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Forum: Beer Tent Archive 02-15-2007, 11:19 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 449
Posted By victor43
Re: "Amazing Grace" The Movie

Like others have said, it may bring new pipers in. And with many a new piper who's started on a lark, there may be some piping gear to be had for cheap when they find out all the hard work it takes....
Forum: Beer Tent Archive 02-14-2007, 09:08 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 449
Posted By victor43
Re: "Amazing Grace" The Movie

From what my father says, history major, the tune Amazing Grace on the pipes wasn't done for a LONG time after the lyrics were written as a hymn. However, as Hollywood will do, most people believe...
Forum: Beer Tent Archive 02-07-2007, 01:10 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,182
Posted By victor43
Re: How It's Made - John Walsh

I saw that on the TV guide a few days ago and was able schedule it on TIVO...Geez I love that thing. Great segment, too short though.
Forum: Do It Yourself (DIY) 02-07-2007, 01:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 730
Posted By victor43
Re: Practice chanter swab

This may sound odd but I have found that in piping it's all about what works.

While my wife was pregnant we had all those appointments with the OB/GYN. I found in the exam room a jar full of...
Forum: Trading Post Archive 02-07-2007, 01:12 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 213
Posted By victor43
FS 1973 Grainger & Campbells

I purchased this set of early 1970's G&C, Army Standard, in 2005, they have been inspected and appraised by Angus of Tartan Thistle and have clean bill of health. Angus writes the pipes are in...
Forum: Pipe Bands 02-07-2007, 12:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 533
Posted By victor43
Re: recordings

My dad is in the process of converting his old LP's to CD with some new gadget he purchased. He said it also comes with software to clean up the pop and hiss and has had quite good luck so far. If...
Forum: Beer Tent Archive 12-25-2006, 10:54 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,178
Posted By victor43
Re: What did MacSanta bring you??

Not sure what I'm getting this year.

I'm working patrol so I don't get Christmas until tomorrow to be with the family. Thanks much to all my brothers and sisters out there in L.E. and Fire that...
Forum: Technique & Instrument Archive 11-29-2006, 09:31 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 593
Posted By victor43
Re: Piper's Third Hand

I just use some of the blue painters tape from 3M. Sticks well enough to the poly chanter to seal off the holes, but doesn't leave a residue.
Forum: Music 11-19-2006, 06:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,055
Posted By victor43
Re: Halls of Montezuma

Hey Shaka,

Try going to www.marinepipers.com. (http://www.marinepipers.com) It's a web site operated by Marines. They should be able to get you any copy of the tune you would like.

Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 11-11-2006, 08:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 523
Posted By victor43
Re: Piper's Garb

Not to get off point but, go with the Gibsons when you are ready. I have a set of R 110 D's and love them. I steadily get compliments about the tone from the P/M and P/Sgt.

I started with the...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 11-01-2006, 02:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 440
Posted By victor43
Re: Adjusting Drones

Thanks all,

I do have a Pipers Pal and cap the chanter right after practice. However, I was told that I should wet the reed prior to practice. Now reading Richards post I think I will just use...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 10-29-2006, 08:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 440
Posted By victor43
Adjusting Drones

I won't apologize for being an idiot, I'll just throw myself in the fire.

Does anybody else find their drones will come out of tune with the chanter while playing? I don't know if the chanter is...
Forum: Beer Tent Archive 10-29-2006, 09:24 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 559
Posted By victor43
Re: Advice on internal flights


My wife is an terrible flyer. When we flew to the East coast, almost 8 hours, she took one Tylenol P.M. rather than the regular dose of two. It made her relaxed but not dopey. By...
Forum: Beer Tent Archive 10-28-2006, 07:56 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 788
Posted By victor43
Re: Speaking of Glenfiddich--for drinking that is

Just a note to anyone having problems finding their scotchs. Try www.samswine.com. (http://www.samswine.com) They have a wide variety and ship all over.

Forum: Beer Tent Archive 10-27-2006, 06:59 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 788
Posted By victor43
Re: Speaking of Glenfiddich--for drinking that is

Glenfiddich 18 year Ancient Reserve. Sadly, my state, and surrounding states, don't carry it so I have to order it from Sams liquor and wine in Chicago. I also like to have a bottle of 18 year...
Forum: Technique & Instrument Archive 10-19-2006, 09:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 266
Posted By victor43
Re: MacLellan's arrived

They look great Jim. When are we going to see you at practice again?

Forum: Technique & Instrument Archive 10-19-2006, 05:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 611
Posted By victor43
Re: my guess - Grainger and Campbell

I have a set of '74 G&C in the same Army standard configuration as the photos. However, I have to agree with Lenz. The bushes on mine are really rounded and button like.

The bushes are not...
Forum: Ladies' Room 10-19-2006, 04:44 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 966
Posted By victor43
Re: How are you juggling your life with Pipes?

We have a 7 month old at home. He has heard the pipes even when he was in the womb. On the trip home from the hospital that first night, I put a pipe CD in and he fell right to sleep.

Forum: Do It Yourself (DIY) 10-19-2006, 04:19 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,367
Posted By victor43
Re: sound proof room

When we purchase our house we had the contractor leave the upstairs "bonus" room unfinished. We angled the ceiling, like a barn roof, insulated the sides, top, floor and exterior walls with enough...
Forum: Technique & Instrument Archive 09-12-2006, 01:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 360
Posted By victor43
Re: Old ivory on new pipes

I watched a program about Gibson and he said that he could make real ivory mounts with mammouth tusk which is okay to purchase as the animal is extinct. Gibson quoted $150 a piece.
Forum: Beer Tent Archive 09-12-2006, 08:57 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 373
Posted By victor43
Re: Took a look on Ebay...

On the Kintails, I like the use of hose clamps on the stocks and a yellow plastic tool box for a pipe case. Looks like another clamp for the end of the bag, maybe the guy was a plumber and wanted to...
Forum: Technique & Instrument Archive 09-09-2006, 07:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 366
Posted By victor43
Re: What's your Gibson set up?

Gibson Chanter, Ross reed, Kinnaird carbon fiber drone reeds (worth the extra money) did have ez drones didn't like them that much.
Forum: Beer Tent Archive 09-09-2006, 07:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 393
Posted By victor43
Re: Trace (possible) Stolen Pipes.

First you would have to contact the pawn shop and ask the pawn broker for the name of the person who pawned the bagpipes. If he gives the name to you, not likely, you then have to consider the...
Forum: Soda Shoppe 03-26-2006, 03:42 PM
Replies: 654
Views: 105,478
Posted By victor43
Re: You know you've been playing the bagpipes too long when...

When you have you wifes induced labor rescheduled to a Wednesday instead of a Monday so you won't miss piping class.

Born on Thursday 7 lbs 15 oz!
Forum: Adult Pipers 03-16-2006, 09:02 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,954
Posted By victor43
Re: Tips for an old man


Just beware of the sandbox exercises if you have cats, you may find yourself fishing more that just the alphabet in the sand.

Really, though I take a GNC vit with a glucosamin condroitin...
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