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Forum: Technique & Instrument 04-17-2020, 02:14 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,704
Posted By gatormac
Re: Who Kiddizes pipes anymore?

Well the good thing about it is you are a very good piper and you sound good. A lot of pipers on here would be happy to achieve what you have here. Drifting off and going a bit out of tune towards...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 04-16-2020, 05:49 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,704
Posted By gatormac
Re: Who Kiddizes pipes anymore?

I seriously doubt that this type of modification will do anything to help you. You are looking for a magical solution to your problem. Either there is a flaw with your pipes that won't be solved by...
Forum: Beer Tent 04-06-2020, 06:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 485
Posted By gatormac
Re: Shipping to UK

In addition to being in danger of having the 'natural mounts' seized, also keep in mind that the person on the receiving end is going to have to pay a VAT of 20% of the cost of the pipes plus duty.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 02-24-2020, 02:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,795
Posted By gatormac
Re: ABW-Ebony Distinction

Ha! The first time you wrote it I thought it was a typo, second time I thought you were taking the piss. :-) Thanks for those pictures- that explains a lot. Mine are just as dark but without all...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 02-21-2020, 03:43 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,795
Posted By gatormac
Re: ABW-Ebony Distinction

But you are comparing apples to oranges here- old ebony to new ABW. I would have said the same thing until I got a set of 130 year old ABW pipes. They were sold to be as ebony and I was sure they...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 10-31-2019, 07:14 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,625
Posted By gatormac
Re: Reeding a 440 Maclellen chanter

True enough! Sorry about that.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 10-31-2019, 06:48 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,625
Posted By gatormac
Re: Reeding a 440 Maclellen chanter

I remember years ago a young and upcoming competitive piper in Glasgow (who's step dad was pipe maker Douglad MacPherson) had a Naill chanter that was carved beyond anything I have ever seen. It...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 10-31-2019, 06:42 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,625
Posted By gatormac
Re: Reeding a 440 Maclellen chanter

I have carved G holes before, but I don't own a MacLellan A=440 chanter. If you send me yours I would be happy to carve it for you. :-) I could make the high G hole huge!

If it were mine, I...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 10-30-2019, 02:20 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,625
Posted By gatormac
Re: Reeding a 440 Maclellen chanter

Yeah, it sounds like the hole needs to be opened up a bit.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 10-30-2019, 06:04 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,625
Posted By gatormac
Re: Reeding a 440 Maclellen chanter

In that situation, with the top of the high G hole taped too much (covering too much of the hole), I would simply carve the bottom of the high G hole to open it up an get rid of the chirping. ...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 06-03-2019, 02:23 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,625
Posted By gatormac
Re: Reeding a 440 Maclellen chanter

In fairness it isn't just one reed- I have more than one set of pipes, and I rotate them, and they are all on a dry ROSS MCS. Their reeds are outstanding, but I find the key to longevity is not...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 05-31-2019, 02:22 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,625
Posted By gatormac
Re: Reeding a 440 Maclellen chanter

Yeah, well going from typical modern pitch chanter (Bb+) of the same make to a concert Bb (A=466) chanter of the same make (Shepherd chanters) is not much of a stretch, but going to a concert A...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 05-30-2019, 07:54 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,625
Posted By gatormac
Re: Reeding a 440 Maclellen chanter

I never knew they made a Bb reed. I have played both regular Shepherd chanters and their Bb chanter and always interchanged reeds between them without issue.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 05-23-2019, 02:33 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,547
Posted By gatormac
Re: Naill Re-bore?

I have at times set my drones to play with two chanters- one modern pitch and one concert Bflat. I did it by setting the drones to play a little below the hemp line for the modern chanter and above...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 05-22-2019, 02:23 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,899
Posted By gatormac
Re: Drone Stability/Consistency

Well if you are using a sheep bag, then you are already using the best type of bag for stability, as long as you play it regularly. So you don't need an MCS. Go full Kinnaird and starts and stops...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 05-21-2019, 02:41 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,899
Posted By gatormac
Re: Drone Stability/Consistency

Just get a set of Kinnairds. They are virtually the same as Rockets. I have rockets in my pipes from long ago but I would have no reservations in Kinnairds.

While Ezzees do wear out after a...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 05-15-2019, 01:36 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,547
Posted By gatormac
Re: Naill Re-bore?

Well in that case, I would be interested in what you find out, and what you end up doing. Is there something deffective or do they just tune low on the pins compared to other brands? Assuming there...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 05-14-2019, 06:48 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,547
Posted By gatormac
Re: Naill Re-bore?

I have a set of pipes from around 1890 that I can get in tune on the hemp line or even higher through basic reed manipulation. Reboring is a pretty drastic step. Unless you are an advanced piper,...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 05-13-2019, 01:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,120
Posted By gatormac
Re: MCS attached to drones

The simple answer is yes, it does have an effect. Anytime you stick something into the base of the drone stocks, there is a dampening (quieting) of the drones. But as others have stated, it isn't...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 04-25-2019, 02:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,408
Posted By gatormac
Re: Drone reed preference in MacLellan drones

I have used a Rocket bass reed and Ezee tenors for many years in my MacLellans. Then again, I always ended up using the same setup in every other set I have used and use the same with my vintage...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 04-25-2019, 02:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,065
Posted By gatormac
Re: Which Chanter For Dunbar Drones

Another one worth considering is the Shepherd chanter. I have always found the holes and spacing to be fairly small on it. It is also very easy to reed and tune, and it is popular/common. Not sure...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 03-05-2019, 02:44 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,448
Posted By gatormac
Re: Bagpipe prices c1950

Yes, if we could only predict the future. Hell, around 2000 I bought a set of uilleann pipes and then sold them a couple of years later after deciding at my age I need to concentrate on the highland...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 02-12-2019, 02:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,435
Posted By gatormac
Re: Teachers and diaphragm vibrato

Just a thought- if vibrato works so well on the PC, and with other instruments as mentioned, would it not work on the pipes? The biggest problem I see on the pipes is that whenever I hear anyone do...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 12-04-2018, 04:20 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,977
Posted By gatormac
Re: Flat E on RJM Chanter

Yes, of course- that is what I meant. Thanks for the correction (might have caused confusion for a newbie).
Forum: Technique & Instrument 12-04-2018, 02:44 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,977
Posted By gatormac
Re: Flat E on RJM Chanter

Yes, you have to consider that, but you should only tape a little bit of the low A and all the other notes initially. So yes, you will have notes that will need more of the hole covered, but it...
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