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Forum: Beer Tent 10-17-2019, 09:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 799
Posted By William McKenzie
Re: Kilts and proper kilts, Oy vey ist meir....

I agree. Have you heard of the the Airy Glengarry (https://www.rancocascreekpipeband.com/The_Airy_Glengarry/p5158106_17975086.aspx)? I haven't tried this myself but thought about it. For winter I...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 10-11-2019, 04:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 647
Posted By William McKenzie
Re: Early Henderson bore sizes

I think you'll find a lot of opinions on this. I do believe from reading over the years that some Henderson years had bottom sections slightly too large which resulted in unsteadiness or difficulty...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 10-10-2019, 12:20 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,123
Posted By William McKenzie
Re: Canmore Hybrid bags

I'm actually wondering something similar. I got a swiveling blowpipe for my extended small hybrid canmore and it made a pretty noticeable difference in how everything felt. I had an extended medium...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 09-24-2019, 03:59 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,920
Posted By William McKenzie
Re: "B" Flat Set up

I can also confirm that the pitch screws are interchangeable between the Hendersons and MGs. So it sounds like the same pitch screws will work across all these Scottish brands- Ezeedrone, MG, Selbie,...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 09-21-2019, 02:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 402
Posted By William McKenzie
Re: Gibson PC reeds of different sizes?!?

Interesting, I was just about to purchase one.

I believe Greg Abbott of Abbott reeds (abbottreeds.com/ (https://abbottreeds.com/)) has made/does make, Gibson's practice chanter reeds. With Gibson...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 09-16-2019, 10:19 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,101
Posted By William McKenzie
Forum: Technique & Instrument 09-15-2019, 02:52 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,920
Posted By William McKenzie
Re: "B" Flat Set up

I also wonder why manufacturers continue to inch up the pitch, because if their new chanter was centered at say 476 it would more than likely still sell just as well. We're looking for new chanters...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 09-15-2019, 02:21 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 9,359
Posted By William McKenzie
Re: Balance Tone Drone Reeds

I think this description very much depends on the bagpipe they are installed in though.

Regular Balance Tone tenors for me have certainly been brighter with more overtones than Ezeedrone tenors....
Forum: Beer Tent 09-15-2019, 01:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,166
Posted By William McKenzie
Re: STOLEN: Silver & ivory Robertsons (UK)

Lord people can suck. Very sorry to hear this.

They have no idea what they have taken and yet it's everything to us in terms of time, memories, serious cost. Like when someone steals a wallet....
Forum: Beer Tent 09-15-2019, 01:39 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 8,536
Posted By William McKenzie
Re: Who makes this reed?

I guess my question, with no ill intent and beyond the fact that chanter reeds are double bladed, is why hasn't a synthetic chanter reed finally reached maturity?

We heard about Légère Reeds...
Forum: Beer Tent 09-14-2019, 02:10 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,552
Posted By William McKenzie
Re: Gordon Walker

Have to agee, this thread needs to stay open.

No more sweeping these kinds of actions awa or pretending they don't exist simply because they are uncomfortable. Human nature can be ugly to say the...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 09-13-2019, 03:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 433
Posted By William McKenzie
Re: Leather Pipe Bag Tie-in Issue

This works well, here's a picture of one
http://pipehacker.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/pipehackerpunch.jpg



These aren't by chance MacLellans are they? When I owned a set the stocks (and...
Forum: Beer Tent 09-13-2019, 02:17 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,552
Posted By William McKenzie
Re: Gordon Walker

Ho-lee sh:eek:
Forum: Beer Tent 09-13-2019, 02:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,299
Posted By William McKenzie
Re: Stories of a broken Pipe Bands Australia

I saw that article and personally had not heard of this before. But a good point made if an Irish piper knowing about it must mean it reaches far. In the article it sounded like there is a power...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 09-13-2019, 01:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 393
Posted By William McKenzie
Re: Unboxing and review of GlenCoe Black Watch e-Chanter

And cheap! Finally, an affordable (relatively) bagpipe tool.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 09-11-2019, 09:25 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,920
Posted By William McKenzie
Re: "B" Flat Set up

I think my comments were misinterpreted as why does lower pitch exist, even though in the same paragraph as those comments I said that I wanted to, and did, play(ed) at a lower pitch.



I should...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 09-11-2019, 12:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,879
Posted By William McKenzie
Re: Selbie Tongue Replace

I went ahead and ordered new tongues as a precaution and a refresh. As it happens I played the tenors yesterday and one of them started having random audible blips or skips which I've never...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 09-09-2019, 09:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,143
Posted By William McKenzie
Re: Rocket Drone Reeds Required

You have three sets of Rockets? That's very odd.. and kind of impressive at the same time considering. I will say that $160US is arguably a fairer price, they were $200 new if I recall correctly....
Forum: Technique & Instrument 09-09-2019, 02:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,143
Posted By William McKenzie
Re: Rocket Drone Reeds Required

Bren,

Had thoughts on your search for Rockets because I know you've been looking for a while and it's a frustrating situation. I hope I don't come across as patronizing, these are just my own...
Forum: Beer Tent 09-08-2019, 05:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 536
Posted By William McKenzie
Re: Anyone from Billings, MT?

Flight Medic? Fixed wing or rotary?



This is why I love our community.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 09-08-2019, 04:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 627
Posted By William McKenzie
Re: Refurbishment advice

If you can't find anyone locally or in Scotland (there's got to be some of the best where you are), then absolutely Dunbar. Shipping will hurt, but Rick Pettigrew is one of the best in the world.
...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 09-07-2019, 09:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 740
Posted By William McKenzie
Re: eBay custom Edenbourl bagpipes

They've done a copy and paste job to fix "Edinburgh set of Highland Bagpipes"

They do list McCallum under the brand listing. I kind of feel like flagging it? Maybe I'm a jerk and it's someone who...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 09-06-2019, 04:08 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,920
Posted By William McKenzie
Re: "B" Flat Set up

Why is everyone all of a sudden making Bb chanters?

It confuses me that back around the 2010s I wanted to play at a lower pitch and we've had lots of discussions on it here. I tried the few...
Forum: Beer Tent 09-04-2019, 09:25 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 857
Posted By William McKenzie
Re: Mary MacLeod at Worlds

Kind of surprised no one has commented on this. Definitely agree, I think it was really a clever and perfect thing to do.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 08-29-2019, 01:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,879
Posted By William McKenzie
Re: Selbie Tongue Replace

Does anyone know when you should replace tongues? I don't see any obvious signs on my set of Selbies but they seem to be taking more air recently and getting harder to control.

I've been getting...
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