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Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + Yesterday, 12:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 195
Posted By Mac an t-Sealgair
Re: Reed advice

I agree with El G, Shepherd reeds are very very good. Get one in easy strength and bobs yet uncle.

Other people will likely have suggestions for other makers, don't be put off by this, there are...
Forum: Beer Tent 10-06-2020, 10:42 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,366
Posted By Mac an t-Sealgair
Re: has pitch topped out?

Scots Guards Regimental Pipe Major :shrug:
Forum: Piobaireachd 09-30-2020, 07:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 443
Posted By Mac an t-Sealgair
Re: Cadential D gracenotes

In that situation x xxx oxoo, however in a Flame of Wrath situation is play x xxx ooox though I have seen very successful soloists play x xxx oxoo
Forum: Technique & Instrument 09-29-2020, 11:01 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 732
Posted By Mac an t-Sealgair
Re: Hemping Basics - Securing when done

Waxed hemp, never tie a knot. As long as it is the hemp has been applied reasonably tight and the fit is secure there is no need.

My technique (if you can call it that) is to finish the hemp at...
Forum: Beer Tent 09-28-2020, 12:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 895
Posted By Mac an t-Sealgair
Re: First Exposure to Piping/Drumming

Aye. Pipes were officially NOT cool when I tool them up. Different story today of course! :thumb:
Forum: Beer Tent 09-27-2020, 12:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 895
Posted By Mac an t-Sealgair
Re: First Exposure to Piping/Drumming

OOooft, well probably in the womb!

I all honesty I can't remember, I grew up surrounded by music. Mainly box music in my family, my granny especially was a cracking box player and a big...
Forum: Beer Tent 09-24-2020, 12:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 684
Posted By Mac an t-Sealgair
Re: Do you swab your drones? (Poll)

Live in NW Scotland, never swab my drones.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 09-21-2020, 01:46 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 975
Posted By Mac an t-Sealgair
Re: What's all this flap about flapper valves?

I don't care what the orientation, it works and that's it.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 09-21-2020, 03:59 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 975
Posted By Mac an t-Sealgair
Re: What's all this flap about flapper valves?

I'm still rocking the old style flapper in 2020. If it ain't broke.....
Forum: Technique & Instrument 09-21-2020, 03:57 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,191
Posted By Mac an t-Sealgair
Re: Is Your Main Chanter ABW or Polypenco?

Main chanter (ABW) bought, plastic standby chanters all hand me downs.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 09-20-2020, 10:40 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,191
Posted By Mac an t-Sealgair
Re: Is Your Main Chanter ABW or Polypenco?

ABW 95% of the time, plastic chanter only really for pub sessions where the probability of the chanter being broken is higher.

Do I worry about it, and moisture? Nah, only if it's affecting the...
Forum: Beer Tent 09-15-2020, 04:05 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,269
Posted By Mac an t-Sealgair
Re: Pirate Set?

Great tune!
Forum: Beer Tent 09-03-2020, 01:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 508
Posted By Mac an t-Sealgair
Re: Practice during COVID

That sounds like a pretty cool way of doing it!
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 09-02-2020, 02:27 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,410
Posted By Mac an t-Sealgair
Re: Is it worth my while to get smallpipes?

I know, Kevin, there are some fantastic small pipe instruments that sound lovely. I did say some wouldn't agree (after all it'd be boring if we all did), I suppose to explain a little.
The GHB is...
Forum: Beer Tent 09-02-2020, 02:21 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,657
Posted By Mac an t-Sealgair
Re: Idea for G1 band MSRs

Very interesting indeed. I have to admit, I'm surprised at the number of marches.

The reels and straths not so much, be interesting to see if, throughout the years tune have become 'in vogue' or a...
Forum: Beer Tent 09-02-2020, 02:16 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,657
Posted By Mac an t-Sealgair
Re: Idea for G1 band MSRs

:grin:

Yeah that is a serious challenge. Watching the Glenfiddich, you can see the mental strength it takes and I can imagine how it plays on your mind as you get near the end
'you've gotten...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 09-02-2020, 02:12 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,049
Posted By Mac an t-Sealgair
Re: 2020 setup?

Yeah I believe that's the case Re:Xtreme development. They go so well in the Naills. I absolutely love the bass reed, and find (for me at least) that the tenors, while not the brightest, provide a...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 09-02-2020, 02:06 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,178
Posted By Mac an t-Sealgair
Re: Soliciting input on drone sounds

Wow, what difference. There is a much better balance there, for such a small adjustment! A significant improvement to my ear, bass frequencies are now present and adding their weight, but still...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 09-01-2020, 01:49 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,049
Posted By Mac an t-Sealgair
Re: 2020 setup?

My 2020 set-up is the same as my 2019 set up.......Well, I think it is? Have to open the pipe box to see! Been really struggling with motivation this year, no comps = no accountability!

Pipes -...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 09-01-2020, 01:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,076
Posted By Mac an t-Sealgair
Re: Tuning-Middle Tenor First?

If you can do that, I think there is real skill in it. Difficult to do. I can't do it that's for sure anyway :grin:
Forum: Technique & Instrument 09-01-2020, 12:25 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,178
Posted By Mac an t-Sealgair
Re: Soliciting input on drone sounds

That's crazy! I can't believe such a small amount makes so much difference.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 09-01-2020, 12:17 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,178
Posted By Mac an t-Sealgair
Re: Soliciting input on drone sounds

The clip highlighted above sounds great too. I the drone balance is nice, I can't tell from my listening device but maybe slightly bassier? This might be due to the reeds? I find eezedrone tenor...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 09-01-2020, 11:49 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,178
Posted By Mac an t-Sealgair
Re: Soliciting input on drone sounds

Well, sir, I'm late to this party!

From my listening equipment I couldn't detect much difference in tone (only got a laptop speaker), main difference was in tenor volume.

Recording 1 was very...
Forum: Beer Tent 08-31-2020, 09:58 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 11,131
Posted By Mac an t-Sealgair
Re: Phones in Scotland

Write the text, put in your wife's phone number with country code and press send.
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 08-31-2020, 09:53 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,410
Posted By Mac an t-Sealgair
Re: Is it worth my while to get smallpipes?

I'd go for A. Much easier for you to play along with others in the future if you choose to.

Also, you'll have to choose bellows or mouth blown
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