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Forum: Trading Post Archive 08-04-2020, 09:22 PM
Replies: 0
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Posted By piper_hm
FS: Peter Henderson ABW pipe chanter w/silver sole - $500 CAD

FS: A 2019 model Peter Henderson Blackwood pipe chanter with a runic pattern silver sole. Uncarved.

Asking $500 Canadian plus shipping.

PM interested or for more details.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 07-26-2020, 09:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 344
Posted By piper_hm
Re: Reed recommendations for a Colin Kyo chanter

G1 Platinum, Chesney and Melvin worked well for me. I usually used G1s, they tend to have a sharper (but manageable) top hand.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 07-22-2020, 06:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 252
Posted By piper_hm
Re: Piobaireachd High G

In my experience, Shepherd reeds blow in quickly with just a few pinches. Shaving or sanding usually shortens their life as the cane is already fairly thin on the top of the blades and can get...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 07-21-2020, 09:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 798
Posted By piper_hm
Re: Which is your priority with drone reed? Chanter interaction or standalone drone s

Yep, the tone will come if your pipes are stable, air efficient and balanced. Why people willingly fight their pipes for that extra bit of tone baffles me...
Forum: Trading Post Archive 07-20-2020, 03:15 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 72
Posted By piper_hm
FS: Peter Henderson 2019 ABW pipe chanter w/silver sole - $600 CAD

FS: Peter Henderson Blackwood pipe chanter, 2019 model, with a runic pattern silver sole. No carving or other modifications. Surplus to me at this point and it'd be a shame to have this chanter sit...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 07-17-2020, 08:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 634
Posted By piper_hm
Re: Shepherd pipes ...drone reed suggestions

There's a top level player with Ezeedrone Increased Absorption reeds in his Shepherds (he's playing a sheepskin bag). Great sound.

A good number of players (including myself) like the Ezee...
Forum: Competing Pipers 07-09-2020, 11:29 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,029
Posted By piper_hm
Re: Solo chanter

I've got a G1 Gold blackwood on the way. I've always been a fan of their products, including the poly chanters and Platinum reeds.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 06-16-2020, 05:07 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 398
Posted By piper_hm
G1 Gold chanter

Anyone playing this chanter in plastic or Blackwood? Thoughts? Reviews?
Forum: Technique & Instrument 06-03-2020, 05:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,232
Posted By piper_hm
Re: G1 chanter for solo

Same here, Austin. The Gold Blackwood chanter looks to be a winner.

Hugh
Forum: Technique & Instrument 05-06-2020, 10:45 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,249
Posted By piper_hm
Re: Ridge or straight cut, which to you prefer?

You obviously aren't in a position to judge the quality of ridge cuts if you haven't played them in 40 years. The majority out there now are excellent and easily worked. :doh:
Forum: Beer Tent 04-02-2020, 05:35 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,369
Posted By piper_hm
Re: Best sounding bagpipes you’ve heard?

Oh geez, I remember that haha! At least his workshop went well...
Forum: Competing Pipers 02-19-2020, 05:46 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,029
Posted By piper_hm
Re: Solo chanter

The McC2 is a great chanter, but with the pitch increase in solos in the last few years, more people are favoring models that are a bit higher pitched, 480-485.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 02-19-2020, 05:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 454
Posted By piper_hm
Re: Gandy Cut Bag

It's closer to the Canmore Hybrid medium in size. Both are great bags.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 02-07-2020, 04:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 475
Posted By piper_hm
Re: Trap Dri

Contact John Elliott at G1 Reeds, he's managing the Trap-Dri products and can help you out.
Forum: Competing Pipers 12-04-2019, 06:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,997
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, 01:42 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 7,677
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, 11:14 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 7,677
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, 09:02 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 237
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, 07:28 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,619
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, 01:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 775
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, 05:10 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 7,495
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, 02:21 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,619
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, 11:06 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,619
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, 07:07 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,619
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, 06:02 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,619
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,...
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