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Forum: Technique & Instrument 08-24-2019, 07:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,061
Posted By MichiganGaidar
Re: Drone Volume in Old Recordings

My gaidi all say "no". I'd pin it on increasingly loud and strong chanter reeds, and chanter designs which emphasize volume and projection, without corresponding changes in drones or drone reeds.
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 08-21-2019, 07:15 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 385
Posted By MichiganGaidar
Re: Zampogna and reeds

I'm no zampognaro, but I am a gaidar, and there are some common threads between our musical culture and the more traditional sectors of the musical culture of the zampogna. One of them is that we're...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 07-30-2019, 07:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 457
Posted By MichiganGaidar
Re: Digital breakdown of "Scotland the Brave"

Part of me wants to see this done to a recording of kaba gaida. We play "a few" ornaments.

Still, this is interesting and vindicates my approach to Highland embellishments.
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 07-20-2019, 06:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 503
Posted By MichiganGaidar
Re: Scottish Smallpipes - New Reeds for an Old Set

Images of the pipes (and supplied bellows):

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B9uUzNa4agyLOUVzRUV6Z2JvbjRKMXNaOTVrMzh2eDk1ZWRZ
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Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 07-20-2019, 05:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 503
Posted By MichiganGaidar
Scottish Smallpipes - New Reeds for an Old Set

I've recently come into a set of bellows-blown SSP in D. The previous owner said they were about 20 years old. The bellows are not 100% airtight, and I don't know about the bag or the tie-ins. The...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 05-22-2019, 12:33 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,796
Posted By MichiganGaidar
Re: Drone Stability/Consistency

Judging from his posting history, I think it would be easier for him to list those makes with which he doesn't have first-hand experience.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 05-18-2019, 07:24 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,796
Posted By MichiganGaidar
Re: Drone Stability/Consistency

I was never questioning that. I was pointing out that the Gibson reeds have sufficient mass in the tongue that they do not howl or whistle, even if one does not use the action which Highland pipers...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 05-18-2019, 04:28 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,796
Posted By MichiganGaidar
Re: Drone Stability/Consistency

One obviously *can* strike them in, there's just no specific need to do so in order to start cleanly - they can be blown to pressure, and they'll start just the same as if they were struck in....
Forum: Technique & Instrument 05-18-2019, 02:48 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,796
Posted By MichiganGaidar
Re: Drone Stability/Consistency

Both. The largest reed tongues I've seen by a significant margin, and therefore very stable, with no unwanted sounds on a partially-filled bag, and no need to actually "strike in".

Excellent...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 03-16-2019, 03:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,167
Posted By MichiganGaidar
Re: 2019-version Selbies?

I had a chance to put the new Selbies through their paces today. The tenors are slightly different from the old model, and the bass is completely different, having a standard-facing tongue and being...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 03-15-2019, 05:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,167
Posted By MichiganGaidar
Re: 2019-version Selbies?

Well, I nabbed a set out of curiosity. I didn't get them in time to use them at my church's fish fry today (we did everything up with "Irish" decor, and I was retained as a piper in exchange for free...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 03-14-2019, 07:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,167
Posted By MichiganGaidar
Re: 2019-version Selbies?

I must be a strange individual indeed... I can't get the Selbie inverted bass to stay in tune for the life of me. In fact, I have no end of difficulty hearing it well enough to bring it in line with...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 03-12-2019, 09:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,167
Posted By MichiganGaidar
Re: 2019-version Selbies?

I've been pretty fond of the tenors, small leakage notwithstanding, and would concur with el gaitero that they are a solid product which offers a good return for the price, but I found the inverted...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 03-12-2019, 05:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,167
Posted By MichiganGaidar
2019-version Selbies?

I came across the following while browsing about:


https://bagpipelessons.com/product/selbie-drone-reeds-for-bagpipes-set-1-bass-2-tenors-selby-selbee/


Looks like Selbie has ditched the...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 03-06-2019, 04:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 918
Posted By MichiganGaidar
Re: "Fuss Factor" of cold-wind pipes?

Regarding being sick and physical exertion: If I have the flu or a major illness, I'll be sitting it out regardless. If I'm hit with a minor illness, and would like to practice, but just can't muster...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 03-06-2019, 02:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 918
Posted By MichiganGaidar
Re: "Fuss Factor" of cold-wind pipes?

I shoot for an hour every day on the big pipes, so no practice dodging here. I simply don't want to wind up with a maintenance burden similar to two sets of GHB. That would not be conducive to the...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 03-06-2019, 12:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 918
Posted By MichiganGaidar
"Fuss Factor" of cold-wind pipes?

Greetings all,

I've spent a lot of the last few weeks "under the weather", such that my practice has been very sporadic - the majority of days were missed. I'm way out of practice, my pipes...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 02-19-2019, 11:10 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,191
Posted By MichiganGaidar
Re: 2019 setup, changes?

2018 was a tough year instrument-wise, the result being that I basically did all the experimentation that one might do over several years within one year.

My setup is currently:

- Wallace...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 02-15-2019, 06:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 632
Posted By MichiganGaidar
Re: So,..what makes it a Bb reed vs a standard reed?

Grasping at straws, but might the staple be somehow different?
Forum: Technique & Instrument 02-08-2019, 08:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,517
Posted By MichiganGaidar
Re: New Pipemaker: Alexander Graham

I mean, have you seen some of the pipes being made in Bulgaria? Horn-covered chanters, metal-inlaid pipes, relief-carved pipes, mother-of-pearl-inlaid pipes, and apparently pipes made completely out...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 01-29-2019, 04:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 680
Posted By MichiganGaidar
Re: Kinnaird Edge vs Evolution

The easy tongues worked swimmingly in my Lawries before said pipes sprouted multiple cracks... all three reeds were at factory settings, and they were steady beyond steady. So, no, I do not doubt the...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 01-29-2019, 03:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 680
Posted By MichiganGaidar
Re: Kinnaird Edge vs Evolution

The bass reed bridle had to be moved beyond the setup marks to match the tenors' factory settings, resulting in a bass which behaves and "feels" somewhat different from the tenors. I'm a stickler for...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 01-29-2019, 01:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 680
Posted By MichiganGaidar
Re: Kinnaird Edge vs Evolution

Problem being, I had to fiddle to match the bass and tenors for strength to a point where the bass drifts away from the tenors. I'd rather have maximum stability.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 01-29-2019, 01:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 680
Posted By MichiganGaidar
Kinnaird Edge vs. Evolution

Well, I suppose this was bound to happen... I have inched up in chanter strength to a point where I can no longer use "easy" Kinnairds. I quite like the power and stability afforded by Kinnaird...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 01-22-2019, 02:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 841
Posted By MichiganGaidar
Re: Kinnaird Evolution Reeds - Troubleshooting a Hissing Tenor

I was able, with much finesse, to get the Teflon tape to stay. The results were, of course, worth it.
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