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Forum: Beer Tent Yesterday, 01:09 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,016
Posted By Wulls
Re: Worlds - filling and test their bags

I recall the two piping judges had FMM 1st and last.....they scraped onto the prizelist.
Forum: Beer Tent 07-30-2019, 02:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 581
Posted By Wulls
Re: Mini MSR competition. Something I'd like to see.

4A play an MSR in majors :thumb:
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 04-29-2019, 11:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,206
Posted By Wulls
Re: WarMac Pipe Chanters

The original Polypenco chanter (the mottled grey one)was first made in 1973.
To my recollection Shotts first played them in 1974. There were "issues" with reeding them as believe it or not they...
Forum: Do It Yourself (DIY) 04-29-2019, 11:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 792
Posted By Wulls
Re: Recycling a broken joint

Macallum learned eons ago it's faster and cheaper to replace rather than repair pipes.
Id try the repair route on an old set where the individual components are irreplaceable, not on a newer set.
Forum: Beer Tent 04-29-2019, 11:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 625
Posted By Wulls
Alastair Sinclair

It's probably doing the rounds but Alaistair Sinclair has passed away....
He was an absolute gent and probably the best hand turner I have ever seen in action.....
My thoughts are with the...
Forum: Beer Tent 07-23-2018, 11:33 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,055
Posted By Wulls
Re: New set of pipes

[QUOTE=Patrick McLaurin;1329410]

I also wonder why Ezee...for band. That strikes me as odd. Bands are generally after bold chanters which need bold drones also. [QUOTE]

In G4 bands are...
Forum: Beer Tent 04-09-2018, 11:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,845
Posted By Wulls
Re: List of cottage pipe makers

Another small maker sadly passed now is John Weston from Stirling.
John served his time with Hardies before joining Glasgow Police.
He started bagpipe making again when he retired and produced some...
Forum: Beer Tent 04-09-2018, 11:22 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,459
Posted By Wulls
Re: College of Piping Gone - What about the tune books?

In my youth I attended the CoP many times for lessons.
On the sadly few times I was graced by Seamus himself I was always struck by his Calmness and endless patience.
I am utterly convinced that...
Forum: Beer Tent 04-09-2018, 02:36 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,242
Posted By Wulls
Re: Britain to Ban Ivory Sales to Stamp Out 'Abhorrent' Trade

That is quite simply the most appalling statement I have read on the whole issue of "antique" pipes.
The vast majority of absolutely first class, vintage, instruments will have ivory on them...
Forum: Beer Tent 04-04-2018, 11:22 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,242
Posted By Wulls
Re: Britain to Ban Ivory Sales to Stamp Out 'Abhorrent' Trade

I've been researching this at length......Mainly because I do a lot of repairs on old pipes with Ivory.
I am in complete agreement with a ban on "new" ivory.....It is the rather narrow definition of...
Forum: Beer Tent 02-14-2018, 03:08 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 558
Posted By Wulls
Steve Warnock

Anyone got contact details for Stevie.
Moby number I have ainít connecting.


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Forum: Beer Tent 01-31-2018, 09:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,243
Posted By Wulls
Re: CITES delay Scotland - North America

I was not aware CITES applied to blackwood.......
anyone got a source for this ????
Forum: Technique & Instrument 01-08-2018, 02:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 521
Posted By Wulls
Re: Practice chanter with water trap reccomendations

Tru Tone do chanters with built in water traps.....They are the best I've found.......
Forum: Technique & Instrument 11-27-2017, 10:47 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,997
Posted By Wulls
Re: Lower Pitch Reed Suggestions

I was not aware WarMac made a 466 chanter.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 11-23-2017, 11:09 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,997
Posted By Wulls
Re: Lower Pitch Reed Suggestions

You are still trying to justify your appalling approach.

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Forum: Technique & Instrument 11-22-2017, 11:20 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,997
Posted By Wulls
Re: Lower Pitch Reed Suggestions

A wood burner ???????
Bottom line is these chanters are antiques.
They are sharper than "Orchestral pitch" and flatter than anything being played today.
I see you got it reeded around 474..........
Forum: Beer Tent 11-09-2017, 12:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 914
Posted By Wulls
Re: Duncan Johnstone

I had a few lessons from Duncan at the College but I'm pretty sure it was before 1974.
Maybe he worked part time ??????
Absolute gentleman, patience of a saint and truly loved teaching.
Forum: Beer Tent 09-08-2017, 12:58 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,307
Posted By Wulls
Re: the joke that is the worlds..

What happened to the Intercontinental gathering?????
That was supposed to be the next great thing.

I have also no idea why, when Cowal lost their championship status, The All Ireland was not...
Forum: Beer Tent 08-20-2017, 11:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,681
Posted By Wulls
Re: End of an Era

OK, to answer some of the questions I've had PM'd
1st Port Glasgow BB
Muirhead & Sons
BP Grangemouth
Burgh of Stirling
Forum: Beer Tent 08-18-2017, 04:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,681
Posted By Wulls
Re: End of an Era

Na....just a hairy assed engineer.
up at 5.00
leave at 5.15
arrive work 6.00
leave work 16.00
arrive home 17.15
leave for band practice 18.45
Arrive 19.30
leave 21.30
home 22.15
Forum: Beer Tent 08-18-2017, 12:15 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,681
Posted By Wulls
End of an Era

Well That's it folks.......
After missing out this season I have handed in my band kit and decided to retire (dis)gracefully.:(
Such is my job I have to be up at 5am and the thought of knocking...
Forum: Beer Tent 07-26-2017, 07:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,585
Posted By Wulls
Re: Hard Driven

Freds' never played it the same way twice.........
I don't see why we should :lol: :lol: :lol:
Forum: Beer Tent 07-20-2017, 01:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,225
Posted By Wulls
Re: Jennifer versus Ryanair

Because it's the Daily Mail........
For a supposedly up market newspaper it is in reality an attention grabbing rag.......
If they told me the sky was blue I'd open a window and check.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 06-12-2017, 02:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,346
Posted By Wulls
Re: Dating Mccallum pipes

Drop Macallums an email......
contact details are on their website.:thumb:
Forum: Do It Yourself (DIY) 06-10-2017, 11:56 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,922
Posted By Wulls
Re: Pak-A-Way Practice Chanter Sections Too Tight

Sadly not......
I moved house & Job a few years back and simply have not had time to get the workshop set up and running again.
I do intend manufacturing the Pak-A-Way chanters again but...
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