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Forum: Technique & Instrument 02-14-2019, 08:22 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 724
Posted By Shawn Husk
Re: Chanter bias?

People have biases in all aspects of life based on our own experiences, and/or based on a thirst for profit. One or both may have been involved here, and depending on the actual situation will tell...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 01-10-2019, 02:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,123
Posted By Shawn Husk
Re: "New" Husk Reeds

Hi everyone,

I had to have emergency eye surgery the day after Christmas so it's been a real trying few weeks. The good news is that the surgery was successful and I will eventually have full use...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 11-23-2018, 08:16 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,567
Posted By Shawn Husk
Re: An ABW Pipe Chanter Question

I have a Naill from the 90's which is bent like a banana and I've had to carve, not undercut, every hole from D down and it's one of the best chanters I've ever played. :smokin:
Forum: Technique & Instrument 11-07-2018, 07:35 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,761
Posted By Shawn Husk
Re: Drone tuning trouble

To the OP;

First of all get some new chanter reeds. Old reeds tend to open up and thus result in a very flat pitch in the chanter. You could take a look at the mouth opening of your chanter reeds...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 11-07-2018, 07:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 729
Posted By Shawn Husk
Re: Resistance to temperature ABW vs. Poly

ABW has a much lower coefficient of friction (a materials ability to expand and contract with temperature changes) than plastic. Thus ABW will change less with temperature changes than plastic.
...
Forum: Do It Yourself (DIY) 10-09-2018, 11:00 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,118
Posted By Shawn Husk
Re: I made my own pipe bag

Nicely done Andrew.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 09-27-2018, 01:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,606
Posted By Shawn Husk
Re: Dumb Question: Drones vs. Chanter Reed Strength

I personally set up my drone reeds to give me the volume and sound I'm looking for regardless of their cut off point. I do understand the idea behind wanting drone reeds to be as efficient as...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 09-27-2018, 01:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,453
Posted By Shawn Husk
Re: Why an inverted bass drone reed?

I think I already replied to this thread but in light of the new comments I wanted to chime in.

Regarding the inverted vs regular Ezee bass reeds: my experience has been the exact reverse of the...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 09-22-2018, 09:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 537
Posted By Shawn Husk
Re: Zipper lube

Pipe bag zippers ARE the same as scuba zippers for dry suits (I'm a diver as well as a piper lol)

The key is to ONLY use a silicone based lubricant on your pipe bag zippers, that's all Ti-zip is,...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 09-22-2018, 09:21 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,532
Posted By Shawn Husk
Re: Blackwood change, dulling down with time

As a regular oiler of pipes I will say that yes the tone changes somewhat right after you oil but not in a bad way and it usually goes back to normal in about a week or so. Barely noticeable...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 09-22-2018, 09:08 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,547
Posted By Shawn Husk
Re: Roddy MacLeod High-A

In 2009 I went to Winter Storm and Roddy was there teaching a class, specifically on how he get's his signature high A sound.

To summarize what he said.....

1. Sheepskin bag
2. Nothing...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 09-22-2018, 08:56 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,067
Posted By Shawn Husk
Re: Shouldn't there be threads??

Poly pipe reed seats are more difficult to get reeds seated in, no doubt. My first set of pipes back in the early 90's were poly Dunbars and I had lots of trouble seating reeds due to the ultra...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 09-14-2018, 10:01 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 6,498
Posted By Shawn Husk
Re: New Ceol chanter?

I did. I really like the new Ceol chanter a lot. Very warm and harmonic chanter, quite high pitched but easy to reed and I think a very good choice for mid to upper level bands. Good stuff McCallum.
Forum: Adult Pipers 09-02-2018, 10:13 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,179
Posted By Shawn Husk
Re: Cold weather playing

As a youngster I accepted a gig on St. Pat's day to play all the arriving guests into a restaurant. I was told there would be about 3 or 4 bus loads of people arriving at a specific time and they...
Forum: Beer Tent 08-23-2018, 11:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,197
Posted By Shawn Husk
Re: Chanters & Pitch @ 2018 World Pipe Band Championships

Hide bags and lots of cane drone reeds. 1/4 of the bag and you're done. Clean cut off. The way it used to be.
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 08-19-2018, 09:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,191
Posted By Shawn Husk
Re: Airstream tilt

I too have a blowstick with a built in valve, I also use a Moose valve (more as a spit trap than anything else) and I've never had any clacking or other issues.
Forum: Beer Tent 08-19-2018, 12:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,197
Posted By Shawn Husk
Re: Chanters & Pitch @ 2018 World Pipe Band Championships

:thumb::grin: Yes it's true, I'm a total bagpipe nerd! LMAO
Forum: Beer Tent 08-18-2018, 08:48 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,465
Posted By Shawn Husk
Re: Anything on streaming The Worlds?

At this level of the game all the big stuff is a non issue, early E's, trailing drones, bad drone tuning, note errors, etc.... every thing is so close, so spot on, that it comes down to the...
Forum: Beer Tent 08-18-2018, 08:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,197
Posted By Shawn Husk
Re: Chanters & Pitch @ 2018 World Pipe Band Championships

I wrote down the bands, what chanter they used and what pitch they were at for the qualifiers (both MSR and Medley) and the Medley of the finals. I'll repost that below. I also noted the current...
Forum: Beer Tent 08-16-2018, 09:32 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,465
Posted By Shawn Husk
Re: Anything on streaming The Worlds?

Either of the following links should take you to the streaming page for the Worlds on Saturday.


http://bit.ly/2vS2wiP

http://bbc.co.uk/worlds
Forum: Beer Tent 08-14-2018, 06:15 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,902
Posted By Shawn Husk
Re: What the Masters are playing

Thanks for confirming that for me! It was driving me crazy. That was the only chanter I could think of it might be.
Forum: Beer Tent 08-14-2018, 03:03 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,902
Posted By Shawn Husk
Re: What the Masters are playing

Chanters and pitches from the MSR contest.

Okay here's what I've got, these are my best guesses. I may have gotten a couple of them wrong and if so please correct me. In a lot of the video it was...
Forum: Beer Tent 08-14-2018, 11:50 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,902
Posted By Shawn Husk
Re: What the Masters are playing

Thanks Patrick for posting about this. Now I know what I'll be doing for the next several hours lol.

And yes 100% that's a Shepherd chanter Jack is playing. I also concur they are excellent...
Forum: Beer Tent 08-13-2018, 06:39 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,465
Posted By Shawn Husk
Re: Anything on streaming The Worlds?

https://image.ibb.co/ktrBO9/worral_drinking_game.jpg
Forum: Beer Tent 08-10-2018, 01:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,446
Posted By Shawn Husk
Re: Questions regarding having pipes made

I haven't seen too many cnc engraved pipes that I've liked but I have to say the MacRae line from McCallum has some really excellent machine engraving. The best I've seen. It looks close to hand...
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