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Forum: Technique & Instrument 11-11-2018, 07:04 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,230
Posted By galbayman
Re: Drone Reed Recommendation for 1910 Hendersons

I haven't tried Xtremes in my 1905 Hendersons, but if Patrick recommends them they must be worthwhile. I get a full but lush sound with Rocket tenors (are they still available?) and a cane bass that...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 11-10-2018, 06:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,279
Posted By galbayman
What's new in bore oil?

Greetings to you all. I'm piping again after being away for a few years. I'd like to run a bit of bore oil through the fine old (circa 1905) Hendersons that Jim McGillivray was kind enough to sell...
Forum: Beer Tent 11-10-2018, 05:48 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,350
Posted By galbayman
Re: When The Battle's Over-0600

0600 will be nautical twilight here on Galveston Bay, Texas. I'll be piping alone outside at our city's handsome Veteran's Memorial, a small waterside park on the main street of town, and a few...
Forum: Beer Tent 11-01-2012, 08:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 852
Posted By galbayman
Re: Hurricane Sandy and the Piping scene

I've heard that the EUSPBA AGM has been cancelled. It was scheduled to be held in New Jersey.

I'm saddened for all those who lost lives and property. Sep. 2008, I and 900 other people in my...
Forum: Beer Tent 10-21-2012, 10:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,025
Posted By galbayman
Re: tuner app

Sincere thanks to you all.
Forum: Beer Tent 10-20-2012, 04:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,025
Posted By galbayman
tuner app

Can anyone recommend an iPhone application for tuning the pipes - specifically a Bb chanter? Several tuners are listed on iTunes, but I would be grateful for a piper's recommendation. I no longer...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 08-20-2011, 09:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,329
Posted By galbayman
Re: What reed works best?

I have a c1905 set of Hendersons, and after trying many sets of reeds, now prefer an Apps cane or glass Rocket in the bass (with glass Rocket tenors).
Forum: Music 04-12-2011, 08:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 973
Posted By galbayman
Re: Can anyone name this tune?

That's the tune (a nice little 2-part jig), but it is spelled Calliope, after the musical instrument.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 03-23-2011, 07:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,130
Posted By galbayman
Re: High A - Low A transition ...

Probably fingering, as described above, but a weak reed can make the problem worse or create a high-pitched chirp as you move to the low A.
Forum: Trading Post Archive 03-20-2011, 10:25 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 630
Posted By galbayman
FS: various chanters, $75 - $250

I have too many chanters that I donít have time to use anymore. All are in excellent condition and with one exception are uncarved:

∑ * McCallum McC2, ABW with gold sole - $250
∑ ...
Forum: Trading Post Archive 02-13-2011, 03:40 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 530
Posted By galbayman
FS: McCallum AB4Deluxe Mopani/Gold Pipes - $1500

A beautiful blackwood set with Mopani mounts, made in 2006. Engraved gold metalwork (Celtic pattern) on ferrules, tuning slides, ring caps, and inlaid in projecting mounts. Iíve always thought these...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 12-05-2010, 10:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,719
Posted By galbayman
Re: Cane virgin

He is a wonderful person, isn't he, Shawn? He's not known very well over here, I think, but he's a fine reedmaker and man. I first spoke with him by phone a couple of years ago, and we talked for...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 12-04-2010, 08:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,719
Posted By galbayman
Re: Cane virgin

As you are in Scotland, consider a set of reeds from George Lumsden. I have several sets of cane reeds, and I've been happiest with those from Chris Apps and Mr. Lumsden.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 10-31-2010, 09:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,188
Posted By galbayman
Re: Drone valve's Volume Loss

I agree fully with Adam, and would only add that, along with strike-in/cut-off practice, learn the art of proper drone reed adjustment.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 10-31-2010, 09:31 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,610
Posted By galbayman
Re: Most complete set of drone reeds

I prefer a cane bass over any synthetic, but if I had to use all synthetics, the glass Rockets have served well in more pipes than any other I've tried - well blended tone, steady, reliable. ...
Forum: Piobaireachd 10-07-2010, 07:49 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,574
Posted By galbayman
Re: the 'piobaireachd walk'

I consider piobaireachd as a meditation; there is some precedent in classical music for this. If you look at it that way, the piobaireachd 'stroll' makes sense as a peripatetic accompaniment -...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 09-21-2010, 01:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,083
Posted By galbayman
Re: Gannaway Bag with Grommets and Zipper

The tie-in model feels noticeably smaller than the grommetted model (I play both regularly, medium size). Regardless, the Gannaway is, in my opinion, one of the most comfortable bags available, and...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 09-21-2010, 07:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,772
Posted By galbayman
Re: What is the stuff that Bill Livingstone puts on his hands when competing?

Talcum powder can be a great help to pipers in a warm, humid climate like we have on the Texas coast.
Forum: Music 09-14-2010, 07:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,938
Posted By galbayman
Re: Standard Tempos

Brian, would you mind copying what you found in a single post here? Thanks!
Forum: Beer Tent 09-14-2010, 09:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,854
Posted By galbayman
Kit storage and protection

I would be grateful for good ideas on storing, and traveling with, a Highland kit. I've yet to come up with a satisfactory way of keeping kilt, jacket, etc. in the closet, and for traveling with it...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 09-14-2010, 08:50 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,069
Posted By galbayman
Re: Re-boring drones

If you wish to have a Henderson-like set, get one that was made that way by the OEM: there are several makers turning out good pipes with the dimensions you are looking for; unadorned models are...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 09-12-2010, 07:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,603
Posted By galbayman
Re: cane drone reed question

Shawn's point about tuning and volume/fullness is very important one to remember, especially with cane reeds. Even a slightly out of tune set of drones will corrupt the pipe's ideal tone. When...
Forum: Competing Pipers 09-03-2010, 12:09 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,840
Posted By galbayman
Re: Do's and dont's for solo's?

I'm not familiar with competition rules in Australia, but in the U.S., the soloist in a sanctioned event is usually required to march while playing a 2/4 or 6/8 march, but not while playing a slow...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 08-30-2010, 10:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,945
Posted By galbayman
Re: My New Blackwook Practice Chanter

After several minutes of play, I take the top off my Naill ABW PC, blow the moisture out, then keep on playing. After ~30 minutes, I do the same, but dry the reed and run a long pipe cleaner down...
Forum: Your Announcements 08-25-2010, 09:01 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 519
Posted By galbayman
Summer Sizzle, Dallas, Sep. 25

The second annual Summer Sizzle, organized by the Southwest Branch of EUSPBA, will be held September 25 near Dallas, Texas. We expect to build on last year's very successful event. A full day of...
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