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Forum: Beer Tent 12-12-2019, 08:59 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 11,113
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Who makes this reed?

I think an entrepreneur wold figure out how to offer a way better product for way less cost...not an iffy item for way more.

As Ive matured I realize what my father meant in the 50s when he...
Forum: Beer Tent 12-12-2019, 07:04 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 11,113
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Who makes this reed?

Id be slightly more interested if these were unbreakable and for a cost similar to excellent cane reeds still available for ~1/3 the price. Otherwise... caveat emptor.

A bit of an indirect...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 12-08-2019, 06:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 536
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Henderson White Harmonic Drone Reeds

Perhaps a new/different sheet of material was used for either tongue? ..one a few fly hairs different thickness?
Also wondered how the tongues are cut....Ive seen some occasionally with a very...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 12-08-2019, 09:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 536
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Henderson White Harmonic Drone Reeds

YES. disassemble to extent you can and clean up with warm light soapy water.

If looking down the mouthpiece tip youre liable to see brown-y looking dried crud. That same stuff can accumulate...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 12-08-2019, 08:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 610
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Radical reed shaving

I m. Curious.....how do you... I have some too.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 12-07-2019, 08:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 504
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Replacement drone reed bridles?

Right., ....ex-post-facto rams...... ouch.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 12-06-2019, 07:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 504
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Replacement drone reed bridles?

This is a good idea...getting the right size is difficult. Some years ago I replaced the bridles on a popular brand reed with what I thought was a good fit O ring ....it didnt work well at all...so...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 12-05-2019, 01:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 504
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Replacement drone reed bridles?

O ring(s) can work ok....but in my experience..try to use a few rings that will provide a width similar to the original bridle...and small enough to provide similar compression on the tongue. So on,...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 12-04-2019, 08:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 610
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Radical reed shaving

Yes correct...as John Bolt noted...rounding the square shoulders towards looking like a molded reed.
But...in my experience with a standard Shepherd Easy-Medium reed ( ~30/31) ....the 1-3 light...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 12-04-2019, 12:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 483
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Thoughts on bottle traps?

Yes.....The i.d. of the Trap Dri tube appears at least equal to a usual blowstick bore....
Forum: Technique & Instrument 12-04-2019, 12:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 610
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Radical reed shaving

Rory Grossart posted a very helpful reed adjustment piece on his MG Reeds web page.

He mentioned one method Ive used for donkey years...rounding the square edges of the blades.

On...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 12-03-2019, 01:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 483
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Thoughts on bottle traps?

Some valid points you have. IMO the cloth gets saturated too quickly to continue to be viable ie ..retain moisture....especially on a cold day outside...; there is no convenient way to change the...
Forum: Beer Tent 12-03-2019, 08:57 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,900
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Forum activity levels

👍....I never regret it ...😁
Forum: Technique & Instrument 12-03-2019, 08:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,433
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Robert Reid bagpipes

.Id understood the stock bores of Reid pipes were purposefully tapered and left larger at bottom to ..get more air to the reed...
I never checked the mid 40s set I owned for 20+ years for...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 11-30-2019, 08:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 584
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Narrow stocks and grometted bags

👏👍..good to know.
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 11-30-2019, 07:32 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 13,991
Posted By el gaitero
Re: McCallum Folk Pipes!?

Either tho often with mixed hints of road tar and a somewhat gravely finish on the ear.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 11-24-2019, 06:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 584
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Narrow stocks and grometted bags

I also take a few minutes with a smooth metal file and smooth off the sharp edges of the bolt head.....Othewise it will cut thru the tire tube material.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 11-24-2019, 04:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 584
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Narrow stocks and grometted bags

...another great McGiver;

I use two wide rubber bands of bike tire tube to cover over the nasty bolt head on the oft supplied clamps.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 11-24-2019, 11:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 584
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Narrow stocks and grometted bags

..gotcha....but of course the O rings work well because theyre compressed by the outside clamp. The stretchy rubber tape doesnt shift in my experience if you wind it snug into the groove...it...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 11-24-2019, 10:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 584
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Narrow stocks and grometted bags

What you did works well,...what I would have ,..except probably I wud have used stretch rubber repair tape in the groove ...thinking its a bit more bulky and cushion-y for the bag collar ring to...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 11-22-2019, 05:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,030
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Cleaning Brushes/Swabs

Interesting. Which maker is this? Id like to look at his site. Are there others?
Forum: Beer Tent 11-22-2019, 05:48 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 11,113
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Who makes this reed?

How much $ are they?
Forum: Technique & Instrument 11-20-2019, 10:08 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 836
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Flat Bushes on Lawries

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I think others might also chime in that RGL pipes of that era will...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 11-19-2019, 01:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,030
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Cleaning Brushes/Swabs

I don’t know of any pipemaker of substance that recommends a submersion oiling. Does anyone here?

Here’s a reputable view... albeit I haven't asked why to add a drop of vitamin E? Anyone?
...
Forum: Heads Up 11-18-2019, 05:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 344
Posted By el gaitero
Re: How to sell bass drum?

First let the air out...to get the right size envelope. :grin:
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