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Forum: Technique & Instrument 11-30-2019, 05:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 299
Posted By OHCalman
Re: Hemping joints.

Ah hemping... ask any two pipers how they do it and youíll get two completely different answers

I find joints done solely with unwaxed hemp tend to swell with moisture and spin on the pin. The...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 11-26-2019, 06:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 315
Posted By OHCalman
Re: Unboxing a full set of Galloway uilleann pipes!

Looks like an issue with the link, try the full link: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=X24CTwYr--0
Forum: Beer Tent 11-08-2019, 12:05 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,456
Posted By OHCalman
Re: Glenfiddich pipes and chanter makes?

Iím sure this will open a can of worms, but thereís nothing wrong with the chanter pitching around 474. Some (myself included!) actually prefer the slightly lower pitch.
If youíre not playing in a...
Forum: Pipe Bands 10-30-2019, 05:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,274
Posted By OHCalman
Re: Rehearsal "activities"

Itíll be interesting to hear some of the more Ďout-thereí practice techniques.
My bands rehearsals are typically 2 hours, with an hour on practice chanters and an hour on pipes.
Once on pipes we...
Forum: Beer Tent 10-16-2019, 03:27 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,994
Posted By OHCalman
Re: Kilts and proper kilts, Oy vey ist meir....

I know of a few, the upturned brim works great if you play pipes on the left shoulder. Looks daggy as anything though!
Forum: Trading Post Archive 10-12-2019, 11:55 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 66
Posted By OHCalman
FS: Colin Kyo Laminate Chanter - $400AUD

Colin Kyo Laminate chanter - purchased new in 2016. Perfect condition, no carving on any holes.

PM if interested. Buyer to cover shipping outside Australia.
Forum: Beer Tent 09-13-2019, 06:42 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,109
Posted By OHCalman
Re: Gordon Walker

Taking a break from the spotlight I imagine, and for good reason.

https://www.scotsman.com/news/crime/no-jail-sentence-for-war-veteran-who-abused-school-pupils-for-10-years-1-4975521
Forum: Technique & Instrument 07-23-2019, 01:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 967
Posted By OHCalman
Re: Can anyone identify these?

Yes, the mounts would be orange if they were catalin. These look to be ivory, which the OP could confirm by posting a higher resolution picture with the Schaefer lines visible.
OP also doesnít say...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 07-22-2019, 01:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 967
Posted By OHCalman
Re: Can anyone identify these?

By no means an expert, but these look like Hardies to me. Possible 50ís?
The pictures are too low res to say if the mounts are ivory or not, but the patina and age suggests they are.
Forum: Beer Tent 06-28-2019, 01:32 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,779
Posted By OHCalman
Re: Video and audio recordings

I use a Zoom H2n with a windsock and the gain turned down. Works well both indoors and outdoors.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 06-02-2019, 03:37 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,497
Posted By OHCalman
Re: Your 2019 setup?

Breadalbane drones with G1 cane bass, Ezee tenors and a Kyo laminate chanter with a Troy reed - all tied into a Begg Sheepskin bag.
I agree with Patrickís comments on the Xtreme bass, if I werenít...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 05-26-2019, 09:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,433
Posted By OHCalman
Re: Pipe chanter reeds

Iím not sure focusing on the OPs age/piping experience is really helping them toward the answer theyíre looking for...

Youíll find the pipe chanter reed doesnít work in the practice chanter, and...
Forum: Do It Yourself (DIY) 03-19-2019, 11:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 423
Posted By OHCalman
Re: Oil before repairing a crack

Iíd suggest taking the cracked part to a pipe maker to have the pin whipped or replaced. Filling a crack with epoxy is just a recipe for more cracks.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 02-19-2019, 01:02 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,371
Posted By OHCalman
Re: 2019 setup, changes?

Changed from a Canmore Hybrid and Xtreme reeds to Sheepskin and Cane.
Still deciding on a solo chanter, currently using a laminate Kyo which I find lacking.
Experimented with a 1950ís Hardie...
Forum: Pipe Bands 02-12-2019, 11:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,194
Posted By OHCalman
Re: Too Much Tape

Are you using the same chanter and chanter reed as the rest of the band? If youíre sinking the reed into the seat and still using a lot of tape you may just be pushing the chanter beyond the limits...
Forum: Beer Tent 01-22-2019, 02:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 785
Posted By OHCalman
Re: RG Hardie contact details

Hi Lucas, itís sales@rghardie.com
Forum: Trading Post Archive 01-05-2019, 10:04 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 125
Posted By OHCalman
WTB: Old School Wooden Pipe Cases

Hereís a chance to get rid of that heavy old case thatís collecting dust!
Iím looking for the old style wooden pipe cases, open to any style or size as long as theyíre in useable condition.
PM me...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 06-03-2017, 07:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,340
Posted By OHCalman
Re: Astronauts Pipes?

They look to be McCallum P0 Acetyl pipes
Forum: Do It Yourself (DIY) 04-25-2017, 01:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,342
Posted By OHCalman
Re: Kangaroo Hide Bag Recovery

You've got my attention! Where can you get them?
Forum: Reviews 02-10-2017, 05:56 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 15,987
Posted By OHCalman
Re: New Duncan MacRae pipes by Stuart Liddell

Interestingly enough, I've noticed the SL4 model has engraved slides while Stuarts don't. :hmm:
Forum: Music 02-01-2017, 12:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,700
Posted By OHCalman
Re: Whats is that tune ?

The first part is the Silver Spear and the second part is the Devils' Staircase
Forum: Technique & Instrument 02-11-2015, 03:04 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,814
Posted By OHCalman
Re: Mouldy Old Reed

Brings to mind the cane-tongued Ross drone reeds. Crozier (who manufacture a nearly identical product) states that it makes the tongue impervious to moisture, something that might not benefit a...
Forum: Beer Tent 11-19-2014, 04:34 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,724
Posted By OHCalman
Re: Recruiting

Free tutoring and instrument hire, on the condition they play with the band.
Granted, the band I play with is only moderately sized, but there seems to be a good stream of people wanting to learn.
Forum: Beer Tent 11-13-2014, 06:13 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 16,997
Posted By OHCalman
Re: Am I a snob?

Hit the nail on the head there, John.
Forum: Beer Tent 11-10-2014, 12:53 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 16,997
Posted By OHCalman
Re: Am I a snob?

Regarding the BadPiper, I once had the pleasure(?) of hearing him on the street in Perth, playing his version of 'Thunderstruck' with a backing track that didn't even match the key of his chanter....
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