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Forum: Beer Tent 08-24-2019, 10:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 551
Posted By Mainebagpipes
Re: Maverick Practice Chanters

I have a regular-size Maverick - very nice sound, with a bit of resistance compared to some other chanters. Quite happy with it, and thinking about picking up one of their long chanters.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 08-24-2019, 10:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 456
Posted By Mainebagpipes
Re: Ebay says Lawrie, what say you?

My first thought as well.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 06-10-2019, 11:29 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,765
Posted By Mainebagpipes
Re: Your 2019 setup?

Solo:
1940s Henderson Drones
Kinnaird Edge Bass/Ezee Tenors
Lee & Sons Goatskin Bag
McCallum Gandy Chanter/G1 Platinum reed
(Changed the bass reed, bag, and chanter from last year)

Band:
New...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 05-29-2019, 03:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 804
Posted By Mainebagpipes
Re: Re-grade?

I'm the first guy Nate mentioned, who had a stop-over in Grade III before hitting Grade II last August. In my first event (Grade IV), one of the judges told me to apply for a regrade immediately. I...
Forum: Beer Tent 05-29-2019, 03:07 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,915
Posted By Mainebagpipes
Re: Thick People

This is just what I do. I usually pass off weddings to others in the area who are more eager to play them, for the same reasons Nate mentioned. On the other hand, I do occasionally get oddball...
Forum: Beer Tent 05-29-2019, 02:59 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,716
Posted By Mainebagpipes
Re: I hate my bagpipes

Early on, I had a set of 1980s Kintails that I absolutely hated. It was less the sound of the instrument, more that they would not lock in. You could get them in tune for about 20 seconds, then the...
Forum: Beer Tent 12-19-2018, 04:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,766
Posted By Mainebagpipes
Re: L&M Non-Zips - any left out there?

I have one that was tied in but not seasoned and apparently never used. However, it was cut and tied for a lefty. :shrug:
Forum: Music 12-16-2018, 04:33 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 568
Posted By Mainebagpipes
Re: Queen's Own Highlanders Book

Lochaber No More and Sleep, Dearie, Sleep :thumb:
Forum: Technique & Instrument 12-15-2018, 03:49 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,007
Posted By Mainebagpipes
Re: Opinion on '90s(?) Hardies?

No, not the pipes in question. The set that was offered is in the next town over, and isn't a MIM set - just a standard later Hardie.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 12-02-2018, 08:58 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,007
Posted By Mainebagpipes
Re: Opinion on '90s(?) Hardies?

Good to know about the Crozier glass reeds. I remember those being fairly aggressive, and I could see them working well in a narrower-bore set of pipes. Unfortunately, I don't think they're in...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 11-29-2018, 01:23 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,007
Posted By Mainebagpipes
Re: Opinion on '90s(?) Hardies?

Thanks for the advice all! I took a look at them this afternoon and decided to pass. They were about what I expected - nothing real exciting. Definitely Hardies, definitely a later set. Not in awful...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 11-29-2018, 09:16 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,007
Posted By Mainebagpipes
Re: Opinion on '90s(?) Hardies?

I think you hit the nail on the head Nate. Also, yes - the set would probably just be on hand for students testing the waters before investing in their own instruments. Over the last couple of months...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 11-29-2018, 04:33 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,007
Posted By Mainebagpipes
Re: Opinion on '90s(?) Hardies?

That was my first thought as well. Again, memories of having a hard time getting them going for people. A co-worker found them in a house he inherited. It sounds like they're nickel and yellow...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 11-28-2018, 04:20 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,007
Posted By Mainebagpipes
Opinion on '90s(?) Hardies?

Anyone care to offer an opinion on Hardies probably made in the late 1980s or 1990s? I've been offered a set at a sub-$300 price point, and have memories of difficult reeding with similar-vintage...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 11-27-2018, 04:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 532
Posted By Mainebagpipes
Re: Drone tuning Walsh poly small pipes

First thought, you're going to have to mess with the reeds :)

Assuming your Walshs are like my old ones, the reeds are integrated so hemping isn't an option. In addition to backing out the screws,...
Forum: Beer Tent 11-16-2018, 01:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,562
Posted By Mainebagpipes
Re: Tone Protector Question

Mine's been doing the same thing. I guess I'll try sticking a second pack in tonight!
Forum: Technique & Instrument 11-11-2018, 12:09 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,398
Posted By Mainebagpipes
Re: Favorite blowstick? And worth it to repair a blowstick?

FWIW, on an older set of pipes I'd be inclined to get the original blowstick repaired, and maybe find a plastic one for everyday playing. As to makes for plastic blowsticks, I'm using RG Hardie ones...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 11-11-2018, 12:01 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,974
Posted By Mainebagpipes
Re: Drone Reed Recommendation for 1910 Hendersons

Interesting - no idea. Other than realizing the bridle does pretty much nothing adjustment-wise, I had no trouble getting mine set up. It just took some trial and error, and really small movements of...
Forum: Beer Tent 11-11-2018, 06:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 944
Posted By Mainebagpipes
Re: Pipe band map (lower 48)

I like it! Up here there are a fair number of bands (seven I think?), although only two are part of the EUSPBA. I'd be interested to see how the graphic would change with non-member bands included,...
Forum: Beer Tent 11-11-2018, 06:11 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,866
Posted By Mainebagpipes
Re: When The Battle's Over-0600

I played this morning as well, out on the town green.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 11-11-2018, 06:08 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,974
Posted By Mainebagpipes
Re: Drone Reed Recommendation for 1910 Hendersons

Ditto to both Matt and Patrick - Ezee tenors with X-Treme or Kinnaird bass. I'd throw the Kinnaird Edge in there too. In my pipes, it's just as rich as the X-Treme bass, but very smooth and bright.
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 11-08-2018, 02:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 713
Posted By Mainebagpipes
Re: Highland Bagpipe Makers-Vol.2 Jeannie Campbell

Thanks for sharing! I've been looking forward to reading it, and need to order a copy.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 11-07-2018, 03:24 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 235
Posted By Mainebagpipes
MCS Suction Cups?

I'm using the Bannatyne Dri-Flo system. Quick question - anyone know if the suctions cups used for some moisture control systems to attach to the stocks are available at hardware stores, and if so,...
Forum: Beer Tent 10-28-2018, 07:14 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,792
Posted By Mainebagpipes
Re: Glenfiddich Livestream?

Frankly, I wouldn't have noticed a gracenote change unless I was listening for it. With something like this I'm assuming everyone's going to be technically stunning and am paying more attention to...
Forum: Heads Up 10-27-2018, 09:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,439
Posted By Mainebagpipes
Re: Queens Own Highlanders, Standard Settings

Jeeze, that's a smoking deal! And from Walmart of all places! My first volume of the Scots Guards is the old 1954 book, found tucked away in the back of a used bookstore in Cape Breton for $20ish...
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