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Forum: Trading Post Archive 06-16-2011, 12:48 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 360
Posted By kyp crawford
FS: Soutar DS-4 Bagpipes w/Chanters - $1150

Selling ( 2009) Duncan Soutar ABW DS-4 Bagpipes (Full size) with imitation horn.

Items included with the bagpipes are as follows:

A 20x12x6 carrying case

Shepard ABW Chanter (E is slightly...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 04-07-2011, 10:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 886
Posted By kyp crawford
Re: removing stocks from bag

For me...Rule of thumb was to go out the the opposite of going in. On the Canmores I pushed the stocks from the inside out and pushed them in from the outside. I do the same thing on the Gannaway bag...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 04-03-2011, 12:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,119
Posted By kyp crawford
Re: cheap lip seal aid

Haha...I spent $6 on 2 feet of surgical hose....works great. It'll last me a long while. I think that what the OP has...is a workable solution with certain modifications.
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 04-03-2011, 12:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,864
Posted By kyp crawford
Re: New Question!

I mostly concur with most of the advice here. I will admit that learning to strike in properly is a "skill" that should be practice. For me, when I blow into the bag before striking in is that I do...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 04-02-2011, 01:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,040
Posted By kyp crawford
Re: Soutar GHB owners

Sorry no sound clips. However, after a lot of experimenting I have found that Canning tenors with either Kinnard or Selbi bass works well on my DS-4's. I use a Shepard ABW chanter w/ a Gannaway...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 02-19-2011, 10:41 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,790
Posted By kyp crawford
Re: new to bagpipes, chanter shopping

Long poly....with a Abbot PC reed.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 02-19-2011, 10:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,029
Posted By kyp crawford
Re: Old Hardie compared with modern Shepherd

I had an older Hardie Chanter that tunes around 466; but like the OP stated, mine didn't sound "right". Now I use a Shepard ABW and a MacLellan poly. The Shepard tunes at and around 478 and the...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 02-19-2011, 10:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,626
Posted By kyp crawford
Re: Carving the Chanter

Carving for me is the last resort. On my ABW Shepard chanter I had a consistent Flat E. I had tried several reed variations and manipulations to no avail. I finally broke down and started...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 02-11-2011, 10:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 784
Posted By kyp crawford
Re: Gannaway vs. Synthetic Bag

I used a Canmore for a long while, then switched to a Gannaway Hide bag. Huge difference. I didn't realize until the switch how "spongy" the synthetic bag was versus the hide bag. It feels to me I...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 02-02-2011, 10:34 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 398
Posted By kyp crawford
Re: Looking for Poly Chanter that pitches at 476/478

The only experience I have had with what you're asking is an easy Abedour reed in a MacLellan poly chanter. I didn't find it a good match and went with a medium Gilmore. Much better.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 01-29-2011, 01:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,106
Posted By kyp crawford
Re: Playing Low G

Yup. Same here. Cold finger-tips can be an issue as well. I find myself making adjustments to the chanter position in the stock so that my fingers hit the holes right. But dry cold hands sometimes do...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 01-29-2011, 01:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,637
Posted By kyp crawford
Re: Flat D

With both my chanters with different reeds I always have "Sharp D-itis". Never fails. I haven't as of yet had the "pleasure" of having to deal with a flat D. Though my ideal setup is having no tape...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 01-18-2011, 10:56 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 8,205
Posted By kyp crawford
Re: "Tune Tape" Pipe Chanter Tuning Tape

Before...the other tape I used would start to "migrate" off or over the hole changing that holes pitch during mid play. After changing over to the Tune Tape, that problem pretty much went away. I use...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 11-10-2010, 12:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 981
Posted By kyp crawford
Re: Chanter Reed Appearance

Sometimes these angles can be severe. I have "snipped" quite a few with no problems other than maybe...just maybe...a little harder to blow. That can be manipulated. I never said it was a "perfect"...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 11-07-2010, 12:16 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,739
Posted By kyp crawford
Re: Gannaway users, reseason /seal after six months?

Funny that this topic came up while I was re-seasoning my Gannaway bag. I have never re-primed it. I usually re-season it twice a year. :thumb:
Forum: Technique & Instrument 11-07-2010, 12:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 981
Posted By kyp crawford
Re: Chanter Reed Appearance

I think he means the mouth of the reed where if you hold it straight up there is a slight "angle" from corner to corner. I have had a few reeds like that. Some play OK, some a little "off". I usually...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 07-24-2010, 02:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,607
Posted By kyp crawford
Re: Wallace Bagpipes

I like Wallace pipes. Though I do not have a set, my buddy does and he loves them. They sound great to me. I have always said that Wallace pipes are under-rated.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 03-01-2010, 12:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,872
Posted By kyp crawford
Re: Does a new chanter reed need to "break in"?

From my experience it takes about 6-10 hours of combined playing time on a reed to break in. Awhile back I replaced a dead reed with a Shepard medium and as time progressed I did minor adjustments,...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 02-19-2010, 11:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 830
Posted By kyp crawford
Re: Best Drone reeds for Soutar Pipes

I use Canning tenors and a Kinnard bass on my DS-4's. Sounds very balanced to the ear. Using a cane bass with the canning tenors has a nice sound as well.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 02-15-2010, 11:21 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,781
Posted By kyp crawford
Re: To Carve or not To carve

Yes. I've heard this before with other Shepard chanter players. What I didn't say on my other post is that I waited just about a year before using any sharp implements on the chanter. The Apps reed...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 02-13-2010, 05:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,781
Posted By kyp crawford
Re: To Carve or not To carve

After trying several reed types and manipulations..I finally decided to undercut my E on my ABW Shepard chanter. Pushing in the reed to sharpen the high hand to get to the E forced me to cover the...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 01-26-2010, 12:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,667
Posted By kyp crawford
Re: Hardies or McCallums?

Let's not forget the "others". Hardies and McCallums are fine pipes, but there are others to choose from. I've had Hardies, Dunbar and St. Kilda's and they all sounded fine to me. Granted, they all...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 01-22-2010, 11:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,676
Posted By kyp crawford
Re: Wallace Pipes

A friend of mine bought a set last year. He really likes them. He is playing with Canning tenor reeds with a Cane bass and a Shepard ABW chanter. I have seen a few Wallace pipes and have always found...
Forum: Beer Tent 11-16-2009, 11:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 886
Posted By kyp crawford
Re: Soutar?

Why not contact Duncan Soutar himself. Perhaps he knows....:confused:
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 10-01-2009, 11:41 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,340
Posted By kyp crawford
Re: GHB player looking to try Uilleann

I've been told several times that David Daye is a great person to help get you started.
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