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Forum: Technique & Instrument 11-01-2019, 10:33 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,585
Posted By Keith Jeffers
Re: Hardie Infinity chanters

This is a great idea in theory. However, in practice it doesn’t work because they either are never returned, or it takes 6 months per piper to send it on to the next guy. That is the honest truth on...
Forum: Beer Tent 08-15-2019, 01:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,953
Posted By Keith Jeffers
Re: A piper's eye

Unacceptable turning skills!!! Proportions are way off. Name the maker publicly! 😂:grin:
Forum: Technique & Instrument 07-01-2019, 09:04 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,232
Posted By Keith Jeffers
Re: Robertson bagpipes

Søren, the wood in the bass top pictures bears a striking resemblance to a wood called Thinwin as a trade name. I have turned this wood before and found it to be exactly as you have pictured here.
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Forum: Technique & Instrument 06-29-2019, 08:12 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,232
Posted By Keith Jeffers
Re: Robertson bagpipes

These pipes are not African Blackwood. The grain, pore structure, and color that can be seen on the bass top picture does not even slightly resemble ABW. This is just for your information for future...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 06-26-2019, 07:04 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,232
Posted By Keith Jeffers
Re: Robertson bagpipes

The stocks would be made from Brazilwood.

Edit* Now that I see the rest of the tread Brazilwood was already mentioned.
Forum: Beer Tent 06-02-2019, 05:30 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,117
Posted By Keith Jeffers
Re: I hate my bagpipes

Good question, and the for the answer I wouldn’t put all my money on magical wood used 125 years ago. The fact is the vast majority of these pipes represent their forefathers in name only. It is...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 02-15-2019, 10:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 874
Posted By Keith Jeffers
Re: Polished drone bores?

Perhaps the whole polish it to a mirror marketing scheme is an effect to help a subpar bore configurations sound brighter in tone.... at least for a little while. You see, there is no constant here...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 01-10-2019, 10:35 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,880
Posted By Keith Jeffers
Re: "New" Husk Reeds

I spoke with Shawn for several hours last week. He is working to get on the road to recovery. I'm sure he will need some patience from those of us that play his reeds.

Until he can recover and...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 01-07-2019, 05:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 643
Posted By Keith Jeffers
Re: Rocket Reed question

If you are able to make one tenor disappear into the other while tuning you have something exceptional on your hands. If you can make the bass and tenors disappear into each other and form one sound,...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 12-10-2018, 05:21 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,973
Posted By Keith Jeffers
Forum: Technique & Instrument 12-10-2018, 10:33 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,973
Posted By Keith Jeffers
Re: An ABW Pipe Chanter Question

Oh man! 5mm is going to be way too big. 4.31mm is already pushing the limits. I think the maker wasn't wanting to give you the exact throat size.
Is the chanter unstable and getting higher in pitch...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 12-09-2018, 02:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 864
Posted By Keith Jeffers
Re: Wood ID

The grain on your set was probably filled with a finish and then it appears they put black shoe polish or some kind of black finish over it. That is why it looks smoother.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 12-09-2018, 07:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 864
Posted By Keith Jeffers
Re: Wood ID

Dalbergia Sissoo, aka Indian Rosewood aka Sheesham wood. There you go!
Forum: Technique & Instrument 11-23-2018, 07:23 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,973
Posted By Keith Jeffers
Re: An ABW Pipe Chanter Question

My late 70's/80's ABW Naill is one of the straightest chanters I have put on the lathe. Not perfectly straight but close.

I once tested the straightness of a number of poly and ABW chanters of...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 11-22-2018, 10:44 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,973
Posted By Keith Jeffers
Re: An ABW Pipe Chanter Question

I would imagine that a symphonic woodwind would be designed around the idea that it will be regularly oiled, highland pipe chanters are not.
Many years ago I found out the hard way why you shouldn't...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 11-12-2018, 01:02 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,817
Posted By Keith Jeffers
Re: Favorite blowstick? And worth it to repair a blowstick?

Okay, interesting. If the blowpipe fits you well and you want to keep a matching set, then have it lined and repaired. If I saw a picture of it I could give you an idea of the severity of the repair....
Forum: Technique & Instrument 11-11-2018, 05:31 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,817
Posted By Keith Jeffers
Re: Favorite blowstick? And worth it to repair a blowstick?

For the original poster: Did you have indoor heating running with the pipes left out of their case when the pipes cracked?
If so, that would the culprit. Keep an eye on the rest of the set.
Forum: Beer Tent 09-04-2018, 08:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,953
Posted By Keith Jeffers
Re: Pakistani pipes laid to rest...

JakieL, I can put you in touch with a professional level piper in your area if you would like?
Forum: Technique & Instrument 08-24-2018, 05:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,183
Posted By Keith Jeffers
Re: How to deal with Flat Cs

Are you mouth blowing the chanters when you are checking the tuning? I have found that the more you mouth blow a reed the crazer it gets do to the above stated moisture content. It ended up going...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 08-24-2018, 07:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 665
Posted By Keith Jeffers
Re: Pipe Material ID

My money would be on Cocobolo wood sourced from Nicaragua or Panama.
Forum: Beer Tent 08-11-2018, 08:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,044
Posted By Keith Jeffers
Re: Questions regarding having pipes made

To the original poster of this thread (Benn The Bad Piper), like others on this thread have stated, don't do a remount unless you have to. The pipes are made to the metal, not the metal to the pipes....
Forum: Technique & Instrument 08-04-2018, 03:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,405
Posted By Keith Jeffers
Re: MG White Mambas Drone Reeds

These White Mamba reeds, from the outside, appear to be more or less a close copy of the drone reeds "All-Fiber Ridgeway Mk2" developed by Jean Allioux in 2005. I wonder of he played a role in...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 07-26-2018, 01:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,880
Posted By Keith Jeffers
Re: "New" Husk Reeds

The new version of Shawn's reeds are phenomenal. They are as consistent as you will find. They work in virtually every chanter I put them in.

I only use two brands of chanter reeds, Husk and...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 07-15-2018, 05:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 744
Posted By Keith Jeffers
Re: Practice Chanter Reeds-no fuss

I like the Abbott practice chanter reeds. You can sand them down to suit the strength needed. I have one that I put more than a decade on.... How many students do you have now?
Forum: Technique & Instrument 07-05-2018, 11:50 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,185
Posted By Keith Jeffers
Re: Mexican Royal Ebony (Katalox) GHP pipes

I've got just what the doctor ordered 😁 No seriously however, it is a nice wood for tone. You would have to get really light pink colored pieces because they will darken as stated earlier in this...
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