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Forum: Technique & Instrument 06-27-2019, 10:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 570
Re: What happened to Omega Drone reeds

That's a pretty interesting set of descriptions for drone sound. I did upload some videos of me playing my pipes with Kinnaird edge reeds in them. Thing is though, I was wearing a pair of microphones...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 06-26-2019, 02:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 570
What happened to Omega Drone reeds

Hey pipers,
So ever since Christmas of 2018 I had been reading the excited feedback about Crozier Omega drone reeds enough that I just couldn't resist trying to purchase a set. I'm a huge fan of...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 06-02-2019, 03:45 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,647
Re: DegerPipes first generation issue

Looking back, I realized I accidentally put the battery on backwards! I then looked up what could happen if you put a 9V battery on backwards, and apparently some electronic devices get destroyed. I...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 05-15-2019, 02:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,316
Re: Drone Reeds and Pressure Sensitivity

I have this same problem myself.
Literally, even with Canning reeds, Selbie reeds, etc, I usually set them to stop sounding at as closely same time as I can get them, but as I increase pressure, one...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 05-08-2019, 02:14 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,559
Re: A female Italian Zampogna player, Maria Varalli

Ok... Maria Varalli on steroids here... a female pipemaker by the sound of it. This scares the Denise Leighs out of me! Is this girl really the first female bagpipe maker in the world? How can that...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 04-17-2019, 09:38 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,647
Re: DegerPipes first generation issue

I know it's late, I swear I'll go to bed right after I post this. (it's 1219 on Wednesday night. Just HAVE to tell you)
The Deger: I later inspected the battery connector. Thing is, Deger takes 1...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 04-17-2019, 08:25 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,647
Re: DegerPipes first generation issue

Well... short lived my Deger pipes,
They don't work anymore! I swear I will KILL myself if I don't get this thing repaired at all. But, I hope there's an easy solution for this. There's a huge chip...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 04-17-2019, 08:57 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 338
Re: For those who play the Italian Zampogna

Well, you know, I'm slowly, slowly I'm afraid, I'm slowly starting to learn the language myself completely on my own. But yes, it does look like I'm going to really have to hook up with someone who...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 04-16-2019, 05:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 338
For those who play the Italian Zampogna

Salve, zampognari,
Firstly, I can imagine there are not really too many pipers on this forum who play the zampogna. Nevertheless, I'm going to try my best effort to reach out to them.
I must...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 03-12-2019, 04:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 771
Re: New Fagerstrom Techopipes - "Smallpipe" Sound Option

In 2009 I believe, the newer generation of the Technopipe has a FAR better smallpipe sound than the horridly whimpy one you are talking about. It's heard here, sounds much better than even the first...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 03-10-2019, 07:16 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,559
Re: A female Italian Zampogna player, Maria Varalli

CLARIFICATION: Maria's last name is Varalli, with two L's, not Varali. Funny enough this was the same thing with my favorite opera singer in the world, Denise Leigh. I seriously thought her name was...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 03-09-2019, 07:48 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,647
Re: DegerPipes first generation issue

HEY!!!!! GUESS WHAT! I finally got a working first-generation Deger!!!!!
Here's how it went. So, I had been in contact with piper Matt Willis who got two sets of Redpipes for Christmas. He wanted to...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 02-17-2019, 08:26 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,559
Re: A female Italian Zampogna player, Maria Varalli

Well, I think I have another question here about zampognas that I'm sure other pipers could be willing to answer.
So, someone told me in the video of Maria Varali playing that she has the bag under...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 01-26-2019, 02:04 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 392
Zampogna article on Wikipedia is far too vague

Hi everyone,
So, if anyone can do me this favor that would be appreciated.
The Wikipedia article in English about the Zampogna is absolutely and ridiculously vague. Likewise, the Italian Wikipedia...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 01-21-2019, 05:48 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,559
Re: A female Italian Zampogna player, Maria Varali

Exactly! It wasn't me who said maria wasn't a good piper! I think she's good. Not like Bartoli though... (Bartoli is THE MOST FAMOUS Italian opera singer in the world, so much so that you simply...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 01-21-2019, 11:52 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,559
Re: A female Italian Zampogna player, Maria Varali

I just found another video recorded in December 2013 where another girl on a Zampogna, Riana Marco, is featured along with two other friends playing a Zampogna A Chiave (tenor Zampogna) and a soprano...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 01-14-2019, 09:39 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 429
The youngest Zampogna costruttore (pipemaker)?

Pipers:
I recently discovered this really young Zampogna maker named Carmine Dante (born 1998). As I understand it, tonally he makes really amazing Zampognas. However, I don't know whether or not he...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 12-28-2018, 06:56 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,647
Re: DegerPipes first generation issue

Oh no! My dad tried fixing my DegerPipes but they don't work! I guess I'll die if Manfred doesn't respond. If I don't get a working Deger...
Forum: Webmaster & Software 12-20-2018, 12:01 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,850
Re: UPiper on the IPhone and Technopipes

This UPiper setup is still going strong. But, sadly, it does not work with VoiceOver! In the blind world, an app that does not work with Voiceover is... well...
Recently Michael Eskin has come out...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 12-19-2018, 09:12 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,647
Re: DegerPipes first generation issue

Hi y'all,
So, it's been well over a couple of years since I brought up the issues with my first-generation DegerPipes. I still haven't got them fixed yet, but @Buzz, my Dad is about to try all of...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 12-15-2018, 04:26 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,559
Re: A female Italian Zampogna player, Maria Varali

I think that's Marco Tomassi on the Zampogna, and Eric Montbel on the French pipes whatever they're called. On the subject of female pipers, I believe Susana Ceivane is featured on Marco's album as...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 12-03-2018, 08:29 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 735
Re: Nonbenbadle tongues for John Walsh A smallpipes

Oh crap! I can't edit my post! I meant to delete the part about experimentally making drone reeds. I'm dumb for pasting that in, I literally cut and pasted that in from an email to a pipemaker who...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 12-03-2018, 05:37 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 735
Nonbenbadle tongues for John Walsh A smallpipes

Hey pipers,
So far, I haven't successfully communicated with any drone reed maker out there, but here's the problem.
So, my Delrin John Walsh A2000 smallpipes have built-in reeds as you may know,...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 11-19-2018, 02:36 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,559
Re: A female Italian Zampogna player, Maria Varali

Pipers / Zampognari:
I found another video, this time literally massed Zampognas, Ciaramellas and drums conducted by Carlo Michitti. Does anyone know if Maria is in this ensemble?...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 11-10-2018, 12:29 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,559
Re: A female Italian Zampogna player, Maria Varali

Yes, I've actually heard of this instrument before. It was first the Wikipedia article about the Zampogna (in serious need of expatiation by the way) that introduced me to it, followed later by my...
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