meant "preceded," not "proceeded."
Forum: Technique & Instrument 10-18-2020, 06:49 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,450
Posted By jviss
Re: Changing attitudes towards Catalin

That's interesting. As far as I am aware, Catalin was not trademarked and produced by the American Catalin Corporation (NYC) until 1927. It wasn't until 1937 that an English producer emerged. ...
Forum: Beer Tent 10-15-2020, 06:24 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 11,131
Posted By jviss
Re: Pelican cases

Thanks for the review, Matt. I just ordered the Apache case on the basis of your review, and I don't even need one! Found a 20% coupon in my email, so total was $83.48 with shipping and tax.

I...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 10-10-2020, 10:55 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,045
Posted By jviss
Re: Hemping stock joints

Yikes! Of course this should be done by boring, or perhaps with a very special reamer. I have a pretty serious tool room lathe, and I wouldn't attempt this "adjustment!"

Good point on...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 10-10-2020, 06:02 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,045
Posted By jviss
Re: Hemping stock joints

I'm very new to this, and I'm sure my new-to-me, 1960's Gillander's tuning bores are out of round, as I get that loose-then-tighter effect when I rotate the drone tops. I'd like to have them...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 10-09-2020, 11:41 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,045
Posted By jviss
Re: Hemping stock joints

May I ask, who did the work, and how much did it cost?

Thanks,

jv
Forum: Pipe Bands 10-09-2020, 11:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,991
Posted By jviss
Re: Thistle Gildry Pipe Band, NY City circa 1950's

(Resurrecting this old thread, as I just joined the forum.)

My father, Ed Visser, played with the Thistle Guildry Pipe Band, with Joe Brady, Sr. (already mentioned), and with the notable piper,...
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