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Forum: Beer Tent 06-10-2019, 06:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,207
Posted By Klondike Waldo
Re: Taps on pipes?

The shortage of buglers is related to the military no longer using or training buglers. The onlyt live military bugler I've seen in the last few years was an Army EResertve bandsman on Canton, MA....
Forum: Technique & Instrument 06-03-2019, 04:57 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,000
Posted By Klondike Waldo
Re: Reeding a 440 Maclellen chanter

I took the ratio of 466/440 and 480/455 and multiplied ( rounded off).
that seemed easier that using the whole 12th root of 2 formula :thumb:
Forum: Technique & Instrument 06-02-2019, 04:19 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,000
Posted By Klondike Waldo
Re: Reeding a 440 Maclellen chanter

I'd figure it to be 481.9, or 482 for all practical purposes.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 06-01-2019, 05:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 769
Posted By Klondike Waldo
Re: Poly VS ABW stocks

I have the original ABW stocks on my 1979 G&Ms, although thwey're on the fifth bag in 40 years. I have a synthetic bag with poly stocks for back-up and play on that set-up periodically so I know it's...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 06-01-2019, 05:06 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,025
Posted By Klondike Waldo
Re: Identifying a set of pipes - Pakistani or not?

The reddish color of the wood under the black finish certainly suggests Sheesham wood, thus Sialkot origin. The ferrules and caps might be chrome plated- possibly brass underneath?
However, if the...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 06-01-2019, 04:59 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,000
Posted By Klondike Waldo
Re: Reeding a 440 Maclellen chanter

I have a old no-name Indian chanter that plays at A440, totally by accident. I bought it for $25 intending to make it into a desk lamp, but tried it out and found it plays at A=440. I've only used...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 05-31-2019, 01:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 572
Posted By Klondike Waldo
Re: Tuning to 452hz

(Translating for those who haven't studied music theory) Considering the drones are labeled A, but sound B flat, the scale of the pipes is a B flat scale with a flat 7th - Written G sounds as A...
Forum: Beer Tent 05-31-2019, 01:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,207
Posted By Klondike Waldo
Re: Taps on pipes?

Which is why I regularly bring a long a bugle or cornet just in case.
Forum: Music 05-29-2019, 06:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,901
Posted By Klondike Waldo
Re: movie tune

Unfortunately, I could not access the posted link, so my comment was to verify that "Raglan Road" used the tune known as Fainne Geal an là or The Dawning Of The Day.
I'll look for "Hyena Road" on...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 05-28-2019, 01:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 364
Posted By Klondike Waldo
Re: Budget Tin Whistles?

on the topic of budget whistles- the least expensive, useable whistles I've used were "Meg" whistles by Clark. Plastic fipples, conical bodies. I bought a few dozen of them for my 6th grade General...
Forum: Beer Tent 05-28-2019, 12:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,207
Posted By Klondike Waldo
Re: Taps on pipes?

I have played Taps one pipes exactly once. Years ago I played for the funeral ofa fellow musician's father-in-law. I did not know he had been military until they brought the flag-draped casket out of...
Forum: Music 05-27-2019, 04:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,901
Posted By Klondike Waldo
Re: movie tune

That is indeed the tune I was referring to- Dawning of the Day/Fainne Geal an Là

At weddings, I often play it in waltz time.
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 05-26-2019, 02:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 834
Posted By Klondike Waldo
Re: Pipe chanter reeds

Assuming the "early 60's" in the profile refers to the OP's age rather than how long ago he started, here's why using the PC reed in the pipe chanter and vis-versa is not a good idea:

The PC is...
Forum: Do It Yourself (DIY) 05-24-2019, 06:30 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 861
Posted By Klondike Waldo
Re: Conditioning an old leather bag

Tanks, I'm sorry I don't have a definitive answer to that, as I've only used Highlander primer and seasoning on Gannaway pipe bags. I suspect that would work, but not knowing how your bag was...
Forum: Beer Tent 05-24-2019, 11:49 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,034
Posted By Klondike Waldo
Re: PLAISIR D'AMOUR

One strage thing about Plaisir D'amour is that the composer, named Jean-Paul- Égide Martini was really Bavarian by birth and took the name Martini once he moved to France and became a court musician...
Forum: Music 05-23-2019, 07:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,901
Posted By Klondike Waldo
Re: Movie tune in Hyena Road

I could not pull up that link- maybe copyright problems? Anyway Raglan Road is a poem set to an older tune "Fainne Geal an là" or The Dawning of the Day, which dates from the 17th century as a harp...
Forum: Do It Yourself (DIY) 05-22-2019, 06:53 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 861
Posted By Klondike Waldo
Forum: Beer Tent 05-19-2019, 07:00 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,034
Posted By Klondike Waldo
Re: Thick People

Good luck tomorrow, Dave. It's always a warning when people requests "songs by (insert name of recording artist)".

The weirdest request I ever got for a funeral:
The young lady who was hiring...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 05-18-2019, 06:36 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,140
Posted By Klondike Waldo
Re: Drone Stability/Consistency

Bigger as in longer, wider, or both?
Forum: Do It Yourself (DIY) 05-18-2019, 06:35 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 861
Posted By Klondike Waldo
Re: Conditioning an old leather bag

…and what would you like played at your funeral after she reads this?

Seriously, I'd second El Gaitero's approach. My first hide bag easily lasted through 10 years being played. It may depend...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 05-04-2019, 04:17 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,293
Posted By Klondike Waldo
Re: Your 2019 setup?

Yes, the G1 Bb reeds work just fine in my 40-year old McLeod Chanter. Depending on the ambient temperature, they'll pitch at 466 to 472 Hz.
I don't have any newer, higher-pitched chanters, so...
Forum: Beer Tent 05-04-2019, 04:10 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,294
Posted By Klondike Waldo
Re: Learning Tunes By Ear

Just an update: although the Greenbriar is closing after three decades, ( This coming Monday will be the final session), The Monday sessions will go on, starting the follwing Monday at The Burren in...
Forum: Music 05-04-2019, 04:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,038
Posted By Klondike Waldo
Re: How to create a tune with an exotic/oriental/middle eastern flare?

To start with, you'll probably need to use a diffewrent scale than the one you're used to, which will mean learning to cross-finger some notes.
For example, for a lot of listeners who are used to...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 05-03-2019, 03:46 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,293
Posted By Klondike Waldo
Re: Your 2019 setup?

Only change for me is that I'm trying other chanter reeds. Right now I have G1 B flat reeds in rotation. (1979 G&M with original McLeod chanter, Gannaway classic bag, Selbie drone reeds, Moose valve.
Forum: Beer Tent 05-01-2019, 03:36 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,294
Posted By Klondike Waldo
Re: Learning Tunes By Ear

One of the long-running pub sessions in Boston, at the Greenbriar, is coming to an end soon after many years, The Monday nightt sessions were in two parts- the early session was for beginners and...
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