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Forum: Technique & Instrument 09-19-2020, 05:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 207
Posted By Patrick McLaurin
Hemping stock joints

Many years ago it was conveyed to me to NOT hemp beyond the combed section on stock joints; the combing doesn't extend all the way down the joint, just like it doesn't extend all the way to the top....
Forum: Music 09-14-2020, 05:59 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,098
Posted By Patrick McLaurin
Re: "Wrongly" arranged and misprinted tunes

Well, I've put my recordings where my mouth is and finally got around to recording David Ross of Rosehall with the changes mentioned. I hope I did it justice!
...
Forum: Webmaster & Software 09-11-2020, 07:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 263
Posted By Patrick McLaurin
Re: Celticpipes PDF, cutting off right margin

Having never used Celticpipes, is the default page size set to something other than what youíre expecting? Either in the format of the tunepage or in the print dialog?
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 09-04-2020, 10:05 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 931
Posted By Patrick McLaurin
Re: Is it worth my while to get smallpipes?

OMG, Iíve been only managing to play every 3 days or so and itís caught up to me. Ugh! While playing them regularly (but not frequently, you might say), Iíve gotten out of shape!
Forum: Technique & Instrument 09-02-2020, 07:50 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,702
Posted By Patrick McLaurin
Re: Soliciting input on drone sounds

Nice to hear from you John, been a while!

I thought I might mention that the recorder is about 6 ft off the ground, but also only 6 ft away, so it's a pretty direct shot right into the microphone,...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 09-01-2020, 07:27 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,702
Posted By Patrick McLaurin
Re: Soliciting input on drone sounds

I've got a couple cane basses laying around but not that patience to get/keep them going in <20% humidity. I was going to replace the Ackland bass with another big synthetic (X-TREME, Kinnaird) but...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 09-01-2020, 07:15 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,765
Posted By Patrick McLaurin
Re: 2020 setup?

I love em in my Kyos, just a blast. Have used Ezee/Kinnaird, X-TREME, and Redwood/Kinnaird in the past but the Ackland are just perfect. Another guy here in Lubbock sends me a text when he plays...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 09-01-2020, 08:52 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,702
Posted By Patrick McLaurin
Re: Soliciting input on drone sounds

Youíre welcome. I wanted to point out that itís the same chanter in every recording. Presumably, ostensibly, etc. the only variable is the drone reeds.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 08-31-2020, 08:05 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,702
Posted By Patrick McLaurin
Re: Soliciting input on drone sounds

I appreciate everyone who has taken the time to chime in; it is much appreciated.

As you might guess the sound samples are related to my consulting with Terry Ackland and his drone reeds. They...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 08-28-2020, 12:16 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,702
Posted By Patrick McLaurin
Soliciting input on drone sounds

If you could indulge me and tell me what you think of these two recordings of drone sounds. What you like, what you don't like about the sound (not the recording or the shoddy playing :blush: ). They...
Forum: Beer Tent 08-28-2020, 12:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 359
Posted By Patrick McLaurin
Pipe Band MSRHJ

Let's make the pipe band MSR competition more interesting by making it a MSRHJ. :grin:

Hornpipes and Jigs with *swing* of course. Played straight has its merits, but not here. :thumb:
Forum: Technique & Instrument 08-28-2020, 06:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 392
Posted By Patrick McLaurin
Re: Yet another Ebay head-scratcher

:hmm:

Yeah...

The only thing that is logical is that humans are illogical.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 08-28-2020, 06:13 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,765
Posted By Patrick McLaurin
Re: 2020 setup?

Iíve switched all my pipes to Ackland drone reeds; makes for instant tone.

Gellaitry (Gannaway)
David Glen cocus
Colin Kyo
Chris Terry
Henderson
Gibson (Canmore hybrid, new to me as of this...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 08-21-2020, 07:59 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 931
Posted By Patrick McLaurin
Re: Is it worth my while to get smallpipes?

Not as a replacement, no. The pressure is much too low. A practice chanter is sufficient to keep your fingers going. Maybe hook it up as a goose? Maybe check out the bagpipe mute product?
...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 08-21-2020, 07:54 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 940
Posted By Patrick McLaurin
Re: Tuning-Middle Tenor First?

How many drones are going during this, all 3?

Middle tenor and bass on, then activate outside tenor and tune?
Forum: Technique & Instrument 08-18-2020, 06:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 621
Posted By Patrick McLaurin
Re: Technique vs. Speed

There was/is a really great YouTube video of a violinist showing how he would learn passages that were technically difficult to play at tempo. It wasnít just picking out a sequence of notes to play...
Forum: Music 08-15-2020, 03:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 231
Posted By Patrick McLaurin
Re: Burning of the Piper's Hut

Thereís a tune search engine linked at the top of this subforum that gives you a whole list of books itís in, including 3 online sources.

(please donít link to search results, crawlers use those...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 08-11-2020, 06:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 749
Posted By Patrick McLaurin
Re: Canmore bag size?

Mine purchased earlier this year came with a tube trap (elbow, corrugated tube, rounded cartridge same diameter as tube with a cloth on the inside).

https://www.canmorepipebags.com/
Forum: Competing Pipers 08-10-2020, 11:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 778
Posted By Patrick McLaurin
Re: Recording for Online Competitions

While I haven't recorded recently for online competitions, I record regularly. My setup is a

1) Zoom H4n Pro or summat (https://zoomcorp.com/en/us/handheld-recorders/)

2) Long cable headphone...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 08-10-2020, 10:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 749
Posted By Patrick McLaurin
Re: canmore bag size?

I am happy with my medium hybrid. Havenít played Ross in years so hard to compare. 5í11Ē 155 lbs male. Havenít played the synthetic.
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 08-07-2020, 04:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 528
Posted By Patrick McLaurin
Re: Frequent Double Toning - Tenor Drone Reed

My experience with MG reeds is very limited; limited to their first generation, or perhaps it was their second. My primary issue at the time was that the bridles would split on the inner surface...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 08-07-2020, 02:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 528
Posted By Patrick McLaurin
Re: Frequent Double Toning - Tenor Drone Reed

Assuming you're using synthetic drone reeds, because of the variability in how they are made and intended to work, it would help to know what brand of reed it is.

It is not normal to have to...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 08-05-2020, 11:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,056
Posted By Patrick McLaurin
Re: C.E. Kron pipemaker

Heís on eBay under krontone. Got a chanter and thermowax up for sale right now.
Forum: Beer Tent 07-27-2020, 12:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 475
Posted By Patrick McLaurin
Re: Zoom H2n Settings

I used an H2 for a while and now use H4n Pro, not sure which the current H2n is more similar to. Either way, when you press record the first time and the light blinks you can set the levels with the...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 07-27-2020, 12:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 692
Posted By Patrick McLaurin
Re: Reed recommendations for a Colin Kyo chanter

Murray recommends the new Apps ridge cut. Itís not a bad reed, I havenít had a lot of time on one. He used to recommend Melvin.

Iíve been playing the same Gilmour, straight cut Sound Supreme, and...
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