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Forum: In Memoriam 10-19-2019, 09:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,052
Posted By Rooklidge
Re: J. David Hester

From all of us who couldn't make it there, thanks Steven.
Forum: Beer Tent 09-19-2019, 12:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,655
Posted By Rooklidge
Re: eBay Scammer, BEWARE - Henderson pipes

Wow, shooting the messenger. Nice move, guys.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 09-07-2019, 12:11 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 6,505
Posted By Rooklidge
Re: "B" Flat Set up

Because there is a market for them. Not all pipers want to play at current band pitch. Some pipers like to play with other instruments. Playing solo, I prefer lower pitch because that's the sound...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 08-28-2019, 06:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,633
Posted By Rooklidge
Re: eBay says Lawrie, what say you?

I'll take that bet, Don. Look at the top bass drone, between the cord guides and bottom edge of the bell (or within the "fountain")--you see no big fat bead. no bead = no Gillanders. Thow may...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 08-27-2019, 12:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,633
Posted By Rooklidge
Re: eBay says Lawrie, what say you?

They sure weren't worth the $1135 final bid. I had a grand set of G&Cs on ebay, slightly before this era, where the top profile had no slope between shoulders and fountain, and they couldn't get...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 08-27-2019, 12:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,514
Posted By Rooklidge
Re: Drone Volume in Old Recordings

RU Brown was very prolific at recording his playing and many tracks give as good a representation as any available for the time in both studio and field. The quality of much of his pibroch recording...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 08-05-2019, 09:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 599
Posted By Rooklidge
Re: Bit of a 'crack' problem needing some advice please

Ship the stock to a maker and have a delrin replica made with a cocobolo ferrule. Blowpipe and chanter stocks as delrin will make your life easier, and you keep the originals if you ever choose to...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 08-01-2019, 09:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 580
Posted By Rooklidge
Re: Just how low can you go?

From my own chanters, a very early Hardie was stable at A448, but the synthetic drone reeds had to be opened up too much to be easily playable, even with extenders. I think the bass drone would...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 07-27-2019, 07:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 320
Posted By Rooklidge
Re: Drone reed recommendation for mid 70s Lawrie pipes.

I prefer the Kinnaird Evolution reeds in Lawries of that era because they tune just a bit higher than the original or Edge styles. Air efficient too. Buzzy, but fun.
Forum: Beer Tent 06-26-2019, 10:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,101
Posted By Rooklidge
Re: OK, Who Knew?

Doesn't do much for the integrity of the instrument.
Forum: In Memoriam 06-19-2019, 09:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 779
Posted By Rooklidge
Re: Charles Rogers

Tough times now, Bob. It's been 11 years for us since pop died at 79. He stays with us though, in all we do. Best...rook
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 06-09-2019, 12:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 409
Posted By Rooklidge
Re: Oldest Pipe Bands-Clan Macleay

Right on, Mike. Proud to be a part of it in my youth. rook
Forum: Music 05-07-2019, 10:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,020
Posted By Rooklidge
Re: 4 parted 4/4 march

Hills of Alva
Forum: Technique & Instrument 05-06-2019, 09:20 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,169
Posted By Rooklidge
Re: Pinkie Finger Down for Quick C?

An Open C is not false fingering. Take it up with PM John Wilson of Edinburgh and Toronto.
Forum: Beer Tent 04-09-2019, 09:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,684
Posted By Rooklidge
Re: Bagpipes and Gaelic

I need to get some basic pronunciation down before the wagging fingers become brickbats. The artists I play on the air deserve far better than I've had time to muster. Baby steps for me.
Forum: Music 03-24-2019, 07:10 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,431
Posted By Rooklidge
Re: Piob High G/A vs High G/A in Piobaireachd competition

Just my preference; two finger hiG and lift the thumb for hiA in pibroch. That's how I tune and balance for the soulful sound on an old Hardie.
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 02-20-2019, 06:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 999
Posted By Rooklidge
Re: Oldest Pipe Bands

Hi Mike,
Glad to see you're getting all this info together. I don't know if it's relevant, but I believe Chet McNeill and Bob Johnson were in the Portland Scottish PB. I believe both of them...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 02-19-2019, 05:52 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,314
Posted By Rooklidge
Re: 2019 setup, changes?

No. 1 and only this year for pibroch:
Graham Burley ABW drones he made for me a few years ago, but he made delrin blowpipe and split chanter stocks at my request this year.
Kinnaird Edge drone...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 01-29-2019, 06:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,058
Posted By Rooklidge
Re: Kinnaird Edge vs Evolution

Playing Edge in two sets. No issues at all. The bridle screw needs very fine adjustments and once dialed in, I run a length of tape around the reed to make sure the screws don't vibrate out of...
Forum: Beer Tent 01-25-2019, 10:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,602
Posted By Rooklidge
Re: Sharpness War

Agree. Currently playing 452-456 hz and it is a different, more satisfying animal.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 01-23-2019, 09:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 773
Posted By Rooklidge
Re: info on a set of Gillanders & McLeod pipes

Half mounts, even in great conditions are not in heavy demand. Very nice pipes, especially for Bb players, but I'd be surprised you get more than $800 right now. Good luck on the sale.
Forum: Trading Post Archive 12-22-2018, 09:49 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 86
Posted By Rooklidge
FS: 3 Boyce GHB sheepskin bags, large - $300 (lot)

3 large Boyce sheepskin bags, new, supple, Angus Lawrie swan shape, 11.5-inch.

$300 for all 3 plus shipping. Too big for me.

Forum: Piobaireachd 12-09-2018, 10:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 604
Posted By Rooklidge
Re: Sheet Music

Send him a request through Facebook. It's a great tune.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 11-29-2018, 09:04 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,315
Posted By Rooklidge
Re: Opinion on '90s(?) Hardies?

Hardie usually had great wood stock, even in the last days before being bought out. Reaming pipes by a competent maker is no bother, and hand reaming drone bottoms is easy. Unless you want a wee...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 11-20-2018, 08:02 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,978
Posted By Rooklidge
Re: An ABW Pipe Chanter Question

Outside fine, inside will drop and dull pitch. Not sure of recovery, so I don't.
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