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Forum: Trading Post Archive 02-23-2019, 02:38 PM
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Posted By Aaron Malcomb
FS: Large Hybrid Bannatyne & Canmore Pipe Bags - $100 each shipped

1. Large Hybrid Bannatyne Pipe Bag w/ grommets and zipper on side:
Very good condition ~3yrs old. Clamps never used on grommets or to tie in chanter - some cord marks from tying in chanter stock. ...
Forum: Trading Post Archive 02-23-2019, 01:55 PM
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Views: 146
Posted By Aaron Malcomb
FS: Black Argyll Jacket/Vest ($150) & Charcoal Braemar Jacket ($200)

1. Black Argyll Jacket & 5 button vest by Gaelic Themes - Size 50L.
Jacket in very good condition: front button replaced with chained button and sleeves let out to be longer (I wear 36/37 shirt...
Forum: Trading Post Archive 03-01-2017, 10:31 AM
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Views: 168
Posted By Aaron Malcomb
FS: Bannatyne Hybrid Bag Willie McCallum model - $115

Bannatyne Hybrid Bag Willie McCallum model: I bought this secondhand to try out. In good condition. Just a bit too small for me.
$115 USD. Shipping included in North America, +$10 overseas.
...
Forum: Trading Post Archive 03-01-2017, 10:25 AM
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Views: 116
Posted By Aaron Malcomb
FS: Balance Tone Drone Reeds - $75

Balance Tone Drone Reeds: <1 yr/old. Lightly played. Nice tone and good moisture resistance. I just haven't been swayed from my current reeds.
$75 USD. Shipping included in North America, +$10...
Forum: Trading Post Archive 03-01-2017, 10:23 AM
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Views: 135
Posted By Aaron Malcomb
FS: Strathmore poly chanter - $85

Strathmore poly chanter: bought used, played lightly. My reed of choice just doesn't seat well in it and I have too many chanters and want to get a concert B-flat chanter.
$85 USD. Shipping included...
Forum: Trading Post Archive 03-01-2017, 10:20 AM
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Views: 102
Posted By Aaron Malcomb
FS: Bowes Goatskin Bag, Large - $135

Bowes Goatskin Bag - Large: Purchased w/ holes cut from the College of Piping shop a month ago. Tied and seasoned, played 2-3 hours. Just too small for my comfort.
$135 USD. Shipping included in...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 03-28-2015, 12:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,324
Posted By Aaron Malcomb
Re: O'er the Border / Mooney's pipes

Nigel Richards (Garvie), I believe.
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 06-05-2014, 08:23 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,102
Posted By Aaron Malcomb
Re: Bellows vs. Blowing

I think we might be talking about the same thing, Andrew, but just using different words. If you are talking about having a bit of back-pressure on the bellows, then we are onto something. It's sort...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 06-03-2014, 11:27 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,102
Posted By Aaron Malcomb
Re: Bellows vs. Blowing

I am in the "bag" chorus too for sure. The reeds are most proximal to the bag. The bag has more capacity. It's an Occam's razor kind of thing. Tone comes from the bag, the bellows just feeds the...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 05-26-2014, 11:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,036
Posted By Aaron Malcomb
Re: Border Pipes - Blowtube Length

It's definitely a comfort thing. If the tube is too long it can affect the drone position as well as the chanter position. If it's too short it will keep popping loose. Everybody's personal geography...
Forum: Trading Post Archive 05-26-2014, 05:30 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 238
Posted By Aaron Malcomb
FS: Drone reeds: Canning ($85), MG synthetic ($50) shipped

Both sets of reeds are very lightly played and in their original packaging.

Canning ($85.00 USD) - Original style with plastic tongue on tenors and carbon fiber tongue on bass.

MG ($50.00 USD)...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 05-25-2014, 10:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,199
Posted By Aaron Malcomb
Re: Learning to Bellow - Adding Drones

All of the above. Start your practices with the drones off. Towards the end, pop on the tenor and play for a bit and then go for it on a few tunes with them all going. As you feel your chanter...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 04-04-2014, 11:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,959
Posted By Aaron Malcomb
Re: Torn between UP and SSPs

I echo that you should choose the instrument by what music and sound you enjoy most.

As for bellows, these instruments do have different pressures. The uilleann pipe requires you to up your...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 02-13-2014, 07:52 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,689
Posted By Aaron Malcomb
Re: Recomendations for smallpipes?

The big benefit to the common stock is centralization.

The big benefit to the bellows is that you are filling the bag with ambient air, not the hot, wet air of your breath. Your tuning will be...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 02-09-2014, 11:15 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,773
Posted By Aaron Malcomb
Re: Music Transition from GHB to SSP

The dynamics of the SSP chanter are the opposite of GHB so that high notes stand out whereas low notes blend into the drones more. This makes high G gracenotes more chirpy on lower notes and...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 12-22-2013, 05:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,550
Posted By Aaron Malcomb
Re: North American: Border pipe interest

It comes down to how the music moves you and what you enjoy listening to. My interest in piping came after my interest in Scottish music. I was listening to The Tannahill Weavers, Capercaillie and...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 12-09-2013, 10:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,087
Posted By Aaron Malcomb
Re: C Nat on 'A' SSP

Half holing the note is doable by hyperextending the finger at the 2nd joint. Here's a diagram of the bottom hand. The ">" is the finger in question (the one you would lift to play C natural on a...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 04-27-2013, 05:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,280
Posted By Aaron Malcomb
Re: Border pipes chanter reed options

How is the reed that came with your pipes? If it's good but you think it could be better, the best suggestion is that reed and 100 hours of playing :thumb:
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 03-02-2013, 10:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,582
Posted By Aaron Malcomb
Re: Try It!

Dental floss seems like it would be abrasive due to its intended function. I wouldn't use it on any wood-on-wood joints.

I use raw silk thread on everything but my bellows connecting joints. I...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 03-02-2013, 10:11 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,102
Posted By Aaron Malcomb
Re: Instrumentation for Border/Lowland Tunes (past and present)

Thanks for that, Keith. Considerably more academic than my response which is "... an old Tannahill Weavers album."
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 02-28-2013, 09:59 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,102
Posted By Aaron Malcomb
Re: Instrumentation for Border/Lowland Tunes (past and present)

The tune at 1:06 has a Jacobite song to it called "Cam' ye o'er frae France."

My lust for C pipes has been stoked.
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 02-03-2013, 12:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,107
Posted By Aaron Malcomb
Re: How can I deal with the WAIT?!

The turn around for smallpipes from Fred Morrison la McCallum may still be relatively short. I realize their production model doesn't have the same cachet as the more "hand made" outfits but their...
Forum: Webmaster & Software 12-29-2012, 03:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,400
Posted By Aaron Malcomb
Re: Bagpipe Tuner App for Droid Phone

It's not a bagpipe specific tuner and I have not given it a full work-over with Highland pipes but I have been using gStrings. I use it mostly on my bellows pipes. I did give it a go at a couple pipe...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 12-29-2012, 02:33 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 7,486
Posted By Aaron Malcomb
Re: Will bagpipe manufacturers ever make Uilleann pipes?

Maybe so, John. But I think the majority of the GHB crowd that fall into your description would probably not have anything to do with uilleann pipes. Most of the GHB players I have met that get into...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 12-29-2012, 02:10 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,555
Posted By Aaron Malcomb
Re: Contra-Bass Borderpipe/SSP

John has the hat too and looks rather dashing might I add :wink:
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