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Forum: Technique & Instrument 10-11-2019, 03:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 628
Posted By Mctaorluath
Early Henderson bore sizes

Hi all. Looking to find an expert on early Henderson bore sizes. I have a late 1800s set that needs bass mods as at modern pitch bass is unsteady with tons of reeds used. Have tried narrower bottom...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 06-01-2019, 04:04 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,471
Posted By Mctaorluath
Re: Your 2019 setup?

New Macrae drones, Henderson carbon bass, ezeedrone tenors, 1998 abw Naill chanter, 2015 Bennett Goatskin bag. :thumb:
Forum: Technique & Instrument 11-02-2017, 11:41 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 8,913
Posted By Mctaorluath
Re: Your 2018 setup - making any changes?

Using 2015 Naill Dn3 vintage style drones with bigger bass top with a 1998 Naill chanter. Very easy to tune and most stable/forgiving I have played. Also using canmore hybrid large bag with bottle...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 08-03-2017, 02:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,003
Posted By Mctaorluath
Re: Trap Dri Mini-Flow

Have had the system for a wee while. It takes a bit of getting used to taking it on and out. With a bit practice I have found it becomes quite straight forward. I was using drone dry stocks and trap...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 11-11-2016, 10:24 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,906
Posted By Mctaorluath
Re: What chanter/reed combo are people playing?

1998 Naill Blackwood chanter (carved), Colin Maclellan reed. Chanter pitches just under 480hz. Reed is very stable moisture wise, has a bit of bite but sweet at same time. Perfect for solo work....
Forum: Technique & Instrument 09-15-2016, 02:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,328
Posted By Mctaorluath
Re: Best drone reeds for Robertson drones

Recommend ezeedrone tenors and a Murray Henderson carbon bass. Have 2 sets going with this setup for 10 years and can't beat that combination (have tried most other reeds). Also the newer ezeedrone...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 02-27-2016, 01:23 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 753
Posted By Mctaorluath
James Robertson bagpipes great highland bagpipe booklet

Does anyone have a copy of the booklet that James Robertson produced regarding the materials for making pipes and their manufacture. As a proud owner of 2 outstanding examples of his bagpipes, would...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 01-27-2016, 02:24 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,256
Posted By Mctaorluath
Re: What solo chanter and reed are you using for the 2016 season?

1998 Naill abw with Colin Maclellan reed, 2005 Naill abw with Shepherd reed.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 12-21-2015, 11:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,289
Posted By Mctaorluath
Re: Air efficient drone reeds

Have used about 70% of the reeds on the market and would say I think Rockets made for my pipe were the most air efficient.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 12-21-2015, 11:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,163
Posted By Mctaorluath
Re: Bushes leaking air

Thanks everyone for you replies. I have now resealed the two leaking bushes and right away I find the drones tune far easier and lock easier too. Amazing what havoc a small leak in the bushes can...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 12-20-2015, 10:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,163
Posted By Mctaorluath
Bushes leaking air

After testing the air tightness of my drone tops I have found that there is air leaking out of the bottom of my silver drone caps. This is apparent with one tenor and the bass top. I suspect the air...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 12-14-2015, 10:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,060
Posted By Mctaorluath
Re: Old Ross Suede vs New Ross Suede for moisture control

Hi folks. I am not referring to the new leather bag. It's the difference in materials used in the original red suede bag compared with the newer slightly thicker one with blue interior and red...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 12-13-2015, 11:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,060
Posted By Mctaorluath
Old Ross Suede vs New Ross Suede for moisture control

Has anyone compared the original Red Ross bag in regards to moisture absorption to the newer Red one. The original one has a cream coloured interior and the new one has a blue coloured interior and...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 09-27-2015, 09:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 942
Posted By Mctaorluath
Wet Blowing

Does anyone know of a way to blow less wet. I.e. techniques for blowing, eating or drinking patterns which may help.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 09-12-2015, 01:57 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 461
Posted By Mctaorluath
Original Ross Suede vs Newer Ross Suede bag moisture absorbancy

Has anyone compared the breathability moisture wise between the original ross suede bag with cream interior to the thicker newer type with blue interior?
Forum: Technique & Instrument 04-15-2015, 10:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,260
Posted By Mctaorluath
Re: Drying DroneDry inserts

Hi there. I have found that when using the microwave method, afterwards I put the cartridves in a sealed container a d they still bave some moisture as moisture appears in the container.

I dont...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 03-22-2015, 07:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 964
Posted By Mctaorluath
Robertson Tenor Bottom Section Swap out

Just tried an interesting experiment. I have a 1962 set of Robertson drones and also a 1940s set. The tenor bottom sections in the 1940s set have a bigger bore size (0.330") than the 1962 (0.304"). I...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 03-05-2015, 01:05 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,662
Posted By Mctaorluath
Any reviews on Lee and sons sheepskin premium pipe bag

Has anyone tried one of these bags. Am thinking of trying one as after switching back to synthetic bag with dryer system, my bagpipe tone has suffered. My problem with sheepskin in past has been...
Forum: Beer Tent 02-20-2015, 11:12 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,201
Posted By Mctaorluath
Re: Ross pipe bag leaking

Have owned a medium suede bag since 2009. Have used it for 4 seasons in between sheepskin. Is back on pipes now and still as tight as a drum. Only had max 2 seasons out of any of the bannatyne...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 02-01-2015, 11:47 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 10,006
Posted By Mctaorluath
Re: X-treme Drone Reeds

Have ordered a set of the standard reeds. Will use these in both my Robertson sets. Best I have used so far is ezeedrone tenors and a Henderson Harmonic deluxe bass reed. Looking for tenors to be...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 01-29-2015, 01:07 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 10,006
Posted By Mctaorluath
Re: X-treme Drone Reeds

Has anyone tried these reeds in Robertson drones? Any opinions if so?
Forum: Technique & Instrument 01-18-2015, 06:28 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,588
Posted By Mctaorluath
Re: Lee and Sons Pipe Bags

Looking for views on the sheepskin zipper bags. These have now been around for a few years now. How well do they last and compare with other bags comfort wise? Main attraction for me is being able...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 01-03-2015, 02:47 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,201
Posted By Mctaorluath
Re: Cameron Sheepskin pipe bags

Sounds positive. I am thinking that the shallower cut at the front of the bag may let me try the 11" instead of the usual 10.5" Thinking bigger bag = more skin to absorb moisture and less arm...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 01-02-2015, 08:09 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,201
Posted By Mctaorluath
Cameron Sheepskin pipe bags

Hi folks. Has anyone tried a Cameron sheepskin pipe bag. How do they compare with other makes for comfort and moisture absorbancy. I Am tempted to try one as I feel they are more sensibly priced...
Forum: Reviews 12-28-2014, 08:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,115
Posted By Mctaorluath
Re: TrapDri

Well done Alan on creating this wee gem. I am using it in my sheepskin bag with a split stock tube trap with a sponge at the end. I notice the sponge gets less wet and pipes have been more stable. ...
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