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Forum: Beer Tent 03-17-2019, 08:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 401
Posted By BaggyMcPipes
Re: Interest in a comprehensive piping wiki?

I would enjoy perusing such a thing, and if I could ever help by contributing I'd enjoy doing so.

I'm in no position to help get such a thing started... But if someone else does it- I'll cheer...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 03-14-2019, 02:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 350
Posted By BaggyMcPipes
Re: Tin Whistle to Play With GHB

You might also think about some smallpipes in D. Then your buddy could get a standard D whistle or low-D whistle. You'd be in tune with each other, plus you'd be playing at a similar volume level......
Forum: Beer Tent 03-14-2019, 02:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 614
Posted By BaggyMcPipes
Re: Piping Books

I really enjoyed, "Wayfaring Strangers," by Ritchie & Orr.

It's not bagpipe-specific, but it's a great read, treating, (basically,) the transatlantic journey of music from the British isles to the...
Forum: Music 03-13-2019, 03:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 336
Posted By BaggyMcPipes
Re: Terry Tully's Pumpkin's Fancy

Thanks, Bob! Much obliged!

Sent from my moto g(6) using Tapatalk
Forum: Technique & Instrument 03-13-2019, 03:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 422
Posted By BaggyMcPipes
Re: Heat threshold for ABW Pipes?

I've been on some Booth ABWs for 15 years now, and I bought them used. I've had them in temperatures over 100 and below freezing, no cracks yet, (knock on blackwood,) but I do recommend you get some...
Forum: Music 03-13-2019, 11:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 336
Posted By BaggyMcPipes
Terry Tully's Pumpkin's Fancy

Hey friends,

I've been combing the forum and the rest of the internets, but I'm not finding something definitive:

Is, "Pumpkin's Fancy," a Terry Tully original, or is it an older tune he...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 03-01-2019, 10:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 796
Posted By BaggyMcPipes
Forum: Beer Tent 03-01-2019, 10:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 766
Posted By BaggyMcPipes
Re: oldest pipe band member

Congrats, Jim! I hope you set a world record- and then I hope I can break it someday!

Keep it up, buddy!
Forum: Do It Yourself (DIY) 02-28-2019, 03:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 703
Posted By BaggyMcPipes
Re: Cords

I saw some amazing curtain tassles once that had Celtic knotwork and all- but but only were they massive, (probably 2lbs each,) they were also like $300 a piece...

Someday, though... Those'll go...
Forum: Do It Yourself (DIY) 02-25-2019, 02:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 703
Posted By BaggyMcPipes
Re: Cords

Ha! Thanks for the laughs, friends, and the ideas!
Forum: Do It Yourself (DIY) 02-23-2019, 12:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 703
Posted By BaggyMcPipes
Cords

Is it naive of me to think that there are some good ways to make/find cords for my pipes that aren't, "bagpipe cords"?

Like... A roll of silk rope from a curtain store and some fancy knots at the...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 02-22-2019, 05:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 482
Posted By BaggyMcPipes
Re: Hagan bagpipes

*whistle* yeah that's a bit of a stretch on the price tag there...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 02-20-2019, 03:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 796
Posted By BaggyMcPipes
Re: This is driving me nuts - mouth-blown pitch vs. pipe-blown pitch

Just for clarification- how deep-sunk a reed are we talking? Like... No hemp, jammed in as far as possible?
Forum: Technique & Instrument 02-15-2019, 03:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 449
Posted By BaggyMcPipes
Forum: Beer Tent 02-15-2019, 07:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 328
Posted By BaggyMcPipes
Bagpipes and Trumpet

A recording I heard decades ago suddenly came into my mind the other day, and try as I might I can't seem to find it on the interwebs.

I remember that it opened with acoustic guitar strumming,...
Forum: Pipe Bands 02-12-2019, 08:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 969
Posted By BaggyMcPipes
Re: Too Much Tape

Personally, I never ever take a blade, Dremel, etc to a chanter. That's just me, a lot of people do it, but I feel strongly about it because a change of reed brand/strength, etc can usually fix it,...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 02-11-2019, 10:32 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 795
Posted By BaggyMcPipes
Re: Teachers and diaphragm vibrato

An uneducated guess: playing chanter is similar, sort of... in, "feel," anyway... to singing and vibrato when singing or playing practice chanter might make us feel a little more secure about tuning?...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 02-08-2019, 06:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 461
Posted By BaggyMcPipes
Re: Bass Drone Tuning - Feeling the Vibrations

That's awesome, thanks for sharing- I'm definitely going to give it a try!
Forum: Technique & Instrument 01-25-2019, 09:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 492
Posted By BaggyMcPipes
Re: Squealing/Double-Toning Low A

I'm no professor, but that sounds like a dying reed to me. I'd recommend trying a different reed.

To get a little more life out of your current reed you might try drying it out in the fridge over...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 01-24-2019, 09:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 662
Posted By BaggyMcPipes
Re: Twist-Trap Practice Pipes

I haven't used them myself, but I'm curious: when you blow through the chanter, as a chanter, even though it's out of tune- is the sound consistent? I'm just wondering if the issue might be a...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 01-14-2019, 05:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,516
Posted By BaggyMcPipes
Re: An epiphany/blowing tone

Huzzah!

Congrats, friend! Keep preaching the good word!
Forum: Technique & Instrument 01-12-2019, 11:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 375
Posted By BaggyMcPipes
Re: Child's practice chanter or standard?

Yeah, my suggestion is that if he can reach, go with standard. But if it's out of his reach, I'd put him on a child sized chanter. And I'd err on the side of caution, (favoring the smaller chanter) ...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 01-10-2019, 08:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 651
Posted By BaggyMcPipes
Re: Bagpipe Humidification

I am no expert- but I've been playing the same set of blackwood pipes for about 15yrs - I'm in a mountain desert, humidity is zero. I've never needed to humidify, though. I thoroughly soak them in...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 12-17-2018, 07:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 899
Posted By BaggyMcPipes
Re: LOUD Practice Chanter?

In my personal experience, long chanters are louder than standard in general. That might be the way to go if it's volume you're after.

You might also consider electronic bagpipes/chanters....
Forum: Technique & Instrument 11-29-2018, 08:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 607
Posted By BaggyMcPipes
Re: International Pipes

Cosmopolitan Frankenpipes...
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