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Forum: Technique & Instrument 10-07-2018, 07:30 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,445
Posted By Jeffrey B.
Re: Tone Protector vs. Pipers Pal

Ok, I'm going to throw something out there, I don't hardly ever take my chanter out of the stock. I only do it to adjust the reed to tune with the band. I have a real good moister control, so I just...
Forum: Beer Tent 08-08-2018, 10:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,452
Posted By Jeffrey B.
Re: Questions regarding having pipes made

Roddy MacLellan of Highland Pipe Maker is a master silver smith and pipe maker. He may even be able to get the mammoth ivory. He also does moose antler mounts which are real nice.
Forum: Beer Tent 04-28-2018, 07:52 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 7,883
Posted By Jeffrey B.
Re: Well-known pipers who play easy reeds?

Chris Apps plays a very light reed, and he is a great piper. Play for comfort and you will enjoy your self more, and play better. I take G1 extra easy reeds and sand them down for comfort, I only do...
Forum: Beer Tent 04-16-2018, 03:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,280
Posted By Jeffrey B.
Re: Investing in an old set

There are several makers I would love to have, the first would be a set of MacDougalls, and the second would be Thows. I also wouldn't mind a set of 40's Sinclairs. I presently play a set of 70's...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 01-09-2018, 11:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 610
Posted By Jeffrey B.
Re: What strength "H20 do you like you PC reeds?

Try the ergonomic mouth piece, since I got one, on both pc and pipes, I've never had lip fatigue. Those mouth pieces are truly amazing on how your lips will never blow out again.
He also may be...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 01-06-2018, 04:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,123
Posted By Jeffrey B.
Re: G1 Platinum Reeds - Very Easy

Our band plays G1 reeds and I order the VE G1 then sand it down until I can play it comfortably. I learned to sand them down from Shawn Husk when I would buy rough reeds from him (great experience in...
Forum: Beer Tent 12-01-2017, 07:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 809
Posted By Jeffrey B.
Re: Selling pipes outside the US

I've never heard a set of pipes before I bought them, no dealers or sellers within hundreds of miles. That being said, some off us have no choice but to buy from sources unheard. Most times we will...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 10-31-2017, 07:53 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,411
Posted By Jeffrey B.
Re: What PC reeds do you like?

If you put an elastic around the Gibson it lightens it up and quiets it without any pitch problems.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 09-10-2017, 02:10 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,179
Posted By Jeffrey B.
Re: Poly or Blackwood Chanter: Can you hear the difference?

I replied before knowing the answer, but when I said the second chanter was loader, I noticed in the recording to find the second had less drone sound than the first, but the first chanter seamed...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 09-10-2017, 02:03 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,179
Posted By Jeffrey B.
Re: Poly or Blackwood Chanter: Can you hear the difference?

I think #1 is the correct order, the second chanter is louder there fore I think is blackwood
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 09-09-2017, 09:47 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,851
Posted By Jeffrey B.
Re: Introductions

It's all about set up, you have to learn to set your drones, and your chanter, to your abilities. Your teachers set up will not be your set up, there are good articles on the internet on pipe set up....
Forum: Beer Tent 08-29-2017, 08:21 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,099
Posted By Jeffrey B.
Re: Boyle's Law and Bag Size

I believe this is why the extended type bags came into existence. Larger internal volume, but more comfortable to play, giving the forearm more freedom.
Forum: Beer Tent 08-03-2017, 03:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,485
Posted By Jeffrey B.
Re: Bagpipes Galore opinion

I bought a set of R.G. Hardies poly sticks last spring, they were only at the time, $450 with the shipping from the U. K.. They were easy to reed and sound and look great.They were fully beaded and...
Forum: Webmaster & Software 07-26-2017, 08:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,885
Posted By Jeffrey B.
Re: Bagpipe Writing Software for Mac?

Muscore 1.3 works best for bagpipe music, it plays the main tune, but doesn't play the grace notes. The newest version plays the grace notes and it muddies the water quite badly. The grace notes are...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 04-26-2017, 08:54 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,115
Posted By Jeffrey B.
Re: Beginner question-reed problem?

I love my Gibson long practice chanter, and I love Gibson reeds in my Dunbar and my MacLellan practice chanters. The Gibson reed takes way more air than any of those small delicate reeds were you...
Forum: Beer Tent 04-20-2017, 09:00 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,334
Posted By Jeffrey B.
Re: Piping injury

This is the biggest beef I have with a lot of instructors, is the belief that reeds have to be gut busting. This does more harm to beginners than anything else. If you were ten years old I bet you...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 03-15-2017, 05:50 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,398
Posted By Jeffrey B.
Re: Old Gillanders - remove the catalin?

I have a full set of Sinclairs in catalin mounts and I have grown to love the look. That being said, on you set where there is such a small amount of catalin I would just do the drone tops, in nickle...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 03-12-2017, 11:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,917
Posted By Jeffrey B.
Drone reeds that strike in at low pressure

I'm trying to set my new set of pipes up to strike in the drones at a low pressure (around 21 inches of water) without double toning. I'm not having very good luck with my easy drones, the sweet spot...
Forum: Beer Tent 03-07-2017, 11:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,802
Posted By Jeffrey B.
Re: Labral tear (labrum surgery)

I had a torn labrum in my right shoulder, eventually had to have the whole thing cut to release the bicep. The very first thing you should do it look at your whole setup. I not only have a bad right...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 01-09-2017, 03:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,300
Posted By Jeffrey B.
Re: Dessicant

Activated alumina beads work great. I make my own system and haven't had any problems yet. They can be reactivated in the oven at 425 F for 20 minutes and ready to go again.
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 01-09-2017, 02:50 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 768
Posted By Jeffrey B.
McCallum marking

How did McCallum mark there early pipes?
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 09-09-2016, 11:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,579
Posted By Jeffrey B.
Re: Sinclair solid drone cap

Thanks Sweet Drones, I didn't think to look on Jim's site, my question is answered. People have said the solid drone cap didn't show up until the early to mid 50's, probably early to mid 40's is more...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 09-08-2016, 04:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,579
Posted By Jeffrey B.
Re: Sinclair solid drone cap

Just trying to nail down when they went to them, I'm looking at some pipes supposedly from 1946 time frame with solid drone caps. The pipes are actually MacPherson so may be they were standard on...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 09-08-2016, 11:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,579
Posted By Jeffrey B.
Sinclair solid drone cap - when did it start?

When did the Sinclair solid drone cap come into existence? Was it a post war feature or a later addition, say 50's?
Forum: Technique & Instrument 08-28-2016, 02:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,416
Posted By Jeffrey B.
Re: MacLeod bagpipes, Quality?

I had a set of mopane MHS pipes and they were button mounts, combed and beaded. I bought them used and I had (better) sets of pipes but they sounded great and were very easy to play and light, so I...
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