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Forum: Technique & Instrument 10-01-2019, 07:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 711
Posted By NickTaitz
Re: How to Obtain Good Chanter Reeds

There are many good reedmakers. Ideally, if you live somewhere like Scotland, you can go choose reeds. If not, Colin MacLellan once said to me to send him my pipe chanter, and he would select a...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 09-26-2019, 07:14 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,175
Posted By NickTaitz
Re: Rocket Drone Reeds Required

Interesting, I didn't know Colin McLellan used a rocket bass. He certainly has a great sound.

I agree rockets raised the bar significantly 20 years ago, no dispute there.

I guess I will...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 09-26-2019, 01:39 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,175
Posted By NickTaitz
Re: Rocket Drone Reeds Required

I would really like to know why people believe rocket reeds are so special. I too held this belief, before I got rocket reeds. I have owned and extensively played 3 sets of them, and they're good...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 09-02-2019, 02:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,531
Posted By NickTaitz
Re: eBay says Lawrie, what say you?

I think Grainger and Campbell too, from the profiles of the tenor and bass tops, the very chunky profle, very characteristic of G and C. and the projecting mounts too. This looks early G and C, as...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 08-28-2019, 07:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,138
Posted By NickTaitz
Re: Adjusting strength on glass-fiber Rocket bass reed

so there is no way to adjust the strength of the reed?
Forum: Technique & Instrument 08-28-2019, 07:35 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,760
Posted By NickTaitz
Re: Low G won't sharpen

Not sure whether anyone suggested this to you or not. The tone holes on the sides of the chanter are the ones which produce the low G. If you tape them, like any other tone hole, you will flatten...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 08-15-2019, 07:10 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,475
Posted By NickTaitz
Re: Chanter reeds, what makes good, what makes bad?

I believe straight cut and moulded are the same thing, and the ridge cut is the fat reed with a sharp ledge or ridge in it and very fine tips to the blades. The McCallister, Troy, Shepherd, Gilmour,...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 08-15-2019, 07:08 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,475
Posted By NickTaitz
Re: Chanter reeds, what makes good, what makes bad?

We don't get a lot of choice of reeds out here in South Africa, as we have to import them at very high cost. What makes a good reed? To me, the can should look nice and fresh, the reed should...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 08-15-2019, 07:04 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,508
Posted By NickTaitz
Re: Anyone know these pipes, wood? Maker?

There is a Naill feel to them. maybe ask Martin Cowell? I am surprised people think these could be Pakistani, as they really don't have one feature that points to that! They're a beautiful set,...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 08-15-2019, 06:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 607
Posted By NickTaitz
Re: Favorite solo reed?

I like Shepherd straight cut, and Gilmour from Australia.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 08-15-2019, 01:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,138
Posted By NickTaitz
Re: Adjusting strength on glass-fiber Rocket bass reed

I experienced a problem with my rockets, that they don't adjust for strength. Even when the bridle is moved as much as possible, they do not get stronger. Maybe a wee hair under the tongue would...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 08-14-2019, 03:38 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,508
Posted By NickTaitz
Re: Anyone know these pipes, wood? Maker?

Def not Pakistani - not sure how anyone could think that. Quality turning, obviously blackwood, and many wee Naill style touches. If you were told a Naill turner did these for a mate, I would find...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 06-03-2019, 11:01 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,515
Posted By NickTaitz
Re: Your 2019 setup?

1972 Sinclair pipes, with all Canning drone reeds (brown ones). Ayrefire chanter, Shepherd chanter reed. Ross blue leather bag. Ayrefire chanter is brilliant, so easy to tune.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 10-06-2017, 02:50 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,855
Posted By NickTaitz
Re: Poly or Blackwood Chanter: Can you hear the difference?

I always thought I could hear a difference between poly and blackwood. But lately I've been playing a poly pipe chanter and I think I can't hear any difference. One really nice thing about a poly...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 09-21-2017, 06:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 921
Posted By NickTaitz
Re: Shorter or Longer stocks ...

Robert Reid, so I understand, always used three bass drone stocks. Yet on the pipes he made, he used regular stocks. He was an eccentric fellow.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 05-01-2017, 01:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 868
Posted By NickTaitz
How to get a CITES certificate?

I have a full ivory Henderson, made between 1900 and 1920 or so. How do I go about getting a cites certificate for it? I live in South Africa. Anyone know how it's done? Thanks!
Forum: Technique & Instrument 05-01-2017, 12:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 909
Posted By NickTaitz
Re: Rolled or tube staple

Not sure about this, but I noticed the shepherd reed staple is an oval shape and seems to be cut from a tube, not folded from a flat sheet as it has no seam at all
Forum: Technique & Instrument 04-18-2017, 02:57 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 15,952
Posted By NickTaitz
Re: Why cane drone reeds??

To be fair, synthetics could act the same way.[/QUOTE]

I don't think synthetics would react with the same volatility. They can handle changes in climate and stuff much better than cane - if you...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 03-30-2017, 03:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 947
Posted By NickTaitz
How to contact Dave Atherton

Mr Atherton's website doesn't have an email address (at least one I could find). Does anyone have his current business email address? I was looking to ask about a price on a set of pipes.
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 03-14-2017, 06:36 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,455
Posted By NickTaitz
Re: Suggested reed combination for Chris Terry pipes

I use cannings in my Terry pipes, and have also used the Henderson Harmonics, and ezeedrones. I like Cannings the best.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 03-13-2017, 05:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,032
Posted By NickTaitz
Re: Pipe Identification

Pleasure to help, glad you found out the maker.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 03-01-2017, 06:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,038
Posted By NickTaitz
Re: Bagpipe ID

looks like david glen, especially parrot beak mounts.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 03-01-2017, 04:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,032
Posted By NickTaitz
Re: Pipe Identification

Looks like Hardies to me, esp the projecting mounts are def hardie. any maker would have offered a flat combed option like this, it's just a cheaper option. less work than full beading and combing....
Forum: Technique & Instrument 02-27-2017, 04:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,519
Posted By NickTaitz
Re: Looking For a New Set for Solo Playing

The McRae replicas made by McCallum bagpipes seem really great.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 02-16-2017, 01:15 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,886
Posted By NickTaitz
Re: Reed Wrangler mouthpiece

Many thanks to all for your responses. I will let you know how I go when I get them.
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