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Forum: Competing Pipers 07-09-2018, 10:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 237
Posted By Molasses4masses
Re: Blogs of your experiences?

Thanks for all the links. I eat this stuff up at night when Iím laying in bed.

Iíve been keeping track of my competition experiences in blog form...mainly for my dad to read through. Heís a huge...
Forum: Competing Pipers 07-07-2018, 05:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 237
Posted By Molasses4masses
Blogs of your experiences?

Does anyone keep track of their competing experience? I love reading this type of stuff and would love to read more. Iíve read Andrew Lenzís probaly 7-8 times.
Forum: Beer Tent 06-06-2018, 06:06 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,120
Posted By Molasses4masses
Re: What is your favorite tune?

I like Farewell to Nigg.

Where can I get music for the Curlew?
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 06-05-2018, 11:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,371
Posted By Molasses4masses
Re: Thoughts and experiences on-line lessons

I take in person and online lessons from Sean Patrick Regan. Iíd highly recommend him. Just today, he was able to help me retape my chanter and work on some issues with it via Facebook (with no...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 05-14-2018, 08:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 555
Posted By Molasses4masses
Re: Reeding a new Naill chanter

I have a newer one that had some carving on high A when I got it. Other than tape on high A and a little on high g, itís pretty spot on.

Iíve used Shepherd molded reeds in it, and like them. I am...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 05-06-2018, 07:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,036
Posted By Molasses4masses
Re: Reeds for ES session chanter

Got one for sale for cheap?
Forum: Beer Tent 04-29-2018, 09:48 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,356
Posted By Molasses4masses
Re: Well-known pipers who play easy reeds?

Iíve heard this, and Iím relatively new to piping. Iíve also experienced it. I purchased a chanter reed online from a distributor and the same reed from the same distributor at a games. Both reeds...
Forum: Beer Tent 04-23-2018, 06:22 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,092
Posted By Molasses4masses
Re: Most Unusual Bagpipe Material

I believe David Lindsey does this with some of his practice chanters. He stabilized the wood with resin. So, it IS being done in the piping realm.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 04-20-2018, 08:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,196
Posted By Molasses4masses
Re: 'Life' of orange indicating gels?

I have the dri-flo system and love it. Iíve had it for about 4 months and have yet to need to purchase new gels. I found that they provided me with about 2.5 times the amount to fill all of the...
Forum: Beer Tent 04-20-2018, 07:33 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,242
Posted By Molasses4masses
Re: Grrrr. Pipe failure at memorial service!

Iím playing my first paying funeral tomorrow...and this just gave me anxiety!
Forum: Beer Tent 04-16-2018, 03:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 743
Posted By Molasses4masses
Grade 1 versus Open piping

I had a thought today and itís a question Iím asking out of ignorance. Thereís a good piper I watched who won a lot last year in Grade 1. In fact I think they placed first in every event I saw them...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 04-16-2018, 03:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 210
Posted By Molasses4masses
Replacing hemp on bottle trap tube

I took my bottle trap tube out today to clean it thoroughly (bleach and water) and noticed it’s probably time to replace the hemp on the connector between the stock and the tube. I want to make sure...
Forum: Beer Tent 03-26-2018, 07:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 581
Posted By Molasses4masses
Re: THANK you all.

Itís a terribly lonely job at times. And people really do have unrealistic expectations. Something along the lines of ďYou MUST meet all of my expectations and you cannot have any of me.Ē Iíve often...
Forum: Beer Tent 03-04-2018, 08:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 553
Posted By Molasses4masses
Re: Metro Cup '18 videos

Enjoy!

https://youtu.be/ETJHmt5lOAw
Forum: Beer Tent 03-02-2018, 08:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 553
Posted By Molasses4masses
Re: Metro Cup '18 videos

I wasnít able to go this year, but I was able to capture Andrew Carlisle performing his winning medley set at the Pittsburgh Piping Society.
Forum: Music 03-02-2018, 08:33 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,760
Posted By Molasses4masses
Re: Great 6/8 competition tunes

Alex Gandy plays Farewell to the Creeks wonderfully in this video:

https://youtu.be/lhCWM7art44

Starts right at 42:48
Forum: Beer Tent 02-18-2018, 04:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 421
Posted By Molasses4masses
Re: Metro Cup 2018 reults ..anyone?

Super bummed that I missed it this year. 2019 or Bust!
Forum: Beer Tent 02-02-2018, 07:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 937
Posted By Molasses4masses
Re: Shipping a chanter youíve sold

El gaitero,

Haha! Itís actually only 25Ē long. I just copied the measurement from the USPS website.
Forum: Beer Tent 02-02-2018, 12:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 937
Posted By Molasses4masses
Re: Shipping a chanter youíve sold

I just went ahead and made my own with thick cardboard and bubble wrap. Hopefully USPS is gentle.

http://i139.photobucket.com/albums/q286/molasses4masses/70FB0D05-533B-4C3D-8D86-7471D40107DE.jpg
Forum: Beer Tent 01-29-2018, 05:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 937
Posted By Molasses4masses
Shipping a chanter youíve sold

Iíve recently sold a chanter and need to ship it, but the tube I have is for a large screenprinted poster and is far too big for just a chanter. So, my question is: what have you used when youíve had...
Forum: Trading Post Archive 01-25-2018, 08:38 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 142
Posted By Molasses4masses
FS: Naill ABW chanter, 1999 - $200 shipped

Looking to sell this wonderful chanter or trade for a newer Naill/McC2. There is no carving and no issues, and it took very little tape to be spot on. My only reason for selling is because I need a...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 12-27-2017, 08:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,726
Posted By Molasses4masses
Re: G1 Platinum Reeds - Very Easy

Our band used to use Platinum G1's. I learned with an Abedour easy reed (as said previously, good for beginners), and the transition from that to the medium strength G1 was terribly difficult for me....
Forum: Technique & Instrument 10-27-2017, 07:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 415
Posted By Molasses4masses
Re: Can you name these tunes?

Thatís my video. And the recording doesnít do his playing justice. He was phenomenal in person.
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 04-07-2017, 01:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,300
Posted By Molasses4masses
Re: Stamina

The best advice I have heard is that you need to be able to play for 150% of the time you would normally be piping. So, if you are piping at a wedding and will be playing for 10 minutes during the...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 04-04-2017, 06:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,551
Posted By Molasses4masses
Re: Bass drone in the way

A simple solution (not sure if it's the right one) is to take your bass drone top part off and rotate it so that your cord between your bass drone and your middle tenor becomes twisted shorter.
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