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Forum: Technique & Instrument 12-19-2018, 07:59 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,521
Posted By HighlandPark
Re: Orig or restored?

I've had experience with but a few sets of vintage pipes, and in all cases but one I elected to just manually clean the beading and combing, polish any metal, oil the heck out of them, then liberally...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 11-27-2018, 06:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 354
Posted By HighlandPark
Re: Dunbar PC I.D.

Hi Scott,

The internal diameter of the top of my Dunbar Millenium is 0.6215 inches. I don't have the water trap with mine and have only ever used those expanding fibre O-rings for moisture...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 11-27-2018, 08:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,825
Posted By HighlandPark
Re: Vintage Lawrie Sporran, Patent No 174788, Manufacturer

Great sleuthing and image! That pierced cantle is definitely my favourite and why I often wear the sporran I posted below -- it seems to add depth to the look.

Yes, that ubiquitous hunting...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 11-17-2018, 02:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,825
Posted By HighlandPark
Re: Vintage Lawrie Sporran, Patent No 174788, Manufacturer

That is a nice sporran, and the marking interesting, though the fur may be baby seal and perhaps less desirable to some. Those silver cantles are top notch and much nicer than the nickel versions we...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 11-09-2018, 01:26 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,408
Posted By HighlandPark
Re: Modern Brakes on Tempo

Agreed. The controlled power of the expression draws you right in and holds you; that kilt is swinging...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 10-15-2018, 06:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,045
Posted By HighlandPark
Re: Best Chanter and Drone Tuner for Band?

After following all of the hubbub on the Braw tuner I decided to give it a try; wow, some interesting features, including the tracking of chanter and drone tuning. That in itself helps to streamline...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 10-14-2018, 06:42 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,445
Posted By HighlandPark
Forum: Technique & Instrument 10-02-2018, 08:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 531
Posted By HighlandPark
Re: eBay 3/4 Set

I have been wondering the same thing: 1) the seller is experienced and trustworthy, 2) I have the sister set to these in less pristine condition and they are one of the finest sets I have ever played...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 09-27-2018, 07:08 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,091
Posted By HighlandPark
Re: Shouldn't there be threads in drone seats??

3D Piper has it right...

My 2011 poly Dunbars came with threaded lower joints, as did my WWI ebony Hendersons, the latter a nicely done job many years after the pipes were turned. Both sets are a...
Forum: Beer Tent 08-27-2018, 10:37 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,049
Posted By HighlandPark
Re: Just purchased Grainger & Campbell bagpipes

LOL, funny how things go wrt terminology -- I say we take back the term cocus wood (or cocuswood)!

I do know about your pipes, Nate, and will wholeheartedly agree that the tone of cocus wood...
Forum: Beer Tent 08-27-2018, 08:18 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,049
Posted By HighlandPark
Re: Just purchased Grainger & Campbell bagpipes

Cocus wood is not really a helpful term, as the wood used in the pipes in question is very likely East Indian Rosewood, Dalbergia latifolia, though sometimes marketed as cocus wood. True cocus wood...
Forum: Beer Tent 08-23-2018, 09:12 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,211
Posted By HighlandPark
Re: Chanters & Pitch @ 2018 World Pipe Band Championships

...to match all those Shepherd chanters...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 08-23-2018, 07:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 556
Posted By HighlandPark
Re: Pipe Material ID

Hello Neighbour,

Norm certainly seems to have experimented with a number of materials, wood included. To my eyes these pipes sure look like they're made from Macassar ebony, which some refer to as...
Forum: Beer Tent 08-23-2018, 07:24 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,695
Posted By HighlandPark
Re: Is the Worlds killing the pipe band world?

My morning chuckle! I suppose you'd have to ask Stuart, Richard, etc., and/or their spouses, about participation is such a program...

But on a more serious note, leadership is through many roles...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 08-22-2018, 08:17 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,408
Posted By HighlandPark
Re: yet another pipe ID

Yes, no argument that button-mounted pipes are an early design, probably the earliest! But it is important to discriminate between wood-mounted and button-mounted. Of course, both are made from wood...
Forum: Beer Tent 08-18-2018, 03:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,211
Posted By HighlandPark
Re: Chanters & Pitch @ 2018 World Pipe Band Championships

Well, both performances with a Shepherd chanter were 1 Hz apart (+ was during solo), so you're likely right. No muss, no fuss, one set-up does make sense.
Forum: Beer Tent 08-18-2018, 12:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,211
Posted By HighlandPark
Re: Chanters & Pitch @ 2018 World Pipe Band Championships

Thanks, Ross -- I'll amend that list while the post is still editable, with credit! BTW, the profile of those two chanters is quite similar.

As an aside, a few years ago, before my time, our band...
Forum: Beer Tent 08-18-2018, 12:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,211
Posted By HighlandPark
Chanters & Pitch @ 2018 World Pipe Band Championships

I've been enjoying streaming the 2018 World Pipe Band Championships and have been struck by the number of bands out of the 12 finalists playing what appear to be Shepherd MK3 chanters.

Some were...
Forum: Beer Tent 08-15-2018, 12:51 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,958
Posted By HighlandPark
Re: What the Masters are playing

I just listened to Peter's performance online and I would have to agree that there was something that made his drones have a little more depth or comparative presence (though all of the set-ups...
Forum: Beer Tent 08-15-2018, 08:19 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,958
Posted By HighlandPark
Re: What the Masters are playing

Great compilation of chanters and pitches, Shawn, thanks!

I was able to squeeze in viewing a few of the performances and have to say that the sound and video is really quite good, so hat's off to...
Forum: Beer Tent 08-14-2018, 10:29 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,958
Posted By HighlandPark
Re: What the Masters are playing

Yes, it looks like a Shepherd MK3. I have one that pitches around 476-478 Hz and it appears like the chanter Jack was playing was pitching at ~483 Hz, so probably not unreasonable.

I really like...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 08-09-2018, 07:12 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,615
Posted By HighlandPark
Re: Walrus or Elephant Ivory

That is interesting! Here's the excerpt from the webpage, "French Ivory is a synthetic material usually composed of pigmented cellulose nitrate and/or casein (CCI Notes 15/3 Display and Storage of...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 07-24-2018, 08:44 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,408
Posted By HighlandPark
Re: yet another pipe ID

Excellent interpretation -- this helps to solve part of the puzzle! The earliest reference to wood-mounted bagpipes for Henderson I could find is a 1969 catalogue:

No. 1 Half-mounted nickel...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 07-23-2018, 10:09 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,408
Posted By HighlandPark
Re: yet another pipe ID

I've done a little research (http://www.lockyphoto.com/bagpipeecology/?page_id=1518) on wood-mounted Hendersons and Lawries, and those traditional style wood mounts only seem to be found on...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 07-21-2018, 09:04 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,187
Posted By HighlandPark
Re: Your Experience with Acetyl (Plastic) Highland Bagpipes

In my humble opinion, the two major types of poly used in bagpipe making finish differently. Polypenco/Delrin pipes are blacker and appear to take turning better than Acetyl pipes which appear to be...
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