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Forum: Beer Tent Yesterday, 04:20 PM
Replies: 13
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Posted By Patrick McLaurin
Forum: Beer Tent 09-18-2019, 01:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 569
Posted By Patrick McLaurin
Re: eBay Scammer, BEWARE - Henderson pipes

Or you could be trying to deter competitive bids.

I donít believe you are, but a link to the real advert would go a long way.
Forum: Music 09-17-2019, 06:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 522
Posted By Patrick McLaurin
Re: Pekaar Encyclopedia Abuse

I should also say that if you do get blocked by my scripts, it tells you to email me so I can correct it.

Someone did once, and it helped me fix a coding error. I'm not perfect. He seemed a little...
Forum: Music 09-17-2019, 06:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 522
Posted By Patrick McLaurin
Re: Pekaar Encyclopedia Abuse

People aren't blocked for any particular number of hits. Curiosities in search patterns do, like searches that look very automated and/or include characters that would never appear together. And...
Forum: Beer Tent 09-16-2019, 03:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 280
Posted By Patrick McLaurin
Re: Border pipe drones on ebay?

Given the other homemade looking set of drones they posted the photo of, Iím having little doubt that they (had) made (for them) the common stock and turned down the mounts on a 1/2 size set so...
Forum: Music 09-15-2019, 09:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 522
Posted By Patrick McLaurin
Pekaar Encyclopedia Abuse

Iím getting quite a few queries to the website that look like database injection. Iíve implemented a block.

Please let me know if you get caught by this block and werenít trying to abuse the...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 09-14-2019, 06:56 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,611
Posted By Patrick McLaurin
Re: Balancing chanter

You will want to fine tune the other notes, and hoping any that are out of tune are sharp so that you can easily apply electrical tape, or similar, to the top of the hole to flatten it just the right...
Forum: Beer Tent 09-14-2019, 06:47 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,065
Posted By Patrick McLaurin
Re: Gordon Walker

I have little doubt, from their continuous responses suggesting this thread be closed, that said person will continue to stir the pot JUST to inflame the debate so that the thread does get closed....
Forum: Beer Tent 09-14-2019, 10:10 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,065
Posted By Patrick McLaurin
Re: Gordon Walker

But he is such a great player, we can’t just let his talent go to waste. Just like Brock Turner, right?

The sarcasm should be evident.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 09-14-2019, 05:55 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,841
Posted By Patrick McLaurin
Re: "B" Flat Set up

My stream of consciousness wonders if the weakening top hand (or however Bob puts it during the grade 1 WPBC livestream) isnít due to the higher pitches? How much of that would be alleviated by...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 09-12-2019, 03:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 283
Posted By Patrick McLaurin
Re: Unboxing and review of GlenCoe Black Watch e-Chanter

Thanks for the live review, very cool.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 09-09-2019, 05:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 597
Posted By Patrick McLaurin
Re: Rocket Drone Reeds Required

Similar to what William said, you are likely to be able to get more efficient and at least equivalent tone out of commercially available reeds. What kind of pipes are you playing? Perhaps we could...
Forum: Music 09-05-2019, 08:19 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 414
Posted By Patrick McLaurin
Re: Current Obsession w/Kantara to El Arish

Great tune, one of my favorites.

It is a misprint proven within the sheet music itself. It lists the 3rd part ending as the 2nd ending to the 4th part but it writes it all over again, and with an...
Forum: Beer Tent 09-04-2019, 05:33 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 7,265
Posted By Patrick McLaurin
Re: Who makes this reed?

I canít tell what you mean here. Based on your experience, you found the tone satisfactory enough despite what the popular piper blog said? If so, I would like to read what this person had to say...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 08-26-2019, 02:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,150
Posted By Patrick McLaurin
Re: Drone Volume in Old Recordings

I am not trying to emulate the recordings, save for what I might deduce about relative drone volume to the chanter.

Regarding the timbre of the notes that my recording attempts to show, I ascribe...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 08-26-2019, 08:50 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,150
Posted By Patrick McLaurin
Re: Drone Volume in Old Recordings

Here is my attempt at capturing the various timbres of the notes referenced in my initial post. The reel at the end was for fun, please ignore my sloppy birls, especially those that start on B...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 08-24-2019, 02:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,150
Posted By Patrick McLaurin
Drone Volume in Old Recordings

When you listen to old recordings (not recordings of pipers who are now old, I'm talking as old as they get), the drones are very audible, especially the tenors.
...
Forum: Music 08-22-2019, 02:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,001
Posted By Patrick McLaurin
Re: Parting Glass, 2nd part

Was just goofing around today. Here's the A minor version...muahahahahahahaha

http://www.patrickmclaurin.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/parting_glass-A_minor.mp3
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 08-20-2019, 06:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 440
Posted By Patrick McLaurin
Re: Flat High G

That’s a strange problem to have. Just making sure that if you’re referencing a tuner, and it’s a chromatic/normal tuner, that you’re aware our Gs tune 31 cents flat from that reference. Just like C#...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 08-18-2019, 07:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 639
Posted By Patrick McLaurin
Re: Strike-ins, what a pain!

I wouldn’t bother making a new nose cone. Just fit some brass hobby tubing and plug the end of the tube. I’m *guessing* the threaded inner diameter of the current nose cone is based on the size of...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 08-18-2019, 06:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 639
Posted By Patrick McLaurin
Re: Strike-ins, what a pain!

Some pipe+reed combinations just howl (tenors only) and come in with the chanter. This is rarely/never true for the bass.

It kinda sounds like you have a very narrow window between drones not...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 08-18-2019, 05:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 639
Posted By Patrick McLaurin
Re: Strike-ins, what a pain!

2 things:
1) practice a lot (sounds like you’re doing that), specifically not letting the chanter sound
2) it is, or should be, possible to find a good sounding set of reeds that comes in every...
Forum: Beer Tent 08-16-2019, 11:16 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,662
Posted By Patrick McLaurin
Re: Worlds - filling and test their bags

There was one band (Johnstone?) in the medley where the pipey had everybody do it. But...?
Forum: Beer Tent 08-16-2019, 09:50 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,662
Posted By Patrick McLaurin
Re: Worlds - filling and test their bags

It is not a new trend. Judging starts as you cross the line. Gotta make sure your bag is full.
Forum: Music 08-11-2019, 07:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,001
Posted By Patrick McLaurin
Re: Parting Glass, 2nd part

Not a bad version Bob!

http://ceolsean.net/content/GlenIris/Book02/Book02%201.pdf
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