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Forum: Beer Tent 03-20-2019, 09:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 455
Posted By DNorwood
Re: Interest in a comprehensive piping wiki?

I agree Nate.


Just a thought on this subject based from personal observations.

If you want to create such a thing, don't really expect too much even if it is truly an engaging and interactive...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 03-01-2019, 07:33 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,157
Posted By DNorwood
Re: bagpipe prices c1950

$200 in 1948 → $2,083.87 in 2018 (adjusted for inflation)
Forum: Technique & Instrument 02-19-2019, 10:39 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,539
Posted By DNorwood
Re: 2019 setup, changes?

From what I read the other day, perhaps you should attend a workshop.
Seems ya might get great feedback on your chanter at least.

:woot: :blush:
Forum: Technique & Instrument 02-13-2019, 10:32 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,590
Posted By DNorwood
Re: Chanter bias?

You used your money to pay for a workshop just to be told that your un-heard chanter was better as a door stop?
Hmm, so I guess you will use your money to attend the workshop next year?
Point...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 02-07-2019, 08:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 715
Posted By DNorwood
Re: Clamptite instead of hose clamps?

Bicycle Tire (appropriate size) inner-tube, cut in 2 or 3 inch segments, works very well over the clamps. Really, small strips of inner-tube work well under those clamps too. Protects the wood...
Forum: Beer Tent 02-05-2019, 06:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 634
Posted By DNorwood
Re: Durham NC Piping Instructors?

There's a lot of piping in that area.

Here's a good resource too.

https://www.raleighpipeband.com/about
Forum: Beer Tent 01-15-2019, 11:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,103
Posted By DNorwood
Re: New Piping Magazine! Just out in 2019

Best post all year.

Oh wait, this is still only January.


(good chuckle, thanks!)
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 01-04-2019, 07:17 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,787
Posted By DNorwood
Re: Famous historical people who played pipes

The Internet is your friend.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4_DqmyI_YNE
Forum: Technique & Instrument 12-27-2018, 10:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 712
Posted By DNorwood
Re: G1 practice chanter

GadZooks Batman.... that is quite a band to win GR2 at the Worlds with the G1 practice chanter.
Forum: Photo and Video Gallery 12-20-2018, 09:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 955
Posted By DNorwood
Re: Youngest bagpiper?

The drummer looks like he could be Jim McGillivray's brother. LOL
Forum: Beer Tent 08-23-2018, 05:41 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,274
Posted By DNorwood
Re: Chanters & Pitch @ 2018 World Pipe Band Championships

On a side note: Am I the only person who observed some mighty clean and amazing cut-offs with many round (lots of huff still in there) pipe bags?
Forum: Photo and Video Gallery 07-05-2018, 07:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 741
Posted By DNorwood
Re: Pipe Band Drumming vs Other Style

Those were cute.

Come get some of this


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5x5KVP2QWJE



MIC DROP
Forum: Do It Yourself (DIY) 06-22-2018, 06:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,141
Posted By DNorwood
Re: Pipe bag covers, drone ribbons, and more

I am surprised nobody has used drone ribbons to generate advertising revenue.

Other than that, ribbons / cords seem more like window dressing....well, except for those cool chain cords the...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 06-17-2018, 02:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 932
Posted By DNorwood
Re: G1 reeds in Shepherd chanter

According to some, unless you are a top-tier player then you kinda get what reed makers grab from the box. (documented...hardly refuted)

I would contact Shawn Husk at Husk reeds. Seems a...
Forum: Beer Tent 06-08-2018, 11:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,040
Posted By DNorwood
Re: Are you an audiophile/or do you find sound fascinating?

I always associated and classified y'all as a bunch a rebellious, dysfunctional, egotistical, maniacal, obstinate, disruptive, anti-authority, passionate, and intelligent yet generally flawed in...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 06-07-2018, 05:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,029
Posted By DNorwood
Re: staples

To be clear then, this is simply a design choice and not the difference between staples?

To quote a reedmaker -

The () reed is designed to be sharper on the top hand and flatter on the...
Forum: Adult Pipers 05-24-2018, 06:44 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,084
Posted By DNorwood
Re: Old Dogs... New Tricks?

I can only imagine the topics:


a) Piper Health: Capsazin is your friend.

b) Skip the Grip: Substitute gracenotes for grips, doublings, and toarluath.


c) Old Hands: How to play a jig...
Forum: Beer Tent 05-18-2018, 08:52 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,432
Posted By DNorwood
Re: Favourite players/recordings

Good stuff already posted.

one more -



Gordon Duncan.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 05-17-2018, 04:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 825
Posted By DNorwood
Re: In tune PC reed for Kron PCs?

His phone number was also listed. (and of course there are Kron distributors)

SOOOOOOO, Mine was only a suggestion. I figured going straight to the source would be better than 'crickets'....and...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 05-17-2018, 04:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 825
Posted By DNorwood
Re: In tune PC reed for Kron PCs?

On Charley's website, on the "About" page, he has his contact number listed.

Since you didn't mention trying to contact Kron Bagpipes directly, I offer it as perhaps the best solution to your...
Forum: Beer Tent 05-07-2018, 08:39 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 8,139
Posted By DNorwood
Re: Well-known pipers who play easy reeds?

It seems nobody is refuting your claim even though there have been replies. So I humbly bow to the "conjecture" provided and will move it to the "fact" section in my brain. :thumb:

I guess it may...
Forum: Beer Tent 05-07-2018, 06:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 525
Posted By DNorwood
Re: Replacement value 1950s Grainger & Campbell’s

Your insurance company will accept a value based upon opinions here?


Little finger to side of mouth......

Your pipes are worth a gazillion dollars!
Forum: Technique & Instrument 05-07-2018, 06:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,318
Posted By DNorwood
Re: Reed never stabilises

First - let me say I am not a piper...............


However, I always understood that as a (cane) reed becomes more wet, it "flattens" (become dull) in pitch.

I would say you have a very...
Forum: Beer Tent 04-29-2018, 08:01 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 8,139
Posted By DNorwood
Re: Well-known pipers who play easy reeds?

I SERIOUSLY doubt that Mr Husk, Mr. Apps, or Mr. Murray (to name a few) do business like that.

However, if you have very specific examples of reed makers that operate that way, please do tell. ...
Forum: Do It Yourself (DIY) 04-27-2018, 04:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 755
Posted By DNorwood
Re: Homemade Bag Cover by a Non Sewer

$22 plus your time (shopping, sewing, adjusting).

Being a simple man, and referring to posts from pipers and having seen some purchased covers - this simply confirms the value (IMO) of covers...
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