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Forum: Beer Tent 10-12-2019, 05:14 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 799
Posted By piper Q
Kilts and proper kilts, Oy vey ist meir....

Kilts, love them or hate them they are part of the parcel that comes with the Pipes and Drums.

That said, I suspect most of us have a woolen kilt that has lots and lots of pleats which we are...
Forum: Beer Tent 10-12-2019, 04:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 589
Posted By piper Q
Re: Stolen smallpipes in Tucson, AZ

Have you trired contacting the Pawn Shops in the Tuscon area, when you filed the Police Report? I would suggest a search of a 5 mile radius for pawn shops from where it was stolen. The majority of...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 10-12-2019, 04:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 351
Posted By piper Q
Re: Fagerstrom Technochanter

I recently returned my technopipes to Mr. Fagerstrom for replacement of the headphones end plug/switch which had failed. the repairs and shipping costs were very reasonable and Andrus included a new...
Forum: Beer Tent 10-05-2019, 11:07 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,494
Posted By piper Q
Re: Takeaway tips from botched gigs?

Regardless of situation, go in with a set tune list and stick to it. Practice it before hand.

To a skilled piper the tunes may be simple, but Hector the Hero can have some tricky grace notes if...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 09-20-2019, 02:16 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,442
Posted By piper Q
Temperature and Humidity effects on Piping

Being on the Swamp Coast of Mississippi, I often have a difficult time with getting the African black wood chanter to play Near the 470 to 474 hertz range that I played in a more northern climate....
Forum: Beer Tent 09-20-2019, 01:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,551
Posted By piper Q
Re: Paid not to play!

I would gladly not play for pay. Where & when is the next movie shoot on the Mississippi gulf coast..... hmmmmm
Forum: Beer Tent 07-16-2019, 08:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,503
Posted By piper Q
Re: Another Paradigm Shift in Pipe Banding

Aye, I do Jest... and yet the idea doth pose merit.
Forum: Beer Tent 07-16-2019, 08:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,222
Posted By piper Q
Re: Pierced Pipers?

Other than some noticeable scarring and deformities from injuries, I do not have any modifications or skin art. However, I know a few pipers and drummers who do, and they are technically proficient...
Forum: Beer Tent 07-13-2019, 08:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,503
Posted By piper Q
Re: Another Paradigm Shift in Pipe Banding

pray tell what is so wrong with a Hydration Pack with a chilling bladder adjacent to a proper consumable which doth provide cheer to a weary traveler? Cold beer while in route to a completion point...
Forum: Beer Tent 07-03-2019, 09:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 435
Posted By piper Q
Re: For Independence Day, the 4th of July

Thank you Pip01, have a safe week. Cheers!
Forum: Beer Tent 06-29-2019, 12:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,615
Posted By piper Q
Re: Video and audio recordings

I have a GoPro and while you can play with the optical settings the sound recording quality depends heavily upon the case you have it in. Though you could sit the naked camera on a table.

However...
Forum: Beer Tent 06-15-2019, 11:51 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,582
Posted By piper Q
Re: The end of the world as we know it...really?

While I understand it as a broad characterization, and even a bit satirical; from my experience has been it is profoundly off the mark for where I was in the Northeast, and where I am currently.
...
Forum: Beer Tent 06-04-2019, 08:30 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,582
Posted By piper Q
Re: The end of the world as we know it...really?

I reside near a modest coastal city in Mississippi. On the coast I can name 8 pipers. Going 90 miles north to Hattiesburg, there is a small pipeband that is attempting to expand outwards to events...
Forum: Music 05-22-2019, 07:44 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,602
Posted By piper Q
Re: How to create a tune with an exotic/oriental/middle eastern flare?

I' have learned a few Bagad tunes, and they do have a different sound from the Scottish and Irish traditions, however they have much less of an oriental or East Asian feel to myself than some may...
Forum: Beer Tent 05-22-2019, 07:30 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,242
Posted By piper Q
Re: Thick People

I refuse weddings for similar reason. Funerals are generally more honest affairs, and Damn you man. Now I need to figure out a transposition of Ding Dong The Witch Is Dead unless you can post an...
Forum: Beer Tent 05-05-2019, 03:50 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 607
Posted By piper Q
I need more alcohol some days...

I'm certain everyone has a moment where you're communicating with another person and you get a bit of a suggestion that is well, on the surface quite rational to the other party, but maybe, not quite...
Forum: Beer Tent 05-02-2019, 08:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,809
Posted By piper Q
Re: Help! Sold my dad's pipes, want them back!

There are more than a few Bagpipe pages on facebook, some are closed pages where you need to ask for membership. Old geezers learning bagpipes, being another one with an international reach.

...
Forum: Beer Tent 04-19-2019, 09:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,230
Posted By piper Q
Re: Notes in Music?

Pipes are a demanding instrument, and one that can demand precision of finger placement.

Tunes however, have a soul, a computer can play a tune exactly as written, but not achieve the spirit of...
Forum: Beer Tent 04-19-2019, 09:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 716
Posted By piper Q
Re: Do you ever take your students on gigs?

Experiences are the best teachers.

My first public performance was courtesy of my piping instructor. It too was not a typical band type of performance, though we did perform as an ensemble. Each...
Forum: Beer Tent 04-07-2019, 08:22 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,230
Posted By piper Q
Re: Need opinions on a GHB first set

For as many Pipers that are here and respond, you'll probably hear as many opinions and suggestions. Take my suggestions for as they are just suggestions and not iron clad that's the way it should be...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 04-02-2019, 01:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 708
Posted By piper Q
Re: Maybe time for new Electronics...

I will mailing the old style technopipes back later this week. Mr Anders quote a very reasonable price for repairs. Even with shipping and possibly customs duties, quite a bargain versus buying a new...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 03-30-2019, 01:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 708
Posted By piper Q
Maybe time for new Technopipes electronics...

I've had my Fagerstrom Technopipes since about 2007, they've seen quite a bit of both use and abuse over the years. Some battle scars too. But they've also done yeoman duty for me as well.
...
Forum: Ladies' Room 03-25-2019, 11:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,304
Posted By piper Q
Re: Too Large Pipes?

To piggy back on what Mr. Lenz wrote, consider your physical size and ability when either ordering your pipes or replacing the bag. Very few people will need an extended size bag. Myself, at 6'2"...
Forum: Beer Tent 03-25-2019, 11:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,214
Posted By piper Q
Re: Busking on Pipes

As a general rule, I don't busk, but I will practice in public parks. Occasionally I'll have a dollar or two dropped in the case. About the only time I will play for tips is if I in the street on St....
Forum: Beer Tent 03-17-2019, 04:37 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,936
Posted By piper Q
Re: Why does a piper play a gig like this?

Ach nay, t'was but Rubens... and off brand watered down colas.
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