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Forum: Webmaster & Software 03-11-2018, 04:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 661
Posted By Lightningstorms
Re: Bagpipe music writer for iPad

Newly released: Bagpipe Writer, check it out, great functionality.
Forum: Do It Yourself (DIY) 12-24-2017, 02:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,855
Posted By Lightningstorms
Re: Installing blowpipe rubber mouthpiece?!?

I'll throw another material into the fray, vinyl tubing, as I don't like the taste of rubber/latex, potential reactions for some folks, and durability. But it is fun to slide into place.
Forum: Pipe Bands 08-27-2017, 01:55 PM
Replies: 22
StB
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Posted By Lightningstorms
Re: Stb

StB, Rowan Tree, Wings
Forum: Adult Pipers 08-27-2017, 01:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,085
Posted By Lightningstorms
Re: trigger finger surgery

I had trigger surgery the year after I started on pipes (was my computer mouse roller wheel finger), and it has been completely successful, no recurrence, and I was back on the PC within a few days...
Forum: Side / Snare 06-15-2017, 11:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 950
Posted By Lightningstorms
Re: Practice Pads

I bought my PP through Barr1 Highland Supply, rather than direct. Just an option
Forum: Side / Snare 06-13-2017, 02:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 950
Posted By Lightningstorms
Re: Practice Pads

This Perfect Practice Pad was recommended to me recently and I really like the feel and sound. You can adjust your dynamics or add a different surface for various needs and screw to a stand ...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 05-09-2017, 08:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 875
Posted By Lightningstorms
Re: Chanter Protection

re: PVC pipe, I've seen PVC chanter cases lined with the pipe insulation foam, that seemed bombproof, just another option.
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 05-04-2017, 02:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,430
Posted By Lightningstorms
Re: Decent Smallpipe Bellows Makers

Check out Simon Hopes bellows, well padded, efficient
Forum: Beer Tent 03-01-2017, 05:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,654
Posted By Lightningstorms
Re: Labral tear (labrum surgery)

Tore my L shoulder labrum in the fall of 2005 and had it repaired on Mar 1 2006. Couldn't lift my L arm to comb my hair/wash, so went ahead with surgery. Wore an arm sling with bumper until mid...
Forum: Competing Pipers 02-17-2017, 10:24 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,660
Posted By Lightningstorms
Re: Tips for maintaining concentration

JackHawk, you're right most of us don't play while listening to others outside our band or our solo platform, intentionally. But, during competitions there are always other pipers and drummers...
Forum: Beer Tent 01-30-2017, 11:30 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,370
Posted By Lightningstorms
Re: Airy Glengarry

Jim. I don't want to see your tan that way. I wonder if a thin polypropylene piece of material could be inserted and prevent this, for those so challenged, or the rest of us that just glisten even...
Forum: Beer Tent 07-07-2016, 07:36 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,541
Posted By Lightningstorms
Re: BBC Scotland Pipeline

aboode, Pipe and Drums is seasonal, it should be starting up this weekend again for a period. Cheers
Forum: Forum Related 03-28-2016, 01:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,615
Posted By Lightningstorms
Re: Blast from the past

Lloyd, you'll see it when you are signed in, like you were to post the query.:thumb:
Forum: Piobaireachd 06-28-2015, 07:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,246
Posted By Lightningstorms
Re: note-grip-note

I am reviewing a couple tunes, The Little Spree and the (otro only) in Lament for the Iolaire, where the otro and odro appear, and am having troubling with the fingering of the throw. Can someone...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 06-25-2015, 02:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,158
Posted By Lightningstorms
Re: Non-Allergic Tubing for Airstream Mouthpiece

Vinyl water tubing for potable water, aka drinkable" from Home Depot, Lowes, etc. works great. Pretty much the same ID measurements as listed above. Some will sell by the foot, or less.
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 11-17-2014, 02:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 880
Posted By Lightningstorms
Re: Where to start?

Welcome aboard brother. It will be a fun journey. Ask around your nearby FDs to see if any have pipers. Check out the IAFF band site and see which FD pipe bands are located near to you. Any piper...
Forum: Beer Tent 11-16-2014, 05:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 815
Posted By Lightningstorms
Re: John Partanen

He was my judge at the Seaside Highland Games in Ventura, CA just a month ago. Was definitely alive then.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 11-06-2014, 08:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,747
Posted By Lightningstorms
Re: Pipe bag sipping down during playing.

Covers do make a difference. A well fitted one doesn't permit the bag to slosh around. I liked the old TrueFit covers, and recently switched to a HastingsBagCovers (that took over TrueFit) that I...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 07-06-2014, 07:20 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,119
Posted By Lightningstorms
Re: d.i.y mouthpiece protectors

With many people having concerns about Latex sensitivities, I prefer using clear vinyl tubing. This can be bought in small lengths, inches to several feet, and cut to the 1" length you need. I use...
Forum: Webmaster & Software 01-09-2014, 11:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 843
Posted By Lightningstorms
Re: bagpipe score software for tablets

I 'll agree with firemanbrent about MusicSheetPro, it works nicely on my Android. The developer is very responsive to suggestions, so it is often updated!
Forum: Piobaireachd 12-24-2013, 10:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,397
Posted By Lightningstorms
Re: New Composition Moon Cradle

Congratulations !! This is beautiful, thank-you for all your efforts to make it "just right", they paid off.
Forum: Music 09-05-2013, 05:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 588
Posted By Lightningstorms
Re: Greater Glasgow Police - Tunes in their Medley

According to Gary West on his Pipeline episodes playlist at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b038zftw
Titles: Oran Na Fiaclan, The Skylark’s Ascension, The King’s Shilling, Domhnall Phadrig...
Forum: Beer Tent 06-12-2013, 03:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,073
Posted By Lightningstorms
Re: Mark your calendars and set your alarms

Kenton, do we have to login with an account or just watch? Thank-you for offering this to us.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 03-25-2013, 08:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,243
Posted By Lightningstorms
Re: The blowpipe & mouthpiece...

5'5" tall, and 9.5-10" length, adjustable, similar to Gibsons adjustable.
Forum: Music 03-10-2013, 10:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,032
Posted By Lightningstorms
Re: Anyone know where I can download a decent recording of Ballochyle, on SSP's?

This tune also, is the third 6/8 on Field Marshal Monthgomerys "Debut" album
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