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Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 06-10-2020, 07:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 424
Posted By ralph
Re: Garvie Border Pipes

Hey Matt, which chanters do you currently play? Is some better for accidentals than others? Play at lower pressure and volume?
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 05-26-2020, 12:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 654
Posted By ralph
Re: Swayne lowland pipes

How much quieter would you say Swayne lowland chanter was to garvie? Considerably? That chanter sounded really good in that video
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 05-17-2020, 09:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 654
Posted By ralph
Swayne lowland pipes

Hello,

I have heard and been interested in Jon Swayne’s lowland pipes. Considering getting a chanter for my current garvie borderpipes. I canno anywhere find any sound or video files of his...
Forum: Beer Tent 05-16-2020, 02:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 511
Posted By ralph
Re: Online lessons

I take lessons from Kevin Mclean. He plays with sfu and is a great teacher. Helped me get reach my goals.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 05-05-2020, 06:00 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 994
Posted By ralph
Re: Older MCC2 chanter playing flat?

I have a similar situation with an ayrfire chanter I bought when they first came out. Can’t get above 473 usually no matter what reed. I am considering getting a g1 chanter, but really the sound is...
Forum: Beer Tent 04-24-2020, 12:49 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,152
Posted By ralph
Re: Famous pipers who, aren’t/weren’t Gold Medalists?

As far as Bon Scott goes he wasn’t really much of a piper but he was a tenor drummer. This is a really interesting YouTube video about the making of that song and how they acquired and recorded a bag...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 04-19-2020, 10:29 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,190
Posted By ralph
Re: Who Kiddizes pipes anymore?

Probably should sell the pipes and get a different set that will better suit your needs. Chris terry makes amazing pipes
Forum: Technique & Instrument 04-18-2020, 05:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,170
Posted By ralph
Re: G1 chanter for solo

Thanks William for this info. You are correct in the fact that I am looking for comfort, easy to tune and also to play as opposed to trying to get a competition advantage. thank you for these links
Forum: Technique & Instrument 04-18-2020, 05:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,234
Posted By ralph
Re: What are the Practice Chanters with true scale, 2020?

Soutar long is very comfortable, my go to chanter and I got small hands so comfort is important to me. I have a fagerstrom technopipe for an electronic one. I am thinking of letting it go to fund a...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 04-18-2020, 05:33 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,234
Posted By ralph
Re: What are the Practice Chanters with true scale, 2020?

My electric chanter is always in tune. Try that. I like my soutar long chanter, very good price from northwest bagpipes
Forum: Technique & Instrument 04-14-2020, 07:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,170
Posted By ralph
G1 chanter for solo

Hello,
Anyone use any iteration of the G1 chanter for a solo chanter? I know the original chanter has smaller holes but also that it is very loud from what I’ve heard. I have tried a Sinclair...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 04-02-2020, 02:00 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,844
Posted By ralph
Re: Drone instability, poor blowing or moisture?

I have for many years played with a ross bag with the tube cannister system. Once I realized there the ability to open a hole on the chanter tube distal to the cannister to allow additional moisture...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 03-30-2020, 04:34 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,844
Posted By ralph
Re: Drone instability, poor blowing or moisture?

Hello,

I have found some increased comfort by using a dycem patch on both sides of the bag, keeps the bag at a much higher spot than before for me. A lot less pressure on the forearm. I have seen...
Forum: Trading Post Archive 03-23-2020, 09:51 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 74
Posted By ralph
FS: Hardie ABW Infinity Chanter - $235

ABW hardie infinity chanter without carving. Pitches around 478-484 depending on the reeds.

Comes with hardie case and changer cap.

Plus $15 USD for shipping
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 03-14-2020, 07:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,174
Posted By ralph
Re: German/Medieval Bagpipe

Hello,

I am in Oregon USA and I play market sack pipe (German medieval pipe) and hummelchen. Write me at abbaforever2001@yahoo.com and we can discuss all I know and my experience. I play medieval...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 03-09-2020, 10:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 411
Posted By ralph
Ross essential goatskin bag and Bennet goatskin

Hello,

Anyone have any feedback on these bags? Curious about need for seasoning whether you needed any mcs “ and how much play time you get before moisture becomes an issue. Also curious about...
Forum: Beer Tent 02-24-2020, 06:18 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,289
Posted By ralph
Re: Pipers Dojo Cruise

Why advertise money back if not satisfied if that is not the first solution you go to? Seems very simple to me, they are just making it complicated and looking bad in the process.
Forum: Beer Tent 01-25-2020, 07:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,415
Posted By ralph
Re: Archy J, India’s 1st Pro Female Bagpiper

Actually, we can comment and have opinions on anything we like, and until you walk a mile in our shoes you don't get to label anyone else's comment as misogynistic or any other negative connation....
Forum: Beer Tent 01-25-2020, 04:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,415
Posted By ralph
Re: Archy J, India’s 1st Pro Female Bagpiper

She is a talented musician and I enjot listening to some of her stuff however until she finally started playing a gaida I wouldn’t call her a piper, as it is a lot different to play the bagpipes vs....
Forum: Beer Tent 12-18-2019, 07:04 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 15,813
Posted By ralph
Re: Who makes this reed?

How does one get this reed? I would love order one to try
Forum: Technique & Instrument 02-19-2019, 10:32 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,747
Posted By ralph
Re: 2019 setup, changes?

It is interesting how much of in depth comments about drone sound you seem to get. Mostly they barely write anything when I compete, maybe “nice pipe” or well balanced pipe
Forum: Beer Tent 10-28-2018, 05:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 950
Posted By ralph
Re: GigMaster vs. GigSalad, update 2018

I have the free version of.gigmasters, and even with that usually get more than enough leads over the summer for weddings. This year i didnt get any, so something seemed different, not sure the cause...
Forum: Trading Post Archive 05-21-2018, 09:12 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 125
Posted By ralph
FS: Pettigrew half-engraved silver GHB - $2675

hello,
Here is set of plain turned with blackwood mount Pettigrew bagpipes with True hand hand engraved celtic silver slides, ferrules and ring caps. Silver is hallmarked on upper bass drone slide...
Forum: Trading Post Archive 05-21-2018, 09:09 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 186
Posted By ralph
FS: Chris Terry GHB - $850

Hello,

I am thinning out my piping collection down to one GHB.

I have for sale is a set of Chris Terry ABW bagpipes with aluminum ferrules, slide and rings. Mounts are black resin similar to...
Forum: Trading Post Archive 04-16-2018, 01:11 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 119
Posted By ralph
WTB: Small pipes in D

Hello,
I am interested in acquiring a set of small pipes in D. All makes and models considered. Thanks
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