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Forum: Beer Tent 10-08-2019, 02:29 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,043
Posted By Klondike Waldo
Re: Takeaway tips from botched gigs?

After one unfortunate experience with a drone reed that decided to go see what's in the bag just as the guests were arriving, I never go to a gig without played-in set of drone reeds and chanter reed...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 10-06-2019, 06:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 591
Posted By Klondike Waldo
Re: Getting back the saddle!

If you're having lower back pains when you play, in addition to switching to easier reeds ( which I recommend- I play easy reeds because I often play long solo sets of 40 minutes to over an hour),...
Forum: Music 10-05-2019, 05:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 278
Posted By Klondike Waldo
Re: Celtic Farewell - Sweeney

I remember reading some time ago that Deoch an doruis ( A Parting Glass) was based on an older Scots song.
BTW there are at least three distinct tunes used for those lyrics:
The one in...
Forum: Beer Tent 09-29-2019, 04:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 969
Posted By Klondike Waldo
Re: Anyone recommend a chanter reed for mouth blown maclellan studio pipes in A

FWIW Remo Frosted banjo heads are .010" Mylar:thumb:
Forum: Technique & Instrument 09-27-2019, 06:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 401
Posted By Klondike Waldo
Re: Old MacLeod Blackwood Chanter Its marked MacLeod

real ivory has growth lines called Schreger Lines. You can find pictures online.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 09-24-2019, 04:56 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,780
Posted By Klondike Waldo
Re: "B" Flat Set up

Great, Thanks for doing the research.

My Go-to chanters are a 1979 McLeod of Forfar which pitches at or just above B flat and an older RG Hardy which pitches at Bflat with the right reeds. The...
Forum: Beer Tent 09-24-2019, 04:41 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,365
Posted By Klondike Waldo
Re: Paid not to play!

Phew! for a minute there I was afraid there'd be two grooms.:woot:
Forum: Technique & Instrument 09-22-2019, 06:18 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,780
Posted By Klondike Waldo
Re: "B" Flat Set up

I have a coupler of older Gillanders chanters that pitch below Bflat, so maybe I'll try a set and see if they work with Selbies, and if not, post them on the TP:shrug:
Forum: Technique & Instrument 09-22-2019, 02:58 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,389
Posted By Klondike Waldo
Re: Temperature and Humidity effects on Piping

FWIW, it's DEW point. Due point would likely refer to bills, homework, applications, etc.

Interesting discussion, though:thumb:
Forum: Technique & Instrument 09-22-2019, 02:54 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,780
Posted By Klondike Waldo
Re: "B" Flat Set up

Would the MG reed extenders work with other makes of reeds, say Selbies or Hendersons?
Forum: Do It Yourself (DIY) 09-22-2019, 02:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 664
Posted By Klondike Waldo
Re: Drone bell measuring

another thought: if you have calipers, measure the outside diameter, then the wall thickness in several spots to get an idea of the parabola's dimensions?
Forum: Do It Yourself (DIY) 09-17-2019, 01:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 664
Posted By Klondike Waldo
Re: drone bell measuring

This may sound strange, but I wonder if an ultrasound unit such as used by surgeons and obstetricians would do it? :shrug:
Forum: Music 09-17-2019, 01:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 714
Posted By Klondike Waldo
Re: New 6/8 March: 1,000 Hours

I agree, well done, Peter. I suspect it's not you first, and hopefully not your last tune.

re: getting it to fit: I copied the image, saved it and inserted it as a .png into a Pages (MacOS)...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 09-14-2019, 10:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 436
Posted By Klondike Waldo
Re: Dorne Reed Info: Lowering Pitch Hack

I've been using brass hobby tubing inside bass drone reeds for a few years to easily tune down around 466 HZ:shrug:
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 09-11-2019, 10:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 943
Posted By Klondike Waldo
Re: Hardie or MacDougal

just curious- MacLeod, or Gillanders and McLeod (different makers):shrug:
Forum: Technique & Instrument 09-06-2019, 09:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 449
Posted By Klondike Waldo
Re: Why can some pipes play 2 octaves?

Regarding the bold section above- this explains why oboes and saxophones overblow an at octave, but clarinets (cylindrical bore) overblow at the 12th.
Forum: Music 09-04-2019, 04:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 479
Posted By Klondike Waldo
Re: Jazz standards for GHB?

It would depend on what you mean by "Jazz." If trad/NewOrleans style, I know "Didn't He Ramble" and "Back Home In Indiana" work .
(I used to play tuba in trad jazz bands).
Forum: Technique & Instrument 09-01-2019, 09:14 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 236
Posted By Klondike Waldo
Re: Balance tone reed bridle

I had that happen once, sent an email to Brue and he sent me a new bridle:thumb:
Forum: Beer Tent 08-31-2019, 09:29 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,780
Posted By Klondike Waldo
Re: A piper's eye

I haven't had a chance to record it yet. That said, with my current reed, I'm not entirely happy with the C natural. I'll try it in a different chanter/reed combination.

That said, it should work...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 08-29-2019, 04:35 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,379
Posted By Klondike Waldo
Re: Balance Tone VS. BT High Resonance Drone Reeds

See the related thread in the Technique and Instrument Forum http://forums.bobdunsire.com/forums/showthread.php?t=131165 page 2 onwards.
Forum: Beer Tent 08-29-2019, 04:25 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,780
Posted By Klondike Waldo
Re: A piper's eye

There are two options: 1. play it in B dorian, which would require a high B and high G # ( another downside- it might sound weird against A drones); 2. Play it A dorian, which would mean...
Forum: Beer Tent 08-25-2019, 06:00 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,780
Posted By Klondike Waldo
Re: A piper's eye

…sounds like a medical condition:whistle:
Forum: Beer Tent 08-25-2019, 05:59 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,780
Posted By Klondike Waldo
Re: A piper's eye

I'm not sure it would neatly fit the GHB scale. It's in Dorian mode, FWIW., so if the lowest note was G, you'd need a C natural. I'll give it a try and get back with results.:shrug:
Forum: Beer Tent 08-25-2019, 05:42 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,401
Posted By Klondike Waldo
Re: Head shakers

…how could I have forgotten, one semester on percussion, where we had to play on snare, timpany, xylophone. ( My first parade with the pipe band was as substitute bass drummer, which is also how I...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 08-23-2019, 03:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,057
Posted By Klondike Waldo
Re: Who'd have thought… (Squealing drones)

Yes, but note that the problems with this particular bag occurred with bags that were too big. That bag is too elastic for easy control without a snug bag cover. ( I have a hide bag on the way:thumb:)
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