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Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 01-16-2019, 02:04 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,665
Posted By will103
Re: Losing air at bass drone

Hi Keith, I had the same problem. I found this useful:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mc4ACA1WYcg

Ta will
Forum: Beer Tent 12-06-2018, 02:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,197
Posted By will103
Re: Check these out

Heck that is one unique set of pipes. Checked out his website too - fantastic. Cheers, will
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 12-01-2018, 01:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 998
Posted By will103
Re: I.D. on old bagpipe chanter

Hi, looking at the chanter again last night I noticed that there is a slight bend near the neck and also a slight depression right around the wood just above the sole - I wonder if this chanter was...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 11-30-2018, 07:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 998
Posted By will103
Re: I.D. on old bagpipe chanter

Hi folks, sorry for the late reply - work busy.

I have finished working on the chanter now.

What is hard to see from the photos is a bad series of cracks down from F to B and it looks like it...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 11-26-2018, 01:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 713
Posted By will103
Re: Bagpipe mouthpiece from a local museum

Hi, seems more likely that it is a wooden textile bobbin - something quite similar can be found here on Ebay UK.
...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 11-25-2018, 01:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 998
Posted By will103
Re: ID on old bagpipe chanter

Hi, I have managed to repair the splits and also remove all of the gunk that had accumulated.

Interestingly (and scarily) I played it for all of 5 minutes before I repaired the cracks and wow...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 11-24-2018, 05:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 998
Posted By will103
Re: ID on old bagpipe chanter

Aah, yes. I found some information here:

http://www.thebagpipemuseum.com/Fairgrieve.html

Very close match. Thanks for the info. will103

Here is how the chanter sounds:
...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 11-24-2018, 02:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 998
Posted By will103
I.D. on old bagpipe chanter

Hi folks, I have an old bagpipe chanter and I was hoping that you might be able to help me with identifying the maker (or period of manufacturer). There is no maker's stamp. The chanter is in quite...
Forum: Piobaireachd 09-09-2018, 01:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 968
Posted By will103
Re: Torluath Brebach

Hi, from memory of the recordings, George states that these were not hard and fast rules but rather conventions based on tradition (my words). Therefore my take on this is that pipers had options (to...
Forum: Beer Tent 07-26-2018, 12:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 652
Posted By will103
Re: The Home Isles... Good Pubs for the Pipes

Hi Pip01, if your time allows then a trip through to Glasgow and to the Park Bar would be a good idea. When I first came to Glasgow I went into the Park Bar and the bar tender noticed (from my...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 07-26-2018, 12:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 730
Posted By will103
Re: Smallpipes - alto rather than baritone drone?

Thanks Glenn, have found the article. Very interesting reading. will
Forum: Technique & Instrument 07-15-2018, 12:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 612
Posted By will103
Re: Practice Chanter Reeds-no fuss

Tru-tone practice chanter reeds? Robust and beautiful sound. Will
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 07-12-2018, 12:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 730
Posted By will103
Re: Smallpipes - alto rather than baritone drone?

Must admit that I didn't like the alto to begin with. Then I read somewhere on here a post about border drones, where it was said that the alto should be just heard (relatively quiet compared to the...
Forum: Beer Tent 07-11-2018, 11:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,509
Posted By will103
Re: Bagpipe Lung

This is my day job. Yes, a comparison of the different bag materials - looking for differences in the bug types and counts between bag types would be a good first step. However we need to keep in...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 07-11-2018, 01:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 730
Posted By will103
Smallpipes - alto rather than baritone drone?

Hello, anyone out there playing Scottish smallpipes with an alto drone rather than baritone? trying it out myself but keen to hear the thoughts of others?
Forum: Beer Tent 07-11-2018, 01:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,509
Posted By will103
Re: Bagpipe Lung

Hi, For those interested, I think this is the link to the scientific paper reporting the case of the 61 year old piper who was affected by "Bagpipe lung; a new type of interstitial lung disease?"
...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 06-26-2018, 02:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 594
Posted By will103
Re: Center pipes

Center made excellent bagpipes, and were quite varied in their designs. Check out this page for details

http://www.thebagpipemuseum.com/Center_John.html

Check out the cocuswood set in the above...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 06-21-2018, 02:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 731
Posted By will103
Re: Swedish somethings on Ebay?

Hi, no expert but they look very similar to a set on the following wikipedia page. Look quite well-made too.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swedish_bagpipes

Ta will
Forum: Technique & Instrument 06-18-2018, 03:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,535
Posted By will103
Re: Fitting cane drone reeds

Hi Dan, agreed, and with synthetics there isn't a problem. My point was more speculative and based on personal experience with my pipes - so no way representative. I am interested in how modern...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 06-16-2018, 09:41 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,535
Posted By will103
Re: Fitting cane drone reeds

I think the point is that many of the drone designs we see today are based on the designs being used when the pitch was closer to Bb. My set of relatively modern drones with cane drone reeds are...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 05-02-2018, 03:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 993
Posted By will103
Set of mouth blown J.Center smallpipes on Ebay (UK)

Hi folks, just spotted a set of John Center mouth blown smallpipes on Ebay uk. Look interesting but would need some work. The changer is keyed for "high B'. I am not linked to the seller or bidding...
Forum: Beer Tent 04-27-2018, 04:08 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,277
Posted By will103
Re: Investing in an old set

Lawries - I love the drone sound - especially the bass. When I was young (many moons ago) I bought a battered old set of Lawries - they were in a state, including the middle tenor top being a very...
Forum: Beer Tent 04-18-2018, 04:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 528
Posted By will103
Re: Antique "Irish" pipes?

Hi, if it is the same one I can see on ebay.ca ("antique Uilleann Irish bagpipes"). I think this is a Zampogna (Italian).

Cheers, will
Forum: Beer Tent 04-02-2018, 01:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,054
Posted By will103
Re: Big Bad Drone

The picture of a piper in Joseph Macdonald's manuscript written I think in the 1760s (you can see a scan of it here -...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 03-30-2018, 01:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,009
Posted By will103
Re: Help: old Edinburgh bagpipe shop

I agree with Nate - Alan would be a good option. He reduced the size of a replacement plastic sole on my David Glen Practice chanter - while I watched. Excellent job.

Cheers, will103
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