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Forum: Technique & Instrument 07-26-2018, 05:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 595
Posted By Beadle-blew
Re: Kilberry 3/4 (chamber) pipes

I'm happy for them to sound like smallpipes or a practice chanter rather than highland pipes. As far as the sound what is most important is that it's relatively quiet and in the key of A. I just...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 07-25-2018, 11:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 595
Posted By Beadle-blew
Re: Kilberry 3/4 (chamber) pipes

Yeah, I've noticed the terms are confusing and sometimes interchangeable.
And yes, I do need something a little quieter. I'm sure I've seen some makers advertising their 3/4s as quiet and suitable...
Forum: Do It Yourself (DIY) 07-25-2018, 08:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,811
Posted By Beadle-blew
Re: Dowel reeds

I've been keen to try to adapt the process posted here:
http://www.skep.com/britton/articles.htm#Drone%20Reeds

I think this is for Northumbrian pipes? But I'm not sure... Either way, the end...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 07-25-2018, 07:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 595
Posted By Beadle-blew
Kilberry 3/4 (chamber) pipes

I've been looking into getting a set of 3/4 pipes (or reel pipes or whatever you choose to call it) in the key of 'A' for playing with a folk band I'm starting up with a couple of people, and...
Forum: Adult Pipers 07-06-2018, 01:36 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 12,151
Posted By Beadle-blew
Re: Tinnitus

Earplugs are good, but not perfect - a fair bit of sound actually still gets in, reverberated through the bone just behind your ear. Earmuffs are technically better, but I don't think anybody (myself...
Forum: Beer Tent 04-03-2018, 07:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 673
Posted By Beadle-blew
Re: Carbony Great Highland Whistle fingering?

Derp! Amateur mistake with the link, sorry about that. Should work now.

Thanks for the replies!

I don't mind so much about embellishments - as a rule I think less and simpler embellishments...
Forum: Beer Tent 04-03-2018, 07:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 673
Posted By Beadle-blew
Forum: Beer Tent 04-01-2018, 10:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 673
Posted By Beadle-blew
Carbony Great Highland Whistle fingering?

I'm considering getting one of these in Bb:
https://carbony.com/product-category/scottishbagpipes/great-highland-whistle/ (Carbony Great Highland Whistle)

Does anyone have much experience with...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 02-15-2018, 04:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,202
Posted By Beadle-blew
Re: Can't stop squeal on low G

Thanks for the reply everyone. Basically what I thought...

Until I get a new reed, I'm just making a conscious effort to take it easy on the blowing. It's tricky though because there seems to be a...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 02-12-2018, 08:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,202
Posted By Beadle-blew
Can't stop squeal on low G

I'm having real trouble with my chanter squealing (Sheperd Mark 3), mainly on low A especially with a high G gracenote.
My pipe major has tried about a dozen different reeds in my chanter, but no...
Forum: Beer Tent 04-20-2017, 10:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,857
Posted By Beadle-blew
Re: Bagpipes in Advertising

That's a great one. There's so many hilarious depictions in popular culture from people who clearly didn't bother doing any research and just went from their own foggy memory.

My personal...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 04-20-2017, 09:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,686
Posted By Beadle-blew
Re: Hard goose for happy neighbours?

So I've cobbled together my own ghetto mute out of two $2.50 cooler bags inside each other with an old towel between them.
It looks like a goon bag (for those of you who know what that is ;)), but...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 04-19-2017, 10:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,686
Posted By Beadle-blew
Re: Hard goose for happy neighbours?

I feel a bit silly now! For some reason I just keep automatically thinking it has to be air-tight like a pipe bag, but of course your way is much easier.
Neoprene is pretty easy to source from ebay...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 04-18-2017, 08:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,686
Posted By Beadle-blew
Re: Hard goose for happy neighbours?

Yeah, that maybe looks like a better idea! Never realised such a thing existed.
Just found a thread about it here:
http://forums.bobdunsire.com/forums/showthread.php?t=136421
Not a fan of the...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 04-18-2017, 05:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,686
Posted By Beadle-blew
Hard goose for happy neighbours?

I live on a street where sound carries a lot, and have some rather sensitive neighbours. I've been told that, anywhere in my house I play them, my pipes are very loud out on the street.
I was...
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