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Forum: Technique & Instrument 10-06-2019, 03:10 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,963
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: 9
Views: 665
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 08-27-2019, 03:01 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 161
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: 850
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: 128
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: 151
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: 233
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: 179
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: 272
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: 841
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: 1,659
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: 2,719
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: 2,719
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: 4,669
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: 4,669
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: 4,131
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: 4,131
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: 5,414
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...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 06-25-2018, 02:49 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,414
Posted By Chris Knife
Forum: Technique & Instrument 06-23-2018, 01:00 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,414
Posted By Chris Knife
Re: What *interesting* drone reed *COMBOS* work well in your pipes (and why)?

Canning tenors with Kinnaird base = great sound in the SL4 McCallum. :poke:
Forum: Music 06-04-2018, 02:35 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,788
Posted By Chris Knife
Forum: Beer Tent 05-10-2018, 02:56 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,300
Posted By Chris Knife
Re: Favourite players/recordings

World's Greatest Vol 1, PM Angus MacDonald
Willie McCallum recordings
John MacFadyen--particularly his piobaireachd recordings
Iain MacFadyen (I'll have to get the Master Piper Supreme)
Donald...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 04-15-2018, 04:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 702
Posted By Chris Knife
Re: McCallum drones

Sorry, I've not tried Canning's and have no direct experience (although I've heard from very reliable sources, and will try myself on a new pipe being made for me, that Canning tenors and a Kinnaird...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 04-14-2018, 06:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 702
Posted By Chris Knife
Re: McCallum drones

Perhaps you've done this and I mis-read your post, but I've found in both a 2013 and a SL4 McCallum pipe that a mix of tenor (same brand) and a Kinnaird base are a dream. For me personally, ezee...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 03-17-2018, 01:44 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,723
Posted By Chris Knife
Re: Chanter recommendation?

Hello Chris.

I owned an early 80s hardie, but never played it much as it started warping on me. So, I can't comment on hole spacing comparison.

That said, unlike piper_hm, I've found the new...
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