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Forum: Music 01-05-2018, 11:30 AM
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Posted By donaldwglindsay
Tune Competition - deadline Jan 25th!!!

Hi Pipers!

Chance to have a pop at a tune competition here, the deadline's less than three weeks away, Burns Night (25th January)!

The remit is broad, what is sought is a traditional pipe tune,...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 09-09-2016, 07:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,230
Posted By donaldwglindsay
Re: Electric pickup applied directly onto the reed?

A thought about contact pickup's - I'll stand corrected if anyone's using them successfully, but it seems to me that these wouldn't be likely to work well in the way described (clipped to the stock)....
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 09-09-2016, 12:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,230
Posted By donaldwglindsay
Re: Electric pickup applied directly onto the reed?

Undoubtedly. Feedback's more an issue with clip-on solutions. I'm not as familiar with in-stock mic's although I'm aware some people do it. What sort of a sound does it give?
Forum: Beer Tent 09-08-2016, 11:09 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 800
Posted By donaldwglindsay
Pickups in pipes

I'm curious to know if anyone's experimented with pickups (as in, audio pickups) in their pipes.

I'm aware of Paddy Whetman's steel-reeded Eryri pipes, was talking to him on Skype last weeked...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 09-08-2016, 11:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,230
Posted By donaldwglindsay
Re: Electric pickup applied directly onto the reed?

Steve Bliven "Perhaps we should keep in mind that Dain asked these questions some 13 years ago and hasn't posted since 2008... ( Hope he wasn't holding his breath.)"

Lol yes, it's a pain waiting...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 09-07-2016, 12:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,230
Posted By donaldwglindsay
Re: electric pickup applied directly onto the reed?

Hi Dain,

looks like this was a while ago - did you ever find what you were looking for?

I've got a system together that might provide what you're looking for - an optical bagpipe pickup. It'll...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 02-06-2016, 03:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,103
Posted By donaldwglindsay
Re: Tuning those "flat" notes!

That's interesting, and confirms what other border pipes players have said to me. Do they tend mostly sharp, or flat?

I think that relative control over tuning may be an advantage for flea holes,...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 02-03-2016, 12:23 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,224
Posted By donaldwglindsay
Re: "A" chanter for playing with "G" drones

It does sound a bit funny at first, doesn't it. Very warm, but a bit strange and it is weird for "A" not to be one of the notes you finish on!

I recorded a version of "Soor Plooms" in G back in...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 02-03-2016, 08:43 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,224
Posted By donaldwglindsay
Re: "A" chanter for playing with "G" drones

I like what you're trying to do here, Patrick. I'm about to start re-learning some of Peacock's tunes in their original key, having originally known them in "A" from the "translated" little yellow...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 02-03-2016, 06:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,103
Posted By donaldwglindsay
Re: Tuning those "flat" notes!

Thanks for your responses to my post. I've had a very busy winter, and haven't checked the forum for ages - sorry not to have responded sooner.

The system I'm using, means that a change to one...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 11-28-2015, 01:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,103
Posted By donaldwglindsay
Tuning those "flat" notes!

Hi folks!

Following on from the very interesting and entertaining low D smallpipes thread, which has begun to drift off at a tangent a bit (my apologies for my part in that!), I'm posting a query...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 11-28-2015, 05:49 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,240
Posted By donaldwglindsay
Re: Thoughts on low D Smallpipes

Yes, it does seem in practice, that any solution that could be proposed for an any-key drone set, represents an inordinate amount of hassle simply to provide custom tunings for a couple of specific...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 11-26-2015, 11:53 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,240
Posted By donaldwglindsay
Re: Thoughts on low D Smallpipes

That's a fair point, John - although it should be noted that the Smallpipes are a bit of a special case in this respect, having traditionally always had a chord of sorts for their drones, and also...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 11-26-2015, 04:20 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,240
Posted By donaldwglindsay
Re: Thoughts on low D Smallpipes

Yes, as long as the stoppers aren't too tight then they can be pulled out or pushed in quite smartly, one handed.

The idea of changing the note of a drone on the fly is very appealing, and I've...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 11-25-2015, 02:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,216
Posted By donaldwglindsay
Re: help with type of Small pipes

They're not smallpipes, and I don't think they're fireside pipes either.

I think Reel Pipes is likely, judging by the size and look of them.
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 11-25-2015, 02:32 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,240
Posted By donaldwglindsay
Re: Thoughts on low D Smallpipes

Scott - yes, Nate's drone sets and switching options look great. Both the contrabass, and the soprano "A" drone that he's included on some sets would be good to support my chanter's high and low end....
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 11-24-2015, 03:33 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,240
Posted By donaldwglindsay
Re: Thoughts on low D Smallpipes

John McCain - well spotted! No, it does have that G as you might expect, just a typo on my part!

TJones - yes, it's potentially pretty confusing, all this talk of ranges! The bottom D is below the...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 11-24-2015, 01:52 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,240
Posted By donaldwglindsay
Re: Thoughts on low D Smallpipes

Hi TJones!

My chanter does actually sound a "Low D" one octave below the D smallpipes, and goes up two octaves from there as follows :

D, E, F#, A, (Bb), B, (C), C#, D, (D#), E, (F), F#, G,...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 11-24-2015, 01:39 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,240
Posted By donaldwglindsay
Re: Thoughts on low D Smallpipes

This is an interesting conversation. I'm looking into this very question just now, by way of extending the four drone set that I've got together to support the chanter.

The idea of a "contrabass"...
Forum: Industry News 11-20-2015, 12:35 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 576
Posted By donaldwglindsay
Good quality, good looking, large volume bellows

This is just to let folks know that I've posted a page on www.lindstruments.com to make available the bellows I've designed.

They're low cost, large volume, Scottish pattern bellows with a highly...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 11-19-2015, 01:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,464
Posted By donaldwglindsay
Re: Extend range pipe chanters

Hi Pancelticpiper!

You're right about the range - it's the core range D to B, with the option of a C natural, which I think pipers will find themselves using the most, and which is parallel to the...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 11-17-2015, 03:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,464
Posted By donaldwglindsay
Re: Extend range pipe chanters

TJones - the 3D printing provided a way for me to design the chanter, without having to tool a workshop & ascend the woodturning learning curve first. It also allows ideas to be prototyped that might...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 11-12-2015, 03:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,464
Posted By donaldwglindsay
Re: Extend range pipes chanters.

Hi Tjones,

some of the guys on this forum are Beta testers for my chanter. They've currently got the version one, and will be receiving version two shortly.

I think the thing you'd find about...
Forum: Industry News 06-23-2015, 09:45 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 725
Posted By donaldwglindsay
Composition Contest for Lindsay Smallpipes Chanter

I've got news of a composition competition to share with the forum - here's a link to the competition page, giving full details:

“Lindsay System” Scottish Smallpipes Chanter Composition...
Forum: Industry News 06-21-2015, 02:59 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 693
Posted By donaldwglindsay
Bagpipe files to 3D Print & more

Hi folks,

I'm proud to announce ;

http://www.lindstruments.com

on the Bob Dunsire forum.

Following on from "Dreaming Pipes" (still ongoing!), the Lindstruments shop offers STL files...
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