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Forum: Beer Tent 10-10-2019, 06:04 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,049
Posted By Molasses4masses
Re: Takeaway tips from botched gigs?

I had something similar happen at my wifeís grandmotherís funeral. I talked to the funeral director beforehand and I was going to play one verse of Amazing Grace, then lead the casket out. One verse...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 10-01-2019, 10:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 538
Posted By Molasses4masses
Re: MacRae Repro tenor question

Duh! I can't believe I forgot that!

If nothing else, I got a crash course in setting up drone reeds.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 10-01-2019, 09:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 538
Posted By Molasses4masses
MacRae Repro tenor question

I know there are many of these sets out in the wild, so I wanted to ask and see if anyone has a similar situation that I do.

The inner tenor on my MacRae set ALWAYS tunes lower than the outer...
Forum: Competing Pipers 09-26-2019, 05:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 896
Posted By Molasses4masses
Re: Solo chanters/reeds

Secondary market purchase. I got the standard McCallum poly chanter with my pipes. The no name chanter was sold to me as a Shepherd chanter, but definitely is not one and I was given a bunch of...
Forum: Competing Pipers 09-25-2019, 11:44 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 896
Posted By Molasses4masses
Re: Solo chanters/reeds

I had some success in 2018 with all Ezeedrone reeds (regular tenors and an inverted bass) in my MacRae reproductions and a no name ABW chanter with a Shepherd reed in it. Towards the end of the...
Forum: Beer Tent 09-21-2019, 12:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,420
Posted By Molasses4masses
Re: eBay Scammer, BEWARE - Henderson pipes

Now, now. In the true spirit of the Internet, shouldnít we all be able to heap burning coals of scorn on you?:wink:
Forum: Competition Results 09-15-2019, 08:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 410
Posted By Molasses4masses
Re: Ligonier Pipe Band Competition 2019

Bands:
Grade 3 - North Coast (No CMU this year was odd)
Grade 4 - 87th Cleveland
Grade 5 - North Coast
Solo Open Piper - Dan Lyden (Alastair Murray placed 1st in piobaireachd)

Thatís all I...
Forum: Beer Tent 09-15-2019, 07:56 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,432
Posted By Molasses4masses
Re: Gordon Walker

This type of thing is sad to hear. I, also, was highly shocked to read the articles about how the fairer sex has been treated in the pipe band scene. Iíve had great experiences so far in the piping...
Forum: Beer Tent 08-21-2019, 06:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,407
Posted By Molasses4masses
Re: Scottish Power - aluminium foil?

Was it only on Friday? Because Iím going back now and trying to look through Saturdayís MSR and Medley and Iím not seeing anything.
Forum: Beer Tent 08-21-2019, 03:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,407
Posted By Molasses4masses
Re: Scottish Power - aluminium foil?

I have tried to see what everyone is talking about in rewatching the livestream, and Iím not seeing it. I watched live and didnít notice, either. My curiosity is piqued.
Forum: Beer Tent 08-20-2019, 05:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 849
Posted By Molasses4masses
Re: Maverick Practice Chanters

A friend of mine (and my dadís instructor when he played) has a Maverick and it sounded pretty solid when I heard it.

I have a David Lindsey chanter. Itís a work of art and you couldnít ask for a...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 08-18-2019, 06:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 725
Posted By Molasses4masses
Re: Strike-ins, what a pain!

In my limited experience, it really sounds like you may need a little bit harder chanter reed and then adjust your drone reeds accordingly. Someone correct me if Iím wrong, though.
Forum: Beer Tent 10-22-2018, 03:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 710
Posted By Molasses4masses
Re: Scottish Drumming... a needed evil

Iíve heard talk about this from several places. Being a piper, I havenít checked into it. But it sounds like a drumming equivalent to Dojo university.

https://www.rhythm-monster.com
Forum: Technique & Instrument 08-24-2018, 02:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 842
Posted By Molasses4masses
Re: Bagpipe Case

The Hardie case is a bit big for that, I think.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 08-24-2018, 11:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 842
Posted By Molasses4masses
Re: Bagpipe Case

Iíve got the Hardie case and I like it. Itís a tiny bit bulky (I knocked an unlit candle over at my instructors when I walked by one time). There is plenty of room and pockets for just about...
Forum: Competing Pipers 07-09-2018, 10:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 725
Posted By Molasses4masses
Re: Blogs of your experiences?

Thanks for all the links. I eat this stuff up at night when Iím laying in bed.

Iíve been keeping track of my competition experiences in blog form...mainly for my dad to read through. Heís a huge...
Forum: Competing Pipers 07-07-2018, 05:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 725
Posted By Molasses4masses
Blogs of your experiences?

Does anyone keep track of their competing experience? I love reading this type of stuff and would love to read more. Iíve read Andrew Lenzís probaly 7-8 times.
Forum: Trading Post Archive 06-17-2018, 03:55 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 113
Posted By Molasses4masses
FS/FT: Naill ABW solo chanter, 2017 - $240 OBO/chanter

Iím still in the process of looking for the ONE solo chanter for me. This one isnít it, unfortunately. It did reed well and took hardly any tape (I took pictures of how I had it taped). There is some...
Forum: Beer Tent 06-06-2018, 06:06 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,947
Posted By Molasses4masses
Re: What is your favorite tune?

I like Farewell to Nigg.

Where can I get music for the Curlew?
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 06-05-2018, 11:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,782
Posted By Molasses4masses
Re: Thoughts and experiences on-line lessons

I take in person and online lessons from Sean Patrick Regan. Iíd highly recommend him. Just today, he was able to help me retape my chanter and work on some issues with it via Facebook (with no...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 05-14-2018, 08:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,113
Posted By Molasses4masses
Re: Reeding a new Naill chanter

I have a newer one that had some carving on high A when I got it. Other than tape on high A and a little on high g, itís pretty spot on.

Iíve used Shepherd molded reeds in it, and like them. I am...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 05-06-2018, 07:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,824
Posted By Molasses4masses
Re: Reeds for ES session chanter

Got one for sale for cheap?
Forum: Beer Tent 04-29-2018, 09:48 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 11,019
Posted By Molasses4masses
Re: Well-known pipers who play easy reeds?

Iíve heard this, and Iím relatively new to piping. Iíve also experienced it. I purchased a chanter reed online from a distributor and the same reed from the same distributor at a games. Both reeds...
Forum: Beer Tent 04-23-2018, 06:22 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,869
Posted By Molasses4masses
Re: Most Unusual Bagpipe Material

I believe David Lindsey does this with some of his practice chanters. He stabilized the wood with resin. So, it IS being done in the piping realm.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 04-20-2018, 08:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,671
Posted By Molasses4masses
Re: 'Life' of orange indicating gels?

I have the dri-flo system and love it. Iíve had it for about 4 months and have yet to need to purchase new gels. I found that they provided me with about 2.5 times the amount to fill all of the...
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