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Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 11-04-2020, 07:16 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,672
Posted By DapperDan
Re: What reaction do you get when playing in public?

I used to have to practice outdoors, so I've gotten a lot of reactions. I would play in a city park near my apartment at the time, or in a wildlife refuge near my work, or any open area I could. ...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 11-04-2020, 06:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 229
Posted By DapperDan
Re: Moisture control on smallpipes?

I'm assuming you mean mouth-blown smallpipes.
Does the bag have a zipper? If so you should be able to get a Bannatyne type tube and bottle trap for it. If not, maybe you can get a split stock for...
Forum: Beer Tent 11-04-2020, 06:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,317
Posted By DapperDan
Re: The Universe of Bagpipes?

Sad to hear this.

His articles were a wealth of information for me when I was getting started; the one on how to get started on learning the pipes has probably pointed a lot of people in the...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 09-04-2020, 04:28 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,246
Posted By DapperDan
Re: 2020 setup?

haha

To be clear, I wasn't slagging on all the setup changes people make - I think it's absolutely worth it to chase that sound that you want, and to find what works well and what doesn't. I just...
Forum: Beer Tent 09-03-2020, 02:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 555
Posted By DapperDan
Re: Practice during COVID

My band is practicing in a park every other week or so, with whoever feels comfortable coming. Everyone stands a safe distance apart. For tuning, the pipers are instructed on what adjustments to...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 09-03-2020, 06:21 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,246
Posted By DapperDan
Re: 2020 setup?

I did a lot of fussing around early in the year, changing reeds and chanters and such, but a few online competitions indicated that my tone and tuning was good for my grade level (4), and my time...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 08-06-2020, 07:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 580
Posted By DapperDan
Re: Extra notes

It's been said that if we had one more note, we could double our repertoire...

Here's a guy who demonstrates the full chromatic scale on a pipe chanter, tho he doesn't go up to a high B, and can't...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 08-01-2020, 05:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,040
Posted By DapperDan
Re: Airstream TILT Expandable or FlexiStick TILT expandableBlowpipe

Sorry I saw this late, how did it work out?

I use a tilting blowstick. I have an Airstream, but had some issues with it. The flapper valve wasn't airtight, and it is VERY difficult to remove...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 07-31-2020, 04:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 586
Posted By DapperDan
Re: MacLellan A440 vs McCallum A440

Could you elaborate a bit on this setup? What reeds do you use to get the 3/4 set to A? This would be a nice setup, especially for playing indoors.

Any good sources for a used 3/4 setup?
Forum: Beer Tent 07-31-2020, 03:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,547
Posted By DapperDan
Re: $800 chanter, no silver

Hmmm. I wonder if this is "a piece of the True Cross" as it were, which I think Pip is suggesting, if I'm reading him right...

I have a PC that looks exactly like this. It came in a case with...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 07-17-2020, 03:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,263
Posted By DapperDan
Re: Which is your priority with drone reed? chanter interaction or standalone drone s

This is interesting. I think if you listen to the drones by themselves, the ones you think sound the best aren't always the ones that interact the most with the chanter.

Ceteris paribus, as...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 07-15-2020, 07:22 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 10,047
Posted By DapperDan
Re: Ku Klux Klan

I'm glad this got kicked up. Fascinating thread. Unfortunately, music can be appropriated by anybody for any purpose - the Nazis used Beethoven, Haydn, etc., for propaganda.

I've heard of...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 05-16-2020, 12:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 974
Posted By DapperDan
Re: Installing Canmore Hybrid

I put a Canmore hybrid bag on a set of blackwood Dunbars myself. I've since sold that set, but I found with the grommets that if you have a combed/beaded set it's a bit easier, but if you have plain...
Forum: Beer Tent 05-16-2020, 12:09 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,019
Posted By DapperDan
Re: What tune never gets old to you?

For myself, warming up, tuning.. "We're no Awa' Tae Abide Awa'". Just two lines, can loop it a time or two if I need a second to think of what to play next. Play a D tune first like Bonnie Lass O'...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 04-27-2020, 06:03 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,074
Posted By DapperDan
Forum: Technique & Instrument 04-26-2020, 06:59 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,074
Posted By DapperDan
Re: Ackland 480 Drone Reeds - Play Test, Comparison, & Review!

I have a set, I found them to be very strong and difficult to calibrate to an easy reed. If you have a strong chanter reed and want a really bright sound though, these might be for you.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 04-22-2020, 03:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,438
Posted By DapperDan
Re: What are the Practice Chanters with true scale, 2020?

I think the hole would be too far out of place if I did that. Also, other notes were way off as well. I suppose matching the hole spacing of a pipe chanter on the PC AND getting it to play a true...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 04-21-2020, 04:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,438
Posted By DapperDan
Re: What are the Practice Chanters with true scale, 2020?

This issue bothers me too, a lot. A related question that's been debated on here is why High G is especially out of tune on most PC's.

I have a nice wooden McCallum PC, feels nice, has a sweet...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 04-10-2020, 07:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 508
Posted By DapperDan
Re: Selbie Drone Screws

A hardware store or good auto parts store like Napa should have a "thread counter". Can take one in and have them check it.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 04-04-2020, 07:15 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,733
Posted By DapperDan
Re: Drone instability, poor blowing or moisture?

I played Kinnaird Evo's for a bit. I had to move the bridles down below the lines as well. It's hard to calibrate them to a very easy reed, even with the "easy" tongues. It might be that they...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 03-28-2020, 06:41 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,733
Posted By DapperDan
Re: Drone instability, poor blowing or moisture?

I just noticed this. I have a synthetic Bannatyne on a spare set of pipes. It's not bad with moisture, I just use the supplied tube and bottle. Nice full sound, good strike ins, comfortable,...
Forum: Beer Tent 03-15-2020, 11:28 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,945
Posted By DapperDan
Re: Parade cancellations

Some of the towns here in NJ have said they want to reschedule the parades for September. That would be nice if it works out - pleasant weather (hopefully), and the various bands and other...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 03-13-2020, 05:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,273
Posted By DapperDan
Re: Help confirming Ebay bagpipes "find"

Just an update on this ...

I got these pipes going. I set aside the bag for now (I'd want a split stock for it) and also the chanter, because it needed too much tape with the reeds I had on...
Forum: Beer Tent 03-13-2020, 04:27 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,945
Posted By DapperDan
Re: Parade cancellations

Tartan Day parade (April 4th) in NYC cancelled.

All the remaining St. Patrick's Day parades in the NJ area are cancelled. I marched one last weekend, seems like that will be it. There's a...
Forum: Beer Tent 03-08-2020, 07:18 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,728
Posted By DapperDan
Re: Favourite chanter pitch

I'd like to be at a lower pitch, around Bb, or low 470's. I think the instrument loses some of its mood and warmth at higher pitches, and becomes a bit metallic sounding and even grating to...
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