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Forum: Beer Tent Today, 06:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 514
Posted By Pppiper
Re: Busking on Pipes

Sounds like as reasonable of a solution as any ... It was easier for them when at least some day-to-day establishments still refused cards. I seem to remember Dunkin Donuts being one of them, along...
Forum: Competing Pipers Today, 06:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 269
Posted By Pppiper
Re: Awards

Hey there Chris!

First off, congrats. Sounds like you're off to a good start.

I'm about as new to this as you are, and I'll confess that I've been kind of wondering the same. So I'm equally...
Forum: Beer Tent Today, 05:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 373
Posted By Pppiper
Re: Steel-heel shoe taps?

Ha ... I found the same thing as the original poster. In general, the clicks drove me nuts. One day, I decided I had enough ... got out a screw driver and pried them off. I was satisfied.

So now,...
Forum: Beer Tent Yesterday, 07:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 514
Posted By Pppiper
Re: Busking on Pipes

As perverse as it sounds ... maybe? Ha.
Forum: Beer Tent Yesterday, 12:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 514
Posted By Pppiper
Re: Busking on Pipes

Yeah, I did a quite a bit, years ago, in and around Boston.

It can be tough, and you're completely at the mercy of local ordinances and/or nearby store/shop owners. And if it's an area that's...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 03-22-2019, 06:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 761
Posted By Pppiper
Re: Suggestions on selling a set of pipes

Well, final sale is pending, and the widow is thrilled. Thanks for the input everyone, it was most helpful.

Cheers,
~Nate
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 03-22-2019, 06:02 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,320
Posted By Pppiper
Re: Balancing chanter

Pity ... haha.

Sounds like you're making out well. Cheers to that.

Best,
~Nate
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 03-21-2019, 06:03 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,320
Posted By Pppiper
Re: Balancing chanter

I'm sure Patrick will weigh in ... but while I'm here, to this I would say "maybe." There are a number of factors that will determine how any given chanter will pitch.
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 03-21-2019, 06:00 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,320
Posted By Pppiper
Re: Balancing chanter

Right on .. well do what you must. But do try to find someone if at all possible. Because also, let it be known, many/most of us are certainly not experts. I'm absolutely not. We can offer insights...
Forum: Beer Tent 03-20-2019, 07:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 552
Posted By Pppiper
Re: Interest in a comprehensive piping wiki?

I absolutely feel this would be a worthy endeavor.

But a note of caution, I would take care to work toward being inclusive of (or at least willing to note) alternative approaches and techniques...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 03-20-2019, 07:11 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 877
Posted By Pppiper
Re: Would you purchase your Blair electronic chanter again?

Looking forward, thank you Mr. Blair! What a great device, and thrilling to see that it's improving still-further.

Cheers,
~Nate
Forum: Technique & Instrument 03-19-2019, 11:03 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 877
Posted By Pppiper
Re: Would you purchase your Blair electronic chanter again?

Short answer:
"Yes, I would definitely purchase my Blair chanter again."

Reasoning:
I have owned and used an original Deger since, I think, 2007 or 2008. I also recently bought a Blair once I'd...
Forum: Beer Tent 03-15-2019, 08:46 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 851
Posted By Pppiper
Re: Piping Books

Along these lines, highly recommend:

Preposterous - Bill Livingstone, autobiography/memoirs
A Professional Piper in Peace and War - John Wilson, autobiography/memoirs
--- The above, not to...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 03-15-2019, 08:35 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,320
Posted By Pppiper
Re: Balancing chanter

I always hate asking this .. but seeing as you have gotten plenty of feedback (and good feedback) on how to address your issue, I feel obligated to ask ... do you have an instructor?

If so, great...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 03-14-2019, 11:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 761
Posted By Pppiper
Re: Suggestions on selling a set of pipes

Thanks for the suggestions everyone. I'll be getting in touch with some of the local bands, but in the meantime, I've prepared a listing in the Trading Post.
...
Forum: Trading Post Archive 03-14-2019, 09:36 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 187
Posted By Pppiper
FS: Gibson GHB, plain-turned chalise-top w/engr-nickel & imi.horn - $1,000

Overall Description

For sale are an excellent and rather unique full set of Gibson Highland Bagpipes. Custom order, bought new in 2008 from a Gibson Bagpipes retailer (Joe Piper Celtic & Musical...
Forum: Music 03-07-2019, 12:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 334
Posted By Pppiper
Re: Looking for tune: Motorway/Motorway to the Isles?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YsDXQxCacKg
Forum: Music 03-07-2019, 10:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 334
Posted By Pppiper
Re: Looking for tune: Motorway/Motorway to the Isles?

Here's a video of someone playing it slower at least.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lcoi2J34fwc

Cheers,
~Nate
Forum: Music 03-07-2019, 10:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 334
Posted By Pppiper
Re: Looking for tune: Motorway/Motorway to the Isles?

Yeah, it's a modern arrangement of Road to the Isles. Not published anywhere I'm aware of, but you can start with Road the the Isles, and go from there.

Cheers,
~Nate
Forum: Beer Tent 03-07-2019, 06:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 452
Posted By Pppiper
Re: Hector Russell pipes review

Some info here on Ringo's site, if you've not seen it:
http://www.thebagpipemuseum.com/Hector_Russell.html

Cheers,
~Nate
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 03-07-2019, 06:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 625
Posted By Pppiper
Re: "Fuss Factor" of cold-wind pipes?

Few things.

First, your question on maintenance of cauld-wind pipes. Tends to be far-less than mouth-blown, wood instruments, but there are considerations to be taken into account.

Namely,...
Forum: Beer Tent 03-07-2019, 05:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 671
Posted By Pppiper
Re: New Piper Saying Hello!

Welcome Joe. Keep it up.

As I often like to say in regards to piping, "this isn't checkers; it's a life-long game of chess."

Enjoy it.

Cheers,
~Nate
Forum: Music 03-06-2019, 07:04 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 291
Posted By Pppiper
Re: Spitfire

Indeed.

https://www.patrickmclaurin.com/tunedatabase/find.php?phptitle=Spitfire&titlemac=Yes&compmac=Yes&orderbythis=book&Submit=Submit&fuzzy=Yes

Mr. Worrall's book(s) will be far easier to...
Forum: Beer Tent 03-06-2019, 06:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 737
Posted By Pppiper
Re: Ever feel like you've "Lost it"?

All the time.

It happens to all of us. Anyone who claims otherwise is lying to you (and/or to themselves).

I particularly thought this way after playing much less in college. Whenever I went...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 03-03-2019, 08:38 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,599
Posted By Pppiper
Re: 2019 setup, changes?

Hey there Chris!

Right on ... I'd wanted to head up, but I'm behind in preparing for Grade 2. Got hit with the flu hard around New Years, and I was pretty much out of commission all of January,...
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