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Forum: Competing Pipers 12-04-2019, 11:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 297
Posted By Jim Fogelman
Re: Suggestions for solo march tune with "fat" low gs

Does EUSPBA have a requirement for which parts to play?

WUSPBA, I believe, has a rule stating that if you’re playing only 2 parts of a 4-part tune, you have to play the first two parts.
Forum: Beer Tent 12-04-2019, 11:02 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,630
Posted By Jim Fogelman
Re: Forum activity levels

I check in almost daily but post fairly infrequently unless I feel like my posts are adding to the conversation and are (to the best of my knowledge) accurate.

I will say that I do enjoy reading...
Forum: Do It Yourself (DIY) 11-20-2019, 11:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 836
Posted By Jim Fogelman
Re: Tuning pin hemp leak

While this may work, I would only recommend this if you leave your tenor tops on when you pack the pipes away. I take my tops off and wouldn’t want little fuzzies from my case, or hairs and whatnot...
Forum: Do It Yourself (DIY) 11-17-2019, 04:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 836
Posted By Jim Fogelman
Re: Tuning pin hemp leak

Are you hemping the pins the right way? You said after you hemped them up the problem went away, but came back after the hemp compressed. Sounds like the hemp could be high in the middle after you...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 11-10-2019, 07:21 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,893
Posted By Jim Fogelman
Re: Wimps, Unite!

I usually play around 30”-32” and my G1 platinum is an Easy+
Forum: Beer Tent 10-16-2019, 07:21 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,041
Posted By Jim Fogelman
Re: Kilts and proper kilts, Oy vey ist meir....

This discussion comes up from time to time.

Pipers (and drummers) aren’t the only musicians who are “expected” to wear a certain thing when performing.

Most symphony orchestras wear tuxedos...
Forum: Beer Tent 10-13-2019, 12:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 760
Posted By Jim Fogelman
Re: Stolen smallpipes in Tucson, AZ

This. About 10 years ago, someone stole my trumpet out of my truck. Called every music store in the area and gave them a detailed description of it. Got a call that night from a store about 20...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 09-26-2019, 01:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 702
Posted By Jim Fogelman
Re: Canmore zipper durability?

Leather bags can last a long time.

Synthetics on the other hand, not so much
Forum: Technique & Instrument 09-26-2019, 12:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 702
Posted By Jim Fogelman
Re: Canmore zipper durability?

I once had a bag (different make) that the zipper was solid, but the zipper pulled away from the bag after about 10 years leaving a gaping hole.

Made the last half of that parade REALLY hard to...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 09-25-2019, 04:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 702
Posted By Jim Fogelman
Re: Canmore zipper durability?

If it’s the same TiZip zipper that most other bags use, it’ll last a good, long time. Just make sure to keep it lubricated with the silicone lube.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 09-23-2019, 04:50 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,809
Posted By Jim Fogelman
Re: Temperature and Humidity effects on Piping

Are we ignoring the fact that the reeds are still exposed to the atmospheric air through the bore of the chanter/drones?

And how long does it take for air taken into the lungs to saturate? Would...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 09-14-2019, 04:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,339
Posted By Jim Fogelman
Re: ? Pre-1900 Henderson Pipes - ebay

I really like the bass midjoint in the chanter stock. Definitely a nice touch.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 09-13-2019, 03:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 535
Posted By Jim Fogelman
Re: Leather Pipe Bag Tie-in Issue

Make a leather punch out of a copper t-joint by filing the edge sharp and use that to recut the holes if they’re too small. Pick a diameter of tubing a little smaller than your stocks.
Forum: Competing Pipers 09-06-2019, 12:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,092
Posted By Jim Fogelman
Re: Competition Breakdown

If you finished the tune, it wouldn’t be a breakdown.

The only time I’ve broken down in competition was during a piobaireachd a few years ago. Got to the end of the second line of the urlar and...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 09-05-2019, 11:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 862
Posted By Jim Fogelman
Re: Ebay custom Edenbourl bagpipes

Definitely McCallum AB4 Deluxe set.

Priced out on Piper’s Hut, with every expensive upgrade I can make, I can only get the price up to $1980 USD. Not sure where the seller bought them, but if...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 09-03-2019, 10:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,127
Posted By Jim Fogelman
Re: Hardie or MacDougal

The McDougals will be considerably older than the Hardies.

In general, McDougal drones are highly desired and many modern makers are copying their specs in reproductions.

Hardie drones are...
Forum: Beer Tent 09-02-2019, 08:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 936
Posted By Jim Fogelman
Re: Rspba

Here with WUSPBA, it can take weeks or months for results to be posted online.

I’d say RSPBA has their act together much better on that front.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 08-28-2019, 11:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,377
Posted By Jim Fogelman
Re: Adjusting strength on glass-fiber Rocket bass reed

I thought that was just to lower the pitch?
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 08-14-2019, 08:20 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,766
Posted By Jim Fogelman
Re: Balance Tone VS. BT High Resonance Drone Reeds

I’m guessing the USA set is the same as the regular reeds, just in red, white, and blue.
Forum: Beer Tent 08-14-2019, 08:11 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,872
Posted By Jim Fogelman
Re: Head shakers

A DM doesn’t mean great musicianship. One of my piano professors couldn’t find beat 1 on a metronome.
Forum: Beer Tent 08-13-2019, 01:09 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,872
Posted By Jim Fogelman
Re: Head shakers

I used to teach the pipe and at a local high school. The pipe band would accompany the marching band for parades and the assistant director would always say to me “have them play that one bagpipe...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 08-12-2019, 11:22 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,794
Posted By Jim Fogelman
Re: Chanter reeds, what makes good, what makes bad?

I’m sorry. What did you say?

This this some sort of Aussie slang?
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 08-12-2019, 07:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 411
Posted By Jim Fogelman
Re: Chirping?

Are you chirping on your practice chanter or pipe chanter?
Forum: Beer Tent 08-09-2019, 06:36 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 10,835
Posted By Jim Fogelman
Re: Who makes this reed?

I started a thread a while back (http://forums.bobdunsire.com/forums/showthread.php?t=167679) that linked to a video that explains how we settled on A440 in the classical world and quite a few people...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 08-09-2019, 04:34 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,813
Posted By Jim Fogelman
Re: Anyone know these pipes, wood? Maker?

If you’re happy with how they look and, more importantly, how they sound, then screw what other people say.
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