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Forum: Technique & Instrument Today, 07:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 152
Posted By Green Piper
Re: Whare to find spare stocks?

Is there a reason for using the spare bag? More likely would be a spare bag converted to a goose.

Charlie
Forum: Technique & Instrument 11-16-2017, 09:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 345
Posted By Green Piper
Re: Blowing Bubbles

While it is easy to recommend purchasing more stuff, I recommend giving it a go to see if your lips build strength. Granted, a piece of rubber is cheap and may work wonders, but save the cash you'd...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 11-16-2017, 04:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 345
Posted By Green Piper
Re: Blowing Bubbles

If you're new on the pipes, it could be a simple issue of lip stamina, which should get better with time and playing.

If you are new on the pipes, then don't overthink the problem. If you play the...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 11-15-2017, 04:19 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,686
Posted By Green Piper
Re: Anyone using the Tone Protector?

To be truthful, when I first heard about the Tone Protector, I initially thought "over design, gizmos, and more ways to part with your money."

Last week, I noticed that my instructor uses one. I...
Forum: Competing Pipers 11-15-2017, 04:13 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,798
Posted By Green Piper
Re: Competition pitch, solo

High G is usually notoriously high-pitched at higher and drier elevations. Too much tape can result in chirping g-grace notes on low A. For this reason, I would qualify Jack's statement to suggest...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 11-14-2017, 04:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 418
Posted By Green Piper
Re: Walsh practice chanter

I like my long Naill PC with the watertrap built in. I get quite a bit of dribble out of it by the end of a hour's practice.

Charlie
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 11-09-2017, 08:20 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,732
Posted By Green Piper
Re: Brighde Chaimbeul

Of course, it's common to use tape on a GHB chanter to get all the notes in tune. As for smallpipes and borderpipes, it would make sense, but my knowledge of those types of bagpipe is extremely...
Forum: Do It Yourself (DIY) 11-08-2017, 04:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 670
Posted By Green Piper
Re: Polishing and sealing old nickel ferules

I wonder if an acrylic coating applied to the casein mounts would protect them.

Charlie
Forum: Do It Yourself (DIY) 11-06-2017, 04:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 670
Posted By Green Piper
Re: Polishing and sealing old nickel ferules

Please could you send me any links to these. I have looked around the internet to no avail. Personally, I like the color of the old casein mounts and would prefer to stabilize them rather than...
Forum: Do It Yourself (DIY) 11-05-2017, 05:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 670
Posted By Green Piper
Re: Polishing and sealing old nickel ferules

Palm nut was being used for a while to turn mounts. I love the colors in it and that it looks close to ivory, hence its other name vegetal ivory.

Dave Atherton has used it. However, I get the...
Forum: Do It Yourself (DIY) 11-05-2017, 03:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 670
Posted By Green Piper
Re: Polishing and sealing old nickel ferules

Thanks,

I have Everbrite arriving in the mail tomorrow. So, it seems a simple polishing followed by sealing will work.

Given that the casein is cracking, the mounts will need replacing in the...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 11-05-2017, 01:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 833
Posted By Green Piper
Re: Help identityfying my pipes

I agree with you. The first thing I thought when I saw the OP's drones was Robertson. The tuning chambers have a slight taper - a little narrower at the bottom than at the shoulder. Also the size of...
Forum: Do It Yourself (DIY) 11-05-2017, 11:18 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 670
Posted By Green Piper
Polishing and sealing old nickel ferules

OK, I took some pics and learned a little about Google Photos.

On further looking, it seems that I probably don't want fully buffed and new-shiny ferules. I am beginning to think that clean,...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 11-05-2017, 11:17 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 833
Posted By Green Piper
Re: Help identityfying my pipes

FYI: These are photos of my 1930's Robertson's. I don't know if it'll help you. I can see some differences (top of the tuning chamber for example).

Charlie
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Forum: Do It Yourself (DIY) 11-05-2017, 12:27 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 670
Posted By Green Piper
Re: Polishing and sealing old nickel ferules

I'll get some pictures tomorrow, but I'd say they are semi dull shiny.

Charlie
Forum: Do It Yourself (DIY) 11-04-2017, 03:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 670
Posted By Green Piper
Re: Polishing and sealing old nickel ferules

Thanks, the Everbrite does say that cleaning has to be thorough. They recommend either acetone or isopropanol, both of which I have on hand. It also makes sense to use the nitrile gloves as that'll...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 11-04-2017, 07:47 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 907
Posted By Green Piper
Re: Tying-in Cord - Waxed Polyester or Nylon

Yes, although growing-up it was only around 200 miles.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 11-03-2017, 05:24 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,235
Posted By Green Piper
Re: Your 2018 setup - making any changes?

I suppose the only bag I would not recommend is a full synthetic - the thin kind. I cannot imagine that I'd have enough blowing control to be successful.

Charlie
Forum: Do It Yourself (DIY) 11-03-2017, 05:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 670
Posted By Green Piper
Re: Polishing and sealing old nickel ferules

I have tried polishing cloth, but the nickel seems to have many small, almost invisible scratches (no doubt resulting from 80 years of handling), which is why I was thinking of buffing.
...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 11-03-2017, 05:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 907
Posted By Green Piper
Re: Tying-in Cord - Waxed Polyester or Nylon

Steve,

In the not so distant past, we had no access to the wealth of information that we have today. In a number of forums for things ranging from audiophilia to vintage watches, I have seen (and...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 11-03-2017, 03:16 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,235
Posted By Green Piper
Re: Your 2018 setup - making any changes?

That's OK, but you did say that is was hassle-free. My Gannaway is zippered and does require a little bit of attention with Highlander seasoning although I personally don't think it's a big deal. My...
Forum: Do It Yourself (DIY) 11-03-2017, 02:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 670
Posted By Green Piper
Polishing and sealing old nickel ferules

I just ordered some ProtectaClear to prevent the nickel ferules on my Robertsons from tarnishing.

However, I was also thinking of giving them a good buffing to get a nice polish on them.

Has...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 11-03-2017, 02:03 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,235
Posted By Green Piper
Re: Your 2018 setup - making any changes?

Personally, I don't understand why you're implying that Gannaway bags are better for band than solo piping.

No matter the type of piping, you want a bag that's reliable, well made, allows for...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 11-03-2017, 11:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 238
Posted By Green Piper
Re: Shipping time for bagpipe parts from Glasgow

It depends. I ordered the PS book on modern Piobaireachd on Saturday morning from COP (Glasgow). It arrived in Denver via Royal Mail yesterday.

Charlie
Forum: Technique & Instrument 11-03-2017, 11:16 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 907
Posted By Green Piper
Re: Tying-in Cord - Waxed Polyester or Nylon

Steve, I am sure there are other ways to procure cord for tying-in. No doubt your method works. However, there are other options.

To say that a method used 50 years ago is the best method would be...
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