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Forum: Ladies' Room Yesterday, 11:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 107
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Newbie having problems with spacing my fingers

Suggest...wait for your lessons and instructor guidance. Don’t create any bad habits over the next few months until Fall that might then need to be un-learned.

Ps ...at this point it’s the...
Forum: Technique & Instrument Yesterday, 05:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 729
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Pipe bag/ chanter position

Interesting bonnet positioning on this Gordon....with a forelock.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 05-30-2020, 07:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 326
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Tuning to High A

What drone reeds do you play? Another variable to ‘assist’ steady tuning.
Forum: Piobaireachd 05-28-2020, 06:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 740
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Piobaireachd Videos

Filed under ‘ Never say never’....😁
Forum: Technique & Instrument 05-27-2020, 07:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 729
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Pipe bag/ chanter position

Yeah,...couldn’t see his appointment chevrons in the other photo,..but wondered.

But,...”..take their name’s for improperly worn headgear”. :grin:
Forum: Technique & Instrument 05-26-2020, 07:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 729
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Pipe bag/ chanter position

I’d say ‘ more like this’...but not quite so much as that RHRBW piper. Arguably most folks bottom hand is ~at the waist/belt line. A non exaggerated pose.
Forum: Beer Tent 05-26-2020, 10:38 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,478
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Worst Advice Ever?

Uh uh,..Nauga’s we’re almost extinct in NZ and are now a protected species.
Forum: Beer Tent 05-26-2020, 10:31 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,478
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Worst Advice Ever?

Even if it might have helped...it wouldn’t have eliminated the source ..the wet blowing piper. The best worst advice could have been to rinse his mouth with alum powder before playing. 🤮
Forum: Technique & Instrument 05-26-2020, 05:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 521
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Tuning chamber concern

I hate to make tough decisions...I’ll just have a few each please....then I’ll decide.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 05-25-2020, 08:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 521
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Tuning chamber concern

[/I]=WBpiper;1346002]Update.


This is really embarrassing, I’m such an idiot lol. I fixed it.


It wasn’t the tuning chambers, it was my fault from doing a ****ty hemping job
!
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Forum: Technique & Instrument 05-25-2020, 02:48 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,429
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Ridge or straight cut, which to you prefer?

You can google G1,Troy,Shepherd,pipeDreams, etc..and get a first hand education to bolster your comeuppance. 👌👍
Forum: Beer Tent 05-24-2020, 02:41 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,478
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Worst Advice Ever?

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And so... a great bollix... was circumvented!! :)

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Because.....it was a poly chanter?... :roflmao:
Forum: Technique & Instrument 05-23-2020, 10:55 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 729
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Pipe bag/ chanter position

The WMC is a great bag,albeit for me at 6' with ca 34" sleeve length I found the chanter to be scrunched 'too close' owing to the blowstick stock collar being pushed forward an inch or so vs the...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 05-23-2020, 06:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 251
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Guess the pipe maker (another name for please can someone help me ID my pipes)

The ferrule scribe lines pattern suggests RG Hardie to me.
In the picture of the chanter top I think I see an ‘R’. Is there no further embossed naming? eg. R G HARDIE ....the picture isn’t clear...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 05-23-2020, 04:28 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 729
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Pipe bag/ chanter position

How tall are you? What size bag?

Are you perchance errantly pushing the bag ( chanter) down too low in front of you ..instead of holding it ‘level’ or even help upwards a bit?
Forum: Beer Tent 05-22-2020, 01:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 435
Posted By el gaitero
Re: MacRae Reproduction Practice Chanter

Around the practice table among 8-10-12 other standard length chanters with same reed how does its tone fit in ?
Forum: Piobaireachd 05-21-2020, 07:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 740
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Piobaireachd Videos

Desperate Battle ...yahoo!!... thank you Colin.


.....any chance for Fair Honey ...?
Forum: Music 05-20-2020, 05:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 399
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Hymn tunebook

suggest to reach out the NPC....
Forum: Technique & Instrument 05-20-2020, 05:52 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,206
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Impossible birls on Peter Henderson plastic chanter

Aye... ‘...’tis a poor craftsman wot blames his tools’.....
Forum: Beer Tent 05-19-2020, 08:57 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 673
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Shipping Bagpipes within the USA: Tips for Safe Trip

I’ll go out on a limb and guess he wasn’t happy with the insurance company when they said ‘sorry Charlie....’..unless he had umbrella coverage that might have covered the sets if not all on a rider ..
Forum: Music 05-19-2020, 05:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 318
Posted By el gaitero
Re: The Braes of killiecrankie

Thanks everyone for where to find it. I’d been looking for ‘Braes of..’. ..apparently it’s ‘ Battle of..’ ..or just ‘ Killiecrankie’. Found it in a few of my SG ,Seaforths,Glen,Mitchell, etc books...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 05-18-2020, 10:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 433
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Anyone know of a maker of cow horn mounts in the UK?

...yeah,..don’t want it a butchered job...
Forum: Music 05-17-2020, 07:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 318
Posted By el gaitero
The Braes of killiecrankie

I’ve been searching for this 2/4...I’ve dozens of old and new books...no go; Pekkars and McGillivray sites also no go;
only the Lee site has it for purchase...no problem....but I’m quite surprised...
Forum: Beer Tent 05-17-2020, 05:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 360
Posted By el gaitero
Re: International Travel with Blackwood Bagpipes

All other tips considered,...ensure you’ve got them packed for hand carry-on. You do not want to be surprised and have to check them in.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 05-17-2020, 02:54 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,784
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Ackland 480 Drone Reeds - Play Test, Comparison, & Review!

Ah,...I meant to ask where you ended off. That ~30” is about where I am with shut offs.
Actually I have set the outside tenor to shut off first, then with a tich more pressure the mid tenor...then...
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