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Forum: Music Yesterday, 05:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 536
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Help me understand Piobaireachd

I liked this piece on their CD....and how the chanters notably sweetened with the efflux of time.
Forum: Technique & Instrument Yesterday, 07:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 420
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Canmore hybrid bag - opinions?

I’ve said here this bag is tops in my book. 10/10 thumbs up.

But, still,...after several years,,,its black box technology escapes me of how it (apparently) breaths so well to remain so dry...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 11-21-2020, 09:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 420
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Canmore hybrid

In my 2 sets since early 2017 with Canmore hybrid I have a ‘simple’ vinyl tube trap upturned at the rear...to which I cut in a Trap-Dri widget mid way.

I am always surprised...( actually by...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 11-21-2020, 08:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 420
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Canmore hybrid

...in my experience any brand syn bag feels like an inflated undershirt under your arm. One can settle and get used to it.

A hybrid bag from the onset will feel very much more like a leather...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 11-19-2020, 11:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 434
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Question on Hardies....

Yes....Willie was a Reid student. Apparently a good one...in so that Reid gifted him abw and ivory to turn his own set of pipes he told me.
He made two sets while in the shop...the ivoried second...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 11-19-2020, 06:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 434
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Question on Hardies....

In ‘87 I won my first Grade 2 solo march medal playing my ‘47 Robert Reid pipes ...with an early ‘50’s Silver soled Hardie chanter my instructor ( George M. Bell,..himself an RGH student before...
Forum: Music 11-18-2020, 10:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 680
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Tunes from the 2nd World War

.an appropriate tune I include in a funereal set of several tunes. Veddy nice I think on GHB.
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 11-16-2020, 04:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,095
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Chanter tuning struggle, the high notes

thot this also...until I realized the key is to not try to brute twist ( no can do) just insert whatever ‘mandrel’ and quite simply wiggle /push it forward to minutely expand the shaped end of the...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 11-16-2020, 03:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 266
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Rasping tenor drone

...great.....’splain what cured it...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 11-16-2020, 08:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 529
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Adjusting drone reeds to chanter strength

Yes....micro adjustments...and always ensure the front and rear edges of the bridle band are parallel ....and the bridle is concentric around the reed body.

As an added bit of paranoia I try to...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 11-15-2020, 05:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 266
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Rasping tenor drone

That they’re EZ drones reeds could well be the issue...in that they are often very finicky to get set up....but very rewarding when done right.
Check that the bridle position exactly matches the...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 11-15-2020, 06:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 266
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Rasping tenor drone

Several possibilities....check for a crack or cap leak....
Forum: Beer Tent 11-13-2020, 02:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 740
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Why is one PC supposedly better than another?

“ ...Which brings me back to the original question, why the supposed difference in PCs between a Dunbar vs. a Hardie vs. a Gibson vs. a McCullum and so on and so forth?..”

Zero to none imo and...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 11-13-2020, 01:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 472
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Cleaning ABW chanter...

Nooo problem just rubbing adhesive residue off with my thumb. If so inclined I might add a bit of nose oil.
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 11-12-2020, 06:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 391
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Breathing technique...

Have you checked that all helped joints are snug and and any into the bag stocks are absolutely tight. Reeds snug in the seats. Airtight test on the bag.....zipper fully closed? ( I’ve done that once...
Forum: Beer Tent 11-11-2020, 06:35 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,897
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Polyester thread replacing hemp?

..at the beginning of the DVD ‘ On the Day’....Roddy is seen happily adding yet another few wraps of teflon tape to his pins.
My takeaway was that’s a good sign.
Forum: Beer Tent 11-08-2020, 10:22 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,527
Posted By el gaitero
Re: The GPB (Great Pakistani Bagpipes)

..very precise positioning on the tuning pins; his mate at 0:17 is, like,..WTH???
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 11-05-2020, 07:01 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,095
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Chanter tuning struggle, the high notes

[QUOTE=MariaF;1349290]I really appreciate the effort, folks - so many helpful answers!

I have a Wallace chanter, and the reed I am using now is a Shepherd. The former one I am not completely sure...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 11-03-2020, 05:59 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,418
Posted By el gaitero
Re: I Want To Try a New Brand of Drone Reeds

Would like to hear your Mamba experiences..and in what pipes.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 11-01-2020, 10:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 311
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Split in blowstick_repair or leave it alone

I’ve successfully sleeved 3-4 pretty easily. I conveniently have a good T handle for a drill tap set ( garage sale) and a long enough right size drill bit. I used thin wall brass tubing from Ace...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 10-31-2020, 05:01 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,418
Posted By el gaitero
Re: I Want To Try a New Brand of Drone Reeds

I’ve been using a set of pre launch White Mamba reeds for a few years now. I think they’re phenomenal in my McCallum acetyl pipes.
No matter the environmental conditions or how long or short I...
Forum: Beer Tent 10-31-2020, 04:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 369
Posted By el gaitero
Re: BDF AOH to log off?

...just looked at this since posting it earlier today..someway auto correct or spell check turned ‘auto-log off’ into ‘AOH to log off’ in my initial post title.

Took me a bit to figure it...
Forum: Beer Tent 10-31-2020, 10:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 369
Posted By el gaitero
BDF auto log off?

A few months ago ...still...I get logged off after ?? min of no activity.
Is this new for BDF?
Nothing has changed at home vis internet service provider, my settings, my hardware, yada.. a mild...
Forum: Beer Tent 10-31-2020, 06:52 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,897
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Polyester thread replacing hemp?

Certainly seems much ado......

but,fwiw,...I did ‘re-hemp’ my blowsticks using that thin flat ‘nylon’ black twine about 4 years ago...when a friendly Forumite kindly sent me some of the...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 10-30-2020, 03:29 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,418
Posted By el gaitero
Re: I Want To Try a New Brand of Drone Reeds

You didn’t mention why? You already have arguably the most popular reed on the market and played by,..arguably,...more than half of the worlds uppermost Pipers. Unless knackered ( 8 years same...
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