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Forum: Beer Tent 10-22-2015, 08:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,399
Posted By ratherbpiping
Re: Sinclair Bagpipes?

I have a bias opinion. Much more than that. Comparing pictures to my 1968 Sinclair, several things appear the same from what I can tell from photos but the combing is very different. kind of like...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 08-07-2015, 03:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,868
Posted By ratherbpiping
Re: Ever pop your bag?

Humm Notice common failure points here. At Zippers and Grommets or synthetic.

I did actually have a failure in a Hide bag with no Grommets or zipper. The leather had stiffen and gotten...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 07-21-2015, 05:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,352
Posted By ratherbpiping
Re: Top hand ring finger-pinkie finger conflict resolution

I think I know the issue being referred to. It is the most frustrating thing. Hard to explain, but must have something to do with the aging process. IT is not getting in the way so much but...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 06-26-2015, 04:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,494
Posted By ratherbpiping
Re: Cane drone reeds

I stopped using Cane drone reeds in 2001 or 2002. I have never considered going back to them. When I switched I found the synthetics required less tuning, less moisture sensitive, and sound good...
Forum: Piping and Drumming Jokes 06-01-2015, 04:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,357
Posted By ratherbpiping
Re: Sick of bagpipe jokes?

I played a wedding in an old stone church. The inside off the church was quite cool. The organist mentioned to me that she appreciated pipers because we had an appreciation for the effects of...
Forum: Beer Tent 05-29-2015, 03:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,717
Posted By ratherbpiping
Re: US Open Pipe Band Championship

Didn't they try that in Vegas a couple years ago? Another thing that was tried was a WUSPBA Champion of Champions competition. Where to qualify for the competition, you had to win or place at...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 05-21-2015, 07:57 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,266
Posted By ratherbpiping
Re: Best and Decent Beginner Pipes

People on these forums when they post opinions it will be based on their experience or repeat the opinion that they have read someone they consider respectable write here. Many who base their...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 04-14-2015, 05:04 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,729
Posted By ratherbpiping
Re: Double High A

I have heard it both ways. I think if I remember correctly in Jim McG's rhythmic finger work, he suggest that when playing a doubling on the beat, the first grace note finger hits the chanter when...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 04-10-2015, 03:39 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 7,310
Posted By ratherbpiping
Re: Wimps, Unite!

Some times you get an easy reed that you can play all night and it is stable and it is a true joy to play. The sounds bright and lively. Doublings are crisp and there is detail in the sound. When...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 04-10-2015, 03:30 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,754
Posted By ratherbpiping
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 04-10-2015, 03:28 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,729
Posted By ratherbpiping
Re: Double High A

IF you look at other doublings, say for sake of discussion the E doubling. G gracenote on E F gracenote on E. So the G gracenote, does it come on the beat or before the beat and the E between the G...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 02-18-2015, 05:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,742
Posted By ratherbpiping
Re: What size Begg sheepskin do you play?

Currently on Cowhide but he says they are the same size as his sheep skin

I had a small staight neck and used it for two years. I switched to a Standard Swan neck. I think the standard is a...
Forum: Beer Tent 02-02-2015, 04:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,623
Posted By ratherbpiping
Re: Royal Mile bagpipers’ hours to be cut?

I would thik it would get rather tiresome if this were going on constantly. I have only been there once back in 2000, and there were a lot of bagpipe buskers up and down the royal mile. many...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 01-16-2015, 04:11 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 7,505
Posted By ratherbpiping
Re: My options on 1st pipes

Some people buy bagpipes often. Always trying something different. I fall into a catagory as to why continually buy bagpipes, a good set lasts for years. I am of the mind set buy something that...
Forum: Music 01-15-2015, 04:10 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 8,787
Posted By ratherbpiping
Re: Any "taboo" tunes for St. Patrick's Day?

I don't know about that.

Some tunes that come to mind that do not need the wrods to involk emotions in different people

Star Spangled Banner, God Bless America, the MArine Corp Hymn, Anchors...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 01-06-2015, 03:07 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,621
Posted By ratherbpiping
Re: Where is your chanter pitching right now?

I feel like pitching it in the trash. I have not been motivated to play.
Forum: Adult Pipers 12-05-2014, 03:33 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 15,171
Posted By ratherbpiping
Re: Focal Dystonia

After reading this, I feel that it somewhat explains my situation. Mostly affected in my hands are the F and C fingers and some but less in B and E. but in trying to accomodate those fingers, the...
Forum: Beer Tent 11-18-2014, 12:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,922
Posted By ratherbpiping
Re: Piping in a new neighborhood

I was playing in my back yard one afternoon. I could hear that a neighbour about half way up the block was playing some Mariache music on his sterio, so When I strike up and play he cranks up the...
Forum: Beer Tent 11-12-2014, 05:02 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 6,377
Posted By ratherbpiping
Re: Favorite Piping Ale?

I see your point, I think IPA's have got to the point where you throw more hops in to make it better. or cover up bad brewing with more hops. Now all our taste buds are burnt out on hops, nothing...
Forum: Reviews 11-12-2014, 04:28 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 10,948
Posted By ratherbpiping
Re: Campbell Tunable Chanter

I don't thik you want to sink (or raise) 7 pipers reeds to match their low A's 2 minutes before you go on to compete. You would then have to retape or at least check 63 other holes. Being careful in...
Forum: Beer Tent 11-12-2014, 03:54 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 17,425
Posted By ratherbpiping
Re: Am I a snob?

Back on track. These statments all seem True. I have played with bands that go hog wild on uniform IE No 1 Kit because they know that is what their target audiance want to see. I have seen Buskers...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 10-30-2014, 12:10 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,667
Posted By ratherbpiping
Re: False Crossing Noise

I think if you approach this "Simultaneous" goal from lifting the the E before placing the lower hand down rather than getting the Low A or Low G crossing noise will mean that failure to accomplish...
Forum: Competing Pipers 10-23-2014, 03:34 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 11,323
Posted By ratherbpiping
Re: Dress & Deportment for Competitors

I don't think not wearing a waist coat or jacket is disrespectful. Most bands and soloist here do not wear jackets, or waist coats and usually wear short sleeves or roll them up.

Not everyone...
Forum: Competing Pipers 10-22-2014, 05:43 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 11,323
Posted By ratherbpiping
Re: Dress & Deportment for Competitors

This thread and the referenced article have got me to thinking a bit. I for the most part fall into the camp of clothes don't make the piper.

However, there are diffeent aspects to this.

Forum: Reviews 10-14-2014, 07:57 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 10,948
Posted By ratherbpiping
Re: Campbell Tunable Chanter

We call that bad planning

LEt's get the horse before the cart. If you want a McCallum MK3 chanter, then then question becomes is this an option you want to pay extra for, if you want a...
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