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Forum: Technique & Instrument Today, 08:14 AM
Replies: 0
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Posted By J.R.
Experience with Source Bagpipes

Anyone in the US have experience with Source bagpipes? Interested in a few of their premium sets and was curious is any forum members had luck shipping sets over. I'm not in love with dealing with...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 09-12-2019, 10:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 732
Posted By J.R.
Re: eBay custom Edenbourl bagpipes

I think they're also on one of the FB sales pages for around 2K, so someone might have mentioned something to them.

Meanwhile there's a vendor in the UK selling a stand of S&I Glens for about the...
Forum: Beer Tent 08-20-2019, 07:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,412
Posted By J.R.
Re: Scottish Power - aluminium foil?

I remember the old days, pre zip bags, when people would ice hide bags. I seem to remember a couple of maniacs putting cubes right down the blowpipe stock. No joke. It turned a "wet system" into...
Forum: Beer Tent 05-24-2019, 08:58 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,947
Posted By J.R.
Re: I hate my bagpipes

Ooof. Yep. Couple sets. One was my fist S/I set from a newish maker. I had heard a set and liked them, but the ones I received never tuned well, and there were issues with the turning. Even the...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 05-10-2019, 02:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 588
Posted By J.R.
Re: Closest pipe to Garvie Session Pipes (still in production)?

I had one from Banton that I sold because I just wasn't playing it. Swapping between SSP and border chanters seemed pretty straightforward when I got it, but it really is another beast, especially if...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 05-10-2019, 06:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 588
Posted By J.R.
Re: Closest pipe to Garvie Session Pipes (still in production)?

Hmmm... good points. I played a border chanter in my Banton smallpipes for a minute and kind of hated it. The chanter behaved pretty well, but if a mouth-blown version is going to require as much or...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 05-09-2019, 06:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 588
Posted By J.R.
Closest pipe to Garvie Session Pipes (still in production)?

Anyone have any thoughts/experience with mouthblown border pipes? I periodically see Garvie session pipes pop up for sale, but was curious if anyone else is making something similar now that Nigel is...
Forum: Beer Tent 04-26-2019, 04:23 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 537
Posted By J.R.
Any recent experiences with Pakistani vendors for doublets/jackets?

Was thinking of adding a Guards style doublet to my #1 kit (the single breasted version) and noticed that a few vendors in Pakistan sell them in addition to a well known reseller in Canada (who sells...
Forum: Trading Post Archive 01-15-2019, 06:41 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 77
Posted By J.R.
WTB: Old Airtight seasoning tin

Looking for an old Airtight seasoning tin (from when they were still metal). Doesnít need to contain seasoning. Would actually prefer if it didnít...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 09-11-2018, 03:47 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 445
Posted By J.R.
Looking for examples of old Pakistani catalogs

Does anyone (I'm looking at you OCRichard) happen to have any images of the old Pakistani catalogs from the 80s and 90s - the brittle paper ones from Tango Trading or Geoffrey Enterprises? I'm giving...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 08-29-2018, 10:18 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 318
Posted By J.R.
Sealing Boxwood Mounts

I have a set of drones with full boxwood mounts that I suspect have not been sealed. I've read that maritime varnish can be applied to help protect the relatively soft wood and keep it clean. Anyone...
Forum: Beer Tent 08-29-2018, 10:01 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 12,360
Posted By J.R.
Re: Estimated total pipers worldwide?

Make a sheepskin pipe bag that doesn't require seasoning and sell if for $25. They'll come to you.
Forum: Heads Up 08-28-2018, 04:46 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 700
Posted By J.R.
Looking for a snare to accompany in NYC on 9/13

Looking for a snare to accompany me at a show in NYC (lower east side; Clinton St) on 9/13 at around 7. I need about a minute of accompaniment for a 6/8 (with roll off).. Play in street clothes - I...
Forum: Beer Tent 08-24-2018, 02:02 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,136
Posted By J.R.
Re: Is the Worlds killing the pipe band world?

Dan, I think that comment is pretty fire retardant, at least in my experience. :thumb: There are some thin skins in the pipe band world, and not just on the drum heads.

I don't think there's...
Forum: Beer Tent 08-23-2018, 09:34 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,136
Posted By J.R.
Re: Is the Worlds killing the pipe band world?

I've been following this thread with some interest. I think it's worth putting time and energy into cultivating top flight bands in the US, even if not everyone is going to play with them. A lot of...
Forum: Competition Results 08-22-2018, 02:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,831
Posted By J.R.
Re: So... how about the Worlds?!?

The Dunedin scores are... whoa! Considered alongside their Maxville result, I think it can be argued that they're knocking on the door of Gr 1. Without knowing much about them (and suppressing my...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 08-17-2018, 09:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 873
Posted By J.R.
Re: Highland Circus fairylore small pipes, questions.

You might want to track down Matt Farrigan, the creator of the pipes. Iím not sure if heís on social media, but his son Kenny plays with the Schenectady Pipe Band (I think).

I played a set for a...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 08-08-2018, 11:15 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,957
Posted By J.R.
Re: Value/Buying Advice for RG Hardie Pipes

I remember playing one of his his chanters (with metal soles I think?) in a band maybe 10 or 15 years ago, and I think they had been turned some time before I showed up. As I recall, they were pretty...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 08-04-2018, 07:33 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 305
Posted By J.R.
Alternative to Garvie Session Pipes

I know there are a few used sets of Garvin session pipes floating around, but Iím curious if there are similar mouth blown ďborderĒ style sets on the market, preferably under $1500.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 07-10-2018, 01:37 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,453
Posted By J.R.
Re: Interesting eBay auction

I remember being a kid and getting those rice-paper catalogs from Sialkot and being blown away by the prospect of scoring "actual" silver and ivory pipes for $100 or a kilt for $25. I imagined...
Forum: Trading Post Archive 07-05-2018, 08:58 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 86
Posted By J.R.
FS: Brown Daywear Sporran - $35

Basic brown leather, 3 tasseled daywear sporran, made in Scotland. Button (rather than snap) closure.

Excellent, lightly used (if at all) condition. Includes chain/leather strap.

$35 plus...
Forum: Trading Post Archive 07-05-2018, 08:55 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 65
Posted By J.R.
FS: Macleod of Harris Kilt, 31"-33" - $125

Medium weight Macleod of Harris kilt for sale. Length: 25", waist probably 31 - 33".

Very good condition - liner is immaculate and there are no holes, stains, spots or any other indication of...
Forum: Beer Tent 12-21-2017, 08:19 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,306
Posted By J.R.
Re: New EUSPBA grade 5 for solos

Over the last 30 years or so I've played in a few unsanctioned contests within the confines of the EUSPBA and they were all judged by competent judges and used standard rules (like tune type, timing,...
Forum: Beer Tent 12-20-2017, 12:47 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,306
Posted By J.R.
Re: New EUSPBA grade 5 for solos

Hot take. Personally, I think it depends on the event. I've played at a few unsanctioned comps over the years, and they all had value, especially when decent players were involved. Even if the field...
Forum: Beer Tent 10-31-2017, 11:56 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,133
Posted By J.R.
Re: Gift pipes - what would YOU do?

I'm with McSwegen - it's not like the guy who was gifted them did anything wrong. If he, like many of us, likes to change up pipes every few years, sure - give the family right of first refusal when...
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