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Forum: Beer Tent Yesterday, 12:51 PM
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Posted By William McKenzie
Forum: Beer Tent Yesterday, 12:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 319
Posted By William McKenzie
Re: Polyester thread replacing hemp?

I too saw Matt's video and switched. I will never go back. 100%.

Waterproof. Does not swell or shrink. Does not need to be replaced often if at all. Does not rot. Incredible strength. Lays...
Forum: Technique & Instrument Yesterday, 12:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 254
Posted By William McKenzie
Re: Why are some better than others ?

I think it's just that some don't work on the individual components. They try and mash it altogether as one thing in every practice session. I know for myself I spent years trying to make everything...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 10-24-2020, 11:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 255
Posted By William McKenzie
Re: Cutting The Tip Off Reeds

What these two said.

I use these for this purpose and general helping, zip ties, etc: Flush Snips (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07RW8VTSX/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o04_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1)....
Forum: Trading Post Archive 10-16-2020, 11:56 PM
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Views: 70
Posted By William McKenzie
FS: Peter Henderson RGH ABW Chanter w/case - $145 shipped

Current model. Selling as it has not been getting played due to some RSI/ergonomic issues I've been facing this year (lower hand extension). Comes with original ‘presentation’ box.

Asking $145...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 10-16-2020, 07:20 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,995
Posted By William McKenzie
Re: "Phase locking" drones

Interesting Terry! I had not considered this very much. I have always pictured drone reed tongues making full contact in more of either flexible 'rolling' fashion along the reed body aperture or by a...
Forum: Beer Tent 10-06-2020, 08:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,103
Posted By William McKenzie
Re: Catalin Question....

Murray Huggins' imitation ivory looks to be the same resin as Shepherd, very quality-
...
Forum: Beer Tent 10-06-2020, 02:40 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,496
Posted By William McKenzie
Re: Has pitch topped out?

My sense having purchased 2 new chanters in the last year are that most makes are low 480s (480-485). For example the Naill RJM/regular, G1 Gold/Platinum/Elite, McCallum Gandy/Ceol/Campbell, RJH...
Forum: Webmaster & Software 10-05-2020, 06:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 599
Posted By William McKenzie
Re: Android software

I highly, highly recommend Ensemble, here (https://www.thisisensemble.com/default.html).

It is made by pipers for pipers and is web based. You can import ABC and BMW. It is all touch/mouse based,...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 10-05-2020, 02:14 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,448
Posted By William McKenzie
Re: Bagpipe prices c1950

"According to the Office for National Statistics composite price index, today's prices in 2020 are 2,540.94% higher than average prices since 1955. The British pound experienced an average inflation...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 10-03-2020, 12:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 518
Posted By William McKenzie
Re: Acetyl or Acetal

For what it's worth this is how I feel in civil engineering. Always learning some new way to approach something or a new problem you haven't seen before. At any rate, you're correct Terry. It is a...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 10-02-2020, 10:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 518
Posted By William McKenzie
Re: Acetyl or Acetal

Toxpert has it I believe. And some reading below if you're interested like myself in the major thermoplastic differences used in Highland pipes:



Source...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 09-29-2020, 08:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,299
Posted By William McKenzie
Re: Is Your Main Chanter ABW or Polypenco?

Interesting for sure.. That is quite a collection.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 09-29-2020, 08:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 829
Posted By William McKenzie
Re: Hemping Basics - Securing when done

Nice! Solid work.



Vaseline is not your friend here. It can rot the hemping if the hemping is cotton or otherwise a natural type product. If the hemping is synthetic like I choose to use it...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 09-29-2020, 02:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 829
Posted By William McKenzie
Re: Hemping Basics - Securing when done

For the last couple years I have done a pull through the same as you do when tying in a bag.

Whatever material you are using to hemp (I use a waxed, flat braided synthetic thread-...
Forum: Beer Tent 09-28-2020, 08:46 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,103
Posted By William McKenzie
Re: Catalin Question....

That sounds wonderful.
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 09-27-2020, 10:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,024
Posted By William McKenzie
Re: The Most Basic Beginner Topic: The Scale

Very fair point Andrew. I should open my horizons a little bit.



Also a great point. Maybe it's more about knowing the why as opposed to what is 'correct' or 'incorrect'.
Forum: Do It Yourself (DIY) 09-26-2020, 05:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 522
Posted By William McKenzie
Re: Electronic Tone Trainer

I also own the BlowPro and use it as well as a gauge manometer to see my blowing.

It works very well, my real complaint being that it reads out absolute pressure and not relative pressure. So...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 09-25-2020, 12:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,299
Posted By William McKenzie
Re: Is Your Main Chanter ABW or Polypenco?

No need to feel badly. I would probably point out the same and I think you're interpretation is more correct than how I was intending it. Though it is a poll for discussion and not meant to be very...
Forum: Beer Tent 09-23-2020, 01:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 763
Posted By William McKenzie
Re: Do you swap your drones? (Poll)

For the reproductions or did you locate the real deal? I honestly love my McCallums, but the Robbies are a tempting second set down the road.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 09-23-2020, 01:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,299
Posted By William McKenzie
Re: Is Your Main Chanter ABW or Polypenco?

Further general question for you all, does anyone own the same chanter in both wood and polypenco?


I would be very curious to play them side by side (all other things being equal) to hear what...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 09-20-2020, 02:55 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,299
Posted By William McKenzie
Re: Is Your Main Chanter ABW or Polypenco?

Thanks for the responses all, keep them coming- good, critical, interesting, what have you.

Essentially the gist of the poll is trying to understand if you spend more to have wood as ABW and the...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 09-20-2020, 02:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,299
Posted By William McKenzie
Re: Is Your Main Chanter ABW or Polypenco?

What about your White Mamba drone reeds that you wax poetic about? Do you believe pipers 30 years ago said the same thing about your "carbon fiber and plastic reeds?? what will they come up with...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 09-20-2020, 02:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,299
Posted By William McKenzie
Re: Is Your Main Chanter ABW or Polypenco?

I definitely could have done a better job here Richard. I essentially just banged the poll out quickly as an emotional response without much logical thought.



Definitely clearer, I would...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 09-19-2020, 09:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,024
Posted By William McKenzie
Re: The Most Basic Beginner Topic: The Scale

Yes. My first thought when looking at them.



Definitely stick to the CoP tutor like Calum is saying here. Don't start learning poor/incorrect fingering, it's the worst to have to relearn trust...
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