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Forum: Technique & Instrument 05-08-2018, 09:44 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 792
Posted By jackhawkpiper97
Re: Naill Drones in the Low 470s?

My thoughts here are still, I would either sharpen the chanter pitch to at least 475, or try MG carbon reeds, which have quite a bit of pitch movement inherent in their design. Eezydrone reeds sound...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 05-07-2018, 08:33 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 792
Posted By jackhawkpiper97
Re: Naill Drones in the Low 470s?

Maybe a bit of a different way to work around the problem, have you considered sharpening your pitch a bit on the chanter end?
I know some pipers are adamant about lower pitch being better, but if I...
Forum: Beer Tent 04-26-2018, 01:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 641
Posted By jackhawkpiper97
Re: Grade 1 versus Open piping

As an open player for the past 3 years, I can probably provide some insight here.
1) The margin of error in open is negligible compared to grade 1. Technical perfection is expected, tonal mastery is...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 04-05-2018, 01:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,137
Posted By jackhawkpiper97
Re: Help with setup?

For the pipes, a synthetic bag is probably going to last the longest with the least maintenance- I have heard the new gen Canmore bags are good and substantial under the arm.


For the drone...
Forum: Beer Tent 04-05-2018, 01:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 650
Posted By jackhawkpiper97
Re: Culloden Pipes Intact!: Preserved in a Bog!

If I had a nickel for every time I was told not to cite Wikipedia, I would be a millionaire. Click some of the hyperlinks for the 'sources' on the page and you'll see what I mean.


Though, that...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 04-05-2018, 01:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 776
Posted By jackhawkpiper97
Re: Unwaxed hemp on old pipe drones

I can only offer my perspective, but if waxed hemp was/is good enough for the past 20 years + of Glenfiddich winners, then it's good enough for me.
List:...
Forum: Beer Tent 04-04-2018, 02:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 815
Posted By jackhawkpiper97
Re: Big Bad Drone

Messing with the bass top height can also change which harmonics get special prominence, especially noticeable while trying to tune a chanter's B
Forum: Beer Tent 04-04-2018, 02:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,307
Posted By jackhawkpiper97
Re: Pipe Makers

In terms of one-man makers that sell commercially here are a few:


Alasdair Sinclair
MacPherson
P/M Brian Donaldson at Inveran
Tim Gellaitry


Colin Kyo (Murray Huggins)
Forum: Beer Tent 02-07-2018, 03:19 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,785
Posted By jackhawkpiper97
Re: Kyo Chanters

As for pictures of old vs newer, here's what I could scrounge up. I don't own any kyo chanters, so I am being as third-party as possible.


Old:...
Forum: Beer Tent 02-05-2018, 03:06 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,785
Posted By jackhawkpiper97
Re: Kyo Chanters

I know with both McCallum and Kyo, the two makes that have been previously mentioned on this thread, not only did new models come with different internal specs, they also came with different outside...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 01-26-2018, 03:17 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 11,390
Posted By jackhawkpiper97
Re: Synthetic Chanter Reed

Having been a kid piper not long ago, starting at 10 in 2007 through to now, and near enough having been piping more in my life than not, I can sympathize with the player in the video. I think he is...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 01-14-2018, 05:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 709
Posted By jackhawkpiper97
Re: Early 80's Lawie drones w/EZ reeds

Something to be aware of, most synthetic reeds (especially flat bridle reeds like Eezydrone and canning) 'open' up over time because the rubber gradually loosens up. After all, just like a rubber...
Forum: Beer Tent 01-05-2018, 03:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 542
Posted By jackhawkpiper97
Re: Winter Storm 2018 1st Time

The syllabus is up online here: curriculum (https://mhaf.org/workshop-curriculum/)

It depends, I think, on what you want to get out of the workshop. For playing purposes, you could get away with...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 12-15-2017, 07:45 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,575
Posted By jackhawkpiper97
Re: Bass bore relationships

What's the name of the book you're referencing? I want to have a look, because it sounds really interesting to me
Jack
Forum: Technique & Instrument 12-11-2017, 01:21 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,939
Posted By jackhawkpiper97
Re: David Naill Bagpipes, good?

As someone who does not and has not owned any Naills, I can tell you at least my impressions.
-Naills (chanters and drones) regularly are among the top prize winners in Scotland's biggest solo...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 12-07-2017, 11:04 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,079
Posted By jackhawkpiper97
Re: Anyone using the Tone Protector?

I think that much of this discourse will be put to rest when/if the patent is issued, because those are public domain. I wonder where the patent is in the bureaucratic process?
Jack
Forum: Technique & Instrument 12-06-2017, 08:43 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,079
Posted By jackhawkpiper97
Re: Anyone using the Tone Protector?

For the record, I haven't bought one (would like to though. College kid poor problems are taking my money elsewhere).

If RH of Lungs are 100%, 85% is only 15% away. Considering that a fully dried...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 12-05-2017, 03:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 247
Posted By jackhawkpiper97
Re: Sheepskin bag tie in troubleshoot

It is just a little uncomfortable.

This is my third or fourth bag from this same maker, and this is incidentally the first one that's done this. I don't think that the hole position or the chanter...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 12-05-2017, 08:18 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 247
Posted By jackhawkpiper97
Sheepskin bag tie in troubleshoot

Not so much a trouble shoot, but I'm curious why my sheepskin bag I just tried on twists over at the chanter stock.

To try to describe it, the weekly along the bottom is centered along the length...
Forum: Beer Tent 12-04-2017, 02:57 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,750
Posted By jackhawkpiper97
Re: 3 Lines of hemp to hear the unicorn fluff

It's always interesting to me when common wisdom becomes law, and especially when the common wisdom includes a caveat that it may be wrong.

I'd always heard that most drones will sound pretty...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 12-04-2017, 11:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 463
Posted By jackhawkpiper97
Re: Silicon tubing in split-stock tube trap

Use milking tubing
Just measure the ID of your split stock shell and the OD of the tenon and find the right size, somewhere like here:...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 12-04-2017, 10:54 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 887
Posted By jackhawkpiper97
Re: Drone reed tongue length and stability

Make one?
I cannot imagine what this would look like
Plz
Jack
Forum: Beer Tent 11-29-2017, 02:34 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,750
Posted By jackhawkpiper97
Re: 3 Lines of hemp to hear the unicorn fluff

Here is a VIDEO (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d3W3yK_4U1c)
Forum: Technique & Instrument 11-29-2017, 02:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 887
Posted By jackhawkpiper97
Re: Drone reed tongue length and stability

The thinking is that with a long tongue, the same level of fluctuations aren't near as noticeable because they are proportionally smaller.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 11-27-2017, 07:39 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,106
Posted By jackhawkpiper97
Re: Lower Pitch Reed Suggestions

Let me get this straight:
You: I'd like a B flat reed
Chris Apps: That doesn't exist for this chanter. But I can sell you a reed that plays at a relatively flat pitch
You: I'll buy three

You:...
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