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Forum: Adult Pipers 07-07-2019, 09:26 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,167
Posted By Pppiper
Re: Peaks and valleys of the learning process

Hi Nerdy,

Well stated, and it's good that you chimed back in with some further clarity on your outlook and thought process.

I'm very much an auditory-learner as well, and I can tell you, the...
Forum: Competing Pipers 07-01-2019, 07:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 315
Posted By Pppiper
Re: Contests for G4 in NY Metropolitan Area

There's quite a few, if you're willing to drive up to about an hour or two (give or take) each way. If you're willing to go about as far as Scotia, then that sets you up for a pretty good bunch for...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 07-01-2019, 05:32 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,577
Posted By Pppiper
Re: Robertson bagpipes

Sorry Jay, Im confused. What are you referring to here? i.e., (what) didnt look promising ... (what) was not as nice to turn?
Forum: Technique & Instrument 06-26-2019, 11:47 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,577
Posted By Pppiper
Re: Robertson bagpipes

Very nice. And sorry, I forgot to paste in the link to my pipes earlier.

http://www.nate-silva.com/pppiper/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/cocus-closeup-e1561487412376-768x1024.jpg

I do think it's...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 06-26-2019, 07:09 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,577
Posted By Pppiper
Re: Robertson bagpipes

Quick followup on my last.

The same (I believe) set is exhibited on Ringo Bowen's site ... in fact, he references Jim's site:
http://www.thebagpipemuseum.com/Robertson_2.html

I've linked a...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 06-26-2019, 07:01 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,577
Posted By Pppiper
Re: Robertson bagpipes

With a reddish hue, I'd wonder about cocuswood. But I do believe African blackwood can have a wide variety of hues to it. My Hendersons are made of cocus, which is the only reason that I'm familiar...
Forum: Beer Tent 06-18-2019, 12:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 442
Posted By Pppiper
Re: Looking for Workshop or Competition March 2020

Could make it a little mini-vacation to Florida .... South-east Florida Highland Games are on that weekend. https://sassf.org/

That's all I'm finding so far.

Cheers,
~Nate
Forum: Adult Pipers 06-16-2019, 01:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,167
Posted By Pppiper
Re: Peaks and valleys of the learning process

Precisely. Telling oneself ďI canít be as good as (((whatever))) is essentially blocking and limiting yourself.

I have no idea how developed I might become, but I continually remind myself not to...
Forum: Beer Tent 06-06-2019, 04:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,007
Posted By Pppiper
Re: Suspicious/dubious set posted online?

I think he wises up and removed the sale.

Possible its a non- piper who doesnt know what heís doing. But still, doesnt mean someone else should get ripped off.

Cheers
~Nate
Forum: Beer Tent 06-05-2019, 08:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,007
Posted By Pppiper
Re: Suspicious/dubious set posted online?

Yeah, and what's with what looks like thick paint on the wood?

Here're a couple follow up images posted by the seller.

I called him out online, saying that plenty of people are questioning...
Forum: Beer Tent 06-05-2019, 06:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,007
Posted By Pppiper
Re: Suspicious/dubious set posted online?

Actually, I don't believe we're seeing the bottom of the sole ... there's only a view of the top. I believe the other is a drone cap?

Cheers,
~Nate
Forum: Beer Tent 06-04-2019, 09:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,007
Posted By Pppiper
Suspicious/dubious set posted online?

Wondering folks' thoughts on this set that's posted on FB at the moment ... asking price is £5,000.

Posting some images in case people here aren't members of the group.
...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 06-03-2019, 04:14 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,440
Posted By Pppiper
Re: Reeding a 440 Maclellen chanter

Right on. I was trying the same thing last year when I was using a Lee premium sheepskin bag, and a Trap-dri cansister on the end of the blowpipe tube. I was trying to get longevity out of both reed...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 06-02-2019, 07:20 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,440
Posted By Pppiper
Re: Reeding a 440 Maclellen chanter

And I'm WAY too lazy to do addition on the spot, so I simply procured a tuner that calibrates as high as 499 (God help us if the pitch ever gets that high).

=)
Forum: Technique & Instrument 06-01-2019, 04:25 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,440
Posted By Pppiper
Re: Reeding a 440 Maclellen chanter

Very helpful ... as always, Thank you Shawn!

Cheers,
~Nate
Forum: Technique & Instrument 06-01-2019, 02:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 960
Posted By Pppiper
Re: Poly VS ABW stocks

You bet, thanks. And yes, itís a Campbell. Nifty thing, though Iíve found itís really only for fine-tuning. Works for us, in that I tend to go sharper than the other piper as we play, particularly...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 06-01-2019, 12:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 960
Posted By Pppiper
Re: Poly VS ABW stocks

Well, looks-wise, there's usually still a fairly noticeable difference with mixing blackwood and poly. It'll depend on the wood, available light, etc ... but of course, for many would-be listeners,...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 06-01-2019, 08:01 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,440
Posted By Pppiper
Re: Reeding a 440 Maclellen chanter

Ha, no worries Patrick ... always appreciate your input.

Cheers,
~Nate
Forum: Technique & Instrument 06-01-2019, 07:39 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,440
Posted By Pppiper
Re: Reeding a 440 Maclellen chanter

Yeah, I'm using drone reed extenders, and in them, I'm currently using an old set of Wygent reeds. Pick your reed, and most of them will work fine, though I remember having trouble with Kinnairds...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 05-31-2019, 07:36 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,440
Posted By Pppiper
Re: Reeding a 440 Maclellen chanter

Found it ... interesting, thanks!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5oLjPrRLQ7A
Forum: Technique & Instrument 05-31-2019, 07:34 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,440
Posted By Pppiper
Re: Reeding a 440 Maclellen chanter

I haven't ... Googling now. =)
Forum: Technique & Instrument 05-31-2019, 06:05 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,440
Posted By Pppiper
Re: Reeding a 440 Maclellen chanter

Yeah ... A-440 is kind of asking a lot. Interested to see how some of these new reeds go when they arrive. I'm also tempted to experiment with adding a cooper bridle, which is what border pipers do....
Forum: Technique & Instrument 05-30-2019, 11:37 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,440
Posted By Pppiper
Re: Reeding a 440 Maclellen chanter

Oh, forgot to say that I haven't tried a rubber band in a while ... something to try again. Thanks!

Cheers,
~Nate
Forum: Technique & Instrument 05-30-2019, 11:29 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,440
Posted By Pppiper
Re: Reeding a 440 Maclellen chanter

Hard to play an easy reed (i.e., it's a difficult thing to play an easy reed well) ... this is fair, though, not wanting to toot my own horn ... I'm a pretty darned steady blower/player. I can listen...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 05-30-2019, 11:20 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,440
Posted By Pppiper
Re: Reeding a 440 Maclellen chanter

=) HUGE believer in a comfortable, easy-to-play bagpipe.
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