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Forum: Do It Yourself (DIY) 04-14-2018, 10:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 298
Posted By zarb
Re: Cutting Bag for Tie-In

I generally cut stars, and then insert the stock after the leather is well wetted and stretchy. Then I put a hose clamp (jubilee clamp) on the points, round the stock, tightening things when the...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 04-01-2018, 08:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 618
Posted By zarb
Re: Expanding reamer brand;recommendation for tone chamber

I'm with Calum.
Use the standard adjustable reamer. I use a tap handle to power mine, and just take the smallest amount at a time until I get the bore to be one dimension the full length of the...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 03-26-2018, 08:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 621
Posted By zarb
Re: New Gannaway leaking neck?

Did you use the primer? ISTR that the directions called for that. I reprime mine every three years or so. It's required before seasoning, though if you have seasoned it first, just wash the inside...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 03-24-2018, 10:41 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 574
Posted By zarb
Re: Troubleshooting a double-toning drone

I don't know, the bass drone in my Uilleann pipes does a 360 degree turn and seems pretty stable.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 03-24-2018, 10:11 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 574
Posted By zarb
Re: Troubleshooting a double-toning drone

How well is the hemp done? If the hemp on the pin is a tarry mass of black hemp with no elasticity, it can certainly cause an issue as you describe. It can be gripping the top, but not sealing the...
Forum: Beer Tent 02-23-2018, 03:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,055
Posted By zarb
Re: Highland pipes in G

Actually, I'm fairly certain that Colin Armstrong is the madman behind the Colin Armstrong double pipes, with Julian Goodacre there as facilitator. Not to take anything away from either of them....
Forum: Competition Results 02-18-2018, 02:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 887
Posted By zarb
Re: Queen Mary ScotsFestival Competitions?

I went and looked. Very Impressed. The play times start at 2:00 AM and proceed forward. That is some dedication, and arguably a very wide field, if the comps need to start at 2:00 AM.
Forum: Music 02-17-2018, 11:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 491
Posted By zarb
Re: Mystery tune - Bill Wakefield "Tunes in C"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cFsyCS-oxQ0

Just one example out of many. Google can be your friend.
Forum: Music 02-17-2018, 11:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 491
Posted By zarb
Re: Mystery tune - Bill Wakefield "Tunes in C"

No Worries, it gave me a chance to have a nice chat with Bill.
Forum: Music 02-14-2018, 02:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 491
Posted By zarb
Re: Mystery tune - Bill Wakefield "Tunes in C"

I had a few moments chat with Bill. As he recalls the tunes, Initially there was Tom Clough's Spirit of the Border, followed by three tunes off of a vinyl compilation album of Hamish Moore's called...
Forum: Photo and Video Gallery 02-14-2018, 10:28 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 431
Posted By zarb
Gypsy's Dance

Matt MacIsaac put up a nice video of this tune. I didn't notice it was the Blair chanter until about halfway through, so I had to rewind and watch again. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p771HUUrfwk
Forum: Technique & Instrument 02-14-2018, 09:39 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,410
Posted By zarb
Re: Loudest synthetic bass reed?

Whatever Bass reed it is, if you open the bridle, so that the reed takes more air, it gets louder. If you "calibrate" the reed to be as air efficient as possible, it will have less horsepower. If you...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 02-14-2018, 09:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 798
Posted By zarb
Re: Can't stop squeal on low G

Like everybody else, 1. Reed too easy. 2. Likely too much tape on High G (possibly my first choice these days). 3. potentially leaky fingering. 4. The distant possibility that there is air bypassing...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 02-14-2018, 09:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,036
Posted By zarb
Re: Mexican Royal Ebony (Katalox) GHP pipes

Shawn said "I can see a lot of this in the future....the reboring of old ABW pipes that are considered subpar. Old into new, with great wood."

I think this is likely true. We will finally be...
Forum: Music 02-13-2018, 09:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 491
Posted By zarb
Re: Mystery tune - Bill Wakefield "Tunes in C"

I've asked him, we'll see what he says. The man is a true gem.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 01-30-2018, 07:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 541
Posted By zarb
Re: Brass lined drone

The glue used in the old pipes was almost certainly hide glue. It has a lot of advantages, even today. (There were alternatives, fish and rabbit skin are some.)

The adhesive releases with heat...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 01-27-2018, 12:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 541
Posted By zarb
Re: Brass lined drone.

Just about any seemingly appropriate glue will work. The surface area is quite large, so the shear values will be immense. I'd look to something flexible like Eclectic's E6000. I would NOT use a lot...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 01-23-2018, 11:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 810
Posted By zarb
Re: "ARVORIN" imitation ivory

Arvorin does not react to black light (does not fluoresce) as does "real" ivory.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 01-15-2018, 09:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 678
Posted By zarb
Re: Early 80's Lawie drones w/EZ reeds

Good news on the return of your sanity. Be warned the instrument will try to take it again, when you least expect it, expect it.
Forum: Do It Yourself (DIY) 01-07-2018, 09:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 500
Posted By zarb
Re: Replacement rod for a Rh chanter cap

A length of appropriate diameter hardwood dowel and a pencil sharpener. It just needs to go past HA.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 12-23-2017, 05:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 940
Posted By zarb
Re: 1983 Kintails and EZ drone reeds

No affiliation, but available here; https://www.amazon.com/Hall-Tools-HB4-Taper-Reamer/dp/B00JB2BWEQ/ref=sr_1_23?srs=8137847011&ie=UTF8&qid=1514078838&sr=8-23
Forum: Beer Tent 11-08-2017, 12:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,387
Posted By zarb
Re: Bagpipe under right arm

All this about the Glen, but never have I had a more useless hat.
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 11-04-2017, 10:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,246
Posted By zarb
Re: which electronic pipes to choose?

I bought a Fagerstrom fairly early on. I have a totally enthusiastic endorsement of the product. It fits in with travel really well. Its smaller and fits in a coat pocket pretty well. It is rugged...
Forum: Adult Pipers 10-17-2017, 11:49 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,298
Posted By zarb
Re: Thread for late-comers to piping?

I like Bob684's attitude, and more often, the "adult" learner has acquired more focus and grit to continue with that learning process. Whether its pipes or some other field of endeavor.
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 10-15-2017, 11:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 928
Posted By zarb
Re: Low G to B KAHHHNNNNNN!!!!

An exercise can be helpful to gain more motor control of a notoriously difficult to control finger. Place the fingers flat on a table and lift the ring finger and set it back down. Then lift the...
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