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Forum: Technique & Instrument 08-23-2020, 03:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 615
Posted By Big Tone
Re: Technique vs. Speed

I've started doing this during lockdown. I learnt a load of new MSRs. Going back over them all again now to cement them into the memory banks. I've also been working on technique. I had devised my...
Forum: Music 07-26-2020, 08:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 320
Posted By Big Tone
Sruth Gu Bhatarsaigh

Can anyone point me to where this tune might be published? I checked the database but can't see it. Bhatarsaigh is Vatersay, Google translate gives sruth as stream. What would be the name in English?...
Forum: Beer Tent 07-25-2020, 11:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 470
Posted By Big Tone
Zoom H2n Settings

I've had one of these for a while. I just used the out of the box settings as I was only recording for myself. You could hear a little distortion or whatever the correct term for it is so I did some...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 07-22-2020, 08:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 856
Posted By Big Tone
Re: Bag Cover

That was my thinking that there's less to move about with a smaller cover. I might even just post them my cover and get them to make one the same size.

I don't like the matte finish non slip...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 07-22-2020, 08:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 370
Posted By Big Tone
Re: Piobaireachd High G

I did notice when I shaved the lips you could see a very slight raggedness to the cane compared to an untouched reed. I used 400 grit sandpaper, ran the reed at a 45 degree angle for a few inches...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 07-22-2020, 04:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 856
Posted By Big Tone
Bag Cover - loose or tight?

I'm looking to get a new cover for my bag. I've been using an old cover from my band I had lying about. There's no size on it but it's skin tight on both a Canmore medium and WMC Bannatyne I have on...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 07-22-2020, 04:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 370
Posted By Big Tone
Piobaireachd High G

I have an RJM chanter. I've been trying some Shepherd reeds in it. Strength medium hard.
The Piobaireachd high G will sound really really flat unless you blow through the reed. Any easing of...
Forum: Music 07-12-2020, 11:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 399
Posted By Big Tone
Re: Breton Tunes

Cheers for all the info. I'll have a good look through it all.
Forum: Music 07-10-2020, 08:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 399
Posted By Big Tone
Breton Tunes

I know just about zero about Breton music but I'd like to learn some. Could people suggest some tunes to look at, a greatest hits so to speak.

It would help if the sheet music was available to...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 06-05-2020, 01:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 439
Posted By Big Tone
Blackwood Oil/Ebony

I have a blackwood set of pipes which I've cleaned and oiled when I changed a bag. I have an ebony set as well. Any issues using the oil on that too? It's the RG Hardie blackwood oil.
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 06-05-2020, 01:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 507
Posted By Big Tone
Garvie Border Pipes

Anyone have a set of these?

I'm interested in a set of border pipes.

There's Garvie, Fred Morrison's and a few others. The sounds page on the Garvie website is broken. There's a couple of...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 06-05-2020, 07:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,028
Posted By Big Tone
Re: Fagerstrom HG Stinking

A wee bit of tape would fix that?

On a more serious note, I have a Blair chanter and don't use the GHB setting on it much, mostly the small pipes. The GHB doesn't sound bad just 'not right' in...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 05-15-2020, 12:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 864
Posted By Big Tone
Re: Installing Canmore Hybrid

One thing I did when putting on a Canmore was not to immediately add the self sealing tape. I blew them for a week and let the stocks 'settle' in place.
The middle one was exactly as I installed it,...
Forum: Music 05-11-2020, 06:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 768
Posted By Big Tone
Re: Tune ID help

Probably would have helped if I'd read your message fully and not just clicked on the 2/4 march track.

Nice tune. It does sound familiar.
Forum: Music 05-11-2020, 04:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 768
Posted By Big Tone
Re: Tune ID help

Leaving Glenurquhart?
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 05-05-2020, 01:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 451
Posted By Big Tone
Re: Billy Roleston smallpipes

That seller is also selling a few sets of pipes. Are they old? The bags on some of them might suggest so.

They're selling a lot of piping related stuff but don't seem to know too much about it.
Forum: Music 04-27-2020, 05:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,142
Posted By Big Tone
Re: 10 part reels

Off the top of my head Inverary play the Donald MacLeod setting if you want to compare.
Forum: Music 04-27-2020, 05:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,142
Posted By Big Tone
Re: 10 part reels

I've heard a 10 part version mentioned. I learned the Willie Ross version. John Wilson has a 6 part setting in his Book 2 with 2 parts in it that are different from the Ross setting. I was thinking...
Forum: Piobaireachd 04-02-2020, 03:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 542
Posted By Big Tone
Re: leumluath movement

It also appears in Var. 1 of The King's Taxes and Lament For Donald Ban MacCrimmon.

In light music, I think it's in the last part of The Finger Control, a hornpipe in John Wilson Book 3.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 03-25-2020, 08:44 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,273
Posted By Big Tone
Re: Drone instability, poor blowing or moisture?

How long is a 'fair bit of practicing/playing'?
Forum: Technique & Instrument 03-10-2020, 03:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 464
Posted By Big Tone
Re: narrow bore bass top?

The stocks are also off-centre.

The bore of the top section of the bass also looks like it might be off-centre? Not sure if it is or the it's just the gap between it and the mount makes it look...
Forum: Beer Tent 01-26-2020, 10:44 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,408
Posted By Big Tone
Re: Predictions for the Next Decade

Everyone moans about boring MSRs. If bands won't consider other stuff then that leaves either a set list of tunes each year like they do for the Silver/Gold medals or 'banning' some of the times that...
Forum: Beer Tent 01-26-2020, 03:54 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,408
Posted By Big Tone
Re: Predictions for the Next Decade

A cap on numbers would likely solve both of these to a degree. A smaller number of pipers means less drummers. Smaller bands would hopefully mean the excess players lead to more bands. More bands...
Forum: Beer Tent 01-25-2020, 02:57 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,408
Posted By Big Tone
Re: Predictions for the Next Decade

I would say the majority of uniform choices and indeed most things related to bands will be driven by what Grade 1 bands do. With 30/40 playing members in each what they do will be driven by cost....
Forum: Music 12-27-2019, 08:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,150
Posted By Big Tone
Re: Tune Identification - Dysart and Dundonald Band

The tune is McCarty Street, a two parted 4/4 march, by Karl L. Walford. It can be found on page 18 on his Tartan Tribe, Big, Little Band Book 1 collection.
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