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Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 07-21-2019, 08:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 505
Posted By David D.
Re: Scottish Smallpipes - New Reeds for an Old Set

If you want cane drone reeds, you could send the drones to Ted Anderson to have him fit the reeds.

http://swedishbagpipes.com/Reeds.html

Seth Hamon sells a "experimental" set that has different...
Forum: Beer Tent 06-25-2019, 10:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 796
Posted By David D.
Re: Any Key of A practice chanters aside from the ES Chanter?

I've never seen one but Cowal are advertised as 440 Hz.

https://cowalbagpipes.com/practice-chanter/
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 05-27-2019, 06:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 552
Posted By David D.
Re: Budget Tin Whistles?

You should be happy with either one. I've played a few of Dixon's trad whistles and that is the one I recommend for a budget whistle.

Freeman tweaked whistles sold on EBay are also a good option.
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 02-17-2019, 02:36 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,343
Posted By David D.
Re: C natural Key or Back hole on chanter which is better?

Yes, mine has the low G tone holes and the lower hand finger stretch is just a little wider than a long practice chanter.
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 02-17-2019, 11:28 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,343
Posted By David D.
Re: C natural Key or Back hole on chanter which is better?

Barry,

Something to consider is the placement of the thumb hole.

I play one of Michael MacHarg's The Wee Piper SSP chanter in A and his chanters have the back thumb hole for the C natural. I...
Forum: Do It Yourself (DIY) 02-14-2019, 11:11 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 402
Posted By David D.
Re: DIY bag

Here are some instructions that have been around for a while. I think this would be similar to David Daye's vinyl uilleann bags.

http://dennishavlena.com/bagpipe.htm
...
Forum: Beer Tent 01-27-2019, 05:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 921
Posted By David D.
Re: Native American Flute

Flutes Online in Pennsylvania and the Oregon Flute Store are good resources.

https://www.flutesonline.com/

http://www.oregonflutestore.com/

For a bullet proof option there is also plastic...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 01-07-2019, 09:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 657
Posted By David D.
Re: Smallpipe reed question

Michael Macharg who owns the Wee Piper makes plastic reeds for smallpipes.

You might also have luck contacting Seth Hamon.
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 11-14-2018, 07:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 881
Posted By David D.
Re: 3/4 or full size GHB

I can't answer your question but I would contact Northwest Bagpipes in Tigard Oregon.

The owner teaches and he carries Duncan Soutar 3/4 pipes.

http://nwbagpipes.com/
Forum: Technique & Instrument 08-23-2018, 08:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 652
Posted By David D.
Re: Pipe Material ID

Looking at the grain and color my guess would be kingwood.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 07-23-2018, 11:32 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,627
Posted By David D.
Re: most durable synth bag?

I have two Bannatyne hybrid bags that are still going with no signs if failing. One is over 6 years old and the other is 4.
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 07-20-2018, 04:04 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 447
Posted By David D.
Re: Help needed with stock and bag

You could buy a bagpipe tie in kit. In the mean time an O-ring and a hose clamp is a quick fix.

Kelleher Traditional make nice bags and bellows but keep in mind that the neck opening is 24 mm...
Forum: Music 07-07-2018, 12:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,534
Posted By David D.
Re: Sheet music for...

A nice setting of Mo Ghile Mear is in Dave Rickard's Traditional Irish Music for the Bagpipe
Forum: Music 05-30-2018, 07:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,778
Posted By David D.
Re: How many variations of the tune, Hector the Hero?

Jim McGillivray's setting is nice and you can listen to it for free on his website.

https://pipetunes.ca/
Forum: Beer Tent 05-02-2018, 07:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,600
Posted By David D.
Re: Where can I get an economically priced kilt?

J. Higgins in Kansas has always had good prices.
Forum: Do It Yourself (DIY) 04-25-2018, 09:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,082
Posted By David D.
Re: Black Walnut

I believe that you would end up with a very bland tone with walnut.

You could use it for the common common stock and also the mounts and ferrules for a set of smallpipes. You could then use a...
Forum: Music 03-18-2018, 11:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,416
Posted By David D.
Re: Bill Millin Settings

Thank you for the replies. Thanks to John MacDonald (see post above) I was able to get in touch with Bill Millin's son who was kind enough to contact me.

He did not know the settings used but he...
Forum: Music 03-14-2018, 02:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,416
Posted By David D.
Bill Millin settings

Bill Millin listed his tunes he played during the Normandy landing as The Road to the Isles, Highland Laddie, All the Blue Bonnets are Over the Border, and The Nut Brown Maiden.

Does anyone know...
Forum: Do It Yourself (DIY) 03-06-2018, 01:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,245
Posted By David D.
Re: European Pear Finish

The oil finish didn't blacken the wood it only gave it the color as if were wet. It is comparable to blond shellac in that regard. The mounts are black walnut or juglans nigra which is actually a...
Forum: Do It Yourself (DIY) 03-01-2018, 06:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,245
Posted By David D.
Re: European Pear Finish

I played around with what I had in my shop I ended up using boiled linseed oil for the finish. It brought the color back to what I wanted and it complimented the black walnut trim.

Steaming and a...
Forum: Do It Yourself (DIY) 02-07-2018, 06:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,245
Posted By David D.
Re: European Pear Finish

Thanks everyone for the ideas. I'll hadn't thought about shellac or a friction finish let alone a homemade one!

Best regards,
Forum: Do It Yourself (DIY) 02-06-2018, 12:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,245
Posted By David D.
European Pear Finish

I roughed out a set of smallpipe drones out of European pear that was grown in Germany. The billets were steamed and had a nice warm reddish color before turning them round and now they are a bit...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 01-16-2018, 03:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 542
Posted By David D.
Re: Thoughts on Ezeedrone smallpipe reeds?

I use them in a set oh Hope drones and I think that they are stable and have a nice tone. I haven't compared them to other reeds but they sound fine to my ear.
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 10-29-2017, 11:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,562
Posted By David D.
Re: Scottish Smallpipe Pipe Bags...

If it is a mouth-blown set I think you would be better off with a Canmore bag that was already mentioned or a Bannatyne hybrid with no collars and a zipper so you can go in a clean the bag.

If...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 10-06-2017, 05:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 847
Posted By David D.
Re: Shepherd S/1 GHB - what drone reeds?

I didn't have t open up the reed seats. The drones were made around 2005.
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