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Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 11-18-2018, 01:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 534
Posted By Tedley
Re: Cane drone reeds for Smallpipes

$45.00 plus postage. Reeds guaranteed to fit.
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 11-13-2018, 05:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 661
Posted By Tedley
Re: Hemping Firesides

The single-ply real hemp thread is far better than cotton thread. Henderson's sell it.
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 11-13-2018, 05:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 534
Posted By Tedley
Re: Cane drone reeds for Smallpipes

I can probably reed these with cane. It would involve you sending the drones only (no stock) to me in a medium flat-rate box from USPS. I can thead the reeds to fit. No way to make them fit without...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 08-17-2018, 03:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 456
Posted By Tedley
Re: Chanter reed seat - Shepherd smallpipes

Instead of reaming the reed seat or cutting off the tip of the reed, you might cut off an 1/8 inch off the bottom of the staple.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 06-15-2018, 03:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,591
Posted By Tedley
Re: Fitting cane drone reeds

Many pipers, especially those with musical sensibilities are not happy with modern pitch and would like it to be lower. Unless the judges and piping associations put a top limit on pitch it will go...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 06-12-2018, 11:07 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,591
Posted By Tedley
Re: Fitting cane drone reeds

Drone bores and lengths are not arbitrary as the laws of physics apply to them. Makers have been keeping to lengths which were worked out for B flat while the pitch has crept up to around B. This...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 06-11-2018, 08:54 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,591
Posted By Tedley
Re: Fitting Cane Drone Reeds

I, a lot of others feel that we have raised the pitch too far. In the late 1960's some pipes were at B flat to play along with a brass band. Pitch creep was becoming noted and a band or piper who was...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 06-10-2018, 02:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,591
Posted By Tedley
Fitting cane drone reeds

I make and play cane drone reeds. New pipes and most from the past century have drones that were designed and optimized for playing at a lower pitch, like A=466 (B flat) or similar. My 40's...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 05-31-2018, 08:15 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,384
Posted By Tedley
Re: Polyester thread instead of hemp = game changer!

Hemp thread and all hemp products were made illegal, along with the drug. Hemp fiber was not available until the early 1970's. It is sold in one-ply (half the weight of yellow "hemp") and two-ply.
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 05-17-2018, 08:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,253
Posted By Tedley
Re: Quality Bellows for SSP's

Kelleher Trad are great! Price is low and quality excellent! You won't go wrong with them.
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 05-06-2018, 02:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 852
Posted By Tedley
Re: Zampogna: The Forastiero Brothers

Sopranino is the Italian name for the small recorder. Clef names are not used for their folk instruments, as they don't read music. The term is only used in art music. The small drone is not used in...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 05-05-2018, 04:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 852
Posted By Tedley
Re: Zampogna: The Forastiero Brothers

I agree with your critique of the recordings. You are listening very closely.

My 6P is also closer to A flat than G. Most makers don't care about pitch. The zamps are made by measurements such as...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 05-05-2018, 09:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 852
Posted By Tedley
Re: Zampogna: The Forastiero Brothers

Piffero and ciaramella are the same. It is called one in some areas and the other in other areas. YouTube is not the best source for the "correct" term. It is still used in Italy as well as biffero...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 05-05-2018, 08:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 852
Posted By Tedley
Re: Zampogna: The Forastiero Brothers

In 2000, I bought a six palmi zampogna and a three palmi zampogna, as well as a piffero from Antonio.
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 04-15-2018, 10:14 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,011
Posted By Tedley
Re: Lawrence Thompson Uilleann pipe bags

I am not saying that the rivets don't add weight, (maybe a half ounce), but that a thicker bag would be well over an ounce more in weight. The post describes a riveted bag that is "stiffer, heavier...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 04-14-2018, 11:48 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,011
Posted By Tedley
Re: Lawrence Thompson Uilleann pipe bags

The weight difference between the riveted and sewn bags noted above is in the thickness of the leather used, not the rivets.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 04-10-2018, 08:31 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 8,195
Posted By Tedley
Re: Cane drone reeds

I don't play in a band or compete anymore. I started piping in '57 when there was only cane and I still do. I mainly play uilleann pipes now. My GHB plays at A466. It took a few reeds to get the...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 04-06-2018, 04:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,145
Posted By Tedley
Re: Unwaxed hemp on old pipe drones

I like the single-ply real (cannabis) hemp on tuning pins, wrapped like Ringo suggests. The single-ply is half the weight of the yellow linen sold as "hemp". The finer thread is easier to get just...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 04-06-2018, 04:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,011
Posted By Tedley
Re: Lawrence Thompson pipe bags

Kelleher Trad makes great stitched UP bags.
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 03-30-2018, 06:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,157
Posted By Tedley
Re: Bellows stiff

Play them for a while. They should become more flexible when they break in. Avoid neatsfoot oil at all costs! The stuff bleeds through and gets all over everything.
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 03-28-2018, 12:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 404
Posted By Tedley
Re: Chanter Reed Question?

Some old cane does not get hard from age. Geoff Woof is still making reeds from cane he got from me in 1989. Due to the drought, much of the cane I have gotten recently is hard. Going back to a...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 12-21-2017, 11:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 694
Posted By Tedley
Re: Wrong/own fingering

I once had a chanter from the early 1800's of unknown make. It came with some working old reeds. My teacher said it was not in tune as he played it with modern fingering. I could make it play well in...
Forum: Do It Yourself (DIY) 12-13-2017, 02:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 799
Posted By Tedley
Re: Reed making in Idaho

I started making bagpipe reeds in Idaho in 1957. I understand the need for larger reeds for old chanters. I would suggest you become proficient making reeds at modern pitch in order to know what you...
Forum: Do It Yourself (DIY) 12-08-2017, 09:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 966
Posted By Tedley
Re: Wax for Sealing Cane Drone Reeds

What do you refer to as black pitch, bitumen for roofs, pine pitch or???
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 12-06-2017, 09:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 864
Posted By Tedley
Re: New Regulator!

As the stock was not made for a regulator to be added, Brad did the only thing he could to mount the regulator outside of the stock. If you can access the regulator easily, this is a good solution.
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