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Forum: Technique & Instrument 03-20-2019, 02:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 477
Posted By bob864
Re: Tin Whistle to Play With GHB

An Eb whistle can be tuned to play with GHB.

With a Bb whistle you'll miss a note, but you can still play a lot of tunes
Forum: Technique & Instrument 02-25-2019, 02:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 725
Posted By bob864
Re: Suggestions on selling a set of pipes

Since you know the make and vintage, I'd check ebay to see if there have been any similar sales recently. If you get two or three and they're for about the same price then you have a good benchmark....
Forum: Do It Yourself (DIY) 02-25-2019, 02:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 724
Posted By bob864
Re: Cords

I like the way EJ Jones substitutes ribbon for cord:

https://piperjones.com/

I know a guy who used 550 cord in a knotted pattern.
Forum: Webmaster & Software 02-15-2019, 12:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 312
Posted By bob864
Re: Best software to display music on a mounted cell phone?

forScore is pretty cool if you have an iOS device.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 02-13-2019, 11:58 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,612
Posted By bob864
Re: Chanter bias?

I had really bad experiences playing with one make of chanter in a band. They were just terrible. But other people like them a lot. It probably has something to do with a combination of the reeds,...
Forum: Adult Pipers 02-11-2019, 05:43 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,094
Posted By bob864
Re: Old Dogs... New Tricks?

At the moment my wife is practicing Bolero (on violin) for her next concert. You think it's repetitive? You ought to hear someone practice it....
Forum: Teacher's Lounge 02-10-2019, 09:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,267
Posted By bob864
Re: Over thinking the movements

And yet many teachers have noticed improved student outcomes when they implement classroom technique based on the theory.

Haven't you ever met some pipers who learned better by listening to a...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 02-02-2019, 05:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 897
Posted By bob864
Re: Pipe bag for smallpipes

My mouthblown Soutar SSP are tied into a Banatyne bag. If you play highland pipes, the SSP are so easy to play you don't really need MC if you have plastic reeds. The bottle trap doesn't hurt, but I...
Forum: Beer Tent 01-21-2019, 12:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,010
Posted By bob864
Re: Sharpness War

I think our pitch creep is more about the drones than the chanters.
Forum: Beer Tent 01-21-2019, 12:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 797
Posted By bob864
Re: Native American Flute

I played one once. Don't remember much about it.

I looked into buying one once, but it seems that they are considered sacred objects, so an authentic one is hard to come by.

For playing solo...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 01-16-2019, 05:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 681
Posted By bob864
Re: Replacement reeds for Soutar smallpipe

I might check out the EZ drone reeds. I've been happy with the Soutar reeds, but I'm always looking for something different.

Let me know if you find a chanter reed that works well. I've been...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 01-11-2019, 11:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 681
Posted By bob864
Re: Replacement reeds for Soutar smallpipe

Sounds like you have a leak. I can probably play a whole tune without adding air.
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 01-05-2019, 12:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 470
Posted By bob864
Re: Recording Bagpipes

I've done a bit of experimenting with recording pipes.

Here's one thing I've discovered. If you're trying to record with a single microphone, then an omni will work the best. The issue with...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 01-05-2019, 12:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 681
Posted By bob864
Re: Replacement reeds for Soutar smallpipe

I have Soutar smallpipes. I suspect the reeds are made for the bores. When all three are going and in tune they sound nice.

I'm sure you could get replacement reeds from Soutar. Maybe they could...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 12-31-2018, 09:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 773
Posted By bob864
Re: Bagpipes for wet conditions

It seems like if your drones are inundated with water they're not going to function... Even just condensation will tend to choke out reeds.

If you get a poly McCallum pipe it will come with a...
Forum: Music 12-31-2018, 08:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,143
Posted By bob864
Re: Music suggestion

Funeral service?

To me it would make more sense to play outdoors (or maybe inside the building, but not in the room) as the people are arriving. That way people can stop and listen as much as they...
Forum: Piobaireachd 12-31-2018, 08:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 994
Posted By bob864
Re: Torluath Brebach

I think the modern convention is that Taorluath Brebach and Crunluath Brebach always go together.
Forum: Beer Tent 12-23-2018, 03:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 807
Posted By bob864
Re: Hearing protection

The pro version has three filters: 8, 11, and 16 db; the kind I have has two: 11 and 16.
Forum: Beer Tent 12-20-2018, 11:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 807
Posted By bob864
Re: Hearing protection

I have used the ER-15s and they're pretty good. I got a pair of Alpine earplugs and I like them better. They have interchangible filters for different levels of protection, and come in a small...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 12-19-2018, 06:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 904
Posted By bob864
Re: LOUD Practice Chanter?

I have an old P. Henderson, Glasgow ABW PC that has a standard bore, but at the bottom it flares out (like a trumpet). It seems a little louder but I don't know if it really is or if it's just...
Forum: Beer Tent 12-18-2018, 03:13 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,425
Posted By bob864
Re: Pelican cases

My Dad tells a story about a guy in Vietnam who had cleverly hidden several $100 bills by wrapping them around the tubes in his radio. Someone stole them. My Dad was the officer acting as judge in...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 12-17-2018, 05:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,724
Posted By bob864
Re: Comparing smallpipes

Interesting. The F to G on-center hole spacing on my Soutar SSP is 16mm. On my Nail PC it's 20mm. I never noticed there was a difference until I measured it just now.

What's the measurement on...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 12-17-2018, 05:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 904
Posted By bob864
Re: LOUD Practice Chanter?

I haven't heard Roddy's PC's, but it seems like all PCs are pretty much the same thing, and the differences are mainly from the reeds. Gibson and Abbot PC reeds are LOUD.
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 12-16-2018, 12:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 593
Posted By bob864
Re: G Major (not G mixolydian) Smallpipe chanter

What drone note do you tune the scale to?

How to you play the high B?
Forum: Technique & Instrument 12-16-2018, 12:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 817
Posted By bob864
Re: Scotian Bag

Is it a new bag?

When mine got old I put Airtight in it.
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