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Forum: Beer Tent Today, 01:59 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,787
Posted By Aaron Shaw
Re: Geico commercial with pipes

It is indeed Patrick.


Horse's mouth and all that. John Allan was there as a back up.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 10-27-2020, 09:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 322
Posted By Aaron Shaw
Re: Moose Valve question

I experimented with a Moose valve in the end of my tube trap, downstream from a trap-dri. It worked fine except for the time the tube fell out of the blowpipe stock. Led to a rather busy tongue...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 10-17-2020, 11:21 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,376
Posted By Aaron Shaw
Re: "Phase locking" drones

Just for reference (and yes, it's an uilleann pipe bass drone reed, not highland) here's a link to slow motion video of a drone reed in action.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HoOii_1zGuM


...
Forum: Forum Related 10-15-2020, 04:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,079
Posted By Aaron Shaw
Re: like button

I read your post, thought, "Yes indeed!" and went to click the like button.


Thanks for the weird, recursive ride!
Forum: Beer Tent 08-28-2020, 12:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,001
Posted By Aaron Shaw
Re: Bugs Bunny cartoon

If you start the 2nd clip at :19 it sure sounds a lot like the first 2 bars of this-


The-Campbells-are-Coming
...
Forum: Beer Tent 08-25-2020, 10:42 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,235
Posted By Aaron Shaw
Re: Idea for G1 band MSRs

I haven't thought about it enough to have a strong opinion but I do find it interesting that it seems to be a horrific idea for bands but no one bats an eye about the wisdom of using it for solos. ...
Forum: Beer Tent 08-25-2020, 10:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,001
Posted By Aaron Shaw
Re: Bugs Bunny cartoon

Sounds like the first two bars of "The Campbells are Coming" in the second clip-after a bit of noodling.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 07-02-2020, 02:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,647
Posted By Aaron Shaw
Re: Harmonic support for chanter notes

Bruce Hitchings has done quite extensive research and testing using spectrum analysis in the ongoing improvements of his Balance Tone reeds. I know harmonic production is paramount in his design...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 05-05-2020, 04:36 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,993
Posted By Aaron Shaw
Re: perceptions on horse hair

Threads like this are why I often wish there was a 'like' button on here. Excellent posts!
Forum: Teacher's Lounge 04-30-2020, 10:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,316
Posted By Aaron Shaw
Re: An experiment in notation

I've done something similar, keeping the standard 1/32 notes but replacing the note heads of what I call the "percussive" gracenotes (g & d in a C doubling for ex.) with x's rather than the usual...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 04-30-2020, 10:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,463
Posted By Aaron Shaw
Re: Bag fullness.

"The Blowing of the Pipe must be steady & uniform, & that with the longest Breath conveniently possible. The strength of the Breath ought to be such as could keep the Reeds in their full sound, quite...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 12-09-2019, 06:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,725
Posted By Aaron Shaw
Re: Replacement drone reed bridles?

You might try contacting Bruce at Highland Reeds. He's using a new, more user-friendly bridle these days and you may be able to order just the bridles.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 09-05-2019, 01:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,221
Posted By Aaron Shaw
Re: Ebay custom Edenbourl bagpipes

I've had students come through over the years from other teachers who sold them a regular length McCallum plastic pc for, "Only $200." or apologized for only being able to afford pipes from Pakistan...
Forum: Beer Tent 08-15-2019, 09:59 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,607
Posted By Aaron Shaw
Re: Head shakers

Years ago I was playing a wedding that also had a string quartet. After the 'soundcheck' we were talking and one of the violinists asked, "How did you get this gig?"

"The union." I said.
...
Forum: Beer Tent 08-14-2019, 09:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,769
Posted By Aaron Shaw
Re: A piper's eye

Is that a Sinclair?
Forum: Beer Tent 08-09-2019, 04:49 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,607
Posted By Aaron Shaw
Re: head shakers

I was playing in my local pub and a young woman asked the bartender, "How long is that guy gonna be playing that flute?"
Forum: Technique & Instrument 07-04-2019, 12:42 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 8,835
Posted By Aaron Shaw
Re: Hardie Infinity chanters

I took all the tape off for the photo and slid some printer paper up the bores so the holes would be as visible as possible. I did have to take a lot off that high G!
Forum: Technique & Instrument 07-03-2019, 04:32 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 8,835
Posted By Aaron Shaw
Re: Hardie Infinity chanters

http://forums.bobdunsire.com/forums/<a href=https://flic.kr/p/2gqyJKe target=_blank>https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48192027347_c200c49ee8_k.jpgIMG_7768 (https://flic.kr/p/2gqyJKe) by Aaron Shaw...
Forum: Beer Tent 04-07-2019, 02:44 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,239
Posted By Aaron Shaw
Re: Need opinions on a GHB first set

If you like McCallums then I'll throw my 2 cents in with this-



I think plastic pipes are a great 1st set and a great 2nd set.



They're a great 1st set because they're less expensive,...
Forum: Music 03-25-2019, 10:52 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,094
Posted By Aaron Shaw
Re: Piob High G/A vs High G/A in Piobaireachd competition

I've found the change in tuning between little music high G and piob. high G to be pretty variable. Sometimes sharper, sometimes flatter, sometimes the same. Piob. high G can also be pretty...
Forum: Beer Tent 03-24-2019, 12:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,553
Posted By Aaron Shaw
Re: Busking on Pipes

Wicked Tinkers started out by busking in Santa Monica on the 3rd Street Promenade. There are street performers all over and it was often difficult to find a spot. We were sometimes shooed away by...
Forum: Beer Tent 03-22-2019, 11:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 849
Posted By Aaron Shaw
How many bands/pipers in the USA?

I believe someone's already answered this question (as much as it can be) but I'm having no luck searching for the thread. Anyone? Bueller?
Forum: Beer Tent 03-16-2019, 01:15 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,610
Posted By Aaron Shaw
Re: Why does a piper play a gig like this?

I should also mention that my band was recruited to audition for a major US game show. Promo clips of us standing in line (which we never actually did) and playing "impromptu" bits with other...
Forum: Beer Tent 03-16-2019, 01:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,610
Posted By Aaron Shaw
Re: Why does a piper play a gig like this?

Of course. Editors work wonders, "unscripted" moments are pre-planned, outcomes may be predetermined, all that and more. I've been involved several times in these shows but that doesn't change the...
Forum: Beer Tent 03-16-2019, 12:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,610
Posted By Aaron Shaw
Re: Why does a piper play a gig like this?

This is an extremely on-going issue. Joseph MacDonald wrote about it in 1760. There are a number of issues-


1. I know several good players who aren't interested in playing gigs for a variety...
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