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Forum: Technique & Instrument Yesterday, 01:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 268
Posted By John Bolt
Re: Building a chanter humidor

Hi all,


14 inches of 2" pvc and 2 caps
Forum: Beer Tent 01-10-2020, 11:57 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,363
Posted By John Bolt
Re: I LOVE my bagpipes

Hi all,


Setup:
Drones: McCallum ABD4
Drone Reeds: Canning, G1 bass
Chanter: Dunbar Elite ABW / KYO poly
Chanter Reed: Husk
Bag: WMC Bannatyne
Dryer: Moose valve
Forum: Technique & Instrument 01-07-2020, 09:49 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,100
Posted By John Bolt
Re: Unique Pipes

Hi all,


There is a very good picture of the pipes in question on Anna's face book page for Aug 4 2018!
Forum: Technique & Instrument 12-04-2019, 07:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 799
Posted By John Bolt
Re: Radical reed shaving

Hi all,


Yes and to varying degrees to the point it looks like a molded reed!
Forum: Technique & Instrument 12-04-2019, 10:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 799
Posted By John Bolt
Re: Radical reed shaving

Hi all,


Years ago when I first started I did this with every reed and it worked great on the reeds I was using and over the years I have whittled less and less. A year ago I started using Husk...
Forum: Piobaireachd 11-27-2019, 09:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,146
Posted By John Bolt
Re: Memorization techniques?

Hi all,


When learning a new tune I like it plays in my head 24 hours a day whether I like it or not!
Forum: Beer Tent 11-15-2019, 12:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 854
Posted By John Bolt
Re: Eye problems and piping

I had a friend blow blood vessels in his eyes regularly while weight lifting for all it's worth!
Forum: Beer Tent 11-03-2019, 09:53 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,195
Posted By John Bolt
Re: Kilts and proper kilts, Oy vey ist meir....

It's really important to have a genuine Scottish kilt, I bought mine In Edinburgh in a shop on the Royal mile from a nice Indian chap, hee hee!
Forum: Pipe Bands 10-31-2019, 01:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,923
Posted By John Bolt
Re: Rehearsal "activities"

One hour going through the tunes on the chanter, one hour going through the tunes on the pipes and 2 hours drinking beer where the PM finally lightens and I think maybe I'll come back next week!
Forum: Technique & Instrument 10-22-2019, 10:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 561
Posted By John Bolt
Recommend new drone reeds for McCallum's

Hi all,


I have been using the same Canning drone reeds for 9 years with zero problems. A year or so ago I installed a G1 cane bass reed that has also been fool proof since day 1. These reeds...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 10-17-2019, 11:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 737
Posted By John Bolt
Re: Fagerstrom Technochanter

I emailed Anders when mine went through the laundry and he got back to me right away with suggestions immediately!
Forum: Beer Tent 08-11-2019, 09:13 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,138
Posted By John Bolt
Re: Head shakers

One of the old boys in the band once led his band into one last pub after a hard day and had them sit down while he went for drinks. He then slipped out the back door, it was a funeral home!
Forum: Technique & Instrument 07-30-2019, 08:17 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,950
Posted By John Bolt
Re: Chanter reeds, what makes good, what makes bad?

Hi all,


2 books come to mind!


The reed book by the school of school of piping
The Complete Guide to Highland Bagpipe Reeds by Chris Apps
Forum: Music 07-01-2019, 05:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 541
Posted By John Bolt
Re: Unknown tune name!

Much thanks, I play a few John MacColl tunes I'll have to add this one!
Forum: Music 07-01-2019, 09:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 541
Posted By John Bolt
Unknown tune name!

Hi all,


I came across this video. Does anyone know the title of this tune!


https://www.facebook.com/david.malcolm.7370/videos/2255159827900594/


Thanks!
Forum: Technique & Instrument 06-22-2019, 12:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 564
Posted By John Bolt
Re: Husk Reed Strength?

Hi all,


I just bought 4 easy's and they are the easiest easy's I have yet bought out of all the ones I have tried and required nothing other than some moisture to make it work.



The...
Forum: Beer Tent 06-03-2019, 09:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 930
Posted By John Bolt
Re: Piping tuition in Edinburgh (august)

It's a short train ride to Glasgow and the National piping centre!
Forum: Technique & Instrument 06-02-2019, 09:45 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 8,256
Posted By John Bolt
Re: Your 2019 setup?

Hi all,


2010 McCallum ABD4's
WMC Bannantine bag
Dunbar Elite I or Kyo chanter
Moose valve
Canning tenors
G1 cane base
Husk chanter reed
Forum: Technique & Instrument 05-20-2019, 08:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 794
Posted By John Bolt
Re: Surefire Synthetic chanter reed

Do a search for Surefire and Synthetic chanter reeds, it's been discussed over and over!
Forum: Technique & Instrument 05-19-2019, 10:02 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 833
Posted By John Bolt
Re: Buggered up Ezee tenor

I'm using the same Canning tenors for the last 10 years. I have had them go south a couple of times and I have sprayed them inside and out with citrus degreaser then dried them very carefully with...
Forum: Do It Yourself (DIY) 05-17-2019, 06:50 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,589
Posted By John Bolt
Re: Conditioning an old leather bag

My old bag is 55 and she puts on face cream and stuff in the morning and it's worked well!
Forum: Beer Tent 05-14-2019, 09:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,273
Posted By John Bolt
Re: First time in Scotland

We did the Grand Tour and spent a month driving but prior to that we spent 3 days in glasgow and 3 in Edinburge but I really liked Glasgow and that's were we came from 120 years ago. We did plan our...
Forum: Beer Tent 05-14-2019, 07:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,273
Posted By John Bolt
Re: First time in Scotland

Hi all,


And Killberry on St Marys street half way up or down the Royal mile!
Forum: Technique & Instrument 05-03-2019, 11:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 618
Posted By John Bolt
Forum: Technique & Instrument 05-02-2019, 12:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 618
Posted By John Bolt
Re: Help identifying a type of cane bass drone reed

Hi all,


I used Husk cane reeds when I could get them. About a year ago I bought a G1 bass. I lifted the tongue the first day then the next day and it's been idiot proof ever since and Iv'e not...
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