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Forum: Technique & Instrument 12-18-2018, 11:57 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,093
Posted By Ringo
Re: Orig or restored?

I seldom have time to visit “the Bob” however this morning Andreas directed me to this thread. Here’s my two cents.

If a bagpipe is being preserved as a historical artifact, I feel that...
Forum: Beer Tent 04-21-2018, 12:59 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,515
Posted By Ringo
Re: Britain to Ban Ivory Sales to Stamp Out 'Abhorrent' Trade

This is the best information I've found on state-by-state law. http://fitzgibbonlaw.com/understanding-ivory-law/ It's a lengthy read but very worthwhile. I love that they wrote "Having shown that the...
Forum: Beer Tent 04-20-2018, 02:59 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,515
Posted By Ringo
Re: Britain to Ban Ivory Sales to Stamp Out 'Abhorrent' Trade

I will support anything that will help save an elephant or any other animal from wanton senseless exploitation and eventually extermination. I would get tough on the two ends of the equation; the...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 04-02-2018, 10:08 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,450
Posted By Ringo
Re: New Gannaway — leaking neck?

Tip...when tying in the chanter stock, roll some modeling clay into a rope. You can get this at the hobby store. Mold it into the cut-in before inserting the stock into the bag. Then tie the stock in...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 02-06-2018, 03:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,720
Posted By Ringo
Re: Help identifying possible Hardie pipes?

For everyone who said "Hardie" it is completely understandable and a damn good throw of the dart. There is a "Hardie" look to the bagpipe. Grainger's profile was very boxy at times and more...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 02-04-2018, 01:35 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,720
Posted By Ringo
Re: Help identifying possible Hardie pipes?

Grainger and Campbell. Wide, flat beads. Very square angles. Very little "style". Bushings will all be the same size as well.

Ringo
Forum: Technique & Instrument 02-03-2018, 09:48 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 7,341
Posted By Ringo
Re: Tonally - Your Wood Preference...

This was just the sort of exchange of experiences and thoughts that I was hoping for. Prejudices are often based on singular or limited experiences. If we roll things back 20 or 30 years, ABW was the...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 02-01-2018, 05:23 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 7,341
Posted By Ringo
Re: Tonally - Your Wood Preference...

Exactly! Really love to hear from Keith Jeffers and others who have expanded their experiences into alternatives to traditional woods.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 02-01-2018, 09:25 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 7,341
Posted By Ringo
Tonally - Your Wood Preference...

The CITES regulations on Dalbergia species (including ABW and cocobolo) have had an impact on the bagpipe industry. The practical experience is that to find and import these woods is expensive and...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 01-31-2018, 02:12 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,664
Posted By Ringo
Re: Kinnaird Edge Drone Reed

To David's (PIP01) question, there are perhaps two significant differences between the old L&M and Goatskin/Sheepskin.

The first is moisture control. You have virtually none with L&M. They have a...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 01-30-2018, 12:08 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,664
Posted By Ringo
Re: Kinnaird Edge Drone Reed

Well said, Shawn. The benefits of synthetic are many but you never gain something without giving up something. For many of us, "sheepskin and cane" is the standard by which all others are measured....
Forum: Technique & Instrument 01-29-2018, 11:37 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,664
Posted By Ringo
Re: Kinnaird Edge Drone Reed

El Gaitero

I went back and read my reply. The twinkle in my eye wasn't apparent by my words. My apology.

In my experience, there are several makes of drones, going back over the years and even...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 01-26-2018, 05:21 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,664
Posted By Ringo
Re: Kinnaird Edge Drone Reed

El Gaitero...REALLY? You're going to ask me a question like that? No, they weren't MIME.

Highland Park...What you're describing may be a product of the bag more than the reeds. I haven't played...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 01-26-2018, 02:54 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,664
Posted By Ringo
Kinnaird Edge Drone Reed

I have a fellow in the band who plays a set of pipes I really don't care for. I'd describe the sound as coarse, unrefined, devoid of harmonics and generally obnoxious. (I hope he's not reading this!)...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 12-08-2017, 03:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,053
Posted By Ringo
Re: Pipe I.D. ... any thoughts?

Those who said WWI era Lawrie bagpipes get the prize. Sweet, these are. Perhaps made of ebony.

RB
Forum: Technique & Instrument 09-02-2017, 04:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,246
Posted By Ringo
Re: Reeding a Dunbar elite II pipe chanter

Where are you located? There are a ton of excellent pipers throughout Ontario that can help you. Unless something went terribly wrong while making the chanter, it will accept just about anything you...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 09-02-2017, 04:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,306
Posted By Ringo
Re: Silver hallmarks and assay offices

Hallmarks are about the silver and the silver only. The marks (impressions stamped into the silver) indicate where the silver was tested for purity (the Assay Office), that the silver content is...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 07-28-2017, 09:08 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,639
Posted By Ringo
Re: Bagpipe Chanter Reeds Issues.

What do your ears tell you? Sometimes these meters don't read a particular note correctly, perhaps due to decibel level or perhaps for some other reason. I dunno.

When it comes to fine-tuning a...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 06-28-2017, 03:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,858
Posted By Ringo
Re: Please help I.D. pipes with ivory mounts

You pictures make things a bit challenging however at this early point I'll wager that they're not Henderson. The tops of the tuning chambers are cut in at a sharp angle more like Hardie than tapered...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 06-15-2017, 02:37 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,571
Posted By Ringo
Re: 489Hz

The pitch we play at is a factor of so many things. Chanter, reed, temperature, humidity, and how you blow. Since moving to the southwest I've learned to embrace 490 without fear or trepidation. As...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 06-07-2017, 02:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,302
Posted By Ringo
Re: MacLellan Bagpipes new design

It would be interesting to know the entire set-up.
1. bag (plus grommets or not)
2. drone reeds
3. chanter
4. chanter reed

Ringo
Forum: Technique & Instrument 05-03-2017, 03:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,365
Posted By Ringo
Re: MCS and Old Age

Such a meaty topic. Managing the moisture inside the bag is anything but a simple matter.

Let’s start with the chanter reed as this is the most critical component to the production of an...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 04-28-2017, 04:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,615
Posted By Ringo
Re: Trouble with Rocket reeds....what am I doing wrong?

The tendency for Rockets and some other reeds to squeal on start-up can be tamed through the use of regulators set into the bottom of your stocks. I use a simple plug with intact holes drilled...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 03-01-2017, 07:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,038
Posted By Ringo
Re: Bagpipe ID

Too bad about the stocks. They can sometimes be very helpful.

The reasons I think J & R are four-fold

1. The profiles of the pieces match the profiles of J & R Glen bagpipes I've documented.
...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 02-28-2017, 11:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,038
Posted By Ringo
Re: Bagpipe ID

I'm in the "Glen" camp although to me it's saying more J&R than David. More pictures, and pictures of the stocks, might blow some of the smoke away. Very nice bagpipe to be sure.

Ringo
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