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Forum: In Memoriam 10-11-2019, 12:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 473
Posted By will103
Re: J. David Hester

I just found this post. I had no idea. This is really sad news. Wishing his family and friends well.

Will
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 08-19-2019, 06:37 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,377
Posted By will103
Re: Balance Tone VS. BT High Resonance Drone Reeds

Hi folks, I use the high resonance drone reeds in my pipes and I really like them. Very steady and air efficient when set up for your particular chanter reed strength. They keep their tuning very...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 08-10-2019, 11:59 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 14,217
Posted By will103
Re: New set by Pierre Blanchet

Brilliant, thank you so much Glenurquhart, I now have a better idea of the date, and it is good news that the chanter should be easier to reed. I really hope to get it playing for Piobaireachd soon....
Forum: Technique & Instrument 08-01-2019, 12:45 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 14,217
Posted By will103
Re: New set by Pierre Blanchet

No idea I'm afraid. Might even be wrong on the date, so any info based on the pics below would be really helpful. I cannot find a name stamp that I can read, although there is a hint of one above the...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 07-29-2019, 12:06 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 14,217
Posted By will103
Re: New set by Pierre Blanchet

Hi, I am trying to get a mid 19th century pipe chanter going, but I am struggling with modern reeds. Do you make reeds with a longer staple yourself? If so I would be very interested. Ta will
Forum: Technique & Instrument 07-24-2019, 12:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 851
Posted By will103
Re: Can anyone identify these?

Had another look. Bushes don't look like Hardie either.

will
Forum: Technique & Instrument 07-24-2019, 12:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 851
Posted By will103
Re: Can anyone identify these?

I am not convinced they are Hardie. The projecting mounts don't look right to me for them to be Hardie. The chanter doesn't look like it has a maker's stamp, although it (as if often the case) could...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 07-21-2019, 02:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 523
Posted By will103
Re: Scottish Smallpipes - New Reeds for an Old Set

Hi, great looking set of smallpipes. Reeds can be quite specific to the drones for smallpipes. I would suggest sending to a well known smallpipe maker and getting them to fit drone reeds for you. It...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 07-04-2019, 04:03 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 340
Posted By will103
Re: Biographies, photos of RG Lawrie, Peter Henderson, RG Hardie??

Hi, try here - http://www.thebagpipemuseum.com/The_Makers.html

Thanks will.
Forum: Beer Tent 05-12-2019, 12:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 561
Posted By will103
Re: Macalister ribbon

Hi Heatherbelle, would this work?

https://www.zazzle.co.uk/scottish_clan_macalister_classic_tartan_satin_ribbon-256845205158966568

Cheers will
Forum: Beer Tent 05-03-2019, 12:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,450
Posted By will103
Re: Tunes you can play at an Irish Session on Scottish Smallpipes in A

Patrick, thanks so much for the tunes. Brilliant. Cheers will
Forum: Technique & Instrument 04-06-2019, 03:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 612
Posted By will103
Re: A reed in action

That's fantastic. Thanks for sharing. will
Forum: Beer Tent 04-06-2019, 03:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 971
Posted By will103
Forum: Beer Tent 04-06-2019, 12:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 971
Posted By will103
Re: adjusting chanter tuning with hemp

Wish there was a clear picture of chanter neck so that we could see the maker's stamp. All I can see is that the name ends in "R". Any ideas on the maker? Cheers will
Forum: Beer Tent 04-04-2019, 01:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,122
Posted By will103
Re: Another Ebay deal

The stocks don't seem to match the rest of the set. Will
Forum: Technique & Instrument 04-02-2019, 12:15 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,577
Posted By will103
Re: Additional note wish list.

I had the same "need" for more notes - so I bought a Lindsay system chanter for my smallpipes - extended range from low D to high D. Fantastic :grin:
Forum: Beer Tent 03-15-2019, 01:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,333
Posted By will103
Re: Piping Books

Oh forgot to add - "Dance to the Piper: The Highland Bagpipe in Nova Scotia" by Barry Shears.

Will
Forum: Beer Tent 03-15-2019, 01:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,333
Posted By will103
Re: Piping Books

Hi, can I add "Set adrift upon the world: the Sutherland clearances" by James Hunter. Ta Will
Forum: Technique & Instrument 03-09-2019, 02:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 757
Posted By will103
Re: MacGoldrick bagpipes?

Yes I noticed that too. I wonder if at least some of it is because the old ivory was lying against a rotting pipe bag - that stains well into the ivory from the sets I have see in the past. Cheers,...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 03-09-2019, 12:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 757
Posted By will103
Re: MacGoldrick bagpipes?

Hi, they look very good. I had a look at some of the other sets as well - very interesting. I wonder if they have their own turner or if they contract out?

Cheers, will
Forum: Music 02-26-2019, 01:30 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,772
Posted By will103
Re: Searching for tunes with a high B note

Hi, you can use the free application Musescore (https://musescore.org/en) to do the transposing. It also has a function to import abc files.

Ta will
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 01-16-2019, 01:04 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,724
Posted By will103
Re: Losing air at bass drone

Hi Keith, I had the same problem. I found this useful:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mc4ACA1WYcg

Ta will
Forum: Beer Tent 12-06-2018, 01:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,849
Posted By will103
Re: Check these out

Heck that is one unique set of pipes. Checked out his website too - fantastic. Cheers, will
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 12-01-2018, 12:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,671
Posted By will103
Re: I.D. on old bagpipe chanter

Hi, looking at the chanter again last night I noticed that there is a slight bend near the neck and also a slight depression right around the wood just above the sole - I wonder if this chanter was...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 11-30-2018, 06:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,671
Posted By will103
Re: I.D. on old bagpipe chanter

Hi folks, sorry for the late reply - work busy.

I have finished working on the chanter now.

What is hard to see from the photos is a bad series of cracks down from F to B and it looks like it...
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