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Forum: Technique & Instrument 03-28-2020, 05:41 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,162
Posted By DapperDan
Re: Drone instability, poor blowing or moisture?

I just noticed this. I have a synthetic Bannatyne on a spare set of pipes. It's not bad with moisture, I just use the supplied tube and bottle. Nice full sound, good strike ins, comfortable,...
Forum: Beer Tent 03-15-2020, 10:28 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,736
Posted By DapperDan
Re: Parade cancellations

Some of the towns here in NJ have said they want to reschedule the parades for September. That would be nice if it works out - pleasant weather (hopefully), and the various bands and other...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 03-13-2020, 04:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 947
Posted By DapperDan
Re: Help confirming Ebay bagpipes "find"

Just an update on this ...

I got these pipes going. I set aside the bag for now (I'd want a split stock for it) and also the chanter, because it needed too much tape with the reeds I had on...
Forum: Beer Tent 03-13-2020, 03:27 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,736
Posted By DapperDan
Re: Parade cancellations

Tartan Day parade (April 4th) in NYC cancelled.

All the remaining St. Patrick's Day parades in the NJ area are cancelled. I marched one last weekend, seems like that will be it. There's a...
Forum: Beer Tent 03-08-2020, 06:18 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,183
Posted By DapperDan
Re: Favourite chanter pitch

I'd like to be at a lower pitch, around Bb, or low 470's. I think the instrument loses some of its mood and warmth at higher pitches, and becomes a bit metallic sounding and even grating to...
Forum: Beer Tent 03-02-2020, 03:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 492
Posted By DapperDan
Re: Piping teachers in NYC and comp bands in NYC metro area?

Another great band in the area is St. Columcille United Gaelic Pipe Band in Kearny, NJ. Providing instruction and fielding competition bands in grades 3, 4, and 5 currently. Several members from...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 02-23-2020, 07:26 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,113
Posted By DapperDan
Re: Problem with the cutoff...

I second the question about what drone reeds you have.

I have a synthetic Bannatyne bag I keep as a spare, I believe it's the same bag you're referring to. It's thin and floppy. I have no...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 02-14-2020, 04:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 480
Posted By DapperDan
Re: Bass reed settles, then jumps pitch randomly (?)

My message posted twice somehow , oops Mods feel free to delete
Forum: Technique & Instrument 02-14-2020, 04:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 480
Posted By DapperDan
Re: Bass reed settles, then jumps pitch randomly (?)

Hi William,
It's not just you - I have a set of Henderson harmonic deluxe reeds, and had this same problem arise with the bass reed. I set them aside for the moment, but I'm curious to see what...
Forum: Music 02-14-2020, 04:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 586
Posted By DapperDan
Re: What tune is this?

I notice that at the part where he makes a chanter reed, it's a plastic smallpipe (? or maybe practice chanter) reed and the narrator says that a chanter reed is made from two pieces of plastic. ...
Forum: Beer Tent 02-12-2020, 04:18 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,780
Posted By DapperDan
Re: How many sets do you own?

I'm curious what this set looks like, and can it be played? If not, have you ever played it or heard it played?

As a side question, what's the oldest set of pipes being played right now, or...
Forum: Competing Pipers 02-02-2020, 02:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,686
Posted By DapperDan
Re: Solo chanter

Let me preface with the disclaimer that I "compete" at grade 4 level, where choice of chanter isn't much of an issue.

That said, I recently got a second-hand Strathmore blackwood chanter to use...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 02-02-2020, 01:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 581
Posted By DapperDan
Re: Squeak

An issue I have in the cold is that I can't feel the chanter so well, and sometimes I fail to cover the holes properly and squeaking noises pop out while playing. But that's usually when it's...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 01-29-2020, 05:43 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,380
Posted By DapperDan
Re: Deura Reed Problem

Hi Piperjon -

I would contact the seller on ebay right away, they'll probably refund your money promptly, to avoid getting a bad review (which you should leave anyway). They know their stuff...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 01-26-2020, 06:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 947
Posted By DapperDan
Re: Help confirming Ebay bagpipes "find"

Thanks all,

I'm debating about the bag, I seasoned it today and it got tight, but seasoning seeped through some of the stitching. Also, it smells like it was sitting in a damp cellar - I was...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 01-25-2020, 11:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 947
Posted By DapperDan
Help confirming eBay bagpipes "find"

Hello all,

I recently rolled the dice on a set of pipes on ebay. The price was low because there was supposedly a crack, which I figured I could get repaired (or just replace the stock), but...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 01-19-2020, 07:54 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,809
Posted By DapperDan
Re: Bulgarian Kaba Gaida

Thought I'd revive this old thread, as there's already a lot of good information on it. I was able to hear (and try giving a blaw on) a Kaba Gaida yesterday. It's very different from a GHP in so...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 01-19-2020, 06:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 750
Posted By DapperDan
Re: Manometer

Those infernal devices will tell lies about you, just like a metronome!!

Kidding aside, I though it was interesting to hook up to one.

We all had to hook up to manometers at band awhile ago,...
Forum: Beer Tent 01-15-2020, 06:25 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,637
Posted By DapperDan
Re: Predictions for the Next Decade

Would be interesting if someone held a sanctioned Bb contest. All bands participating would have to be pitching around 466 (allowances made for heat, etc., but be in the ballpark). I bet it would...
Forum: Competing Pipers 01-11-2020, 06:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,702
Posted By DapperDan
Re: Suggestions for solo march tune with "fat" low Gs

Hi Piparoo

Just fyi, if you're going to do grade 5 solo in EUSPBA, you can play any time signature. You could do a 4/4 like Battle of Waterloo, or a 2-part 2/4 like Cutting Bracken. Lots 'o low...
Forum: Music 01-11-2020, 06:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 829
Posted By DapperDan
Re: Burnsn Nighty Tunes

Ye Banks and Braes O' Bonnie Doon.

I know it doesn't fit our scale, but there are settings of it that make a decent pipe tune IMO.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 01-08-2020, 05:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,474
Posted By DapperDan
Re: Unique Pipes

She has a very nice, refined sound.

Nice video, interesting to see/hear the differences between the pipers. The description says it was a competition for people visiting Scotland? I didn't...
Forum: Beer Tent 01-08-2020, 04:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 680
Posted By DapperDan
Re: St. Patrick`s Day NYC

Hi Paul,

I would say it might be a bit colder here, possibly below freezing, in March. It's hard to predict, sometimes it's mild, sometimes it's quite cold. If you're used to that, then you...
Forum: Competition Results 01-03-2020, 07:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 652
Posted By DapperDan
Re: Metro Cup

Hi Greg -
I go every year.
The info should be up soon - they aren't the best at promoting the event online, but they do post a schedule and link to buy tickets on facebook. Last year they posted...
Forum: Beer Tent 12-23-2019, 04:38 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,039
Posted By DapperDan
Re: PM on the rampage!

I'd definitely get out of there before I got caught with a trailing drone!!

Seriously though... put some CBD in that guy's coffee or something..
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