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Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 01-15-2018, 07:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,295
Posted By 1911 guy
Re: Kilt maker

USA Kilts in Pa. Near Philly, if i recall correctly. He (proprietor is Rocky Roeger) made my kilt.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 01-14-2018, 06:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,283
Posted By 1911 guy
Re: Early 80's Lawie drones w/EZ reeds

Castrating a ewe would be a neat trick to see. Typically, it's the males that get it. LOL

While anything is possible, I'd look at other possibilities before assuming the reeds need much (if any)...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 01-12-2018, 02:49 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,399
Posted By 1911 guy
Re: Can't get sound from bagpipes

Good advice from everyone so far. I'll just condense what they have said.

Cork off (plug) everything except the blowstick. Try to inflate the bag. There should be a flapper valve in the...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 01-08-2018, 06:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,077
Posted By 1911 guy
Re: Kitchen Pipes are Tough to Play!!

Hotpipes.com has a modification on their website. It is simply opening up the bore of the blowstick. They specify what size drill and at one time they offered to rent or loan the drill. I notice a...
Forum: Beer Tent 12-28-2017, 07:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,467
Posted By 1911 guy
Re: Practice, Fireside, Shuttle, Mouth-blown small?? Help

I've got a set of the Kitchen pipes. I immediately (several years ago) ditched the typical practice chanter reeds and put in three Abbott reeds. Much better. I'll have to try cane PC reeds...
Forum: Beer Tent 12-19-2017, 04:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,233
Posted By 1911 guy
Re: Look out for "suggestions"

I don't do many weddings. Why? Because brides and bride's mothers. I pipe for friends and family weddings only, with very few exceptions.

When I do take a wedding outside my friends and family,...
Forum: Beer Tent 12-18-2017, 06:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 876
Posted By 1911 guy
Re: Classy Guy!

I have three hobbies. All three require dealing with both fellow enthusiasts to some extent and purveyors of equipment for those hobbies. Piping, in my experience, has some the best overall...
Forum: Piping and Drumming Jokes 12-18-2017, 05:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,413
Posted By 1911 guy
Re: Here's a good idea...

This forum needs a "Like" button. Because I seriously like this idea.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 12-17-2017, 06:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,390
Posted By 1911 guy
Re: Dunbar Poly Pipes, general questions

I've got a set of Dunbar poly, the drones are indeed very prominent. That's actually on purpose, they are in the Henderson lineage, loosely speaking. Big drone sound. I started out with EZ-drone...
Forum: Music 12-09-2017, 06:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,156
Posted By 1911 guy
Re: Christmas tunes that fit bagpipe scale

Many (most) of the tunes mentioned can be had in the Church Piper series. I got my copy from Henderson's, cost me about 20 bucks for 40 or so tunes. I don't fare well with loose sheet music, I tend...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 05-28-2015, 07:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,182
Posted By 1911 guy
Re: Chanter Reed recommendations EASY!

Another vote for Husk reeds.
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 06-26-2014, 12:47 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,953
Posted By 1911 guy
Re: blowing against one's own pressure

The drones themselves are a good indicator of steady (or unsteady) blowing. Cork off the chanter and two inboard drones. Keep the outside tenor going for 15 to 20 minutes. You'll hear the variance...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 06-26-2014, 12:31 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,373
Posted By 1911 guy
Re: Best reeds for a solo piper?

For a long time I have used Soutar chanter reeds and Ezee drone reeds. Monkeyed around with cane just for kicks. Completely boogered the first set I bought from Shawn Husk. Just messing with them,...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 11-02-2013, 05:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,082
Posted By 1911 guy
Re: How To Keep The Chanter Reed Warm?

I use the minimal tuning method. Show up early enough to let the pipes acclimate temperature, play for as little as possible to get in tune, then just let them sit until show time. Biggest problem...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 11-02-2013, 04:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,604
Posted By 1911 guy
Re: Instructions/tools for threading Chanter Reed Seat?

That's what I was going to say. NTP taps are much larger in diameter than you want. Either 1/4-28 or M6. I've used the 1/4" on several chanters but might recommend the M6 to the OP due to being in...
Forum: Beer Tent 10-23-2013, 12:04 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,835
Posted By 1911 guy
Re: So I ordered some more Husk reeds...

d_lairson, men and women have completely different ideas about what is a "subtle hint". I say outright tell her or just order them. If you either prefer cane or want to give them a whirl, I highly...
Forum: Beer Tent 10-20-2013, 10:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,873
Posted By 1911 guy
Re: This week's Pipeline is a great one

I'm a bit of a computer know-nothing and there's a fee or tax for BBC listeners in the U.K. Is there a way to subscribe for download of Pipeline?

I know I can listen to it online for a week after...
Forum: Beer Tent 10-18-2013, 07:43 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,835
Posted By 1911 guy
So I ordered some more Husk reeds...

I've used his drone reeds in the past and only stopped when I boogered up a tenor. Deciding to give his chanter reed a go, I ordered another set of drone reeds. Now I'll have a spare bass and...
Forum: Adult Pipers 10-15-2013, 09:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,366
Posted By 1911 guy
Re: The more I practice - the worse I realise I am

Part of maturity. As kids, we all thought we were awesome at everything we did, could learn to do anything as well as the next guy and were bulletproof, to boot. Then you mature, realize that some...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 10-05-2013, 09:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,867
Posted By 1911 guy
Re: Drones Sliding Down While Marching

Depends entirely on how large your frame is. The broader the shoulders, the farther the drones can be apart without slipping. Youngsters, quite a few women and some smaller frame men space their...
Forum: Beer Tent 10-05-2013, 09:26 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,418
Posted By 1911 guy
Re: A thought

Just had a similar conversation tonight. I opened for a band tonight and was approached by one of the audience during intermission. The final thought I left him with was that while the very best...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 10-04-2013, 01:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,077
Posted By 1911 guy
Re: The Well-Dressed Victorian Scot

With beards like those, who needs doublets?

From "The Peoples' Etiquette Book", published by Butler Bros., New York at an unknown date:

Those who shave do well. Those who do not do...
Forum: Beer Tent 10-04-2013, 01:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,446
Posted By 1911 guy
Re: Bagpipes Galore, first set

I call it a 50/50 split. They both have up and down sides. I play my Dunbar polys at a lot of outdoor stuff. While they can get by with a lot less maintenance than an AWB set (like my Gibsons),...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 10-01-2013, 11:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,255
Posted By 1911 guy
Re: Wet shirt when blowing

When I got back into piping after a several decade hiatus, I was disappointed in my stamina. Was steered toward an Airstream mouthpiece and have never looked back. I have no experience with the...
Forum: Beer Tent 10-01-2013, 11:17 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 8,298
Posted By 1911 guy
Re: Customer Service - good and bad.

I've done business with Oliver Seeler in the past, and will do so again in the future. My wife surprised me one Christmas with a new set of pipes via Mr. Seeler. Long story, but the short of it is...
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