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Forum: Beer Tent 05-08-2018, 02:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 651
Posted By Linz
Re: Where to Look, and When for a "good deal"

The pipes were confiscated from the buyer, and returned to the bandmember. As the buyer worked for the pawnshop in question, I'm sure they worked something out between themselves... :whistle:
Forum: Beer Tent 05-07-2018, 02:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 651
Posted By Linz
Re: Where to Look, and When for a "good deal"

Watch out for pawn shops, though. One of my instructors had a student show up for a lesson with a set he'd gotten from a pawn shop. Turns out the pipes had been stolen from the car of a bandmember,...
Forum: Beer Tent 05-01-2018, 10:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 642
Posted By Linz
Re: Unusual bag/cord covers?

I knitted an Aran bagcover. Looked awesome. Gonna do another in Fair Isle...
Forum: Pipe Bands 04-26-2018, 10:57 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,702
Posted By Linz
Re: Comfortable Formal Marching Shoes

I found a pair of Dr Scholls women's work shoes at Walmart. They're black and take a shine well. Only $25.00, and they've lasted me several years, and look like they'll last a good many more. Very...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 04-25-2018, 10:10 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,137
Posted By Linz
Re: Large mouthpiece protector

I saw the Reed Wrangler years ago, and liked the idea of it. However, the price was too steep for my limited budget. So I improvised. I took an Airstream mouthpiece with a mouthpiece protector,...
Forum: Beer Tent 04-24-2018, 01:45 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,873
Posted By Linz
Re: Grrrr. Pipe failure at memorial service!

My first funeral, cemetery was about 80 miles away. Got there early, set up, played for a bit before the mourners got there, not too much cause I didn't want tuning issues. Pipes were working...
Forum: Beer Tent 04-20-2018, 07:11 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,873
Posted By Linz
Re: Grrrr. Pipe failure at memorial service!

Happened to me about a week before a band competition. Snapped between the mouthpiece and the blowstick. :doh: No worries, I have a back up. Yeah, right. Needed a new flapper valve. Went to put it...
Forum: Beer Tent 03-18-2018, 05:44 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,908
Posted By Linz
Re: Ouch! Bagpipe concert review

Hey, he's an "Opinion Piece" commentator for a small town newspaper, 40 miles east of Minneapolis. He ain't the NY Times.... :rolleyes:
Forum: Beer Tent 01-30-2018, 07:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 860
Posted By Linz
Re: Shipping a chanter you’ve sold

And forget Duct Tape. It doesn't stay on the packages worth a darn. Use clear shipping tape. Cheaper, and does a good job. The triangular shipping tubes and bubble wrap are your best bet. They're...
Forum: Beer Tent 01-22-2018, 01:42 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,076
Posted By Linz
Re: Greetings

Yeah, but that guy is never around for the 4th of July parades....
Forum: Beer Tent 11-01-2017, 03:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,056
Posted By Linz
Re: McCallum Bagpipes

Several years ago, I found a crack in my outside tenor drone. I'd had the pipes for a couple of years, but they sent me a new drone, some T-Shirts, and a pair of ball caps. Can't beat their service!
Forum: Beer Tent 10-05-2017, 10:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 872
Posted By Linz
Re: Practice chanter playing

I carry my PC with me in the car. It's amazing how much practicing you can do at red lights. Especially that 5 note tricky bit that you're having trouble with, that drives everybody else crazy when...
Forum: Beer Tent 10-02-2017, 03:29 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,283
Posted By Linz
Re: Gift pipes - what would YOU do?

Remember when you were a crackerjack young piper, and somebody gave you a beautiful set of pipes, and return the favor.
Forum: Beer Tent 09-22-2017, 11:04 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,823
Posted By Linz
Re: Left-handed Pipers?

My set up is right handed, (drones on left shoulder) just my hands are reversed. Biggest problem is that as I'm a short, round, female-type person, it can be hard to reach the bottom of the chanter,...
Forum: Beer Tent 09-21-2017, 10:01 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,823
Posted By Linz
Re: Left-handed Pipers?

I said flute, cause that was what we called them. It actually was one of those black plastic recorder-looking things. Like you play in the second grade.... :whistle:
Forum: Beer Tent 09-20-2017, 07:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,823
Posted By Linz
Re: Left-handed Pipers?

I play right hand on top, left on bottom. Been doing it for about 13 years now. In elementary school, I played flute with right hand above, and it just carried over. I did try to change hands, but it...
Forum: Beer Tent 09-15-2017, 07:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 850
Posted By Linz
Re: Kilt making kit?

The store where you buy something that has a VAT attached is supposed to give you a form to turn in at the airport. The airport doesn't have the forms. We found that out as we were leaving. I did...
Forum: Beer Tent 09-15-2017, 02:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 850
Posted By Linz
Re: Kilt making kit?

Nope, they took it off. However, I did get a new chanter at the Piping Center, and got charged the VAT for that. Dammit...
Forum: Beer Tent 09-15-2017, 10:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 850
Posted By Linz
Re: Kilt making kit?

So, for a kilt with MY tartan, not a random one, it's gonna run about BGP 308. That's $417.00 at today's exchange rate. Was in Scotland with my band for the World's this summer, and bought a kilt in...
Forum: Beer Tent 08-24-2017, 09:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 536
Posted By Linz
Re: Deliberately adding tape to play out of tune, where to find YouTube clip.

He did it this year at the Alasdair Gillies Memorial Challenge, too. Which he won, by the way....
Forum: Beer Tent 06-27-2017, 04:17 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,728
Posted By Linz
Travelling to Scotland

What with the "World's" coming up soon, what is the best way to carry money in Scotland? Don't want to convert (or carry) a bunch of cash, thinking more of a card. What would you seasoned world...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 06-16-2017, 11:43 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,146
Posted By Linz
Re: Small or Medium Pipe Bag

I'm a 5'2" adult female, and I play a Bannatyne Extended Small bag. I started with a small bag, then on the advice of my then-instructor, went to a medium. It felt like I was trying to play with a...
Forum: Adult Pipers 06-14-2017, 04:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,699
Posted By Linz
Re: First solo competition

I started competing at 60. I'd had my pipes for about 8 years when I started thinking about competing, but I was really crappy. Moved, got a good teacher who worked hard with me, and convinced me to...
Forum: Competition Results 05-26-2017, 03:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 558
Posted By Linz
Re: Woodland Games

Third place in Grade 4 MMSR was the Jefferson Pipe Band, out of Northern California and Southern Oregon.
Forum: Competing Pipers 02-20-2017, 11:55 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,388
Posted By Linz
Re: Tips for maintaining concentration

I'm a Grade 4 piper. I have competed a few times, best I ever got was 6th.

But I am a mother, and having 3 kids by natural childbirth does teach you a few things about focusing. In Lamaze, we're...
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