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Forum: Technique & Instrument 02-19-2019, 12:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 582
Posted By MichiganGaidar
Re: 2019 setup, changes?

2018 was a tough year instrument-wise, the result being that I basically did all the experimentation that one might do over several years within one year.

My setup is currently:

- Wallace...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 02-15-2019, 07:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 297
Posted By MichiganGaidar
Re: So,..what makes it a Bb reed vs a standard reed?

Grasping at straws, but might the staple be somehow different?
Forum: Technique & Instrument 02-08-2019, 09:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,215
Posted By MichiganGaidar
Re: New Pipemaker: Alexander Graham

I mean, have you seen some of the pipes being made in Bulgaria? Horn-covered chanters, metal-inlaid pipes, relief-carved pipes, mother-of-pearl-inlaid pipes, and apparently pipes made completely out...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 01-29-2019, 05:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 417
Posted By MichiganGaidar
Re: Kinnaird Edge vs Evolution

The easy tongues worked swimmingly in my Lawries before said pipes sprouted multiple cracks... all three reeds were at factory settings, and they were steady beyond steady. So, no, I do not doubt the...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 01-29-2019, 04:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 417
Posted By MichiganGaidar
Re: Kinnaird Edge vs Evolution

The bass reed bridle had to be moved beyond the setup marks to match the tenors' factory settings, resulting in a bass which behaves and "feels" somewhat different from the tenors. I'm a stickler for...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 01-29-2019, 02:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 417
Posted By MichiganGaidar
Re: Kinnaird Edge vs Evolution

Problem being, I had to fiddle to match the bass and tenors for strength to a point where the bass drifts away from the tenors. I'd rather have maximum stability.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 01-29-2019, 02:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 417
Posted By MichiganGaidar
Kinnaird Edge vs. Evolution

Well, I suppose this was bound to happen... I have inched up in chanter strength to a point where I can no longer use "easy" Kinnairds. I quite like the power and stability afforded by Kinnaird...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 01-22-2019, 03:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 669
Posted By MichiganGaidar
Re: Kinnaird Evolution Reeds - Troubleshooting a Hissing Tenor

I was able, with much finesse, to get the Teflon tape to stay. The results were, of course, worth it.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 01-19-2019, 12:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 669
Posted By MichiganGaidar
Re: Kinnaird Evolution Reeds - Troubleshooting a Hissing Tenor

Any recommendation on how to apply it? I tried wrapping it directly around the threads, and stretching it over the opening... in neither case did the teflon tape remain where it needed to be.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 01-19-2019, 12:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 669
Posted By MichiganGaidar
Re: Kinnaird Evolution Reeds - Troubleshooting a Hissing Tenor

It happened right away.

That said, I found the issue: the grub screw was not airtight in the nosecone. I've made a stopgap remedy by smearing "Hemp Seal" on the threads of the screw.

Consider...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 01-19-2019, 10:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 669
Posted By MichiganGaidar
Kinnaird Evolution Reeds - Troubleshooting a Hissing Tenor

I've been using Kinnaird Evolution drone reeds on and off (the bass more on than off - excellent reed), and I've noticed that one of the tenor drone reeds is now making hissing and popping noises...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 12-15-2018, 04:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 788
Posted By MichiganGaidar
Re: Scotian Bag

Can't say I know... I have yet to drink pipe bag seasoning of any description.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 12-15-2018, 01:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 788
Posted By MichiganGaidar
Re: Scotian Bag

This description sounds like Frazer Warnock's "The Piper's" Seasoning. Looks like Elmer's and smells a wee bit like it - but it's not adhesive.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 12-14-2018, 07:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,615
Posted By MichiganGaidar
Re: Advice Needed - Replacement stocks

Oboists are really the odd ones out... clarinetists hate cracks, as well, but we'll put up with it if the repair can be done to a very high standard. In that regard, I'm lucky that my local woodwind...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 12-10-2018, 03:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,615
Posted By MichiganGaidar
Re: Advice Needed - Replacements

Michigan is infamous among orchestral woodwind manufacturers for wood problems. There's an oboe manufacturer who claims that MI and upstate NY account for nearly 40% of warranty claims in North...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 12-09-2018, 02:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,615
Posted By MichiganGaidar
Advice Needed - Replacement stocks

I've had my current set of vintage Lawries for just over six months - they were acquired for 550 from Northwest Bagpipes, and have been a very good instrument. I actually wound up selling my Naills...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 12-04-2018, 04:17 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,966
Posted By MichiganGaidar
Re: Opinion on '90s(?) Hardies?

Chris Pinchbeck did the refurb on my Lawries before they were sold to me... Highly, highly recommended. If these Hardies are ugly and old, rather than seasoned and vintage, he can do a total external...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 11-27-2018, 03:23 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,892
Posted By MichiganGaidar
Re: Favorite blowstick? And worth it to repair a blowstick?

I was referring to the category, not the model.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 11-25-2018, 03:11 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,586
Posted By MichiganGaidar
Re: An ABW Pipe Chanter Question

If I recall correctly, mine had ever-so-slightly contracted on the side with the finger holes (or expanded along the side without).
Forum: Technique & Instrument 11-17-2018, 02:23 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,892
Posted By MichiganGaidar
Re: Favorite blowstick? And worth it to repair a blowstick?

I'm more surprised by the straight blowpipe - consider how much more taxing it is to play an instrument which is only mostly calibrated or drones which are only mostly tuned: so it follows that...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 11-17-2018, 12:19 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,892
Posted By MichiganGaidar
Re: Favorite blowstick? And worth it to repair a blowstick?

Couldn't tell you... I see him with a tilt blowpipe in most of the available footage, so I'm sure that he's used such a device with his McRaes.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 11-17-2018, 06:23 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,892
Posted By MichiganGaidar
Re: Favorite blowstick? And worth it to repair a blowstick?

I use my "ghastly contraption", of the same model often used by a certain Stuart Liddell ( who I suspect can blow steadily and select reeds of appropriate strength), because I use a hybrid bag, and...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 11-14-2018, 06:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,253
Posted By MichiganGaidar
Re: Drone Reed Recommendation for 1910 Hendersons

Straight Ezee (standard bass) went well in my Lawries (which, in the grand scheme of things, are pretty close to Henderson), but weren't exactly mellow. Ditto with Balance Tone. The new reeds by...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 11-10-2018, 06:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 840
Posted By MichiganGaidar
Re: what's new in bore oil?

I use peanut or almond oil on all my wind instruments. No issues here. I know Bore Doctor is also popular, though I've never tried the stuff.

Just don't use any sort of mineral oil - there's some...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 11-09-2018, 03:09 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,405
Posted By MichiganGaidar
Re: Modern Brakes on Tempo

Panache. Style. Swagger. Musicality.

We civilian pipers certainly aren't playing to organize foot drill. I'm not saying fast is bad, I'm just saying that slowing down has many great merits, to the...
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