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Forum: Competing Pipers 12-04-2019, 07:12 AM
Replies: 6
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Posted By piper_hm
Re: Suggestions for solo march tune with "fat" low gs

I'd do 1st and 2nd or 1st and 3rd (for the Low G :grin:)
Forum: Beer Tent 12-02-2019, 02:42 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,907
Posted By piper_hm
Re: Forum activity levels

Perhaps we've reached the point in history when most people would rather play their pipes/drums than talk about them :grin:
Forum: Beer Tent 12-02-2019, 12:14 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,907
Posted By piper_hm
Re: Forum activity levels

Yup, Facebook mostly. I noticed there were much fewer posts like you mentioned and actually checked the member numbers vs who has posted in the last couple years. I'd say less than 10% are still...
Forum: Trading Post Archive 11-20-2019, 10:02 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 131
Posted By piper_hm
FS: R.G. Hardie Infinity ABW chanter - $300 CAD

FS: A used R.G. Hardie Infinity Blackwood pipe chanter (newest model) in excellent condition with no carving or other modifications. Includes original R.G. Hardie case.

Asking $300 Canadian plus...
Forum: Beer Tent 11-14-2019, 08:28 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,461
Posted By piper_hm
Re: Glenfiddich pipes and chanter makes?

Well, they may not 'worry' about it, but they're aware that they should be pitching in the 480 ballpark.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 11-12-2019, 02:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 553
Posted By piper_hm
Re: Stock problem

Just tape in it. Wider electrical or plumbers tape works well. It may be airtight, but not likely secure. That grommet receives a lot of stress from angling the blowpipe towards the mouth, so ensure...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 11-10-2019, 06:10 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,045
Posted By piper_hm
Re: Hardie Infinity chanters

Yeah, it was pitching at almost 490 at the Glenfiddich. Yikes. Top hand was thin sounding, but I guess it's inevitable with the rise in pitch overall now.
Forum: Beer Tent 11-08-2019, 03:21 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,461
Posted By piper_hm
Re: Glenfiddich pipes and chanter makes?

Might be the throat of the chanter that is wonky if you can't get a proper scale. Drying and warping over time may have caused it. Is Teddy Krogh up your way? Perhaps he could look at it.
Forum: Beer Tent 11-08-2019, 12:06 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,461
Posted By piper_hm
Re: Glenfiddich pipes and chanter makes?

I'm not sure, but no one pitched below 480 at the Glenfiddich. The pitch increase is apparent and it's the new norm, at least at the higher levels. I'm not a big fan of 485+, but I wouldn't want to...
Forum: Beer Tent 11-08-2019, 08:07 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,461
Posted By piper_hm
Re: Glenfiddich pipes and chanter makes?

I agree, they're probably the most consistent out of the box reeds I've found. Are they loud? Yup. Are they strong? Yup. But after a bit of shaving, they are so bright and stable. Now where are my...
Forum: Beer Tent 11-07-2019, 07:02 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,461
Posted By piper_hm
Re: Glenfiddich pipes and chanter makes?

MacPhee reeds usually are sharper in the Naill, but you'll likely have to try a few and select the sharper reeds, blow them in and see where they pitch after a few weeks. I had to carve Low G, Low A,...
Forum: Beer Tent 11-05-2019, 02:07 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,461
Posted By piper_hm
Re: Glenfiddich pipes and chanter makes?

His sheepskin bag certainly helps to get the most from his drones :)
Forum: Beer Tent 11-05-2019, 06:55 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,461
Posted By piper_hm
Re: Glenfiddich pipes and chanter makes?

Not 100% sure on a few things - corrections are welcome! :)
Forum: Beer Tent 11-04-2019, 05:41 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,461
Posted By piper_hm
Re: Glenfiddich pipes and chanter makes?

Calllum Beaumont - Peter Henderson (modern), Infinity chanter
Glenn Brown - Naill pipes and chanter
Andrew Hayes - Naill pipes and chanter
Finlay Johnston - Old Hendersons and Naill chanter
Jack...
Forum: Beer Tent 10-28-2019, 09:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 608
Posted By piper_hm
Re: Glenfiddich 2019 rewatch

Usually takes a week for them all to be posted. Enjoy!
Forum: Technique & Instrument 10-24-2019, 09:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 687
Posted By piper_hm
Re: Ezeedrone Bass, strike in issue.

Try the inverted bass. The Increased Absorption bass is inverted and (I find) better tonally than the regular inverted bass.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 10-17-2019, 03:02 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,045
Posted By piper_hm
Re: Hardie Infinity chanters

I picked one up last week and it's sounding great with a Shepherd reed. Bold, but not overpowering and a nice blend with the drones. The holes are smaller (on average) and with the sanding/polishing,...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 10-17-2019, 01:57 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,045
Posted By piper_hm
Re: Hardie Infinity chanters

We're definitely spoiled as pipers with a plethora of great piping products. If they aren't so great, they don't survive on the retail market and are either revised or disappear completely. I think...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 10-17-2019, 07:33 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,045
Posted By piper_hm
Re: Hardie Infinity chanters

Umm, post-2005 Naill chanters haven't faded into obscurity...

A lot of the big names are changing their setups from year to year - not because it's a fad, because it's a benefit to them in some...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 10-09-2019, 10:41 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,755
Posted By piper_hm
Re: Canmore Hybrid bags

No, not at all. I used a thicker artificial waxed sinew and it worked well. I suggest using the 'star' method for tying in, as you have some material to secure as you're tying. I'm not playing it...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 10-09-2019, 07:02 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,755
Posted By piper_hm
Re: Canmore Hybrid bags

Nope, not at all. I did this no problem with a Canmore Hybrid I had a few years ago. You'll likely have to order direct from Iain at Canmore in Scotland, I don't think anyone stocks non-grommet bags.
Forum: Beer Tent 10-08-2019, 02:44 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,683
Posted By piper_hm
Re: Takeaway tips from botched gigs?

More importantly, don't take gigs that you can't do. If you don't know how to tune your chanter and drones properly, don't do gigs until you do. I cringe every time I hear a terrible...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 10-05-2019, 05:58 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,045
Posted By piper_hm
Re: Hardie Infinity chanters

Anyone using the Infinity chanter with success? Reed choice?
Forum: Technique & Instrument 10-03-2019, 06:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 841
Posted By piper_hm
Re: Top Pipers' Setup

Not many (if any) are playing full cane - even a cane bass with synthetic tenors seems to be falling out of favor for full synthetic.

A lot of the top pipers are available to contact through...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 09-27-2019, 02:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 691
Posted By piper_hm
Re: Canmore zipper durability?

The Hybrid zippers are very durable and the bags themselves are comfortable and breathe quite well.
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