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Forum: Heads Up Today, 05:57 PM
Replies: 2
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Posted By el gaitero
Re: How to sell bass drum?

First let the air out...to get the right size envelope. :grin:
Forum: Technique & Instrument Today, 04:16 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 41
Posted By el gaitero
Re: When to use a Gauge to check the Strength a Chanter Reed

Rule of thumb is the reed will drop about 2” h2o strength and steady off after a bit of playing ..several tunes/sets ( and in my own experience) ...so you’ll want to know the reed strength after...
Forum: Do It Yourself (DIY) Today, 10:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 368
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Tuning pin hemp leak

I always chuckle watching the beginning of the On the Day DVD...where the pipey is seen wrapping yet another few turns of Teflon tape to a tuning pin...
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Forum: Do It Yourself (DIY) Yesterday, 09:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 368
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Tuning pin hemp leak

Yeah,...sharing your leak issue with your local piping chums 'eyes on' might come up with something less extreme than the expense and lost time of shipping the set back to RGH straight away. Even...
Forum: Do It Yourself (DIY) Yesterday, 05:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 368
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Tuning pin hemp leak

..or ptf tape ...the tape of champions.....
Forum: Do It Yourself (DIY) 11-16-2019, 03:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 368
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Tuning pin hemp leak

...maybe a bit of a rush to judgement I think....the OP has been at pipes only a relative short while ...it’s all part of the learning curve...; I’m doubtful this leak is an insurmountable issue that...
Forum: Do It Yourself (DIY) 11-16-2019, 02:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 368
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Tuning pin hemp leak

Is there a metal cap with an ‘ ivory’ bushing? There is ( on my ‘70’s Hardie FS pipes) a tight fit wood disc holding the Bush in place which also seals the top of the bell...under the decorative...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 11-16-2019, 07:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 961
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Bagpipe Humidification

15%?.....recommended Rh in a home is 45-50 % for overall well being. Contrasting this is eg recommended moisture content for eg oak flooring, furniture etc ranging from slightly <10% and upwards. ...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 11-09-2019, 11:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 461
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Stock problem

In addition...you might run a wet bead of diluted dish liquid around the top of the collar to see bif you get air leak bubbles when playing.

While ur at it ...might as well check the other...
Forum: Beer Tent 11-09-2019, 07:56 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,605
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Glenfiddich pipes and chanter makes?

...especially bin massed bands...
Forum: Beer Tent 11-08-2019, 02:22 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,605
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Glenfiddich pipes and chanter makes?

I’ve never broken a chanter in my 5 decades at pipes. When I cracked this one it made a barely audible crinkling sound.... like light cellophane being gently rumpled.... it was quizzical ,...but...
Forum: Beer Tent 11-08-2019, 07:43 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,605
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Glenfiddich pipes and chanter makes?

I have good success with a G 1 platinum reed in my silver soled ‘03 Naill. Gorgeous.
Even better after I slightly twist cracked it and had it expertly repaired.
Forum: Beer Tent 11-07-2019, 10:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 369
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Need help identifying bagpipes

To me They've got the classic Sinclair tells....combing of 8 points/9 valleys; seemingly radiused interiors of the cord guides; closed drone caps ( no wood) You might check to confirm if the...
Forum: Beer Tent 11-06-2019, 07:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 369
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Need help identifying bagpipes

[QUOTE=Bhong;1341293]I'm seeking any information to help identify these bagpipes. These were owned by Ronald Reedy who played with Tara Pipes & Drums in Massapequa, Long Island in the 1980's. The...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 11-06-2019, 05:50 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,396
Posted By el gaitero
Re: How many sets do you 'run' at a time?

....better sooner than later if you really want to pare down your hoard; “..never put off til tomorrow..”
Christmas is coming....people will invent any excuse to snag a good buy.
Forum: Music 11-06-2019, 10:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 248
Posted By el gaitero
Re: 4 Scots flash mob tunes

...👏👍...that’s two.
Forum: Music 11-06-2019, 06:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 248
Posted By el gaitero
4 Scots flash mob tunes

https://youtu.be/fWd8iH0uBSg

A test....after opening with The Bloody Fields of Flanders...who can name the following tunes in order....

Free enlistment possible......😁
Forum: Technique & Instrument 11-05-2019, 07:41 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,396
Posted By el gaitero
Re: How many sets do you 'run' at a time?

Only 2 anymore....a McCallum poly set for when/as needed...and a FS set of old Hardie for dress up. I even got rid of the last ‘casual’ abw set I had in favor of the poly set. Stocking a plethora of...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 11-03-2019, 06:38 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,124
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Canmore Hybrid bags

...the old adage..” buy cheap..buy twice..”

Saw another adage truism elsewhere yesterday....a picture of a new practice chanter with the caption “..the first step towards bankruptcy “..
Forum: Technique & Instrument 11-02-2019, 07:25 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,124
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Canmore Hybrid bags

If you’ll get yourself a size medium Canmore hybrid bag... problem solved.

I believe that rexine bag is a not so serious MIME item
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 11-01-2019, 09:12 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,074
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Balancing chanter

Shepherd molded reed, Chesney are also quite good. If Chesney let your supplier know it’s for the McCallum chanter..there are copper and brass stapled models...the brass staple is for Chesney...
Forum: Pipe Bands 10-31-2019, 03:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 949
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Rehearsal "activities"

I hate to see the first 40 min. pissed away bs’ing about baseball, vacation,the last gig, the next gig, yada....such a waste.
Time for all that in the bar after practice.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 10-30-2019, 05:35 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,221
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Reeding a 440 Maclellen chanter

I have a fine '03 abw Naill..put away in a drawer for several years while I played something else. When I resurrected it from the drawer it 'all of a sudden' gave an occasional chirp. Naill's...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 10-29-2019, 07:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 245
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Chanter ID

Yes....it sure seems to be a Lawrie. I have several like it with that unique squared off chalice design and the classic nickel beaded/ closed ferrule. The squared chalice is ‘sharp edged’ ...not...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 10-29-2019, 12:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 200
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Drone reeds to tune with 50s Hardie Chanter

Have you tried EZ Long reeds..wil bring your tuning down and keep the EZ sound. Northwest Bagpipe Supply...best price for EZ’s I’ve seen.
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