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Forum: Forum Related 11-14-2019, 12:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 235
Posted By Andrew Lenz
Re: No Alerts of Forum PMs to Members E-mail

I haven't been getting my moderator alerts either.

The emailing was switched over some weeks ago to a new system and there are definitely some issues. Our admin, Mike Greene, is aware of the...
Forum: Music 11-06-2019, 10:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 246
Posted By Andrew Lenz
Re: 4 Scots flash mob tunes

Nicely played and nice video production too.

Before "flash mobs" were popular, our band would pop up in public places unannounced and perform. Mostly we'd do it to promote an upcoming local...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 11-05-2019, 06:35 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,052
Posted By Andrew Lenz
Re: Balancing chanter

Some of this may be helpful too:

Bagpipe Chanter Reed Basics

Carving Bagpipe Chanters...
Forum: Beer Tent 10-25-2019, 11:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 312
Posted By Andrew Lenz
Name that tune!

Someone emailed me for help naming this tune. Any ideas?


Forum: Beer Tent 10-19-2019, 09:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 810
Posted By Andrew Lenz
Re: Security Tracking Devices

One way to help keep a transponder of any sort charged would be to add a small solar panel charger to your pipe case and run the wire into your case to the hidden transponder. Now, the trick is that...
Forum: Beer Tent 10-11-2019, 01:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 702
Posted By Andrew Lenz
Re: Stolen smallpipes in Tucson, AZ

Any photos available?

Forum: Beer Tent 10-09-2019, 04:43 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,416
Posted By Andrew Lenz
Re: Takeaway tips from botched gigs?


1) If things go off the rails, just roll with the changes.
At a funeral, I specifically told the organizer to have someone cue me when to play since I wasn't familiar with the program. I was...
Forum: In Memoriam 10-03-2019, 07:03 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 336
Posted By Andrew Lenz
Re: Andrew Soutar

Thanks for sharing.

His son has been running their bagpipe business:

To quote from an older version of their website:
"Our aim is to provide quality products for...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 09-30-2019, 01:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,541
Posted By Andrew Lenz
Re: Dale Jackson's new synthetic chanter reed

That wasn't the case. To quote from Harley's (now-removed) post:
"I know someone is going to bite my arse, again, for asking for a file to be posted by the non-composer but I hope you get it done...
Forum: Competing Pipers 09-27-2019, 11:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 522
Posted By Andrew Lenz
Re: Do results transfer between PBAs?

What Stuart said.

(Former Executive Secretary for WUSBPA.)
Forum: Beer Tent 09-24-2019, 10:46 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,838
Posted By Andrew Lenz
Re: Paid not to play!

... the extra groom got paid to go home.

Forum: Beer Tent 09-19-2019, 06:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,646
Posted By Andrew Lenz
Re: eBay Scammer, BEWARE - Henderson pipes

Set up an account. Legitimately sell a few items. Get positive reviews. Illegitimately list a high ticket item using photos from someone else's posting. Get paid. Say item has shipped. Delay, delay,...
Forum: Beer Tent 09-17-2019, 07:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,838
Posted By Andrew Lenz
Paid not to play!

Fast and Furious movie chiefs paid Edinburgh street pipers £8,000 not to play during filming

Hmmm. I...
Forum: Beer Tent 09-15-2019, 09:34 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,904
Posted By Andrew Lenz
Re: Gordon Walker

This tale is a good reminder that we all need to be vigilant and not be too trusting when minors are involved. I recall a story from decades ago of a well-known—now deceased—piper staying as a guest...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 09-05-2019, 11:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 862
Posted By Andrew Lenz
Re: Outlander tartans

That’s what I was thinking!

If they own the rights to the tartan and wannabe Claires want it . . . $$$.

Oh, and nice post, Mr. Cook. I’m sorry that I missed you at Pleasanton.

Forum: Competition Results 09-02-2019, 04:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 587
Posted By Andrew Lenz
Pleasanton Band Results?

Anyone have the Pleasanton band results from this past weekend?

Forum: Technique & Instrument 08-24-2019, 03:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,627
Posted By Andrew Lenz
Re: eBay says Lawrie, what say you?

For those claiming G&C, why? I don't disagree with you, but I'm always after the identifying characteristics.

Forum: Beer Tent 08-20-2019, 03:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 825
Posted By Andrew Lenz
Re: STOLEN: Strathmore model 2a & extras, in JFK airport terminal

The link is correct, but you may need to be logged in and/or friends with Kayla for it to work.

Here's the quote from her FB page:
"All: keep a lookout around JFK airport and the surrounding...
Forum: Beer Tent 08-19-2019, 08:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,475
Posted By Andrew Lenz
Re: Logistics and Politics of the RSPBA

It's also Great HIGHLAND Bagpipes. That's Scottish Highlands, the home of the instrument. It's natural that the Worlds would be there. Granted, if they wanted it to be more of an "international...
Forum: Forum Related 08-08-2019, 01:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 654
Posted By Andrew Lenz
Re: Editing a post

We've had users abuse the edit function. A user kicks off a thread then goes back and either changes the entire meaning of the post and/or edits out all the text altogether . . . like a member claim...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 08-01-2019, 11:50 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,126
Posted By Andrew Lenz
Re: Your 2019 setup?

Wait. Chris is alive? :grin: A post after five years? Woo!

Welcome back, Chris! :thumb:

Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 07-27-2019, 01:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 982
Posted By Andrew Lenz
Re: First set of pipes ordered!

Exciting! I inherited my pipes, so I didn’t have to fret over whist to buy, but I also didn’t have the anticipation of new pipes. It’s like Christmas!

Forum: Beer Tent 07-18-2019, 06:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,337
Posted By Andrew Lenz
Re: Hugh MacCallum on Practicing


But also, any practice is better than no practice. Not all of us can get on the pipes as often as we'd like. Even 5 minutes a day on a practice chanter will keep the fingers going if...
Forum: Beer Tent 07-17-2019, 03:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,271
Posted By Andrew Lenz
Re: Pierced Pipers?

I think it's proper form to let the client know what they are getting in advance of the event. As much as they are buying music, they are also buying a performer. The music may be great, but if it's...
Forum: Forum Related 07-08-2019, 06:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 436
Posted By Andrew Lenz
Re: Deleting an ad

Hi Selly,

At the top of the Trading Post is a sticky thread called:
••• Read These Rules ! •••
located here:

In that post, it...
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