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Forum: Do It Yourself (DIY) 02-16-2018, 01:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,119
Posted By lumberjackpiper
Re: Translating tonal characteristics to a non-musician

So far, the best resource I've found is from an article for guitars.

https://blog.taylorguitars.com/buyers-resources/20-acoustic-guitar-terms-you-need-to-know

Still need to figure out how to...
Forum: Do It Yourself (DIY) 02-08-2018, 03:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,119
Posted By lumberjackpiper
Translating tonal characteristics to a non-musician

Hello all

I've been talking to a member of the physics department here at work (I work in the music department at a University) about helping to figure out the sound of drones, with the hopes of...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 01-17-2018, 10:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 800
Posted By lumberjackpiper
eBay strikes back

https://www.ebay.com/itm/African-Blackwood-Bagpipes/142656409790?hash=item2136fc10be:g:-j8AAOSwjytaXAZY

Any thoughts on these?
Forum: Do It Yourself (DIY) 01-09-2018, 03:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 592
Posted By lumberjackpiper
How do different bell shapes affect tone?

Hello all

I've be reading the archive thread about bushing size and it's affect on volume and tone, but I'm also wondering about the affect of the shape of the bell. Not the exterior, but the...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 08-11-2017, 03:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,075
Posted By lumberjackpiper
Re: Pipe Bags - Hybrid Vs. Synthetic

I started with a ross cannister bag, then joined a band that tied me into a sheepskin bag. After I left the band (moved away for school) I put my ross bag back on. After it died, I put on a...
Forum: Reviews 05-14-2017, 04:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,042
Posted By lumberjackpiper
Re: 2016 Colin Kyo Bagpipes & Chanter Review

Someday, I will have a set from Murray, with silver and antler, and then I shall take over the world. Mwahahahahaha.

Those look amazing, and I am more than envious.
Forum: Do It Yourself (DIY) 11-08-2016, 09:54 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 908
Posted By lumberjackpiper
Broken tuning pin replacement video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fhMhHy19OUM

Great video of the process of repairing a snapped tuning pin. Wish it was somewhat slower, but it all makes sense
Forum: Music 08-16-2016, 12:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,027
Posted By lumberjackpiper
Re: Music at the Worlds...

Loved the Spirit of Scotland medley opener. Not flashy or ornate by any means, but the drums really drove the march and made it pop for me, and then the harmonies took it to a whole new level.
Forum: Beer Tent 08-15-2016, 12:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,577
Posted By lumberjackpiper
Re: Just a bad day?

Had that day once, at a band performance. during a break, pulled my blowpipe out to see the flapper valve had shifted just slightly and was letting just enough air back up the blowpipe to make me...
Forum: Music 08-15-2016, 12:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,054
Posted By lumberjackpiper
Re: Where to find march heard at the worlds

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p044l5vw
Forum: Music 08-15-2016, 10:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,054
Posted By lumberjackpiper
Where to find march heard at the Worlds

If the final, the march the Spirit of Scotland marched in really struck me. I believe it's called "Anne's March". Anyone know where to find it?
Forum: Technique & Instrument 08-09-2016, 09:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,091
Posted By lumberjackpiper
Re: Putting a silver sole on a chanter

Murray Huggins at Colin Kyo is doing amazing silver work these days.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 08-09-2016, 09:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,882
Posted By lumberjackpiper
Re: A fart in the fog

It starts on a note 2 octaves below middle c, for a south park reference
Forum: Do It Yourself (DIY) 08-03-2016, 12:09 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,205
Posted By lumberjackpiper
Re: Sticking it to my drone reeds...

I was having problems with my drone reeds falling out, no matter what make they were. My instructor threaded the reed seats for me, and no problems since then. Even works when I get the wild hair...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 07-20-2016, 02:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,921
Posted By lumberjackpiper
Re: Lower hand thumb pressure

to quote something I read here at one point

"You should grip the chanter like a freshly polished turd"
Forum: Pipe Bands 05-16-2016, 10:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,945
Posted By lumberjackpiper
Band drone tuners

In the videos I watch of upper level bands warming up and tuning up, the I see them using somewhat sophisticated tuners with boom arm mics and such. What kind of tuners are those?
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 05-05-2016, 08:50 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 681
Posted By lumberjackpiper
Forum: Soda Shoppe 02-04-2016, 09:09 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 8,617
Posted By lumberjackpiper
Re: Piping pet-peeve words

For me, it's when a person will use the word "piper" or "bagpiper" to denote some class below musician. In truth, the biggest offenders of this are pipers, especially at the lower levels. I work in...
Forum: Do It Yourself (DIY) 01-28-2016, 09:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,906
Posted By lumberjackpiper
Re: super glue and wood dust

In my day job, I fix musical instruments like clarinets and oboes. The repair tech instructors I've had taught me both the superglue and epoxy methods.

Superglue doesn't give me enough work...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 12-02-2015, 11:25 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,799
Posted By lumberjackpiper
Re: Identifying and Dating Nail Chanters

Roddy Maclellan talks about it in the youtube video on making bagpipes. He said it was due to the flat reamer chattering and them not sanding them to smooth.
...
Forum: Music 10-13-2015, 01:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 854
Posted By lumberjackpiper
what note is he playing?

In the quartet video of Inveraray and District, I noticed something during "Hector the Hero"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PYgUOo9p9ZQ

at the 4:50 mark, Alastair goes from playing a High a to...
Forum: Beer Tent 09-10-2015, 11:34 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,015
Posted By lumberjackpiper
Re: Votes please

I tend towards the plain covers, but that's purely because I'm partially color blind so the effect of a tartan cover is somewhat lost on me
Forum: Competing Pipers 08-04-2015, 03:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,348
Posted By lumberjackpiper
Looking for something different for grade 4 solo

So, I'm finally getting my act together and am going to start to compete in solo's again next year. I've been dormant for several years, but with joining a reformed pipe band that is pushing for...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 03-12-2015, 10:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,885
Posted By lumberjackpiper
Re: What kind of oil?

Watching the youtube video from roddy maclellan on manufacture, he recommends pure almond oil. Being a pipe maker, and after the research he did into other wooden instruments, I trust his judgement
Forum: Technique & Instrument 02-17-2015, 02:32 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,526
Posted By lumberjackpiper
Re: Interesting Video Interview with Murray Huggins

As someone in the service industry, I can sympathize with flares2, in that it is impossible for 100% of the customers to have 100% satisfaction with any business/owner. Regardless of intent and work...
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