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Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + Yesterday, 10:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 128
Posted By HighlandPark
Re: position of drones

Just curious what you mean keeping your drones upright. Is it uncomfortable to play? Are they in someone's face behind you? Or is the angle slimply different from those of your bandmates?
Forum: Technique & Instrument 06-29-2018, 08:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 574
Posted By HighlandPark
Re: Switching to a Ross suede bag?

WB Piper, I'm in Edmonton, too, an our band, the RCMP P&D, issues Ross red bags. Most of us like the feel and performance but not all use the full Ross moisture control system (including me).

Forum: Technique & Instrument 06-29-2018, 07:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 322
Posted By HighlandPark
Re: Shepherd mk 2 bench design pitch

MK3, as I know it, but I would say it pitches just a smidge above 475...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 06-29-2018, 07:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 322
Posted By HighlandPark
Re: Shepherd mk 2 bench design pitch

Not certain, but according to this from Shepherd, the MK3 pitches at 475 Hz, so is it safe to assume that both chanters would not pitch the same? Shawn Husk will know!
Forum: Technique & Instrument 06-22-2018, 08:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 602
Posted By HighlandPark
Re: Cow or Sheep?

I can understand you wanting to return to a skin bag, given all the pros, particularly with tone. However, just a quick note on collars...

Ross collars don't appear to be designed to fit over...
Forum: Beer Tent 06-08-2018, 02:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 953
Posted By HighlandPark
Re: International travel with Technopipes

Only questioned once in multiple number of international flights as carry-on and it's ensconced in 4" ABS pipe with caps!
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 06-06-2018, 09:21 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,786
Posted By HighlandPark
Re: Army issue bagpipes?

Richard, thank you for going to the trouble of listing in detail all of the offerings from the Peter Henderson and JR Glen catalogs from Jeannie Campbell's first book. It is very instructive to look...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 06-04-2018, 08:32 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,303
Posted By HighlandPark
Re: Most comfortable chanter you've played?

I've had three Kyo chanters at one point and am down to two: blackwood and laminate. Both are, hands-down, the easiest chanters to play. That said, for some reason I believe that extended playing on...
Forum: Music 06-04-2018, 08:23 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,744
Posted By HighlandPark
Re: Name for style of pipe music

Like Richard, I come from a trad background playing other instruments where bending notes is the norm. While there is certainly a place for the very traditional form of Highland Piping, why slurs and...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 06-03-2018, 08:34 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,151
Posted By HighlandPark
Re: Your Experience with Acetyl (Plastic) Highland Bagpipes

It would be very informative to do a direct and controlled comparison of wood vs. polypenco. The materials themselves certainly have different responses to heat but to what end? You could freeze...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 05-31-2018, 06:05 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,786
Posted By HighlandPark
Re: Army Issue?

As I understand it, military types, at least in the early years, were a reference to wood-mounted pipes. Wood-mounted pipes were the cheapest version and would likely have appealed to some military...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 05-31-2018, 05:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 721
Posted By HighlandPark
Re: So.... Something strange happened.

Yes, Kinnaird Evolution reeds are among my favourite for tone and performance in most of the pipes I've tried them it, but... they are a little 'wheezy' which makes you refine your technique of...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 05-29-2018, 09:50 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,151
Posted By HighlandPark
Re: Your Experience With Acetyl (Plastic) Highland Bagpipes.

I'm a big fan of 'plastic' pipes in addition to, of course, wood, and have amassed some information for those interested on...

Plastic and Other Materials...
Forum: Beer Tent 05-17-2018, 08:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 697
Posted By HighlandPark
Re: BEST Chalice style

Lawries! Classic and sophisticated. Plus, they likely sound great.
Forum: Beer Tent 05-10-2018, 05:05 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,866
Posted By HighlandPark
Re: Over abundance of pipe bands in your area?

Well, we can't beat Victoria on a per capita basis, but Edmonton, Alberta, which has around 900,000 people, must have around 10 bands, including up until the last couple of years, two Grade 2 bands...
Forum: Beer Tent 05-10-2018, 07:54 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,850
Posted By HighlandPark
Re: Old Henderson Tone

Roddy makes excellent points that I can verify even with my limited experience. The bores of Hendersons were quite different, even among sets from the same era, and for that matter even within a...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 05-08-2018, 05:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 511
Posted By HighlandPark
Re: Drone reeds roaring

That may be a bit of a broad generalization. I played a set of 2011s for close to three years and could have mid-section well above 2 fingers, mostly dependent on the reed type, without any issues....
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 05-07-2018, 08:24 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 533
Posted By HighlandPark
Pipe Major Willie Gray's 'MacCrimmon Scale' Chanter Measurements...

Currently on eBay (https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/SCOTTISH-BAGPIPES-RARE-MUSIC-MEMORABILIA-P-M-WILLIE-GRAY-CHANTER-THOMSONS-LIST/222968723069?hash=item33e9f8b67d:g:V6cAAOSw4RZa72Oz), a very interesting...
Forum: Beer Tent 05-02-2018, 11:59 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,666
Posted By HighlandPark
Re: Kilt, pleat to Sett or Stripe?

For most tartans I'd say to the stripe is far more interesting and breaks up what could be conceived as the monotony of the tartan; a front to back contrast is desirable and looks more dramatic when...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 04-26-2018, 07:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,182
Posted By HighlandPark
Re: 'Life' of orange indicating gels?

Determining the volume of moisture in our breath captured by a moisture control system is interesting. However, one could approach this question post hoc by weighing the components before and after...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 04-25-2018, 04:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 364
Posted By HighlandPark
Re: Ross vs. Moose bags

What about the Bannatyne hybrid?
Forum: Trading Post Archive 04-23-2018, 07:16 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 63
Posted By HighlandPark
WTB: 1 Henderson open nickel ferrule

WTB: One Henderson Open Nickel Ferrule


Does anyone have a spare Henderson nickel ferrules? I'd like to have a poly stock made for a set of 1920s era Henderson. To complete this I'm...
Forum: Trading Post Archive 04-23-2018, 07:06 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 47
Posted By HighlandPark
WTB: 2 Lawrie nickel ferrules

WTB: Two Lawrie Closed & Beaded Nickel Ferrules


Does anyone have a couple spare Lawrie nickel ferrules? I'd like to have a couple of extra poly stocks made for a set of WWI era...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 04-14-2018, 03:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 415
Posted By HighlandPark
Re: McCallum drones

What year McCallum's? Some reeds may be more appropriate to each McCallum 'era'.

As I recall, the original design was based on a set of 1927 Lawries, then in mid-2009, the bores were tweaked based...
Forum: Beer Tent 04-12-2018, 08:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 353
Posted By HighlandPark
Re: Are these really Hardies?

Well, for what it's worth, that is a genuine Maple Leaf tartan bag cover, the bag looks like an L&M, and the features visible on the pipes, like ferrules, mounts, and profiles appear Hardie-like. As...
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