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Forum: Technique & Instrument Today, 12:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,013
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Bass reeds and tuning

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...there’s absolutely nothing sharp about a bass...
Forum: Technique & Instrument Yesterday, 07:21 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,013
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Bass reeds and tuning

Hmmm,...The warm air is less dense...the tongue can vibrate more freely...higher pitch.

??
Forum: Beer Tent 01-17-2021, 11:00 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,198
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Geico commercial with pipes

...” Gekko Pipe Band...”? :grin:
Forum: Beer Tent 01-14-2021, 04:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,198
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Geico commercial with pipes

Atholl Highlanders...jig time...
Forum: Music 01-14-2021, 04:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 322
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Another tune ID

You are correct. I’d like to learn the name of the tune following it.
Forum: Beer Tent 01-13-2021, 02:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,198
Posted By el gaitero
Forum: Beer Tent 01-10-2021, 12:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,521
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Thistle ghillies fit problem

I was disappointed with the pair I received .

The ‘decorative’ brogue stitching on the shoe top was ~8 stitches to the inch ..leaving a novice looking trail of ~1/8” thread stitch all over....
Forum: Beer Tent 01-09-2021, 06:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,521
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Thistle ghillies fit problem

My understanding is Avriel is EEE width regardless of the width ordered.

In USA, Men’s shoes increase 3/8” in length for each size or half size increase. And 3/16 “ wider for each width...
Forum: Beer Tent 01-08-2021, 02:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,521
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Thistle ghillies fit problem

Could you wear ghillie boxes painted to look like ghillies...? :grin:
Forum: Beer Tent 01-05-2021, 03:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,521
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Thistle ghillies fit problem

FWIW... each size larger adds 3/8” in length; each width wider adds 3/16” in width. ( in USA)

Not sure who is Scott Makay Thistle shoes...are they made in Scotland..or outsourced to a non...
Forum: Beer Tent 01-01-2021, 07:04 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,497
Posted By el gaitero
Re: So this is what the wait feels like... (new pipes)

:grin:..happy to note that I’ve transcended the compulsion to buy -sell multiple sets of pipes and let all but one at a time lay unused while hoping the most current will make me sound like...
Forum: Beer Tent 01-01-2021, 06:57 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,198
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Osteoarthritis in Fingers

Hmmm,....wondering how copper infused socks might work with a thumb hole and trimmed to a ‘fingerless’ length. :grin:
Forum: Technique & Instrument 12-31-2020, 09:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,025
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Selbie tenor drone question

In a ‘new’ street band I’ve been instructing for ~10 yrs everyone plays Mccallum pipes. There are/have been about 20 sets.
Everyone plays Selbie reeds. Most have Mk2 chanters... a few are Mk 3. The...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 12-30-2020, 01:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 418
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Piper's Friend moisture control

I use a vinyl tube trap...with a Trap-Dri gizmo mid way. I recently changed to a Mccallum internal flapper blowstick....no more worries about inadvertently khaking up an exposed flapper while pouring...
Forum: Beer Tent 12-30-2020, 12:49 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,198
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Osteoarthritis in Fingers

Tylenol ...especially remembering to start two days before an upcoming gig.
A topical ointment...Voltaren...can be had by prescription. Interestingly re the Voltaren...when I filled my prescription...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 12-22-2020, 11:08 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 709
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Need help getting a seal

Give it a wee while of serious trying. Wear a lobster bib if you must. ~3 bazillion Pipers ..give or take...preceding you have been there/done that....and been successful. Like anything else with a...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 12-20-2020, 01:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,025
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Selbie tenor drone question

The best store bought extenders I’ve used are made by those innovative folks at MG ( Mccallum-Grossart) . These are a ~ 1” Black acetyl body with a usual looking pitch screw at one end and threaded...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 12-19-2020, 10:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,025
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Selbie tenor drone question

I’ve found my poly pipes tenors also tune quite high above the hempline. I use MG White Mamba reeds ...very nice tone and steady...and they stay well set even after ~20 minutes or so standing...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 12-16-2020, 02:14 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,513
Posted By el gaitero
Forum: Technique & Instrument 12-16-2020, 02:06 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,513
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Solo Chanter For New MacRae Pipes

Hmm,.. I have 2...same vintage...I set each at 480 with Shepherd molded.
A local State Trooper band ~ 16 Pipers....switched to Ceol about 3 yrs ago...I was there the night they were handed...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 12-16-2020, 01:26 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,513
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Solo Chanter For New MacRae Pipes

The Mk3 and Ceol are both ~480 chanters ( and higher) ...neither should be a problem. But since it’s actually a Ceol....even better...480 with a Shepherd standard molded reed should be quite quite...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 12-16-2020, 01:22 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,347
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Chanter tuning struggle, the high notes

It’s still a Wallace chanter ...yes??... so I assume Wallace pipes also...?

Discuss it with the boss ...Craig Munro.. ..What reed does he play?

What does your instructor say?
Forum: Technique & Instrument 12-16-2020, 01:02 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,513
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Solo Chanter For New MacRae Pipes

Hmm,..thot The Ceol supplanted the MK3 as standard issue about 2 yrs ago.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 12-16-2020, 12:51 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,513
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Solo Chanter For New MacRae Pipes

What chanter is provided ‘standard’ with the pipes...or can one choose from the Mccallum range.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 12-13-2020, 10:52 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,191
Posted By el gaitero
Re: Changing birl style

Wondering....doesn't everybody strive to learn 2 or 3 different style birls well ..depending on tempo or the preceding or following note phrasing or embellishments.....
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