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Forum: Technique & Instrument Today, 08:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 279
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Replacement drone reed bridles?

Right., ....ex-post-facto rams...... ouch.
Forum: Technique & Instrument Yesterday, 07:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 279
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Replacement drone reed bridles?

This is a good idea...getting the right size is difficult. Some years ago I replaced the bridles on a popular brand reed with what I thought was a good fit O ring ....it didnt work well at all...so...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 12-05-2019, 01:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 279
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Replacement drone reed bridles?

O ring(s) can work ok....but in my experience..try to use a few rings that will provide a width similar to the original bridle...and small enough to provide similar compression on the tongue. So on,...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 12-04-2019, 08:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 333
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Radical reed shaving

Yes correct...as John Bolt noted...rounding the square shoulders towards looking like a molded reed.
But...in my experience with a standard Shepherd Easy-Medium reed ( ~30/31) ....the 1-3 light...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 12-04-2019, 12:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 305
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Thoughts on bottle traps?

Yes.....The i.d. of the Trap Dri tube appears at least equal to a usual blowstick bore....
Forum: Technique & Instrument 12-04-2019, 12:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 333
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Radical reed shaving

Rory Grossart posted a very helpful reed adjustment piece on his MG Reeds web page.

He mentioned one method Ive used for donkey years...rounding the square edges of the blades.

On...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 12-03-2019, 01:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 305
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Thoughts on bottle traps?

Some valid points you have. IMO the cloth gets saturated too quickly to continue to be viable ie ..retain moisture....especially on a cold day outside...; there is no convenient way to change the...
Forum: Beer Tent 12-03-2019, 08:57 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,744
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Forum activity levels

👍....I never regret it ...😁
Forum: Technique & Instrument 12-03-2019, 08:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,374
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Robert Reid bagpipes

.Id understood the stock bores of Reid pipes were purposefully tapered and left larger at bottom to ..get more air to the reed...
I never checked the mid 40s set I owned for 20+ years for...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 11-30-2019, 08:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 449
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Narrow stocks and grometted bags

👏👍..good to know.
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 11-30-2019, 07:32 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 13,914
Posted By el gaitero
Re: McCallum Folk Pipes!?

Either tho often with mixed hints of road tar and a somewhat gravely finish on the ear.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 11-24-2019, 06:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 449
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Narrow stocks and grometted bags

I also take a few minutes with a smooth metal file and smooth off the sharp edges of the bolt head.....Othewise it will cut thru the tire tube material.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 11-24-2019, 04:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 449
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Narrow stocks and grometted bags

...another great McGiver;

I use two wide rubber bands of bike tire tube to cover over the nasty bolt head on the oft supplied clamps.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 11-24-2019, 11:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 449
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Narrow stocks and grometted bags

..gotcha....but of course the O rings work well because theyre compressed by the outside clamp. The stretchy rubber tape doesnt shift in my experience if you wind it snug into the groove...it...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 11-24-2019, 10:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 449
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Narrow stocks and grometted bags

What you did works well,...what I would have ,..except probably I wud have used stretch rubber repair tape in the groove ...thinking its a bit more bulky and cushion-y for the bag collar ring to...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 11-22-2019, 05:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 978
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Cleaning Brushes/Swabs

Interesting. Which maker is this? Id like to look at his site. Are there others?
Forum: Beer Tent 11-22-2019, 05:48 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 10,215
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Who makes this reed?

How much $ are they?
Forum: Technique & Instrument 11-20-2019, 10:08 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 796
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Flat Bushes on Lawries

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I think others might also chime in that RGL pipes of that era will...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 11-19-2019, 01:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 978
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Cleaning Brushes/Swabs

I don’t know of any pipemaker of substance that recommends a submersion oiling. Does anyone here?

Here’s a reputable view... albeit I haven't asked why to add a drop of vitamin E? Anyone?
...
Forum: Heads Up 11-18-2019, 05:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 271
Posted By el gaitero
Re: How to sell bass drum?

First let the air out...to get the right size envelope. :grin:
Forum: Technique & Instrument 11-18-2019, 04:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 899
Posted By el gaitero
Re: When to use a Gauge to check the Strength a Chanter Reed

Rule of thumb is the reed will drop about 2 h2o strength and steady off after a bit of playing ..several tunes/sets ( and in my own experience) ...so youll want to know the reed strength after...
Forum: Do It Yourself (DIY) 11-18-2019, 10:43 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 778
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Tuning pin hemp leak

I always chuckle watching the beginning of the On the Day DVD...where the pipey is seen wrapping yet another few turns of Teflon tape to a tuning pin...
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Forum: Do It Yourself (DIY) 11-17-2019, 09:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 778
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Tuning pin hemp leak

Yeah,...sharing your leak issue with your local piping chums 'eyes on' might come up with something less extreme than the expense and lost time of shipping the set back to RGH straight away. Even...
Forum: Do It Yourself (DIY) 11-17-2019, 05:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 778
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Tuning pin hemp leak

..or ptf tape ...the tape of champions.....
Forum: Do It Yourself (DIY) 11-16-2019, 03:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 778
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Tuning pin hemp leak

...maybe a bit of a rush to judgement I think....the OP has been at pipes only a relative short while ...its all part of the learning curve...; Im doubtful this leak is an insurmountable issue that...
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