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Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + Yesterday, 01:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 160
Posted By el gaitero
Re: drones

Make it worth your time by investing in an instructor...grade 2 or higher.
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + Yesterday, 12:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 308
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Tightening new reeds in practice chanter

If you let your pc dry ( too much) between practices and the reed loosens up....just carefully lift it out...give the hemp a good slobbering lick,,,,and set it back in snug to where it was after...
Forum: Beer Tent 10-15-2018, 07:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 191
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Pumkin Spice mounts

I think today’s Martha hipsters might refer to them as Butternut Squash
Forum: Piobaireachd 10-14-2018, 03:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 224
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Piobaireachd Drinking tunes

I’d think for pibroch one might want black coffee....:grin:
Forum: Beer Tent 10-14-2018, 06:47 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,374
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Tone Protector vs. Pipers Pal

..a thinking mans analysis. Good stuff. I was going to go for similar on BDF way back when the TP first appeared. But limited my view simply to ..with an end always open to the environment how...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 10-13-2018, 09:27 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 573
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Practice Chanters - tuned to A or Bb?

Iirc there was a CD track some years back of a notable band playing a practice chanter set accompanied by drum pads and timpani on various drum cases.
Forum: Beer Tent 10-12-2018, 01:30 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,374
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Tone Protector vs. Pipers Pal

Interestingly...?...thruout Asia jewelers routinely keep a glass of water in their display case ...especially pearl displays..as well as ( rosewood) furniture stores keep glasses of h2o dispersed...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 10-12-2018, 05:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 308
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Tightening new reeds in practice chanter

With Any reed.... To adjust its height ( sharper or flatter) and ensure it’s secure ,..not wobbly,..and not leaking air past the seat.

Your instructor should show you how to do this properly
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 10-11-2018, 04:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 308
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Tightening new reeds in practice chanter

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. Can I add hemp to the hub? Thanks[

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Did you try this? What happened.?
Forum: Technique & Instrument 10-11-2018, 01:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 573
Posted By el gaitero
Forum: Technique & Instrument 10-11-2018, 01:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 573
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Practice Chanters - tuned to A or Bb?

I wonder if the piper in the example learned it straightaway and up to tempo on pipes...or used a practice chanter for a few days first.

I like my practice chanters...some more than others...
Forum: Beer Tent 10-11-2018, 08:48 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,374
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Tone Protector vs. Pipers Pal

I think he’s saying ...playing the instrument for a bit will bring it back to life nicely,assuming the piper knows the craft and his instrument. Maybe not for a Worlds stage granted , and certainly...
Forum: Beer Tent 10-11-2018, 06:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,391
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Sticky Hands

Thx....I’m also going to try a tiny spritz of ptf spray since I have a small bit left in the can. Good non- petrol lube for doors windows, drone reed bodies,..erc.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 10-11-2018, 05:55 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 533
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Double Toning Drone Reed

To alleviate the too high ( 1 cm) tuning in a particular set of pipes I installed a set of EZ reeds...the Long version instead of standard. Bingo,...cured the issue...now the pipes will tune down...
Forum: Do It Yourself (DIY) 10-10-2018, 08:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 172
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Gibson Ceilidh Pipe Cover

??? Do you have a picture of this?..:confused: David..?
Forum: Technique & Instrument 10-09-2018, 05:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 533
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Double Toning Drone Reed

Selbie’s...great reed...definitely less of a bother than EZ.

New on the scene are the MG White Mamba’s ...a real challenger to the status quo I think.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 10-09-2018, 05:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 647
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Interested in Troy Reeds

Call the makers...who will gladly spend phone time with you to discuss how to. I recall with these ‘standard’ reeds my Pm would gently but firmly bend them back and forth a few times to ‘free up’ the...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 10-07-2018, 07:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 515
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Chanter brush

$11.82 ?....must be HK$..
Forum: Beer Tent 10-07-2018, 09:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 478
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Aaron Shaw and World Figure Skating Championships

Thanks... I’ve thot the first tune was ‘ she moved thru the fair’ ...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 10-07-2018, 09:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 344
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Sticky abw chanter

Yeah...that would do...I’ve removed flat bridles and massaged a tiny bit of talc into the inside surface to alleviate the welded bridle experience with some reeds.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 10-07-2018, 06:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 344
Posted By el gaitero
Sticky ABW chanter

Know how an abw chanter in humid weather sometimes gets like Velcro?...your fingers drag rather than slide against a bit of the natural oils of the wood ,or whatever...so clean fingering is...
Forum: Beer Tent 10-07-2018, 06:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 478
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Aaron Shaw and World Figure Skating Championships

Wondering if it was pre-recorded for playback ‘on the day’ and live tv....to avoid any pipe mishaps, a slightly different tempo than skaters wanted/ practiced at, crowd stomping distracting the...
Forum: Beer Tent 10-06-2018, 09:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 985
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Queen's Piper on hiatus

Wondering,...Can Hergoodself still hear well enough to discrete if a(ny) tune is repeated?
Forum: Technique & Instrument 10-06-2018, 06:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 533
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Double Toning Drone Reed.

Yes...shorten the tongue in split nanometer increments to help reduce the double tone experience. And confirm you’re not inadvertently dropping the bag air pressure. Presumeably you’ve confirmed all...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 10-06-2018, 06:37 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,075
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Dumb Question: Drones vs. Chanter Reed Strength

Much nicer when the pipe is easier to play..than harder.

Try mouth blowing each tenor reed..set in the seat. When you give a good steady long puff...you want them to shut off after about 1-2...
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