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Forum: Technique & Instrument Yesterday, 02:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 133
Posted By el gaitero
Re: I Want To Try a New Brand of Drone Reeds

You didnít mention why? You already have arguably the most popular reed on the market and played by,..arguably,...more than half of the worlds uppermost Pipers. Unless knackered ( 8 years same...
Forum: Beer Tent 10-26-2020, 07:17 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,022
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Polyester thread replacing hemp?

Excess condensate will roll down the interior wall of the tone chambers...if not absorbed by good real hemp ...it will puddle over the pin hempstop ...down the bottom section bore and disrupt or shut...
Forum: Beer Tent 10-26-2020, 03:49 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,022
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Polyester thread replacing hemp?

On a cold day,.. Where does the moisture go....?
Forum: Beer Tent 10-26-2020, 01:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 711
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Goodwill Find

All the better to ensure the pick up matches the pictures...and/or a doofus clerk doesnít fold up the parts into a shipping box.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 10-25-2020, 02:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 619
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Cutting The Tip Off Reeds

Youíre right.....only once or twice..on the same reed...or different reeds only maybe a few times over a Year if at all.
Unless youíre a professional reedmaker who might justify having an exotic...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 10-25-2020, 06:33 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 893
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Why are some better than others ?

Inspiration, a bit of talent and perseverance.

Wishing doesnít make it happen. Only YOU...

Even with lesser talent one can still go pretty far with the other two attributes.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 10-25-2020, 06:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 619
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Cutting The Tip Off Reeds

A 5 pack of sturdy IRWIN utility knife blades sells for about 3$ at a hardware store; ...and does the job very well for both blades contemporaneously on a hard countertop;
because it’s fully self...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 10-21-2020, 02:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 674
Posted By el gaitero
Re: I Need a Practice Chanter

I had the cracked wood abw top for my near 50 yr old Hardie chanter replaced earlier this summer by PM Brian Donaldson in MN.
The top had cracked 5-6 years ago..I glued it several times...then...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 10-20-2020, 11:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 306
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Reed advice

I think you’d benefit greatly from getting back to your Skype lessons ASAP....on practice chanter at least. A qualified instructor will help keeping you on the straight and narrow. Playing pipes...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 10-18-2020, 07:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 989
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Air Efficiency Problems

Are you near Monroe,NC? If so go see Roddy McClellan Pipe maker....heíll get you all sorted or point you to qualified NC Pipers that can help.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 10-18-2020, 10:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 594
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Big problem with Canmore Hybrid

Could be...after all ...it is 100 years later. Assuming you are using some dish liquid spread around the inside of the collars ? The Canmore hybrid bag itself is a winner in my book. Iím using two...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 10-16-2020, 06:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 669
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Holding PC aloft?

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advice to glue drone tops in place once you achieve perfect tuning...

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I find it much easier to own pipes already tuned at the factory....
Forum: Technique & Instrument 10-16-2020, 10:06 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,644
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Changing attitudes towards Catalin

No matter what....always dicey buying pipes sight unseen/personally examined except for a few distant photos.
Unknowns such as raggedy bores,ovaled bores,khaked up by 3rd party bores,reed seats, ...
Forum: Beer Tent 10-14-2020, 08:34 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,036
Posted By el gaitero
Re: How far will you travel

Haha..I lived in Holland for several years....local folks would chide donít drive more than ~23 minutes in any direction except east...without a life vest....
Forum: Do It Yourself (DIY) 10-13-2020, 07:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 515
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Practice Chanter Stand/Holder

A tie-wrap around the top will prevent it from rolling off a table top.

I usually have 2-3 pcís spread around my house ... grateful during several decades Iíve not yet lost one to...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 10-11-2020, 06:41 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,131
Posted By el gaitero
Re: "Phase locking" drones

Would it be descriptive to call them Ďpulsesí...?
Forum: Technique & Instrument 10-11-2020, 02:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 989
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Air Efficiency Problems

....is the zipper fully closed?...:roflmao::roflmao:
Forum: Technique & Instrument 10-10-2020, 11:06 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,526
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Hemping stock joints

A 5 blade expandable hand reamer is useful in correcting a slightly out of round tuning chamber bore ....but hard to find ‘newer’ shops that have these ...anymore...;

Tapered bores are usually...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 10-10-2020, 08:19 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,526
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Hemping stock joints

You are sort of near mike mcharg pipe maker in VT....check him out.
Forum: Beer Tent 10-09-2020, 12:32 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,569
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Has pitch topped out?

They do. But,.two points ...a SGRPM friend didn’t know what a purpose built Shepherd Bb was when I asked his opinion ca 2 yrs ago. ...in his own Shepherd Bb chanter he always used only plain ol’...
Forum: Beer Tent 10-06-2020, 10:53 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,569
Posted By el gaitero
Re: has pitch topped out?

Correct.

Sorry,...I thought everyone knows that.

At least,...the Pipey thinks so .....:grin:
Forum: Beer Tent 10-06-2020, 09:58 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,569
Posted By el gaitero
Re: has pitch topped out?

Fair question. Yes ..some top bands have successfully pushed somewhat well beyond 480,..and some wannabe bands are not so successful.
Iíve striated myself at 480 for several years with a new...
Forum: Teacher's Lounge 10-04-2020, 12:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 666
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Skype/FaceTime/instruction

..oops...I knew that.. regrets for not mentioning same...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 10-04-2020, 12:01 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,644
Posted By el gaitero
Re: changing attitudes towards Catalin

I acquired on old S/I set..the ivory bulb almost looked like old catalin it was so orange....which I attributed to the former owner smoking like a chimney.

After 2 treatments with an ivory...
Forum: Teacher's Lounge 10-04-2020, 06:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 666
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Skype/FaceTime/instruction

I don’t know of a list....but She could do some legwork to reach out to some usual suspects...e.g. Pipers Dojo (Albany) ,Lee&Sons (Vancouver) Bruce Gandy (CAN) Falkirk Piping (Scotland) ..all top...
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