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Forum: Technique & Instrument Today, 06:45 PM
Replies: 18
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Posted By el gaitero
Forum: Beer Tent Today, 12:13 PM
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Posted By el gaitero
Re: Best Bagpipe for Beginners or Pros

..the Pipers benefit of having a broad repertoire.....when anyone states .i thot you were going to play AG or HC... “oh,but I did...that was my 2nd tune of the 5..”
Forum: Beer Tent Today, 08:33 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 402
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Best Bagpipe for Beginners or Pros

...just like busking.....but not even having to own a set..:doh:
Forum: Beer Tent Yesterday, 08:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 402
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Best Bagpipe for Beginners or Pros

...beware....noobs and pros.....

Definitely avoid the ajw starter set which requires some tuning...
And the aar set which requires some assembly..

Caveat emptor. You've been warned.
Forum: Technique & Instrument Yesterday, 10:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 159
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Airstream TILT Expandable or FlexiStick TILT expandableBlowpipe

Walker... near the end .... https://youtu.be/CrdrY0GttaM.

Lee.... ca 0:55. https://youtu.be/5bXX6U3SJBc
Forum: Technique & Instrument Yesterday, 08:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 159
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Airstream TILT Expandable or FlexiStick TILT expandableBlowpipe

Collared bags can still have the original blowstick stock tied in properly so the mouthpiece tip rests comfortably at the players lips. I’m just not a fan of a bent long/short tube blowstick with a...
Forum: Technique & Instrument Yesterday, 07:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 159
Posted By el gaitero
Forum: Competing Pipers 07-10-2020, 07:43 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,295
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Solo chanter

I swap around among my Mcc2, Naill,and Shepherd Mk3 chanters.

Each is great...fantastic,.. when properly set up and played in.

It always comes down to the reed, fine tuning and ambient.
...
Forum: Beer Tent 07-10-2020, 07:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 240
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Practice Chanter Wooden Mouthpiece

To protect wood mouthpiece tips I use a short 3/4” length of black heat shrink tube. Cheap,..does the job. Thin,..almost invisible
Forum: Beer Tent 07-09-2020, 05:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 240
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Practice Chanter Wooden Mouthpiece

One reason would be starting out with a shorter billet of abw to turn the chanter top from. Making the plastic one is cheaper.
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 07-07-2020, 03:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 798
Posted By el gaitero
Re: I hate taorluath

( trying to) adhere to the. mantra..” no pressure on the thumbs..” can go a long way to help lighten up a death grip.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 07-05-2020, 11:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 318
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Review Tim Gellaitry Pipes

Curious....what drove your request for larger?... .and how much so versus
Tim’s standard.?
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 07-01-2020, 05:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 798
Posted By el gaitero
Re: I hate taorluath

Try practicing it with no right thumb on the chanter. Slowly.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 07-01-2020, 12:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 387
Posted By el gaitero
Re: ID-ing a practice chanter

I like how some of the felt pad from the HA key is still stuck in the countersink...:roflmao::roflmao:
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 06-29-2020, 03:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 437
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Proper Doubling Cadence

Simply put..slowly and evenly with very clean fingers to hear 11111—22222 ( onnee—twooo) then,...1111—2222,..then 111—222, then 11–22

..ultimately..1-2,1-2,1-2 played evenly at the required tempo....
Forum: Beer Tent 06-29-2020, 01:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 957
Posted By el gaitero
Re: The Times Being What They Are...

A trick offer?; 2020 worlds is off,...no? As for a mask...I’ve been using my beekeepers helmet.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 06-29-2020, 05:23 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,142
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Imitation ivory and UV.

Yes..I’ve also seen that during pipe refurbs with ivory mounts exposed to black light to activate a non-destructive stain remover/cleaner solution I’ve used.
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 06-24-2020, 05:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 798
Posted By el gaitero
Re: i hate taorluath

A favorite saying comes to mind to help cure your issue.

.”..when you’re going through Hell....keep going!...”
Forum: Piobaireachd 06-23-2020, 11:22 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,861
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Piobaireachd Videos

MANY thanks for it Colin. Coincidentally before seeing your today post above I was noodling around on my phone and it popped up on my YouTube channel.

What a great rendition of such a pleasant...
Forum: Do It Yourself (DIY) 06-23-2020, 08:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 400
Posted By el gaitero
Re: "Hemp" Wax?

..ewww,....or go to Home Depot or a hardware store for a new clean unused one...$6. ( a Johnny ring)
Forum: Beer Tent 06-22-2020, 09:43 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,613
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Ringo Bowen & The Bagpipe Place

And ,still,..an excellent resource it is. Tops.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 06-21-2020, 12:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,142
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Imitation ivory and UV.

Can you please elaborate. Aside from the old hot needle test.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 06-20-2020, 07:14 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,142
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Imitation ivory and UV.

..less scientific ...but real ivory is always cool to the touch... versus syn materials will be at ambient.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 06-19-2020, 03:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,142
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Imitation ivory and UV.

Good to know Dunbar uses that faux ivory with the ‘schreger line’...heretofore I only knew Shepherd to do so. Do you know from comparing is it same ad Shepherd,different,better?
Forum: Piobaireachd 06-17-2020, 01:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,861
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Piobaireachd Videos

I guess I had the bog standard piobroch society setting from Hizzoner.
Good times on the stool of repentance there.
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