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Forum: Technique & Instrument Today, 02:50 AM
Replies: 9
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Posted By BGP
Re: Jim McGillivray’s AURORA JM Chanter

David Glen drones and Kinnaird reeds.

I had an McC2 at one point and disliked the enormous holes and IMO weird bottom hand spacing.

I’m finding the Aurora is quite comfortable, so far I’m...
Forum: Technique & Instrument Yesterday, 11:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,001
Posted By BGP
Re: Jim McGillivray’s AURORA JM Chanter

Needs just a bit more tweaking but it’s almost where I want it

https://www.dropbox.com/s/mm356qmv2mi2ehf/20190320-133205-0001.m4a?dl=0
Forum: Technique & Instrument 03-09-2019, 12:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,001
Posted By BGP
Re: Jim McGillivray’s AURORA JM Chanter

Well, I ordered one. I haven’t spent a lot of time with it yet...
First impressions- it’s quite comfortable, it has a slightly greater finger spread than a Kyo (see picture).

It balanced at 476...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 02-24-2019, 08:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,001
Posted By BGP
Re: Jim McGillivray’s AURORA JM Chanter

I sent him a message asking. He says it’s completely different.
Forum: Do It Yourself (DIY) 02-11-2019, 04:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 276
Posted By BGP
Re: Thickness of leather for bags

4oz according to this guy http://www.borisfavre.com/workshop-tips/bag.htm
Forum: Technique & Instrument 02-09-2019, 11:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,001
Posted By BGP
Jim McGillivray’s AURORA JM Chanter

Has anyone tried it?

I’m left wondering- how many chanters has he had a hand in designing now? Is this actually different from the “Gael” chanter? What are the hole size and spacing like? (I...
Forum: Music 12-17-2018, 06:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,251
Posted By BGP
Re: Odd/obsolete embellishments

Thank you Barry, I look forward to reading it.
Forum: Music 12-10-2018, 07:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,251
Posted By BGP
Re: Odd/obsolete embellishments

In the second example the tune contains a number of 'normally' written grips, so I'm assuming with this 'open' one the middle note of the grip is fatter than usual to create the jig type group of 3...
Forum: Music 12-09-2018, 10:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,251
Posted By BGP
Odd/obsolete embellishments

In looking through old, 19thcentury, settings such as on the Ceol Sean online library; I’ve often encountered odd grip/strike like embellishments (particularly in jigs) some of these appear to be...
Forum: Beer Tent 11-14-2018, 09:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 456
Posted By BGP
Re: ID on Practice Chanter?

Pakistan. That’s typical Pakistan engraving.
Forum: Beer Tent 10-23-2018, 12:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 977
Posted By BGP
Re: MacGillivrary Website

no. It's been completely reworked though. New site. maybe you're using an old link?
Forum: Music 07-26-2018, 01:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 883
Posted By BGP
Re: Steps in Learning a New Tune

Light music?
For individual tunes. Break it into manageable chunks, like one or 2 measures at a time. Go slow and careful place the gracing's where they occur on the beat. As you get a handle on the...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 06-05-2018, 06:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,351
Posted By BGP
Re: Advice: Near Pristine, Apparently Unplayed 1940s Hendersons

Here is what I did last year with a set of old Glens which hadn't been played since sometime in the 70s.
Start by removing any hemping and lightly oiling them. You want to slowly introduce...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 06-04-2018, 10:23 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,400
Posted By BGP
Re: Most comfortable chanter you've played?

Medalist and Kyo. The hole size and spacing is identical between the two (so far as I can tell).
Forum: Technique & Instrument 05-31-2018, 10:22 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,332
Posted By BGP
Re: Polyester thread instead of hemp = game changer!

Ah, Thanks for the additional background.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 05-31-2018, 06:11 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,332
Posted By BGP
Re: Polyester thread instead of hemp = game changer!

Actual hemp is already available, hemp fiber has never been illegal in the US and most places.
Forum: Trading Post Archive 05-29-2018, 11:38 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 77
Posted By BGP
FS: Gibson Poly Pipe Chanter - $55 shipped

No carving.

$55 shipped inside US. (Outside US $50 USD + shipping).
Forum: Technique & Instrument 05-25-2018, 10:51 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,258
Posted By BGP
Forum: Beer Tent 05-18-2018, 07:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,463
Posted By BGP
Re: These pipes on ebay are a wow to me

It was once not unusual for makers to not worry about la bit of sap wood. Here are my pipes D Glens guesstimated at 1920s or older. http://imgur.com/IQHuLYD http://imgur.com/IQHuLYD
Forum: Beer Tent 05-18-2018, 07:20 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,908
Posted By BGP
Re: Yanny or Laurel?

Because supposedly not being able to hear the higher frequency's which make up "yanny" is an indication of hearing loss.


My question is what sort of person is able to ignore the heavy low...
Forum: Music 05-15-2018, 10:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,059
Posted By BGP
Re: Hornpipe Ceilidh Lines

Awesome! Thanks so much.
Forum: Beer Tent 05-14-2018, 10:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,463
Posted By BGP
Re: These pipes on ebay are a wow to me

http://www.bagpipe-id.com/?page_id=1199
Forum: Beer Tent 05-10-2018, 06:46 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,540
Posted By BGP
Re: Old Henderson Tone

There are a number of makers who's bores are based on Old Henderson's (though as noted there's some variety of Old Henderson bore)
Off the top of my head
Dunbar
Modern/current...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 05-04-2018, 08:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,031
Posted By BGP
Re: Set of mouth blown J Center smallpipes on Ebay (UK)

Interesting to see it from that time frame and from a Highland pipe maker.
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 04-11-2018, 03:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 453
Posted By BGP
Re: Oiling an idle set of pipes

Unless it's been many years since they've been played I would consider 24 hours enough.
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