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Forum: Music 07-26-2018, 01:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 606
Posted By BGP
Re: Steps in Learning a New Tune

Light music?
For individual tunes. Break it into manageable chunks, like one or 2 measures at a time. Go slow and careful place the gracing's where they occur on the beat. As you get a handle on the...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 06-05-2018, 06:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,146
Posted By BGP
Re: Advice: Near Pristine, Apparently Unplayed 1940s Hendersons

Here is what I did last year with a set of old Glens which hadn't been played since sometime in the 70s.
Start by removing any hemping and lightly oiling them. You want to slowly introduce...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 06-04-2018, 10:23 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,802
Posted By BGP
Re: Most comfortable chanter you've played?

Medalist and Kyo. The hole size and spacing is identical between the two (so far as I can tell).
Forum: Technique & Instrument 05-31-2018, 10:22 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,088
Posted By BGP
Re: Polyester thread instead of hemp = game changer!

Ah, Thanks for the additional background.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 05-31-2018, 06:11 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,088
Posted By BGP
Re: Polyester thread instead of hemp = game changer!

Actual hemp is already available, hemp fiber has never been illegal in the US and most places.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 05-25-2018, 10:51 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,711
Posted By BGP
Forum: Beer Tent 05-18-2018, 07:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,206
Posted By BGP
Re: These pipes on ebay are a wow to me

It was once not unusual for makers to not worry about la bit of sap wood. Here are my pipes D Glens guesstimated at 1920s or older. http://imgur.com/IQHuLYD http://imgur.com/IQHuLYD
Forum: Beer Tent 05-18-2018, 07:20 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,241
Posted By BGP
Re: Yanny or Laurel?

Because supposedly not being able to hear the higher frequency's which make up "yanny" is an indication of hearing loss.


My question is what sort of person is able to ignore the heavy low...
Forum: Music 05-15-2018, 10:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 893
Posted By BGP
Re: Hornpipe Ceilidh Lines

Awesome! Thanks so much.
Forum: Beer Tent 05-14-2018, 10:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,206
Posted By BGP
Re: These pipes on ebay are a wow to me

http://www.bagpipe-id.com/?page_id=1199
Forum: Beer Tent 05-10-2018, 06:46 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,081
Posted By BGP
Re: Old Henderson Tone

There are a number of makers who's bores are based on Old Henderson's (though as noted there's some variety of Old Henderson bore)
Off the top of my head
Dunbar
Modern/current...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 05-04-2018, 08:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 786
Posted By BGP
Re: Set of mouth blown J Center smallpipes on Ebay (UK)

Interesting to see it from that time frame and from a Highland pipe maker.
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 04-11-2018, 03:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 355
Posted By BGP
Re: Oiling an idle set of pipes

Unless it's been many years since they've been played I would consider 24 hours enough.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 03-28-2018, 09:57 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 6,805
Posted By BGP
Re: Cane drone reeds

Stumbled across this https://youtu.be/C_eO1kVJ80o
Forum: Technique & Instrument 03-09-2018, 06:36 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 6,805
Posted By BGP
Re: Cane drone reeds

Laap may have meant that the amplitude (volume) of the fundamental was higher? Higher referring to volume not pitch?
Forum: Music 02-27-2018, 07:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 949
Posted By BGP
Re: Pekaar Encyclopedia

What exactly is the point behind creating bots that aimlessly cycle through and bog down things, such as the Pekaar Encyclopedia?

I've never understood this.
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 02-01-2018, 09:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 676
Posted By BGP
Re: A# vs. Bb

Tim- maybe. Sometime, maybe 100 years ago or so, it was decided in the broader mainstream international musical world that A= something vibrating at a frequency of 440 Hz. Pipes don't conform to the...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 02-01-2018, 09:46 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,604
Posted By BGP
Re: Tonally - Your Wood Preference...

Ok, I think I follow. Based on my personal experience.

1. Carib Cocuswood
2. something closer to cocus than blackwood in physical charicteristics.

My personal experience is with a modern AB...
Forum: Beer Tent 01-30-2018, 06:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,013
Posted By BGP
Re: Shipping a chanter you’ve sold

Cardboard tubes. Cut down to length if necessary, with chanter wrapped in paper or bubble.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 01-03-2018, 08:12 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,954
Posted By BGP
Re: Bass bore relationships

I don't, but if I pick up a set of calipers I can get them for you... in fact I'll collect others for you as well.



The huge one is D. Glen.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 01-03-2018, 06:13 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,954
Posted By BGP
Re: Bass bore relationships

D. Locky- looks like you're collecting bore measurements (beyond what's Andrew Lenz's spreadsheet) is that right?

Here's a visual of the difference between a David Glen (and Sons) and McCallum...
Forum: Beer Tent 12-28-2017, 05:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,135
Posted By BGP
Re: Practice, Fireside, Shuttle, Mouth-blown small?? Help

Any mouthblown small pipe should meet your criteria. One in the key of Bflat or A will have finger spacing closest to the GHB.
Forum: Music 12-12-2017, 10:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 893
Posted By BGP
Re: Hornpipe Ceilidh Lines

Anyone else have a lead?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SegTlv84HHw
Forum: Do It Yourself (DIY) 12-11-2017, 10:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 629
Posted By BGP
Re: Reed making in Idaho

Chris Apps sells reed-making kits... that being said, if you ask around, he or another reed maker would probably be willing work with you to make a similar or replica reed which would work in your...
Forum: Music 12-08-2017, 11:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 893
Posted By BGP
Re: Hornpipe Ceilidh Lines

No it isn't.

... So far I've successfully avoided joining facebook, maybe I'll have to give in to the Zuckenburger.
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