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Forum: Technique & Instrument Today, 05:21 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,661
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Tone Protector vs. Pipers Pal

Hahahaha. Yeah,..youíre right...donít overthink it.
I think Silent mouth blowing as you do ( me too) and playing in will do it for much of BDF contributors.
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + Yesterday, 09:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 177
Posted By el gaitero
Re: How much quiter

...yes...right. next to the one where they store the caffeine taken out of decaf coffee.....lol...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + Yesterday, 07:29 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 686
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Drones - how to restart them?

Curious....on your GHB have you yet set the efficiency of the drone reeds to enable a clean instantaneous shut off with a quick elbow pump overpressure....then ,reduce the bag and pop back on again...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 10-20-2018, 09:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 230
Posted By el gaitero
Re: "B" Flat Set up

Are the Shepherd chanter reeds you have stamped Bb?...if not,..theyíre not.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 10-20-2018, 05:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 341
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Backpack style pipe case

I pity the lad abandoned on the moor with a sackful like portrayed in the video....especially having only a set of mime pipes and chanter to play. Tho at least he no doubt has the kitchen sink along...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 10-19-2018, 12:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 341
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Backpack style pipecase

I didnít dig for the dimensions...but you might want to compare with airline regs....
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 10-19-2018, 12:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 131
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Comparison

Always been a Michelin Man myself......:roflmao:


...couldnít help it...but others here will expertly pary the differences...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 10-19-2018, 11:27 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 913
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Practice Chanters - tuned to A or Bb?

...did you mean...evolved....? :grin:
Forum: Music 10-19-2018, 05:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 424
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Help with finding music

Fwiw ... I had success in the past 2 years or so obtaining a couple of tunes direct from WAPOL heard on one of their CDís....but more recently I was referred to the Victoria Police PB ...from whence...
Forum: Beer Tent 10-18-2018, 12:52 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 159
Posted By el gaitero
Farewell to Renttiw

....Composing a new Air...my original Wittner MT50 metronome ca 15 yrs old recently gave up the ghost. Got a brand new in the box replacement for $20 on eBay....$5 less than the original. ...
Forum: Do It Yourself (DIY) 10-17-2018, 06:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 210
Posted By el gaitero
Re: metal ferrel cleaning

If itís solid nickel you can use a jewelry rouge cloth, or nevr-dull wadding. If itís alloy just use a jewelry polishing cloth ( not rouge)
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 10-16-2018, 01:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 686
Posted By el gaitero
Re: drones

Make it worth your time by investing in an instructor...grade 2 or higher.
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 10-16-2018, 12:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 445
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Tightening new reeds in practice chanter

If you let your pc dry ( too much) between practices and the reed loosens up....just carefully lift it out...give the hemp a good slobbering lick,,,,and set it back in snug to where it was after...
Forum: Beer Tent 10-15-2018, 07:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 252
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Pumkin Spice mounts

I think todayís Martha hipsters might refer to them as Butternut Squash
Forum: Piobaireachd 10-14-2018, 03:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 310
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Piobaireachd Drinking tunes

Iíd think for pibroch one might want black coffee....:grin:
Forum: Technique & Instrument 10-14-2018, 06:47 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,661
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Tone Protector vs. Pipers Pal

..a thinking mans analysis. Good stuff. I was going to go for similar on BDF way back when the TP first appeared. But limited my view simply to ..with an end always open to the environment how...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 10-13-2018, 09:27 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 913
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Practice Chanters - tuned to A or Bb?

Iirc there was a CD track some years back of a notable band playing a practice chanter set accompanied by drum pads and timpani on various drum cases.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 10-12-2018, 01:30 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,661
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Tone Protector vs. Pipers Pal

Interestingly...?...thruout Asia jewelers routinely keep a glass of water in their display case ...especially pearl displays..as well as ( rosewood) furniture stores keep glasses of h2o dispersed...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 10-12-2018, 05:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 445
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Tightening new reeds in practice chanter

With Any reed.... To adjust its height ( sharper or flatter) and ensure itís secure ,..not wobbly,..and not leaking air past the seat.

Your instructor should show you how to do this properly
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 10-11-2018, 04:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 445
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Tightening new reeds in practice chanter

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Did you try this? What happened.?
Forum: Technique & Instrument 10-11-2018, 01:34 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 913
Posted By el gaitero
Forum: Technique & Instrument 10-11-2018, 01:05 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 913
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Practice Chanters - tuned to A or Bb?

I wonder if the piper in the example learned it straightaway and up to tempo on pipes...or used a practice chanter for a few days first.

I like my practice chanters...some more than others...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 10-11-2018, 08:48 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,661
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Tone Protector vs. Pipers Pal

I think heís saying ...playing the instrument for a bit will bring it back to life nicely,assuming the piper knows the craft and his instrument. Maybe not for a Worlds stage granted , and certainly...
Forum: Beer Tent 10-11-2018, 06:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,468
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Sticky Hands

Thx....Iím also going to try a tiny spritz of ptf spray since I have a small bit left in the can. Good non- petrol lube for doors windows, drone reed bodies,..erc.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 10-11-2018, 05:55 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 594
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Double Toning Drone Reed

To alleviate the too high ( 1 cm) tuning in a particular set of pipes I installed a set of EZ reeds...the Long version instead of standard. Bingo,...cured the issue...now the pipes will tune down...
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