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Forum: Technique & Instrument Today, 09:46 AM
Replies: 4
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Posted By el gaitero
Re: canmore bag size?

..no question....get the hybrid. As for size there is only a 3/4” height diff between Med and Large...that translates to a mere 3/8” on inboard and outboard...if you are ~ 5-’9” - 6’ and use a 10”...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 08-08-2020, 03:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 323
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Ganaan PC

....and don’t ask for $300 right out of the gate....
Forum: Adult Pipers 08-08-2020, 02:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 274
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Need advice to help with a decision

What you have are McC pipes with 3 micron thickness nickel plated brass ferrules. One of my better 11 year young students got this same set /year as his first pipes in 2008 ..when a few bits started...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 08-08-2020, 12:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 323
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Ganaan PC

‘..long life..’...hmm,..many of my abw chanters are beyond 50 years ,some nearer to 75 and one at 100,...and the single poly I’d guess will outlive ME.

They make beeg joke,no?
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 08-08-2020, 10:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 273
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Frequent Double Toning - Tenor Drone Reed

I just remembered I had a student with new McC acetyl pipes 2 weeks ago...with the Mamba reeds.
1 tenor was a little persnickety...until I took a crisp US$ bill and ran it across under the tongue...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 08-07-2020, 06:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 273
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Frequent Double Toning - Tenor Drone Reed

I play full MG White Mamba reeds in my Mccallum poly pipes...and they are super solid; in my 3 years experience using them they remain very well locked in under any/all conditions.
Maybe you could...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 08-07-2020, 02:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 273
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Frequent Double Toning - Tenor Drone Reed

Are they MG White Mamba reeds?...or MG black body carbon fiber reeds? Either way they are great reeds....it sounds like it just needs a tich more bridle adjustment.

You probably know the...
Forum: Beer Tent 08-04-2020, 12:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 229
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Online Order from Highland Heritage in Delaware

Ouch....the company Highland Heritage LLC holds a BBB rating of F ( the lowest) ; the BBB website indicates a failure to respond to 6 of 8 complaints filed.

Strange for a company that boasts...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 08-02-2020, 06:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 628
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Bag Cover - loose or tight?

in lengthy experience...sometimes ordering a few or a dozen bagcovers I tell the bagmaker what pipe bag it is intended for eg Bannatyne, Canmore etc...L,M,S.... often the new covers have the...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 07-27-2020, 07:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 402
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Question on silver...

...I’m happy the D&N FS RGH ‘75 pipes I’ll be letting go are fully
marked with the ‘unique’ RGH x x x mark,...
rather than the usual ‘D&N’ x x x mark. (not to diminish same from any perspective)
Forum: Beer Tent 07-25-2020, 11:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 277
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Early Canntaireachd Recordings

Thank you KS and CallumII
Forum: Beer Tent 07-25-2020, 07:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 277
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Early Canntaireachd Recordings

About 10 yrs ago I tried to locate available cd ‘s of William Barrie and/or his son. No success.

Any updates known?
Forum: Technique & Instrument 07-23-2020, 03:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 659
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Shepherd pipes ...drone reed suggestions

So I measured the bushes on this ca 2008 set of Shepherd pipes.

Tenors: 13.1mm. Bass: 13.4mm. Close to what Shepherd had said...still, to me , surprisingly small.

Anybody with...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 07-21-2020, 05:42 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,145
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Help with transition to pipes...

I’d say you sound to be working too hard at it..ie..mangling your lips down into the mouthpiece,..with cheeks and jaw muscles screaming.

Try to absolutely relax,facial muscles especially ...a...
Forum: Music 07-18-2020, 03:14 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,314
Posted By el gaitero
Re: "Wrongly" arranged and misprinted tunes

Still hope.....he does a mean Fair Honey
Forum: Technique & Instrument 07-18-2020, 12:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 659
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Shepherd pipes ...drone reed suggestions

Do you still have those Shepherd pipes? I’m curious about the i.d of the bushes...same for all 3? . And relatively small?
Forum: Technique & Instrument 07-18-2020, 11:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 659
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Shepherd pipes ...drone reed suggestions

I’ve been wondering about these pipes...that to the eye...and pinky...each of the bushes are the same ...and ,to me,..very small. I’m going to use a micrometer at our next session to check the...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 07-18-2020, 10:29 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,145
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Help with transition to pipes...

A mantra in piping is “we sing songs...but we play tunes”

There are a half-bazillion excellent Pipers in VA....suggest don’t waste time learning any tunes wrongly...get a good instructor...a...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 07-18-2020, 03:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 659
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Shepherd pipes ...drone reed suggestions

Thanks...the kind of inpu I was seeking.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 07-17-2020, 12:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 426
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Interesting ferrule insignia

Wonder if it might have been heated to expand and slid on to fend off further splitting of that small crack in the stock?
Forum: Technique & Instrument 07-17-2020, 08:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 659
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Shepherd pipes ...drone reed suggestions

Thx .... until he gains a few more years experience I think EZ’s aren’t sodjer proof enough for a youngster. Great reeds tho,..I use EZ’s in my ‘big’ pipes.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 07-17-2020, 06:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 426
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Interesting ferrule insignia

Is it actually ‘blued’ ...or is it longly unpolished silver plated?
Forum: Technique & Instrument 07-16-2020, 03:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 243
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Issue with Naill Poly PC spit trap?

The “diverter” spit-trap is a ~1/2” thick acetyl plug up inside the chanter top. As I recall it... the topside of it is cut on an angle from the flat mid-point over to the edge...where there is a...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 07-16-2020, 02:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 659
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Shepherd pipes ...drone reed suggestions

[QUOTE=Patrick McLaurin;1346938]. That was gonna be my rec too but that was years ago. I have no updated recs. Not SM-90 though, unless the chanter is all you want to hear.[/QUOTE



...Selbie...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 07-16-2020, 11:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 243
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Issue with Naill Poly PC spit trap?

The diverter thingy goes in ,IIRC, with its angled shelf on the up side. Check that it’s correct....and about half way up between the top of the reed lips and the inside bell.
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