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Forum: Beer Tent 12-19-2018, 05:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,383
Posted By Mainebagpipes
Re: L&M Non-Zips - any left out there?

I have one that was tied in but not seasoned and apparently never used. However, it was cut and tied for a lefty. :shrug:
Forum: Music 12-16-2018, 05:33 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 423
Posted By Mainebagpipes
Re: Queen's Own Highlanders Book

Lochaber No More and Sleep, Dearie, Sleep :thumb:
Forum: Technique & Instrument 12-15-2018, 04:49 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,966
Posted By Mainebagpipes
Re: Opinion on '90s(?) Hardies?

No, not the pipes in question. The set that was offered is in the next town over, and isn't a MIM set - just a standard later Hardie.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 12-02-2018, 09:58 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,966
Posted By Mainebagpipes
Re: Opinion on '90s(?) Hardies?

Good to know about the Crozier glass reeds. I remember those being fairly aggressive, and I could see them working well in a narrower-bore set of pipes. Unfortunately, I don't think they're in...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 11-29-2018, 02:23 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,966
Posted By Mainebagpipes
Re: Opinion on '90s(?) Hardies?

Thanks for the advice all! I took a look at them this afternoon and decided to pass. They were about what I expected - nothing real exciting. Definitely Hardies, definitely a later set. Not in awful...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 11-29-2018, 10:16 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,966
Posted By Mainebagpipes
Re: Opinion on '90s(?) Hardies?

I think you hit the nail on the head Nate. Also, yes - the set would probably just be on hand for students testing the waters before investing in their own instruments. Over the last couple of months...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 11-29-2018, 05:33 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,966
Posted By Mainebagpipes
Re: Opinion on '90s(?) Hardies?

That was my first thought as well. Again, memories of having a hard time getting them going for people. A co-worker found them in a house he inherited. It sounds like they're nickel and yellow...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 11-28-2018, 05:20 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,966
Posted By Mainebagpipes
Opinion on '90s(?) Hardies?

Anyone care to offer an opinion on Hardies probably made in the late 1980s or 1990s? I've been offered a set at a sub-$300 price point, and have memories of difficult reeding with similar-vintage...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 11-27-2018, 05:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 381
Posted By Mainebagpipes
Re: Drone tuning Walsh poly small pipes

First thought, you're going to have to mess with the reeds :)

Assuming your Walshs are like my old ones, the reeds are integrated so hemping isn't an option. In addition to backing out the screws,...
Forum: Beer Tent 11-16-2018, 02:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,199
Posted By Mainebagpipes
Re: Tone Protector Question

Mine's been doing the same thing. I guess I'll try sticking a second pack in tonight!
Forum: Technique & Instrument 11-11-2018, 01:09 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,892
Posted By Mainebagpipes
Re: Favorite blowstick? And worth it to repair a blowstick?

FWIW, on an older set of pipes I'd be inclined to get the original blowstick repaired, and maybe find a plastic one for everyday playing. As to makes for plastic blowsticks, I'm using RG Hardie ones...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 11-11-2018, 01:01 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,253
Posted By Mainebagpipes
Re: Drone Reed Recommendation for 1910 Hendersons

Interesting - no idea. Other than realizing the bridle does pretty much nothing adjustment-wise, I had no trouble getting mine set up. It just took some trial and error, and really small movements of...
Forum: Beer Tent 11-11-2018, 07:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 701
Posted By Mainebagpipes
Re: Pipe band map (lower 48)

I like it! Up here there are a fair number of bands (seven I think?), although only two are part of the EUSPBA. I'd be interested to see how the graphic would change with non-member bands included,...
Forum: Beer Tent 11-11-2018, 07:11 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,553
Posted By Mainebagpipes
Re: When The Battle's Over-0600

I played this morning as well, out on the town green.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 11-11-2018, 07:08 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,253
Posted By Mainebagpipes
Re: Drone Reed Recommendation for 1910 Hendersons

Ditto to both Matt and Patrick - Ezee tenors with X-Treme or Kinnaird bass. I'd throw the Kinnaird Edge in there too. In my pipes, it's just as rich as the X-Treme bass, but very smooth and bright.
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 11-08-2018, 03:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 517
Posted By Mainebagpipes
Re: Highland Bagpipe Makers-Vol.2 Jeannie Campbell

Thanks for sharing! I've been looking forward to reading it, and need to order a copy.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 11-07-2018, 04:24 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 186
Posted By Mainebagpipes
MCS Suction Cups?

I'm using the Bannatyne Dri-Flo system. Quick question - anyone know if the suctions cups used for some moisture control systems to attach to the stocks are available at hardware stores, and if so,...
Forum: Beer Tent 10-28-2018, 08:14 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,532
Posted By Mainebagpipes
Re: Glenfiddich Livestream?

Frankly, I wouldn't have noticed a gracenote change unless I was listening for it. With something like this I'm assuming everyone's going to be technically stunning and am paying more attention to...
Forum: Heads Up 10-27-2018, 10:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,351
Posted By Mainebagpipes
Re: Queens Own Highlanders, Standard Settings

Jeeze, that's a smoking deal! And from Walmart of all places! My first volume of the Scots Guards is the old 1954 book, found tucked away in the back of a used bookstore in Cape Breton for $20ish...
Forum: Beer Tent 10-27-2018, 09:18 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,532
Posted By Mainebagpipes
Re: Glenfiddich Livestream?

Guessing it should have been "couldn't." He came out, tried to strike in, and the bass wouldn't go. Had to play with the reed to get it up and running.
Forum: Beer Tent 10-27-2018, 03:50 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,532
Posted By Mainebagpipes
Forum: Heads Up 10-26-2018, 07:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,351
Posted By Mainebagpipes
Re: Queens Own Highlanders, Standard Settings

I like the QOH book quite a bit. I managed to snag one a while back for about what the Scots Guards books go for new, and figured I'd gotten a heck of a deal.

In the spirit of sharing hard to fund...
Forum: Piobaireachd 10-21-2018, 10:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,331
Posted By Mainebagpipes
Re: How many actually use Binneas

Good advice. I don't use Binneas a lot, but I do grab it when I'm just starting to learn a new tune - mostly for the tune notes and phrasing while playing the Kilberry or Piob. Society settings.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 10-12-2018, 05:00 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,438
Posted By Mainebagpipes
Re: Tone Protector vs. Pipers Pal

Rather than implying it's merely a gimmick, why not pick one up and do some testing, or see if someone in your area will loan you one?

My first pipe teacher's advice was the same as the advice you...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 09-26-2018, 06:33 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,438
Posted By Mainebagpipes
Re: Tone Protector vrs. Pipers Pal

So...my experience is only one opinion - YMMV. I started using the Piper's Pal in 2009, on the recommendation of an open-grade piper who was a student of my first pipe teacher. It made a huge...
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