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Forum: Beer Tent Today, 03:06 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,303
Posted By Chris Knife
Re: Best sounding bagpipes you’ve heard?

:thumb: I'd caught that act the year before or the same year as this recording when I attended the Balmoral School in Edinboro PA. Immediately following, I saved my very meager pennies (college...
Forum: Beer Tent 04-02-2020, 04:03 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,303
Posted By Chris Knife
Re: Best sounding bagpipes you’ve heard?

Those were most likely Jimmy MacIntosh's pipes P/M MacGregor was playing and a Naill chanter with one of Jimmy MacIntosh's reeds singing in it.

Yes, lovely sound indeed--especially in person.
...
Forum: Piobaireachd 12-30-2019, 08:02 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 698
Posted By Chris Knife
Re: Help: searching for Piobaireachd tune title

Excellent! Thanks Patrick. For whatever reason, I couldn’t find that site!

Chris


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Forum: Piobaireachd 12-30-2019, 07:36 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 698
Posted By Chris Knife
Help: searching for Piobaireachd tune title

Google fails me, I've lost my cd cover to the World's Greatest Pipers Vol.8 (actually, I can't find any of my collection-- have the cds, but not the covers--that's what happens when you move too...
Forum: Trading Post Archive 12-24-2019, 05:58 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 182
Posted By Chris Knife
FS: “The Breadalbane” GHB by Dunbar in Katalox - $1350

Sticks and Stocks only.

Made in 2018 in Katalox (Royal Mexican Ebony), this is a replica of a Duncan MacDougall pipe from the 1880/90s when Duncan was piper to Lord Breadalbane.

An excellently...
Forum: Beer Tent 10-31-2019, 02:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,136
Posted By Chris Knife
Re: Any Favorite Tunes for All Hallows Eve?

Lament for the Little Supper
Forum: Technique & Instrument 10-06-2019, 03:10 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,630
Posted By Chris Knife
Re: Hardie Infinity chanters

I have one, however, I'm only at the beginning of messing about with it. For what it's worth, my initial experience is great. The projection and tone are top notch and the comfort is just what my...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 09-27-2019, 02:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,711
Posted By Chris Knife
Re: How to Obtain Good Chanter Reeds

Have you tried ordering direct from a reed maker?

In my experience, there are very good makers of chanter reeds in the market you can directly order reeds. I prefer moulded reeds to ridge cut...
Forum: Trading Post Archive 09-14-2019, 12:08 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 171
Posted By Chris Knife
FS: “The Breadalbane” GHB by Dunbar in Katalox, Sticks & Stocks - $1350

Sticks and Stocks only.

Made in 2018 in Katalox (Royal Mexican Ebony), this is a replica of a Duncan MacDougall pipe from the 1880/90s when Duncan was piper to Lord Breadalbane.

An excellently...
Forum: Trading Post Archive 08-27-2019, 03:01 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 183
Posted By Chris Knife
FS: “The Breadalbane” GHB by Dunbar, RME - $1350

Sticks and Stocks only.

Made in 2018 in Katalox (Royal Mexican Ebony), this is a replica of a Duncan MacDougall pipe from the 1880/90s when Duncan was piper to Lord Breadalbane. Purchased new...
Forum: Beer Tent 08-22-2019, 02:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,063
Posted By Chris Knife
Re: Maverick Practice Chanters

I joined the revolution last year. It lives up to all claims and is kewl and comfortable. My only other comment is that I wish I'd requested a sole so I didn't close off the chanter on low g when...
Forum: Trading Post Archive 08-17-2019, 10:29 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 155
Posted By Chris Knife
FS: McCallum MacRae ABW SL4 GHB - $1200 shipped

Number SL165

Purchased in 2016, this excellent pipe is a reproduction of Stuart Liddell’s set of Duncan MacRae pipes.

An extremely well made pipe, the mounts are in imitation ivory, engraved...
Forum: Trading Post Archive 07-28-2019, 08:10 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 172
Posted By Chris Knife
FS: “The Breadalbane” GHB, Dunbar in RME, Sticks & Stocks - $1650 shipped

Sticks and Stocks only.

Made in 2018 in Katalox (Royal Mexican Ebony), this is a replica of a Duncan MacDougall pipe from the 1880/90s when Duncan was piper to Lord Breadalbane.

An excellently...
Forum: Trading Post Archive 05-20-2019, 03:09 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 247
Posted By Chris Knife
FS: McGillivray “The Breadalbane” by Dunbar, Sticks & Stocks - $1650

Sticks and Stocks only.

Made in 2018 in Katalox (Royal Mexican Ebony), this is a replica of a Duncan MacDougall pipe from the 1880/90s when Duncan was piper to Lord Breadalbane.

An excellently...
Forum: Trading Post Archive 05-06-2019, 02:40 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 205
Posted By Chris Knife
FS: McGillivray “The Breadalbane” GHB by Dunbar, Royal Mexican Ebony - $2300

Made in 2018 in Katalox (Royal Mexican Ebony), this is a replica of a Duncan MacDougall pipe from the 1880/90s when Duncan was piper to Lord Breadalbane.

An excellently made pipe, mounted in...
Forum: Trading Post Archive 04-20-2019, 03:59 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 315
Posted By Chris Knife
FS: McGillivray “The Breadalbane” by Dunbar, Royal Mexican Ebony - $2300

Made in 2018 in Katalox (Royal Mexican Ebony), this is a replica of a Duncan MacDougall pipe from the 1880/90s when Duncan was piper to Lord Breadalbane.

An excellently made pipe, mounted in...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 01-06-2019, 04:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 930
Posted By Chris Knife
Re: Synth bass reed suggestion

I've not played Kintails and I've not played Selbie's in more than a decade, but I've found that Kinnaird Base reeds work excellent. I've used the similar make of reeds to set up multiple of...
Forum: Piobaireachd 10-15-2018, 02:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,865
Posted By Chris Knife
Re: How many actually use Binneas

I refer to Binneas when learning a tune I don't know--as well as Jimmy McIntosh's Ceol Mor, Gen. Thomas' Ceol Mor, sometime David Glen's collection and Angus MacKay's published collection. The...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 07-25-2018, 02:51 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,027
Posted By Chris Knife
Re: most durable synth bag?

Everyday, 45 to 60 min practice except if I'm sick or have the occasional earlier than usual start to my work day. However, typically everyday of the week.

Chris
Forum: Technique & Instrument 07-24-2018, 02:45 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,027
Posted By Chris Knife
Re: most durable synth bag?

My experience is that the Bannatyne hybrid has legs. I have one that's 5 years closing on 6 and no signs of giving up (hope I didn't jinx anything!).

Chris
Forum: Piobaireachd 07-21-2018, 08:07 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,291
Posted By Chris Knife
Re: When is a Piobaireachd not a piobaireachd

Excellent article on the harp! Thanks Keith!
Forum: Piobaireachd 07-21-2018, 04:16 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,291
Posted By Chris Knife
Re: When is a Piobaireachd not a piobaireachd

Ron,

This is perhaps a wild goose chase, but:

I'd suggest looking at the Piobaireachd Society's 2018 annual conference report as there was a presentation by Prof. Cheape and Dr. Derick Forrest...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 07-04-2018, 08:22 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,599
Posted By Chris Knife
Re: Mexican Royal Ebony (Katalox) GHP pipes

https://soundcloud.com/user-660741283/mhairi-bhan-og

My attempt to link a sound clip. Sorry I didn't edit.

Chris
Forum: Technique & Instrument 07-04-2018, 03:34 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,599
Posted By Chris Knife
Re: Mexican Royal Ebony (Katalox) GHP pipes

Thanks for sharing the recording Anorthosite.

I had a set in Katalox made, the Breadalbane from Jim McGillivray; the pipes have been in my grubby little hands for about 6 weeks now. I'm settling...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 06-27-2018, 06:26 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,968
Posted By Chris Knife
Re: What *interesting* drone reed *combos* work well in your pipes (and why)?

Thanks for sharing Charlie. I'd meant to comment the that of the only drone recordings the last--the Kinnaird base I now know--was what my ear preferred. I'd stay that I agree with Patrick that my...
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