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Forum: Technique & Instrument Yesterday, 08:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 254
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Ezeedrone reeds....”saxophoning”

...yepper...pretty much one and the same eyeballing and the gap is likewise controlled by the leading edge position of the bridle. I like the finger scuff to nano adjust the bridle...it may take a...
Forum: Technique & Instrument Yesterday, 06:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 254
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Ezeedrone reeds....”saxophoning”

Hope it helps. Don’t be afraid to play around a little with settings. Eg. Start out with all the reeds seated securely ..about 1/8” out from the wood at the reed seat. If the stars align etc and...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 11-30-2020, 08:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 254
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Ezeedrone reeds....”saxophoning”

Ez’s...great reeds...if a reed is ‘motorboating’ it’s either not getting enough /steady pressure or the tongue needs to be shortened via the bridle. For me the tenor bridles on EZ end up being a...
Forum: Beer Tent 11-28-2020, 08:52 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 788
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Piper in The Crown Season 4

Ii seems Wardrobe didn’t know they were supposed to run the bass up thru the left epaulet so to not loose the drones off the shoulder altogether.
Edward finished up just in nick...:doh:
Forum: Beer Tent 11-28-2020, 12:27 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 788
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Piper in The Crown Season 4

More often,...whatever the snippet of a tune is heard...has been dubbed in to fit a precise time slot in the production ....with luck not starting at the middle of a measure and possibly hearing at...
Forum: Beer Tent 11-28-2020, 12:19 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 401
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Piping for Funerals (Highland Version)

Next will be a published list of permitted tunes....and maybe ‘not permitted ‘ tunes. Ultimately followed by requirements to use their canned piper recordings..or have none at all.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 11-25-2020, 11:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 604
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Cannings—ezeedrone

Yes.

Only fault I had with Canning’s was the body absorbed moisture...swelling... then the carefully set bridles needed to be re-adjusted to avoid shut off. And re-adjusted again when dry.
...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 11-24-2020, 11:04 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 681
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Canmore hybrid bag - opinions?

..what drone reeds..?
Forum: Music 11-23-2020, 05:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 920
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Help me understand Piobaireachd

I liked this piece on their CD....and how the chanters notably sweetened with the efflux of time.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 11-23-2020, 07:19 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 681
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Canmore hybrid bag - opinions?

I’ve said here this bag is tops in my book. 10/10 thumbs up.

But, still,...after several years,,,its black box technology escapes me of how it (apparently) breaths so well to remain so dry...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 11-21-2020, 09:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 681
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Canmore hybrid

In my 2 sets since early 2017 with Canmore hybrid I have a ‘simple’ vinyl tube trap upturned at the rear...to which I cut in a Trap-Dri widget mid way.

I am always surprised...( actually by...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 11-21-2020, 08:35 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 681
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Canmore hybrid

...in my experience any brand syn bag feels like an inflated undershirt under your arm. One can settle and get used to it.

A hybrid bag from the onset will feel very much more like a leather...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 11-19-2020, 11:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 474
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Question on Hardies....

Yes....Willie was a Reid student. Apparently a good one...in so that Reid gifted him abw and ivory to turn his own set of pipes he told me.
He made two sets while in the shop...the ivoried second...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 11-19-2020, 06:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 474
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Question on Hardies....

In ‘87 I won my first Grade 2 solo march medal playing my ‘47 Robert Reid pipes ...with an early ‘50’s Silver soled Hardie chanter my instructor ( George M. Bell,..himself an RGH student before...
Forum: Music 11-18-2020, 10:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 724
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Tunes from the 2nd World War

.an appropriate tune I include in a funereal set of several tunes. Veddy nice I think on GHB.
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 11-16-2020, 04:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,187
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Chanter tuning struggle, the high notes

thot this also...until I realized the key is to not try to brute twist ( no can do) just insert whatever ‘mandrel’ and quite simply wiggle /push it forward to minutely expand the shaped end of the...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 11-16-2020, 03:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 283
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Rasping tenor drone

...great.....’splain what cured it...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 11-16-2020, 08:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 607
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Adjusting drone reeds to chanter strength

Yes....micro adjustments...and always ensure the front and rear edges of the bridle band are parallel ....and the bridle is concentric around the reed body.

As an added bit of paranoia I try to...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 11-15-2020, 05:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 283
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Rasping tenor drone

That they’re EZ drones reeds could well be the issue...in that they are often very finicky to get set up....but very rewarding when done right.
Check that the bridle position exactly matches the...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 11-15-2020, 06:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 283
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Rasping tenor drone

Several possibilities....check for a crack or cap leak....
Forum: Beer Tent 11-13-2020, 02:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 885
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Why is one PC supposedly better than another?

“ ...Which brings me back to the original question, why the supposed difference in PCs between a Dunbar vs. a Hardie vs. a Gibson vs. a McCullum and so on and so forth?..”

Zero to none imo and...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 11-13-2020, 01:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 499
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Cleaning ABW chanter...

Nooo problem just rubbing adhesive residue off with my thumb. If so inclined I might add a bit of nose oil.
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 11-12-2020, 06:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 417
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Breathing technique...

Have you checked that all helped joints are snug and and any into the bag stocks are absolutely tight. Reeds snug in the seats. Airtight test on the bag.....zipper fully closed? ( I’ve done that once...
Forum: Beer Tent 11-11-2020, 06:35 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,007
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Polyester thread replacing hemp?

..at the beginning of the DVD ‘ On the Day’....Roddy is seen happily adding yet another few wraps of teflon tape to his pins.
My takeaway was that’s a good sign.
Forum: Beer Tent 11-08-2020, 10:22 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,575
Posted By el gaitero
Re: The GPB (Great Pakistani Bagpipes)

..very precise positioning on the tuning pins; his mate at 0:17 is, like,..WTH???
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