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Forum: Beer Tent 07-11-2019, 10:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,431
Posted By crossingnoises
Re: Another Paradigm Shift in Pipe Banding

Do you suppose they can make a holder for holding several holders?
Forum: Beer Tent 06-28-2019, 05:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 580
Posted By crossingnoises
Re: Pipers Dirk

A dirk frog (https://www.google.com/search?q=dirk+frog&client=firefox-b-1-d&channel=tus&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwibvMnTqo3jAhWNtlkKHbQgDjUQ_AUIECgB&biw=1920&bih=947) is what you're...
Forum: Beer Tent 05-28-2019, 10:14 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,684
Posted By crossingnoises
Taps on pipes?

This Memorial Day past, I played at a monument/wreath-laying service.

The honor guard fired, the bugler played "Taps," and then I and some other pipers played "Amazing Grace."

Forum: Beer Tent 04-28-2019, 07:04 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,921
Posted By crossingnoises
Re: Learning Tunes By Ear

I remember this coming up in the forum a few years ago.

The general consensus:

Q: Learn tunes by ear, or by...
Forum: Beer Tent 03-25-2019, 07:19 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,360
Posted By crossingnoises
Steel-heel shoe taps?

Interested in people's experience/opinions with steel heel taps on ghillie brogues.

I invested in a quality pair of ghillies recently, and my feet have been thanking me. When I got them, I was...
Forum: Beer Tent 01-27-2019, 07:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 900
Posted By crossingnoises
Re: 25th Jan Tattle

"Please be ready to pipe in the cupcakes in at 7 PM, followed by the clowns at 7:30"
Forum: Beer Tent 12-13-2018, 07:45 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,542
Posted By crossingnoises
Re: A real bitey blower

Reed Wrangler Flexible Ergonomic Mouthpiece!

I swear by mine.

It changed he whole embouchure for me. For some reason a round mouthpiece makes me think, "I don't have a grip on this," and...
Forum: Beer Tent 11-12-2018, 04:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,957
Posted By crossingnoises
Military etiquette?

Two questions regarding military etiquette. I had a confusing Veterans Day.

Question one:

I'm a civilian piper - I'm not and haven't been in the military. I learned (from somewhere) that as a...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 10-11-2018, 05:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 656
Posted By crossingnoises
Re: Sticky ABW chanter

Yep, I've asked this before - a sticky chanter is no fun!


Forum: Technique & Instrument 10-11-2018, 05:30 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,126
Posted By crossingnoises
Practice Chanters - tuned to A or Bb?

I'll take opinions - is it preferable for a practice chanter be tuned to an A, or to the GHB Bb?

My quick thoughts:

Bb = helps with "perfect pitch" to the GHB chanter, finger spacing may be...
Forum: Beer Tent 09-29-2018, 09:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 908
Posted By crossingnoises
Quick march at slow pace?

Here's a fun experience/question I thought I'd share with the forums. Question is, are there any tricks for playing a quick march at a slow pace?

Yesterday I played a gig; it was to lead a train...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 03-19-2017, 10:06 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,733
Posted By crossingnoises
Falling drone reeds

I'll take any advice or opinions on better securing drone reeds into their drone seat.

In earlier practices (and in one unfortunate gig), I've found that a drone reed will - for lack of a better...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 02-12-2017, 12:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,000
Posted By crossingnoises
Chanter stock tie-in question - looseness

I retired my old bag and am working with the new one (hybrid).

I see that the new chanter sleeve is not a snug fit as my old one was. There's space & wiggle around the stock.

Any suggestions on...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 02-12-2017, 12:06 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,847
Posted By crossingnoises
Re: reed wrangler mouthpiece

I tried it, it suits me!

I feel it's allowed me to get a better "clamp" on the blowpipe, making the lip-sealing easier.

It has a metal bit at the end which worms itself out over time. Every...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 11-07-2015, 06:29 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,824
Posted By crossingnoises
Poly or ABW stocks?

Sorry if the question has been asked before -

Does anyone have an opinion (or experience) of using poly vs. ABW stocks?

After the discovery of ANOTHER crack in my ABW stocks, I'm wondering if...
Forum: Beer Tent 01-01-2015, 05:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,005
Posted By crossingnoises
Re: Ever get stopped because too many were crying?

Good job! It sounds like you were 100% appropriate.

Grief is too much to bear, that's what the pipes help express.

(Well, one thing, anyway.)
Forum: Beer Tent 09-28-2014, 03:31 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,410
Posted By crossingnoises
Re: Messing up in front of the masses

Here are the fun details!

It's so painful it's almost funny.

An organist and I were to play Highland Cathedral. We'd agreed on a secret signal as to when to finish whatever part we were in then...
Forum: Beer Tent 09-27-2014, 06:47 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,410
Posted By crossingnoises
Messing up in front of the masses

Looking for war stories and advice.

I knew it had to happen sometime - I finally made a big (very big) performance blunder in front of about 1,000 people.

Details are not that interesting, but...
Forum: Beer Tent 08-01-2014, 01:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,978
Posted By crossingnoises
Re: Sticky Hands

I asked this question a few years ago -


Talc and nose grease was the consensus
Forum: Beer Tent 06-15-2014, 07:15 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,659
Posted By crossingnoises
pipes & sunglasses?

I'm curious if anyone has any opinion (or experiences) about wearing/not wearing sunglasses while piping an event.

I finally invested in a pair of prescription sunglasses recently. I played a gig...
Forum: Beer Tent 01-30-2014, 02:54 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,994
Posted By crossingnoises
Declining cold-weather gigs?

I just played twice this week, once for a burial and once for a procession - both in freezing weather. (below 32F)

I had to cut the first short because my hands numbed and I couldn't finger the...
Forum: Trading Post Archive 02-10-2013, 06:01 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 249
Posted By crossingnoises
FA: Sterling Silver Kilt Pin, sword design - starting $80

For auction (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=261168464665) is a sterling silver kilt pin, starting at $80 + $5 shipping.

If anyone knows the maker, please let me know!
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 10-07-2012, 09:19 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,144
Posted By crossingnoises
Smallpipes chanter - sharp Low G

I have a set of smallpipes in A, and find that the Low G has become unpleasantly sharp.

I just replaced the chanter reed and got the same result, a sharp low G.

Any tricks to correcting this?...
Forum: Trading Post Archive 06-19-2012, 01:26 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 275
Posted By crossingnoises
FA: Practice Goose w/L&M bag - starting at $99

For auction (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=261049402161) is a practice goose w/ L&M hide bag, starting at $99. Although unmarked, it's delrin and seems to be a solid instrument....
Forum: Trading Post Archive 06-19-2012, 01:03 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 389
Posted By crossingnoises
FA: Bagpipe books, each starting at $5

Unloading some Bagpipe books, music & tutorial. Each start at $5.

James McGillivray's Rhythmic Fingerwork...
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