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Forum: Piobaireachd 07-17-2020, 12:27 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 224
Posted By will103
Mackay's Lament (Campbell canntaireachd)

Hello, a while back I found the ground of Lament for Donald Doughal Mackay from the Campbell canntaireachd written in staff notation on the wiki linked to the Alt Pibroch website. The wiki is now...
Forum: Beer Tent 05-22-2020, 01:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 615
Posted By will103
Re: MacRae Reproduction Practice Chanter

Hi, Thanks for posting. This chanter is on my list :) Is the sound / bore different to the standard McCallum chanters - reason I ask is I have one so no point in buying this chanter if it is...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 05-21-2020, 08:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 589
Posted By will103
Re: Anyone know of a maker of cow horn mounts in the UK?

Hi, thanks to all. I will contact those suggested. If I get them done I will post pics on this thread. Cheers and take care, will
Forum: Technique & Instrument 05-18-2020, 02:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 589
Posted By will103
Forum: Technique & Instrument 05-18-2020, 02:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 589
Posted By will103
Forum: Technique & Instrument 05-18-2020, 01:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 589
Posted By will103
Anyone know of a maker of cow horn mounts in the UK?

Hi to all, and hope you are well?

I have an old set of highland pipes that I am doing up, and sometime in the past a previous owner replaced the ferrules with what seems to be home made aluminium...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 04-28-2020, 01:05 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,263
Posted By will103
Re: Antique Pipe ID

Ok, here are some photos.

First, here is view of the top of the bass drone showing the bore:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/t5od5thizphil93/IMG_2395.JPG?dl=0

Here is a side view of one of the...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 04-27-2020, 03:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,263
Posted By will103
Re: Antique Pipe ID

Hi Dale, sorry for the delay in posting pictures. There is a problem with our broadband this evening, and I can't figure out how to transfer the images to dropbox using my mobile wifi. I'll post in...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 04-27-2020, 06:15 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,263
Posted By will103
Re: Antique Pipe ID

Yes no problem. I'll take the pictures this evening and post. Cheers, will
Forum: Technique & Instrument 04-27-2020, 05:48 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,263
Posted By will103
Re: Antique Pipe ID

Thanks folks. I was surprised at the sound. By the way these drones don't have bells and are open at the top.

Drone reeds are Bb Balance Tone, the chanter reed is McPhee and the bag is by James...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 04-27-2020, 02:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,005
Posted By will103
Re: What was used to tie drones together in the 18th century?

[QUOTE=K Sanger/QUOTE]

Thanks Keith, so they were more functional then. That makes sense. Thanks for the info and links to the images.

Cheers, will
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 04-27-2020, 02:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,005
Posted By will103
Re: What was used to tie drones together in the 18th century?

[QUOTE=pancelticpiper;1345098]I've seen lengths of actual ribbon tying the drones together, or cords, in old pipes in museums. Who can say if those are later additions.

Hi, my understanding is...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 04-27-2020, 01:18 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,263
Posted By will103
Re: Antique Pipe ID

Hi, this is how the wall hangers sound. The chanter is my own (of unknown age but likes to play around A444).

Here is the sound file (Dropbox link):
...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 04-20-2020, 02:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,005
Posted By will103
What was used to tie drones together in the 18th century?

Hi, with a bit more time on my hands at the moment I have been thinking about material piping history. It occurred to me that we have surviving drones but as far as I can see no drone cords have...
Forum: Beer Tent 03-24-2020, 03:51 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,469
Posted By will103
Re: Post Pandemic bag hygiene

This link has some info:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3067274/

Copper has been used for a very long time because of its ability to inhibit bugs.

Ta G
Forum: Beer Tent 03-07-2020, 03:40 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,151
Posted By will103
Re: Fake 'ivory'

Celluloid is cellulose nitrate. There are more modern alternatives such as cellulose acetate that can be fantastic. If you want to see what I mean search for pictures of the Pelikan Souverain pens....
Forum: Do It Yourself (DIY) 02-06-2020, 09:37 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,611
Posted By will103
Re: Loose chrome mount.

Well I second that. I once glued a vintage practice chanter top to my workbench! I was gluing the mount back on. will
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 12-15-2019, 12:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,515
Posted By will103
Re: Dunfion Smallpipe Chanter/reed

Can someone send a picture of the reed so that we know what kind it is? Ta will.
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 12-13-2019, 05:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,459
Posted By will103
Re: New Book on C18th Pastoral/UnionPipes and music

Hi, I realise this is an old thread, but is this available as an ebook? Ta will
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 12-13-2019, 05:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,515
Posted By will103
Re: Dunfion Smallpipe Chanter/reed

Hi, I have a Dunfion chanter somewhere at home. Can you let me know what type of reed it is - what colour is the thread and the blades (is it a synthetic reed)? If you want - PM me and I can also...
Forum: In Memoriam 10-11-2019, 12:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,476
Posted By will103
Re: J. David Hester

I just found this post. I had no idea. This is really sad news. Wishing his family and friends well.

Will
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 08-19-2019, 06:37 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,293
Posted By will103
Re: Balance Tone VS. BT High Resonance Drone Reeds

Hi folks, I use the high resonance drone reeds in my pipes and I really like them. Very steady and air efficient when set up for your particular chanter reed strength. They keep their tuning very...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 08-10-2019, 11:59 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 16,122
Posted By will103
Re: New set by Pierre Blanchet

Brilliant, thank you so much Glenurquhart, I now have a better idea of the date, and it is good news that the chanter should be easier to reed. I really hope to get it playing for Piobaireachd soon....
Forum: Technique & Instrument 08-01-2019, 12:45 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 16,122
Posted By will103
Re: New set by Pierre Blanchet

No idea I'm afraid. Might even be wrong on the date, so any info based on the pics below would be really helpful. I cannot find a name stamp that I can read, although there is a hint of one above the...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 07-29-2019, 12:06 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 16,122
Posted By will103
Re: New set by Pierre Blanchet

Hi, I am trying to get a mid 19th century pipe chanter going, but I am struggling with modern reeds. Do you make reeds with a longer staple yourself? If so I would be very interested. Ta will
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