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Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 10-27-2019, 04:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,999
Posted By teuchter46
Re: Airstream blowpipes - actually useful?

Pressure drop of air passing down a pipe is inversely proportional to the 5th power of the pipe diameter. So even the 0.5mm difference you measured would result in the 10mm bore offering 23% lower...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 05-09-2019, 12:41 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,624
Posted By teuchter46
Re: Your 2019 setup?

#1 set (solo): Naill drones, Xtreme tenors (with Blu-Tac in the screws), MG White Mamba bass & Strathmore chanter with G1 reed

#2 set: Grainger & Campbell drones, Xtreme reeds throughout, McCallum...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 05-07-2019, 12:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,325
Posted By teuchter46
Re: GDED gracenote timing in Donald MacLeod's reel: Roderick MacDonald

Having gone back to “Piper in the Nave” the way Donald Macleod plays the four note sequence is medium-short-short-longish...first three notes all quite similar with a wee bit more on note 1, and the...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 05-01-2019, 11:02 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,325
Posted By teuchter46
Re: GDED gracenote timing in Donald MacLeod's reel: Roderick MacDonald

I’d have gone with something close to your second one (long-short-long-short) with the caveat that the fourth note should not be cut too much. The last low G is a big fat “and” note (linking note) to...
Forum: Beer Tent 04-28-2019, 03:11 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,350
Posted By teuchter46
Re: Learning Tunes By Ear

I started learning classical flute a few years back. My teacher was impressed at the work ethic instilled in me by learning piobaireachd but she also made it clear that she found “the folk scene” and...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 04-13-2019, 10:29 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,771
Posted By teuchter46
Re: New pipes, blackwood / boxwood / cocobolo mounts

Those are bonny pipes right enough.


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Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 03-22-2019, 01:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,470
Posted By teuchter46
Re: WarMac Pipe Chanters

In my first full season as a very young piper with Helensburgh band (grade 3 at the time) they swapped onto plastic Warmac chanters in place of their old Hardie chanters. That was 1977-78, so it is...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 02-26-2019, 01:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 958
Posted By teuchter46
Re: Dominant Naill drones - which reeds to use?

For what it’s worth I have Xtremes in my (4 year old) Naill drones. You may find they want blu-tac in the tuning screws to tune with the tenors on the hemp.

I had an old set of Ezees that were not...
Forum: Beer Tent 10-27-2018, 03:29 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,228
Posted By teuchter46
Re: Glenfiddich Livestream?

Absolutely


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Forum: Reviews 10-17-2018, 01:11 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,645
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: 739
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: 791
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: 5,601
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 friend’s 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: 2,579
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: 2,776
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: 2,776
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 shouldn’t 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: 2,139
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: 2,139
Posted By teuchter46
Re: Queen Elizabeth II Salute

It’s in the Queen’s Own Highlanders collection.


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Forum: Piobaireachd 04-10-2018, 02:57 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 648
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: 1,573
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: 9,336
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...
...
Forum: Beer Tent 02-03-2018, 03:46 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,391
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: 510
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: 1,143
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: 4,628
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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