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Forum: Technique & Instrument 09-12-2019, 12:39 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,786
Posted By jackhawkpiper97
Re: "B" Flat Set up

I disagree just a little bit. Trad groups that include highland pipers are having a sort of renaissance right now, probably largely driven by the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in Glasgow. Various...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 08-28-2019, 03:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,325
Posted By jackhawkpiper97
Re: Drone Volume in Old Recordings

Quality of chanter reeds is notably better now than it was then, at least according to most everyone I have talked to. Also, bagpipe tone has progressed with so many variables falling under the...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 08-23-2019, 10:39 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,059
Posted By jackhawkpiper97
Re: Who'd have thought… (Squealing drones)

Bag covers can be too small for the bag, but generally it's immediately noticeable when you are putting the cover on in the first place. Your bag should have a strict and distinct max volume, and the...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 08-23-2019, 10:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 725
Posted By jackhawkpiper97
Re: Strike-ins, what a pain!

In my mind, if you are comfortable with your chanter don't mess with it. If it ain't broke, don't fix it.

There are two separate general approaches to drone reed strength, to distill them...
Forum: Beer Tent 08-22-2019, 09:52 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,865
Posted By jackhawkpiper97
Re: Worlds - filling and test their bags

I managed to find a video of this, so here it is in case anyone is wondering how bad luck can strike anyone:

Though it still looks to me that Richard...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 08-22-2019, 09:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 676
Posted By jackhawkpiper97
Re: Adjustable blowpipe ID

It looks a lot to me like one of the Ayrshire Bagpipe Company older style of blowpipes, pre BigBore.

The mounts on the BigBore are different, but otherwise this is similar. The mouthpiece...
Forum: Beer Tent 08-18-2019, 03:05 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,865
Posted By jackhawkpiper97
Re: Worlds - filling and test their bags

For my eye, those aren't McCallum Ceols, those are the shepherds that predate the current shape of shepherd chanters. They used to have a boxy and square look.

A few years ago, probably five...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 08-07-2019, 06:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 617
Posted By jackhawkpiper97
Re: Valves in Drone Stocks

In general, I think most of the times that drone valves are utilized they could/should be avoided. Many people use them as a set of training wheels, and they can cause more problems than they...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 08-07-2019, 06:12 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,444
Posted By jackhawkpiper97
Re: Anyone know these pipes, wood? Maker?

One thing you could try is emailing Naill and seeing if they can provide any insight, or even some very keen/critical eyes to see what all on your pipes is Naill or Naill-inspired.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 07-29-2019, 08:09 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,424
Posted By jackhawkpiper97
Re: Your 2019 setup?

The argument that a drone should shut off when you overblow is hogwash, because how do you define overblow. I use a water manometer to get the drone reeds within the same zip code as the chanter...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 07-16-2019, 01:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 855
Posted By jackhawkpiper97
Re: Problems with High A?

This is going to seem a little small, but if you can, please post a picture of your chanter reed. Pictures of the broad side of the reed, the side edge, and the very tip from the top down (like you...
Forum: Beer Tent 06-04-2019, 02:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,571
Posted By jackhawkpiper97
Re: The end of the world as we know it...really?

One of the things I think is important to remember is that competitions in the UK and North America are put together very differently.

In the US, odds are the band competition, the solo...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 06-03-2019, 06:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,233
Posted By jackhawkpiper97
Re: Poly VS ABW stocks

In terms of whether there is any difference in tone, the answer is yes.
Is there any discernible difference in tone? No.

In terms of tone, what matters first and foremost is reeds, then...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 05-21-2019, 11:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,090
Posted By jackhawkpiper97
Re: Practice Chanter Reeds

There are two approaches, work against moisture or with it.

You could work against it, which is what I do, and blow the reed out from the bottom and shake the moisture out of the chanter top.
Forum: Do It Yourself (DIY) 05-08-2019, 08:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 668
Posted By jackhawkpiper97
Re: Recoloring a Delrin/Poly Chanter (??)

This seems like the realm of auto-detailing stuff, because a lot of their job deals with black plastic trim that has faded. Maybe look that route?
Gtechniq, for example: ...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 04-15-2019, 01:25 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,194
Posted By jackhawkpiper97
Re: Dojo university?

This is the key, in my opinion. If I had to choose between someone self-teaching and someone doing the Dojo U stuff, Dojo U wins hand down. I do think, though, that there is absolutely no replacement...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 04-15-2019, 01:23 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,858
Posted By jackhawkpiper97
Re: Standard or long chanter?

That being said, however, stay away from a child's practice chanter and be sure you don't accidentally order a child's size chanter.

These are genuinely different, they are shorter with more...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 04-15-2019, 12:24 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,858
Posted By jackhawkpiper97
Re: Standard or long chanter?

Exactly it, they operate the exact same way and you will become the exact same level of proficient on either one. Like I said earlier, standard ones are a little more portable, but a counter sunk...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 04-14-2019, 07:46 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,194
Posted By jackhawkpiper97
Re: Dojo university?

Short answer, no, but longer answer, sorta.

There simply is no substitute for 1 on 1 individual attention, so watching dojo classes will not provide the same instruction. They do provide valuable...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 04-14-2019, 07:42 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,858
Posted By jackhawkpiper97
Re: Standard or long chanter?

Most practice chanters, short/standard/long, have spacing very near or the same as a pipe chanter (at least nowadays). However, some things to consider is that you will likely want a chanter that has...
Forum: Beer Tent 04-08-2019, 01:33 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,218
Posted By jackhawkpiper97
Re: Need opinions on a GHB first set

With this question, much like a lot of other questions in piping, you might ask 10 people and get 34 different answers. My best advice to you, backed up by 10+ years of experience and competing in...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 03-26-2019, 03:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,111
Posted By jackhawkpiper97
Re: Blackwood vs Nickel slides?

Although this is highly unlikely with Naill's absurdly good wood storage practices, nickel slides are one extra piece of metal work that can come loose as wood changes over time.

However, there is...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 03-18-2019, 01:24 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,054
Posted By jackhawkpiper97
Re: Balancing chanter

Sounds like your F is double-toning, which can happen sometimes. Nothing is wrong, per se, but you will need to manipulate the reed a little to fix the F.
Chris Apps, a forum (moderator?)...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 03-01-2019, 12:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 965
Posted By jackhawkpiper97
Re: Bagpipe Identification

Here are the features I am seeing that make this difficult to place:

Mount shape-vaguely Robertson, however, they don't have the height of most of the Robertson mounts I have seen let along the...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 02-26-2019, 01:06 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,187
Posted By jackhawkpiper97
Re: Help in identifying pipes. Maker? Wood?

Here are the shapes I notice, but I will preface this with I don't have any inklings into what maker yet:
-Skinny looking tuning chambers relative to the rest of the top
-Wide drone top bells, and...
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