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Forum: Technique & Instrument 05-16-2020, 11:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 712
Posted By DapperDan
Re: Installing Canmore Hybrid

I put a Canmore hybrid bag on a set of blackwood Dunbars myself. I've since sold that set, but I found with the grommets that if you have a combed/beaded set it's a bit easier, but if you have plain...
Forum: Beer Tent 05-16-2020, 11:09 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,759
Posted By DapperDan
Re: What tune never gets old to you?

For myself, warming up, tuning.. "We're no Awa' Tae Abide Awa'". Just two lines, can loop it a time or two if I need a second to think of what to play next. Play a D tune first like Bonnie Lass O'...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 04-27-2020, 05:03 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,619
Posted By DapperDan
Forum: Technique & Instrument 04-26-2020, 05:59 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,619
Posted By DapperDan
Re: Ackland 480 Drone Reeds - Play Test, Comparison, & Review!

I have a set, I found them to be very strong and difficult to calibrate to an easy reed. If you have a strong chanter reed and want a really bright sound though, these might be for you.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 04-22-2020, 02:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,196
Posted By DapperDan
Re: What are the Practice Chanters with true scale, 2020?

I think the hole would be too far out of place if I did that. Also, other notes were way off as well. I suppose matching the hole spacing of a pipe chanter on the PC AND getting it to play a true...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 04-21-2020, 03:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,196
Posted By DapperDan
Re: What are the Practice Chanters with true scale, 2020?

This issue bothers me too, a lot. A related question that's been debated on here is why High G is especially out of tune on most PC's.

I have a nice wooden McCallum PC, feels nice, has a sweet...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 04-10-2020, 06:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 408
Posted By DapperDan
Re: Selbie Drone Screws

A hardware store or good auto parts store like Napa should have a "thread counter". Can take one in and have them check it.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 04-04-2020, 06:15 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,727
Posted By DapperDan
Re: Drone instability, poor blowing or moisture?

I played Kinnaird Evo's for a bit. I had to move the bridles down below the lines as well. It's hard to calibrate them to a very easy reed, even with the "easy" tongues. It might be that they...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 03-28-2020, 05:41 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,727
Posted By DapperDan
Re: Drone instability, poor blowing or moisture?

I just noticed this. I have a synthetic Bannatyne on a spare set of pipes. It's not bad with moisture, I just use the supplied tube and bottle. Nice full sound, good strike ins, comfortable,...
Forum: Beer Tent 03-15-2020, 10:28 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,489
Posted By DapperDan
Re: Parade cancellations

Some of the towns here in NJ have said they want to reschedule the parades for September. That would be nice if it works out - pleasant weather (hopefully), and the various bands and other...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 03-13-2020, 04:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,142
Posted By DapperDan
Re: Help confirming Ebay bagpipes "find"

Just an update on this ...

I got these pipes going. I set aside the bag for now (I'd want a split stock for it) and also the chanter, because it needed too much tape with the reeds I had on...
Forum: Beer Tent 03-13-2020, 03:27 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,489
Posted By DapperDan
Re: Parade cancellations

Tartan Day parade (April 4th) in NYC cancelled.

All the remaining St. Patrick's Day parades in the NJ area are cancelled. I marched one last weekend, seems like that will be it. There's a...
Forum: Beer Tent 03-08-2020, 06:18 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,229
Posted By DapperDan
Re: Favourite chanter pitch

I'd like to be at a lower pitch, around Bb, or low 470's. I think the instrument loses some of its mood and warmth at higher pitches, and becomes a bit metallic sounding and even grating to...
Forum: Beer Tent 03-02-2020, 03:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 619
Posted By DapperDan
Re: Piping teachers in NYC and comp bands in NYC metro area?

Another great band in the area is St. Columcille United Gaelic Pipe Band in Kearny, NJ. Providing instruction and fielding competition bands in grades 3, 4, and 5 currently. Several members from...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 02-23-2020, 07:26 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,458
Posted By DapperDan
Re: Problem with the cutoff...

I second the question about what drone reeds you have.

I have a synthetic Bannatyne bag I keep as a spare, I believe it's the same bag you're referring to. It's thin and floppy. I have no...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 02-14-2020, 04:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 581
Posted By DapperDan
Re: Bass reed settles, then jumps pitch randomly (?)

My message posted twice somehow , oops Mods feel free to delete
Forum: Technique & Instrument 02-14-2020, 04:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 581
Posted By DapperDan
Re: Bass reed settles, then jumps pitch randomly (?)

Hi William,
It's not just you - I have a set of Henderson harmonic deluxe reeds, and had this same problem arise with the bass reed. I set them aside for the moment, but I'm curious to see what...
Forum: Music 02-14-2020, 04:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 691
Posted By DapperDan
Re: What tune is this?

I notice that at the part where he makes a chanter reed, it's a plastic smallpipe (? or maybe practice chanter) reed and the narrator says that a chanter reed is made from two pieces of plastic. ...
Forum: Beer Tent 02-12-2020, 04:18 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,516
Posted By DapperDan
Re: How many sets do you own?

I'm curious what this set looks like, and can it be played? If not, have you ever played it or heard it played?

As a side question, what's the oldest set of pipes being played right now, or...
Forum: Competing Pipers 02-02-2020, 02:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,950
Posted By DapperDan
Re: Solo chanter

Let me preface with the disclaimer that I "compete" at grade 4 level, where choice of chanter isn't much of an issue.

That said, I recently got a second-hand Strathmore blackwood chanter to use...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 02-02-2020, 01:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 710
Posted By DapperDan
Re: Squeak

An issue I have in the cold is that I can't feel the chanter so well, and sometimes I fail to cover the holes properly and squeaking noises pop out while playing. But that's usually when it's...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 01-29-2020, 05:43 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,646
Posted By DapperDan
Re: Deura Reed Problem

Hi Piperjon -

I would contact the seller on ebay right away, they'll probably refund your money promptly, to avoid getting a bad review (which you should leave anyway). They know their stuff...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 01-26-2020, 06:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,142
Posted By DapperDan
Re: Help confirming Ebay bagpipes "find"

Thanks all,

I'm debating about the bag, I seasoned it today and it got tight, but seasoning seeped through some of the stitching. Also, it smells like it was sitting in a damp cellar - I was...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 01-25-2020, 11:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,142
Posted By DapperDan
Help confirming eBay bagpipes "find"

Hello all,

I recently rolled the dice on a set of pipes on ebay. The price was low because there was supposedly a crack, which I figured I could get repaired (or just replace the stock), but...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 01-19-2020, 07:54 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,928
Posted By DapperDan
Re: Bulgarian Kaba Gaida

Thought I'd revive this old thread, as there's already a lot of good information on it. I was able to hear (and try giving a blaw on) a Kaba Gaida yesterday. It's very different from a GHP in so...
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