Welcome to
the forums at bobdunsire.com
bobdunsire.com forums bobdunsire.com forums
You can reset your password by going here. Be sure to try your current email and any email addresses you may have had in the past.
Otherwise please use the Contact Us link at the bottom of the forums. In order to help you, please provide the following info: Your Display Name from the old forum and any possible email addresses you would have used before. Without that info we cannot locate your account.


Go Back   Bob Dunsire Bagpipe Forums > Search Forums
Register FAQ Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Platinum Sponsors
Showing results 1 to 25 of 500
Search took 0.06 seconds.
Search: Posts Made By: piper_hm
Forum: Technique & Instrument 10-17-2019, 02:02 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,405
Posted By piper_hm
Re: Hardie Infinity chanters

I picked one up last week and it's sounding great with a Shepherd reed. Bold, but not overpowering and a nice blend with the drones. The holes are smaller (on average) and with the sanding/polishing,...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 10-17-2019, 12:57 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,405
Posted By piper_hm
Re: Hardie Infinity chanters

We're definitely spoiled as pipers with a plethora of great piping products. If they aren't so great, they don't survive on the retail market and are either revised or disappear completely. I think...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 10-17-2019, 06:33 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,405
Posted By piper_hm
Re: Hardie Infinity chanters

Umm, post-2005 Naill chanters haven't faded into obscurity...

A lot of the big names are changing their setups from year to year - not because it's a fad, because it's a benefit to them in some...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 10-09-2019, 09:41 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,126
Posted By piper_hm
Re: Canmore Hybrid bags

No, not at all. I used a thicker artificial waxed sinew and it worked well. I suggest using the 'star' method for tying in, as you have some material to secure as you're tying. I'm not playing it...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 10-09-2019, 06:02 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,126
Posted By piper_hm
Re: Canmore Hybrid bags

Nope, not at all. I did this no problem with a Canmore Hybrid I had a few years ago. You'll likely have to order direct from Iain at Canmore in Scotland, I don't think anyone stocks non-grommet bags.
Forum: Beer Tent 10-08-2019, 01:44 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,498
Posted By piper_hm
Re: Takeaway tips from botched gigs?

More importantly, don't take gigs that you can't do. If you don't know how to tune your chanter and drones properly, don't do gigs until you do. I cringe every time I hear a terrible...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 10-05-2019, 04:58 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,405
Posted By piper_hm
Re: Hardie Infinity chanters

Anyone using the Infinity chanter with success? Reed choice?
Forum: Technique & Instrument 10-03-2019, 05:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 692
Posted By piper_hm
Re: Top Pipers' Setup

Not many (if any) are playing full cane - even a cane bass with synthetic tenors seems to be falling out of favor for full synthetic.

A lot of the top pipers are available to contact through...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 09-27-2019, 01:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 514
Posted By piper_hm
Re: Canmore zipper durability?

The Hybrid zippers are very durable and the bags themselves are comfortable and breathe quite well.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 09-27-2019, 06:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 685
Posted By piper_hm
Re: How to Obtain Good Chanter Reeds

Yep, order direct if you can - you'll find that you may save a bit of money in doing so and can get the strength you're looking for by communicating with the maker. Also, the reeds are being sent...
Forum: Competing Pipers 09-20-2019, 05:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 973
Posted By piper_hm
Re: Solo chanters/reeds

I've had really good results with regular Ezee tenors and an Increased Absorption Ezee bass. That combo seems to be getting more popular with some of the bigger names, as well.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 09-20-2019, 04:59 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,443
Posted By piper_hm
Re: Temperature and Humidity effects on Piping.

What chanter are you playing? There are usually some options based on reed/chanter compatibility that 'should' give you a lower pitch. For example, G1 Platinum reeds pitch a bit higher than Shepherds...
Forum: Competing Pipers 09-15-2019, 06:15 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 973
Posted By piper_hm
Re: Solo chanters/reeds

What do you mean by refine your sound? A more mellow sound?
Forum: Technique & Instrument 09-08-2019, 05:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,143
Posted By piper_hm
Re: Rocket Drone Reeds Required

Likely easier to place a wanted to buy (WTB) ad on the trading post...

However, Rockets are hard to come by, so it may take some time to find a set.
Forum: Trading Post Archive 09-07-2019, 06:25 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 95
Posted By piper_hm
FS: Canmore Hybrid bag, medium - $125 CAD

FS: A lightly used Canmore Hybrid bag, medium size, 10.25 x 27". Includes bottle trap and installation hardware. Asking $125 Canadian plus shipping.

PM if interested.
Forum: Trading Post Archive 09-03-2019, 05:37 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 92
Posted By piper_hm
FS: Begg sheepskin bag, standard, swan - $200 CAD

FS: A Begg sheepskin bag, standard size (10.5 x 29"), swan neck. Used briefly, in great shape and airtight.

Asking $200 Canadian plus shipping.

PM if interested or for more information.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 08-23-2019, 12:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 925
Posted By piper_hm
Re: Hybrid bag breathing

I'm constantly suggesting the Canmore Hybrid to pipers looking for a new bag. I think they will become more popular when pipers get out of the 'Canmore = flimsy green bag' mindset - the hybrid is a...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 08-21-2019, 07:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 925
Posted By piper_hm
Re: Hybrid bag breathing

Yes, they're excellent at breathing and definitely more solid under the arm than the older style green bag.
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 08-21-2019, 06:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 498
Posted By piper_hm
Re: Flat High G

Get another reed for the chanter. Problem solved :thumb:
Forum: Technique & Instrument 08-20-2019, 11:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 745
Posted By piper_hm
Re: Bannatyne Dri Flo

I actually stopped using my Dri-Flo system after switching to the Canmore Hybrid, as it breathes so well. Just a tube trap with a Trap-Dri in it.

Also note that Canmore won't honour their 2 year...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 08-20-2019, 09:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 745
Posted By piper_hm
Re: Bannatyne Dri Flo

A fair number of pipers (including myself) are using the Dri-Flo with a tube trap and a Trap-Dri in the tube. Directs airflow to the back of the bag and the Trap-Dri captures a surprising amount of...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 08-19-2019, 11:19 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,097
Posted By piper_hm
Re: Who'd have thought… (Squealing drones0

Sounds like it's more a drone reed calibration issue more than anything. Adjustments have to be made depending on how the bag fits, where you're striking in and chanter reed strength.
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 08-18-2019, 06:18 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,097
Posted By piper_hm
Forum: Beer Tent 08-16-2019, 01:39 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,907
Posted By piper_hm
Re: Worlds - filling and test their bags

In that case, the few extra slaps help to keep the cane tongues pliable up to line :grin:
Forum: Beer Tent 08-16-2019, 12:20 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,907
Posted By piper_hm
Re: Worlds - filling and test their bags

Checking to see if all their (usually cane) drone reeds are seated and not floating in the bag.

A few taps on the bag will confirm either situation while there's still time to bow out of formation...
Showing results 1 to 25 of 500

 
Silver Sponsor

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 11:55 AM.