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Forum: Piobaireachd 12-06-2017, 06:39 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 819
Posted By Jay Close
Re: Condensed Echo Beats

If I recall, Thomason's Ceol Mor discusses the variety of timings of echo beats extant in his time (late 19th c.). His notation can be a headache to figure out, but often worth the study.

Cheers
Forum: Piobaireachd 11-26-2017, 03:25 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,773
Posted By Jay Close
Re: Is it an "e throw"? (Lament for Mary McLeod)

One of my erstwhile students has been opting to give the bench a choice. He submits two "orthodox" tunes and a Donald MacDonald version of Glengarry's March he learned from from Bruce Gandy. Even...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 11-08-2017, 08:52 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 938
Posted By Jay Close
Re: Help identityfying my pipes

Several years ago I restored a set of Robertsons with black casein mounts -- it was a "look" and very attractive to my modern eye. Those black mounts seem to be a bit more stable that the "ivory"...
Forum: Do It Yourself (DIY) 11-08-2017, 08:48 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 781
Posted By Jay Close
Re: Polishing and sealing old nickel ferules

I, too, would love to learn about this. I've worked quite a bit with old casein. Some has come through the years in remarkable condition, other examples have the consistency of a dry biscuit. From...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 11-05-2017, 08:25 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 938
Posted By Jay Close
Re: Help identityfying my pipes

Yes, definitely Robertsons in their classic form, perhaps 1950ish?? They are a highly desirable maker.

Cheers!
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 09-25-2017, 11:50 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,415
Posted By Jay Close
Re: Best tutor book

Wonderful news, Colin! Thanks for your work to bring the old Green Book up to date.

Cheers
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 09-02-2017, 06:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 487
Posted By Jay Close
Re: Ezeedrone reeds for MacLellan SSP...

Roddy really is a fine person to deal with and honestly wants those who play his instruments to be happy with them. I don't play his small pipes but I know a few people who do --- mostly sets in A....
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 08-30-2017, 06:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 487
Posted By Jay Close
Re: Ezeedrone reeds for MacLellan SSP...

Roddy makes his own drone reeds for his small pipes and I think they are available from the "shopping" portion of his webpage. It would really be easier just to order a set of reeds right from him...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 08-27-2017, 07:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 474
Posted By Jay Close
Re: Seasoning ... mishap?

I used to drain the seasoning overnight to give it a good chance to clear out. Then, thoroughly wipe out the stocks. Just what I was taught. I don't think anything is wrong with your bag or...
Forum: Competing Pipers 08-24-2017, 09:15 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,049
Posted By Jay Close
Re: Balmoral not acceptable?

You probably mean Charleston, South Carolina (SC) not North Carolina (NC).

I'm familiar with most of the usual judging suspects, it is hard to imagine anyone one of them so ignorant as to make...
Forum: Piobaireachd 08-15-2017, 06:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,513
Posted By Jay Close
Re: Foot Tapping

Decades ago I attended a workshop Donald MacLeod conducted in Newburgh, New York. I recall vividly his description of crunluath breabach variations as being played in 3/4 or waltz time. He said, just...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 06-21-2017, 01:01 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,972
Posted By Jay Close
Re: MacLellan Bagpipes new design

Over the weekend I had a chance to hear and play a complete prototype version of one of Roddy's new poly bagpipes. And Roddy came to band rehearsal this week and put it through it's paces on a cloudy...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 06-16-2017, 03:50 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,972
Posted By Jay Close
Re: MacLellan Bagpipes new design

Roddy had a partial prototype of his new poly pipes at band practice earlier in the week. This was his new "Revelation" drones stuck into his old bag and Mexican ebony stocks, so we weren't getting...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 06-16-2017, 03:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 993
Posted By Jay Close
Re: Sap wood on pipes

Charlie Kron made a few sets from "pink ivory". Quite a wild color. It isn't ivory, it's an African wood, but it is pink.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 06-11-2017, 07:07 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,290
Posted By Jay Close
Re: Dating Glen pipes

I think what you call "dimpling" are little burrs cast up with an engraving tool. The intent was to create a pattern of barbs that would give the metal band a bit more grab on the wood. I've seen...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 05-06-2017, 07:07 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 456
Posted By Jay Close
Re: How to get a CITES certificate?

Nick:

As no one with specific knowledge has responded, I'll tell you what I know broadly.

While the CITES regulations are international, it is up to the individual nation to decide how to...
Forum: Beer Tent 04-23-2017, 01:21 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,232
Posted By Jay Close
Re: Practice Chanters: that sound

In my opinion the major difference is cane reeds. I love the sound of a cane practice chanter reed but they are fussier. I play a 20 or 30 year old Naill long p/c with a MacNeill reed that is almost...
Forum: Piobaireachd 04-11-2017, 08:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 677
Posted By Jay Close
Re: Difference between a Salute, Gathering and a Lament?

Ron, I think you missed the point.

It's not that all tunes are the same, far from it. It's that titles and folklore are often contradictory and a poor guide to interpretation. The Lament for the...
Forum: Piobaireachd 04-10-2017, 10:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 677
Posted By Jay Close
Re: A theoretical question

Ron:

One of the issues involved in your question is that quite a few tunes have been known down the years by differing titles with differing histories behind them. Sometimes somebody's salute was...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 03-08-2017, 08:16 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,095
Posted By Jay Close
Re: Newer set of pipes, tenor tops don't match well (visually)

In my experience, such differences were very common for some manufacturers and largely non-existent for others.

It doesn't seem only to effect entry level pipes. One of my former Pipe Majors has...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 01-06-2017, 08:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,856
Posted By Jay Close
Re: Oiling border pipes

As no one else has chimed in, I'll tell your what I know......or think I know.

While a bellows blown border pipe might cause less concern that one subject to the player's breath, I still think ...
Forum: Piobaireachd 11-30-2016, 08:42 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,771
Posted By Jay Close
Re: Modern Pibrochs

Matt Turnbull's name left off the master list.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 11-29-2016, 06:05 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,546
Posted By Jay Close
Re: Hybrid Bannatyne leakage rate

Re my post on using CA glue to seal the stitching, yes CA is "superglue". I used the thinnest I could find, the same I use for sealing cracks in blackwood pipes. Just flow it into the seam and it...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 11-28-2016, 07:37 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,546
Posted By Jay Close
Re: Hybrid Bannatyne leakage rate

I've had two Bannatyne hybrid bags leak along he stitching of the zipper. Both were repaired by spreading the seam open and running thin CA glue all along the seam. The glue was wicked into the...
Forum: Do It Yourself (DIY) 11-19-2016, 07:10 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 864
Posted By Jay Close
Re: cracked chanter stock

It's hard for me to visualize the crack. Do you mean it's a crack in the wood underneath the ferrule? That is not uncommon and often the result of too tight hemping and or letting moisture build up...
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