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Forum: Pipe Bands 12-09-2018, 04:51 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,175
Posted By Jim Fogelman
Re: What does the EUSPBA do?

Quick side question:

I keep seeing it called "The EUSPBA." Does that mean you pronounce each letter separately?

In my head, I've always called it as one word - kinda like Yoospuhbah since out...
Forum: Beer Tent 12-07-2018, 01:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 875
Posted By Jim Fogelman
Re: On competition - is music a sport

Being a music teacher at a US public high school I have to somewhat disagree, at least in my position. Music gets no funding at all. Everything and anything I need is either fundraised for or comes...
Forum: Beer Tent 12-07-2018, 01:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,066
Posted By Jim Fogelman
Re: Check out these bagpipes

My understanding is the bores are made of brass tubing and everything is foam of some sort.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 12-03-2018, 07:32 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,152
Posted By Jim Fogelman
Re: Opinion on '90s(?) Hardies?

Then all the more reason! Buy the pipes, assess what you do/don't like about them. Send them off to a pipemaker to improve them if necessary.

You could be looking at an output of $400-600...
Forum: Pipe Bands 12-03-2018, 07:29 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,175
Posted By Jim Fogelman
Re: What does the EUSPBA do?

WRT solo piping competitions, at least out here, the solos start before the Games really open. Solos often start at 8 for G4 soloists and the general games-goers don't show up until 10 or 11.

As...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 12-02-2018, 02:00 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,152
Posted By Jim Fogelman
Re: Opinion on '90s(?) Hardies?

If theyíre in good condition, I would go for them.

You might have someone nearby who does small time pipe making who could, if needed, bore out the drones a bit. The PM of our G2 band did that...
Forum: Adult Pipers 11-28-2018, 03:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 476
Posted By Jim Fogelman
Re: Jaw Pain - Piping

It might be that your blowpipe or mouthpiece got turned a little off of optimal and your jaw is angling to compensate for that.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 11-28-2018, 07:37 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 790
Posted By Jim Fogelman
Re: Bagpipes as carry-on luggage

My case is pretty big - about the size of a carryon bag.

I've flown plenty of times with it, both domestically and internationally to Scotland and never had an issue. And I fly with that case and...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 11-26-2018, 12:20 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,255
Posted By Jim Fogelman
Re: Favorite blowstick? And worth it to repair a blowstick?

Plastic is the way to go.

When I ordered my pipes back in 05, I asked Rick at Dunbar to have the blowpipe and stock made out of poly for a blackwood set (now thatís their SOP I believe, but it...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 11-13-2018, 11:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 389
Posted By Jim Fogelman
Re: Canning tenor reed squealing

Need more info. What bag(s), MCS, anything else in the bag that could affect how the reeds behave?

I have found, for example, that flimsier bags tend to be more prone to squealing drones than a...
Forum: Beer Tent 11-10-2018, 10:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 618
Posted By Jim Fogelman
Re: Pipe band map (lower 48)

He went off what info is given by each pipe band association. If your band isnít part of an association, that could be why.
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 11-10-2018, 09:21 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,764
Posted By Jim Fogelman
Re: First time jitters

Bananas.

There's something about bananas that help with jitters, or at least someone said it once and now everyone believes it.

Stop by band tents at Games (at least out here) and you'll see...
Forum: Beer Tent 11-10-2018, 08:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 618
Posted By Jim Fogelman
Pipe band map (lower 48)

One of the kids in my band who is away at school right now is in an advanced cartography class and made a map showing pipe bands of the lower 48. I thought it was interesting and thought I'd share it...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 11-08-2018, 07:30 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,391
Posted By Jim Fogelman
Re: Drone tuning trouble

You mentioned the possibility of joining a pipe band down the line. I would recommend finding whichever band you're looking to join and stopping by their practice to see if anyone would be willing to...
Forum: Your Announcements 10-28-2018, 01:34 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 173
Posted By Jim Fogelman
Tartan Ball and Ceilidh in San Diego

The Cameron Highlanders of San Diego are putting on our annual Tartan Ball and Ceilidh on Saturday, November 17.

Make a full day of it and attend the PM Angus McDonald invitational to hear some...
Forum: Forum Related 10-28-2018, 08:14 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 304
Posted By Jim Fogelman
Re: Heads Up ... drumming specific?

Under the Announcements and Trade section is a Your Announcements area that is the same thing, but for general use.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 10-19-2018, 11:57 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,438
Posted By Jim Fogelman
Re: Practice Chanters - tuned to A or Bb?

There are practice pads for many - if not most - western percussion instruments, including keyboard instruments like marimba and xylophone.

Set drummers, too, have practice pad versions of their...
Forum: Beer Tent 10-16-2018, 07:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 569
Posted By Jim Fogelman
Re: Southern California Pipers Society?

Sounds like it could be interesting. It would have to move around probably because I would rather not have to go out to LA/OC/IE repeatedly, just as I'm sure many of you who are in LA/OC/IE would...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 10-12-2018, 06:53 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,948
Posted By Jim Fogelman
Re: Tone Protector vs. Pipers Pal

So is Jack the only member of SFU who doesn't use the Tone Protector since all he needs (or at least needed however many years ago you heard him speak) is to suck on the reed a little?
Forum: Technique & Instrument 10-11-2018, 12:47 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,438
Posted By Jim Fogelman
Re: Practice Chanters - tuned to A or Bb?

I play my PC where it tunes, which is usually around Bb. If I want to play along with smallpipes or other instruments, I use my shuttle pipes. Especially because it would be a lot of work to try and...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 10-11-2018, 12:10 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,948
Posted By Jim Fogelman
Re: Tone Protector vs. Pipers Pal

Soak their reeds in a small container of water for several minutes before playing. When they have extended rests, they take their reeds out and continue soaking them. Many store their reeds in a...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 10-09-2018, 12:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 305
Posted By Jim Fogelman
Re: Plastic vs. cane chanter reeds for mouth blown smallpipes

Did you try putting the cane reed that's in the McCallum chanter in the MacLellan chanter to see how it sounds?

Also, posting this in the smallpipe and other bagpipe forum below might get you more...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 10-08-2018, 02:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 917
Posted By Jim Fogelman
Re: Best Chanter and Drone Tuner for Band?

We use the Peterson Strobo tuner for all of our tuning purposes.

A few people in the band own the stand-alone model, I bought the app. The stand-alone is easier to work with, but the app (once...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 10-07-2018, 08:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 493
Posted By Jim Fogelman
Re: Sticky abw chanter

I know some people keep "tachum powder" (talcum powder) in their case to alleviate sticky hands.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 10-06-2018, 07:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 819
Posted By Jim Fogelman
Re: Double Toning Drone Reed.

It sounds like the reed is too open. Close it down (make the tongue shorter) by moving the bridle towards the free end of the tongue. Depending on what brand of reed they are, this could require...
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