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Forum: Beer Tent 10-27-2018, 03:29 AM
Replies: 30
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Posted By teuchter46
Re: Glenfiddich Livestream?

Absolutely


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Forum: Reviews 10-17-2018, 01:11 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,065
Posted By teuchter46
Re: Braw tuning app

High G tuned sharper than the modern style; also D tuned sharper than modern style.

See here for details:

http://publish.uwo.ca/~emacphe3/pipes/acoustics/pipescale.html
Forum: Technique & Instrument 07-18-2018, 04:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 540
Posted By teuchter46
Re: Best drone reeds for 1990's Kintail

I set some Kintails up for a learner recently with Selbie reeds. I cut the rubber off the ends and replaced with a thin layer of waxed hemp to ensure a good fit in the reed seats. Very nice tone,...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 07-08-2018, 12:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 598
Posted By teuchter46
Re: Drone reeds for old pipes

I have used Xtreme, Selbie and Ezee reeds in my Graingers. I took the rubber off the Selbie and Ezee reeds and used a single layer of hemp, they fitted well. Right now I have Xtreme tenors and a...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 06-22-2018, 05:40 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,810
Posted By teuchter46
Re: What *interesting* drone reed *COMBOS* work well in your pipes (and why)?

In Grainger & Campbells (1976) Xtreme tenors, Kinnaird Evo bass

In a friendís Kintails that I was setting up,against a MacLellan Senior reed for a learner: Selbie tenors, Henderson Harmonic bass...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 06-16-2018, 08:05 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,892
Posted By teuchter46
Re: Drones tuning themselves on their own??

Probably the player had the pipe tuned and stable, then just left it for a few minutes before starting to play again, with drones left untouched. Once they had been played again they would naturally...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 04-27-2018, 11:38 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,551
Posted By teuchter46
Re: 'Life' of orange indicating gels?

As does ink, fabric dye and other commonly used things. A sense of perspective and context is always useful. In normal use of these materials you will not be exposed to anything like enough of the...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 04-26-2018, 10:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,551
Posted By teuchter46
Re: 'Life' of orange indicating gels?

Orange/green indicating silica gel does not contain cobalt. It is coated with a dye material. While you shouldnít eat or lick the stuff, there will be no risk to you whatsoever from normal usage,...
Forum: Music 04-19-2018, 10:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,563
Posted By teuchter46
Re: Queen Elizabeth II Salute

As listed on the Pekaar Tune Index:

Queen's Own Highlanders (Seaforth And Camerons) Standard Settings Of Pipe Music, Paterson's Publications Ltd., London W.1 (Cannon 385)

My brother has the...
Forum: Music 04-19-2018, 09:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,563
Posted By teuchter46
Re: Queen Elizabeth II Salute

Itís in the Queenís Own Highlanders collection.


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Forum: Piobaireachd 04-10-2018, 02:57 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 367
Posted By teuchter46
Re: Lament for Duncan MacRae of Kintail - Again

I would have said a compound rhythm fits better with how I was taught to play it, which was pretty much like this fine example...

https://youtu.be/4i2brqPhAsQ




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Forum: Technique & Instrument 03-18-2018, 11:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,181
Posted By teuchter46
Re: Pitch Delight

Well I have an old cocus Henderson chanter that pitches at A=452Hz, a Grainger chanter pitching nicely at 466Hz and a Strathmore at A=480Hz so I guess I can have my pitch cake and eat it :)
Forum: Beer Tent 02-16-2018, 03:06 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 8,155
Posted By teuchter46
Re: Musings on Grainger & Campbell bagpipes

For the younger forum members following this thread...this is what a set of G&C drones (mine) from the Donald Macleod era can sound like...
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Forum: Beer Tent 02-03-2018, 03:46 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,321
Posted By teuchter46
Re: Burns '18

Late entry from Darkest Flintshire...to my favourite 18th century village pub for their annual Burns Supper, run by a small knot of determined expats. Haggis piped in without mishap despite the need...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 01-13-2018, 02:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 389
Posted By teuchter46
Re: Early 80's RG Hardie

I have a MacPhee reed going well in my 1970s vintage chanter
Forum: Technique & Instrument 12-31-2017, 05:56 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 892
Posted By teuchter46
Re: Silica cooking time?

I do mine at 110-120C, 45-50 minutes with a stir half way through. Silica releases most of the retained water by 120C, so no need to go hotter.


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Forum: Technique & Instrument 12-08-2017, 10:49 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,746
Posted By teuchter46
Re: D Naill Bagpipe

I have had mine for 3 years now & am very happy with them. I use Xtreme tenors in mine, with Ayrshire bagpipe blackwood bass. Ezee tenors and cane or Xtreme bass also go well.


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Forum: Beer Tent 12-08-2017, 10:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 915
Posted By teuchter46
Re: Holiday Wishes

And as they say here in Wales, Nadolig Llawen a Blwyddyn Newydd Dda


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Forum: Technique & Instrument 12-06-2017, 06:00 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,515
Posted By teuchter46
Re: Anyone using the Tone Protector?

I got one to try it out. Warmup time is definitely reduced. Thatíll do for me. And it has given me the idea that for the cost of an old jam jar and a Boveda humidor sachet I can make an air tight...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 11-30-2017, 12:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 979
Posted By teuchter46
Re: Pipe case - which one?

Calum, have you tried getting the Fusion in a UK trainís luggage rack? I spend a lot of time hauling pipes north for contests. The Fusion looks great but maybe a bit tall for squashing into tight...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 11-21-2017, 02:06 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,979
Posted By teuchter46
Re: Lower Pitch Reed Suggestions

My Grainger chanter is bang on 466Hz with a MacPhee reed. And sounds pretty good with it. But I'm in the cool, autumnal UK.
Forum: Competing Pipers 11-19-2017, 10:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 387
Posted By teuchter46
Re: Beginner help - CPA, the CLASP etc

There is no grading for CPA, just sign up. However to have any chance of being in the prizes at the main contests be aware you need to be able to take on players from the top Grade 1 bands.

CLASP...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 11-18-2017, 06:40 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,584
Posted By teuchter46
Re: New pipes, blackwood / boxwood / cocobolo mounts

As it happens I have boxwood mounts on my solo set and bloodwood (similar to cocobolo) on my band set. No problems with durability of either. Although they get treated better than did my band set...
Forum: Beer Tent 09-11-2017, 01:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,098
Posted By teuchter46
Re: From bagpipes to another instrument?

I started on pipes and took up classical flute a few years ago. Definitely think I benefited from a couple of consequences of piping: strong diaphragm/breath control, and practice discipline....
Forum: Beer Tent 09-10-2017, 04:25 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,803
Posted By teuchter46
Re: Bungee-jumper bagpiper

I know Roddy Garden, the piper here, and he is already working on more ideas...


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