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Forum: Technique & Instrument 07-13-2020, 02:12 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,120
Posted By zarb
Re: "Phase locking" drones

It seems that he )Jon Snow) is saying that the length of the tenor stock is a governing factor in producing the locking frequency. He is using 1720, which works for him, depending on your tuning, a...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 04-15-2020, 09:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 632
Posted By zarb
Re: Tapered/Flared Stocks

I have a set of Kidderized Lawries. Surplus to requirements. Though they look like they have been through a war, their tone is quite nice and in my opinion they are quite steady. While I think Dr....
Forum: Beer Tent 03-29-2020, 05:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,568
Posted By zarb
Re: Games cancellations

I had tried this earlier, but it seems it didn't take, so if you see this again, that is how it happened.

There are several online competitions. The one I am most familiar with is the one you...
Forum: Beer Tent 01-29-2020, 01:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 797
Posted By zarb
Re: Tuner?

Peterson, Hands Down. You can get quite fast with it.
Forum: Do It Yourself (DIY) 01-26-2020, 11:13 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,663
Posted By zarb
Re: Loose chrome mount

When I fix them, I use hide glue with a few turns of hemp to correct the fit. I use Hide Glue because it will be removable in future with a bit of hot water for heat (quality violins are put together...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 01-14-2020, 08:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,757
Posted By zarb
Re: Unique Pipes

And, the winners on the day. (There oare other vids from the competition by the same YouTube account that include A. Murray, Jenny Hazzard and others.:
Piobaireachd
1st Kevin McLean, Pitt Meadows,...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 12-06-2019, 05:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,526
Posted By zarb
Re: Replacement drone reed bridles?

I would assume that they spent very little time castrating the Ewes =. I have done this on Rams, however. I suppose you may have been confused by "Ca the Ewes" the old classic tune.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 12-03-2019, 12:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,020
Posted By zarb
Re: Thoughts on bottle traps?

The problem with the bottle traps is that the "Sham Wow" is much too small, and placed in an inappropriate location. If you wrap a Viscose kitchen towel (I use a Trader Joe's Kitchen towel, about $6...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 11-11-2019, 09:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,217
Posted By zarb
Re: Wrist trouble and positioning

If you, or anyone, are squeezing the bag with your forearm, that's the problem. The instrument requires freedom of the fingers. That means that you must squeeze the bag with the bone on the inside of...
Forum: Beer Tent 09-22-2019, 10:42 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 7,103
Posted By zarb
Re: Gordon Walker

I looked at the Vale of Atholl's website a few years ago, simply for curiosity's sake. As I was wandering about the site, I found this link
...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 09-09-2019, 08:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,767
Posted By zarb
Re: Rocket Drone Reeds Required

I have three sets surplus to requirements. All are fiberglass tongue. I've been led to think that the going rate is $200. It is my intent not to break any forum rules here, but I think I have not....
Forum: Competition Results 09-09-2019, 08:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 852
Posted By zarb
Re: Pleasanton Band Results?

https://wuspbanb.org/2019/09/01/pleasanton-unofficial-results-sunday-3/
Forum: Technique & Instrument 08-12-2019, 11:20 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,568
Posted By zarb
Re: Chanter reeds, what makes good, what makes bad?

ALL of the cane that grows in California is of the same DNA, as here it cannot flower and produce seed. Here cane reproduces from pieces of the genetic material that break off and find friendly...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 08-08-2019, 08:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 917
Posted By zarb
Re: Valves in Drone Stocks

Perhaps the loudest argument (did you see what I did there?) is that Drone Valves significantly affect tone. Tone is produced in both directions from the drone reed. Energy is projected both into the...
Forum: Music 08-06-2019, 08:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 887
Posted By zarb
Re: Tunes for worships

Highland Cathedral is popular for Organ/Bagpipe duets in that situation.
Forum: Do It Yourself (DIY) 07-29-2019, 09:11 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,000
Posted By zarb
Re: Reed Making Tools

I think that's Gib-Mac, who is on FB under that name, probably here too.
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 07-26-2019, 09:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 436
Posted By zarb
Re: Walsh shuttle pipe bag cover

As Paul says above, make a paper pattern. Turn your current cover inside out and smooth it such that the seam is at one edge of the flattened cover. Place the bag on a piece of heavy paper something...
Forum: Beer Tent 07-10-2019, 08:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,992
Posted By zarb
Re: Another Paradigm Shift in Pipe Banding

I don't recall the precise number, but cannot one fit 12 beers on a standard drum?
Forum: Beer Tent 06-24-2019, 12:24 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,792
Posted By zarb
Re: I.D. Cover sketch on S. Jones tutor

Pretty clearly a Dirk, in that the blowstick is accounted for by its presence on the set of pipes.....
Forum: Beer Tent 06-04-2019, 10:54 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,315
Posted By zarb
Re: The end of the world as we know it...really?

I have not read the editorials, the articles, and I'm not current on what was said on the Big Rab Show. On the other hand, I'm familiar with the argument. The critical point is that, generally, there...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 05-28-2019, 08:57 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,701
Posted By zarb
Re: Lee and Sons Bagpipes

We have a set in the house here. I say We, but they belong to my wife. The pipes demonstrate a high level of stability in tone, even with blowing that perhaps may not be the most steady on earth. The...
Forum: Do It Yourself (DIY) 05-01-2019, 08:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 877
Posted By zarb
Re: Recoloring a Delrin/Poly Chanter (??)

A cursory Google search shows that the Knife guys occasionally dye Delrin using RIT dye. Probably worth an experiment, as it wouldn't change the dimensions of the chanter, would be inexpensive and...
Forum: Do It Yourself (DIY) 05-01-2019, 08:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 877
Posted By zarb
Re: Recoloring a Delrin/Poly Chanter (??)

A cursory Google search shows that the Knife guys occasionally dye Delrin using RIT dye. Probably worth an experiment, as it wouldn't change the dimensions of the chanter, would be inexpensive and...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 04-23-2019, 10:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 875
Posted By zarb
Re: To carve or not to carve?

Where in California are you? There are many areas where the ambient humidity is quite low, which affects these reeds. I use a humidifier in the room I practice in while practicing. It becomes quite...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 04-22-2019, 03:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,623
Posted By zarb
Re: Controling nerves

Learning to play with others is a separate skill. Just like any skill, it is easier if you start small. Get an instructor or a band member to sit with you and the practice chanter and work through a...
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