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Forum: Technique & Instrument 02-27-2010, 09:57 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,513
Posted By BJC97
Re: Problems!!!

are the reeds shutting off?
Forum: Music 02-27-2010, 07:45 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 527
Posted By BJC97
what's that tune?

Here's a very nice rendition of 'When the Pipers Play':
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DryuRYMMaRc
Anyone knw the name of the second tune?

Thank you
Forum: Technique & Instrument 02-27-2010, 07:42 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,885
Posted By BJC97
Re: Love my Rocket Reeds!

wax in our ears perhaps?
Forum: Technique & Instrument 02-27-2010, 07:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 995
Posted By BJC97
Henderson vs MacDougall

I currently play Dunbars, which I understand represent the Henderson sound. If a choose a new set that models the MacDougal sound, what difference can I expect? I am leaning this way because then I...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 02-27-2010, 06:45 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,885
Posted By BJC97
Re: Love my Rocket Reeds!

I must be the only one that didn't love my Rocket Reeds.

They truly are plug and play, totally stable, easy to strike in. In that respect, I loved 'em.

But for me, they were too quiet, and I...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 02-27-2010, 06:34 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 10,657
Posted By BJC97
Re: Poly Pipes VS Wood?

I think you got right to the heart of the matter- poly pipes are utilitarian.

My first (and only set) thus far is poly- Dunbar P1's and I made this choice based on 2 criteria: lower cost and...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 02-27-2010, 05:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,666
Posted By BJC97
Re: Metal mounts

Thank you VERY MUCH for the photos. Very nice looking sets.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 02-27-2010, 04:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,666
Posted By BJC97
Metal mounts

Hello all:
I am in the market for a new set of pipes, and metal mounts are one of the options I am thinking about.
Silver is out for me-can't afford it- so I am considering stainless steel,...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 12-08-2009, 05:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,525
Posted By BJC97
Re: Drone Reeds for Dunbar Poly Pipes

After trying quite a few reeds in my Dunbar polys, I settled on Balance Tone tenors with a Wygent bass. Great sound, easy strike-in, and very air efficient.
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 05-24-2009, 07:46 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,248
Posted By BJC97
Re: thoughts on drone regulators

I've been on the pipes for a couple of years now, and tried all kinds of gadgets along thet way, most of which have been a waste of time and money and there is no subsitute for good technique.
...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 05-15-2009, 06:45 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,426
Posted By BJC97
Re: Selecting Drone Reeds: Suggestions?

Thanks all. I think I'll pass on the Duo-tones for now and try the all Kinnaird set-up.

I need a set-up that sounds good, and is easy to tune and strike-in. My current set-up meets this criteria,...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 05-10-2009, 05:58 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,938
Posted By BJC97
Re: Why no REALLY light reeds?

I'll second that...but start with medium strength and sand from there. An emory board works well for sanding.
Soutar reeds are very easy to sand to the desired strength. If you sand them too much,...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 05-10-2009, 02:25 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,426
Posted By BJC97
Selecting Drone Reeds: Suggestions?

I have played Dunbar poly drones for the past few years now. my experience with Drone reeds is as follows:

1. Started with Wygent Synthedrones. Wonderful sound, however the tenors a bit too...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 04-10-2009, 06:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,110
Posted By BJC97
Re: What qualifies as "full" tone?

Thank you for that Randy...that is the best description I've seen in print of the experience of truely being in tune. :thumb:
Forum: Adult Pipers 04-03-2009, 09:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,475
Posted By BJC97
Re: Grade me

I would say that's about as good as it can be, I grade you an A.:thumb:
Forum: Technique & Instrument 04-03-2009, 09:00 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,740
Posted By BJC97
Re: Drone Reeds

if ye be new, ye won't be playing for prolonged periods, so ye don't have to worry about moisture control yet, and if ye get a moose valve, ye won't need to worry about it for several years...and...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 04-03-2009, 08:37 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,467
Posted By BJC97
Re: Every Journey begins with the first Step.....

Hi. My opinion is that this isn't rocket science. If you don't have a suitable book, go online, find the fingerings, get an audio to hear what the notes should sound like, and just DO IT. You don't...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 03-27-2009, 04:31 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,441
Posted By BJC97
Re: Rocket Reed question

Just move the bridle back to where it was. Should be a 30 second fix.
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 03-25-2009, 07:17 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,467
Posted By BJC97
Re: Every Journey begins with the first Step.....

Hi BillWI.

I have a few tips for you. (1) Don't go on an equipment chase. I know I did- trying this gadget and that gadget, or this reed or that reed, etc. only to find that equipment doesn't...
Forum: Soda Shoppe 03-21-2009, 08:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 827
Posted By BJC97
Re: Bagpipes for a beginner

I suggest Balance Tones. Why?

1. Inexpensive...around $70
2. Super easy to strike-in. Learning to strike-in cleanly is an essential skill but can be a pain. BT's are very easy in this respect....
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 03-21-2009, 06:16 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,387
Posted By BJC97
Re: Most enjoyable tunes.

the Rakes of Mallow is one of my favorites; easy tune, but a real toe-tapper and crowd pleaser. I do a set of Gary Owen, Minstrel Boy, and the Rakes of Mallow.

Does anyone know what the title...
Forum: Soda Shoppe 03-19-2009, 06:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 827
Posted By BJC97
Re: Bagpipes for a beginner

polypenco.... Here's why:
1. as a beginner, you'll want to concentrate on practicing- not maintenance. Poly's are pratically maintenance free. And no worries about warranty claims either.
2. as a...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 03-10-2009, 08:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 568
Posted By BJC97
Re: Lo-G double-toning?

I suggest to stop messing with your reeds until you build up the strength you need to play the instrument. Practice with a medium for awhile with drones corked. If after a month or so, you can't get...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 03-10-2009, 07:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 705
Posted By BJC97
Re: Practice Chanter reeds

control your breath so the reed doesn't constantly cut-off?
Forum: Technique & Instrument 03-05-2009, 06:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,528
Posted By BJC97
Re: Selecting a chanter reed

Dianne, sounds like you are willing to stimulate the economy by parting with some $!

so here is another idea: rig yourself up with an A-440 chanter and drone reeds and or extenders to match. Some...
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