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Forum: Technique & Instrument 06-25-2020, 03:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 592
Posted By Chris C.
Re: Drone bore mist

I don't have a modern bag, and sometimes blow 'wet'. I generally pull the blowstick out of the stock before storing the pipes in the case, and it seems to dissipate moisture adequately for my uses (I...
Forum: Beer Tent 06-23-2020, 04:53 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,623
Posted By Chris C.
Re: What tune never gets old to you?

Of the more popular tunes, Green Hills. I know some have mentioned on these boards from time to time they tire of it... I just don't.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 05-31-2020, 03:01 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,990
Posted By Chris C.
Re: Ridge or straight cut, which to you prefer?

The little experience I had with ridge cut reeds was the Warnocks we used in band and they were loud and trumpety compared to the molded reeds I much prefer.

Not sure if the other ridge cut brands...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 03-26-2020, 02:47 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,675
Posted By Chris C.
Re: Drone instability, poor blowing or moisture?

Looks like everyone has it covered, only thing I could add is when re-hemping the drones use extra beeswax / tar / sticky stuff of your choice.

I noticed a difference when I re-hemped the ends of...
Forum: Beer Tent 03-14-2020, 07:25 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,235
Posted By Chris C.
Re: Bagpipe Backlash - McDonald's restaurant

I wonder if they picked the worst sounding pipe recording they could find, on purpose. Certainly, there are better sounding ones. Yet, out-of-tune pipes are going to be more effective in annoying...
Forum: Beer Tent 03-09-2020, 06:59 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,030
Posted By Chris C.
Re: Fake 'ivory'

I have no problem with Catalin. That's what is on my Lawries. Yeah, it's darkening towards orange. Shows its age.

I understand people are into aesthetics. I'm more concerned over whether they...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 03-07-2020, 01:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,104
Posted By Chris C.
Re: Middle drone issue?

The middle drone on my pipes has always been the most apt to be temperamental, re-hemp or no. No cracks or obvious leaks. It may just be the design, or my blowing, although even when my blowing is...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 12-26-2019, 02:02 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,386
Posted By Chris C.
Re: Replacement drone reed bridles?

Although this definitely would not work permanently, rubber bands can be used in emergencies, should a bridle break for some reason. They can be adjusted through the number of wraps to achieve...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 11-29-2019, 11:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 926
Posted By Chris C.
Re: Hemping joints.

I have no idea. My Lawries came with all unwaxed hemp, although that was long ago.

Maybe Hardie is trying to give new pipers a little bit of a break, and their hemp wrappers, as well?
Forum: Technique & Instrument 10-17-2019, 05:07 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 7,354
Posted By Chris C.
Re: Hardie Infinity chanters

Point taken, but it's like any field, there are always people trying to tweak, improve, create a market for a newer, updated product. And those ABW Naills you mention were probably a newer, updated...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 09-13-2019, 10:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 751
Posted By Chris C.
Re: Dorne Reed Info: Lowering Pitch Hack

Thanks for that tip. Seems as if it would be easy enough to do when/if needed.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 08-28-2019, 09:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,178
Posted By Chris C.
Re: eBay says Lawrie, what say you?

I just did a rough compare with my Lawries, and the markings are different. I don't know the technical term for the bands of ring-like indentations, but they're obviously not like my Lawries.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 08-25-2019, 07:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,178
Posted By Chris C.
Re: eBay says Lawrie, what say you?

It looks like an "R.G. Lawrie" stamp on one of the chanters, possibly the PC.

I can't tell if the pipe chanter is a Lawrie, as so many of the chanters of that era look similar to me. Same with the...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 08-18-2019, 09:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,719
Posted By Chris C.
Re: Who'd have thought… (Squealing drones0

Hey, the bag was cheap and gets the job done, just use the right cover and you're set.

Interesting subject here. Shows how much each part of the instrument makes up the whole.
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 08-12-2019, 11:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,827
Posted By Chris C.
Re: Struggling with finger placement

Late to this thread, but one thing to remember is not all Practice Chanters feel the same.

My best one is a long PC with which the holes are easier to feel -- the holes themselves are slightly...
Forum: Adult Pipers 08-05-2019, 05:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,184
Posted By Chris C.
Re: Peaks and valleys of the learning process

I've found that for fingering issues, more time with the PC seems to help, where I can slow down the movements, work on phrases, etc.

It also helps if you like the sound of the PC you're...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 07-25-2019, 10:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,612
Posted By Chris C.
Re: Low G won't sharpen

Does it actually sound flat, or merely 'tune' flat on the tuner?
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 07-24-2019, 07:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,155
Posted By Chris C.
Re: Problems with High A?

RE: flat high A: I recall reading on here a few years ago that in the 70's and earlier a lot of pros tuned the high A a hair flat to make it stand out from the drones, because of its lower volume.
...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 07-22-2019, 04:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,046
Posted By Chris C.
Re: Bass drone goes out of tune quickly

The first thing I'd check is the hemping on the bass drone.

After that, I'll let the others here who are acquainted with your brands of drones give better advice. But a leaky joint on a drone can...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 07-08-2019, 08:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,038
Posted By Chris C.
Re: "Aha" moments that propelled your playing forward

The main "aha" moment for me probably was when I started playing again, after a 15 or so year break.

I began to hear the music differently, especially the dynamics of playing a tune and 'making it...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 07-02-2019, 09:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,039
Posted By Chris C.
Re: Practice Chanter Recommendations

At piping college years ago, one guy showed us how he quieted his PC -- he used rubber bands of some type around the base of the blades on the reed -- sort of like the dental band suggestion above....
Forum: Technique & Instrument 07-02-2019, 09:41 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 7,354
Posted By Chris C.
Re: Hardie Infinity chanters

In the pic above, the Henderson is shaped much like the 80's Hardie I've got. The lower notes are a bit lower on the chanter than my other chanter. I actually prefer it that way, for some reason.
...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 06-17-2019, 12:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,233
Posted By Chris C.
Re: Problem going from E to low A

The only time I've heard a "pfffft" before a Low A sounded was when the reed was too hard, or otherwise hadn't been broken in yet.

But being that we really are just going by a short description of...
Forum: Beer Tent 06-13-2019, 01:09 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,194
Posted By Chris C.
Re: The end of the world as we know it...really?

I have been out of the competition scene for over two decades.

When I took the pipes back up over a year ago, I looked into local bands, and found there are less of them than there were in the...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 06-13-2019, 12:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,233
Posted By Chris C.
Re: Problem going from E to low A

Is the reed blown in yet?
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