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Forum: Music 04-24-2019, 08:47 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 387
Posted By RichPiotrowski
Re: Slade’s “run run run away” tune

Hi,

Jim McGillivray has it on pipetunes.ca
Forum: Technique & Instrument 03-14-2019, 08:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 836
Posted By RichPiotrowski
Re: Tin Whistle to Play With GHB

Hi, Elfsong makes a tin whistle with the same fingering as the bagpipe. It's called the enchanter.

You can get one in Bb.

I had one for a bit, thought I'd use it for quiet practice.

It...
Forum: Trading Post Archive 05-08-2018, 12:37 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 208
Posted By RichPiotrowski
FS: Colin Kyo poly chanter w/Imitation Ivory Sole - $125

Poly Colin Kyo chanter with imitation ivory sole.

No carving.

$125 plus shipping.

Photos:
https://imgur.com/a/rP2LBmU

Please contact me by private message.
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 12-19-2017, 10:24 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 465
Posted By RichPiotrowski
Re: Cowall Pipes?

Hi,

I have 2 of Robins' practice chanters.

He also made me a smallpipe chanter in "C" for my Gibson fireside pipes.

I've been happy with them.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 10-29-2017, 02:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,855
Posted By RichPiotrowski
Re: Metal chanters?

Very cool to know, thank you. :)

I have no experience with machining it, just cutting and trimming it occasionally, usually an alloy of it.

It is very biocompatible though.
Forum: Trading Post Archive 05-15-2017, 08:23 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 171
Posted By RichPiotrowski
FS: Original Kinnaird Drone Reeds, Easy tongue - $100

$100 plus shipping

Photos here

http://imgur.com/a/EVFTC

PM me if interested.
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 05-11-2017, 12:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,005
Posted By RichPiotrowski
Re: Decent Smallpipe Bellows Makers

Robin Beck of Cowal Bagpipes makes and sells bellows as well.

I've never used his bellows but I have a couple of his practice chanters and a smallpipe chanter that I'm very happy with.
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 02-07-2017, 05:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,932
Posted By RichPiotrowski
Re: Goose v. Bagpipes, Timetable.

Hi Hot Gas,

I'm still a relative neophyte so take this for what it's worth.

I learned on the practice chanter for about 6 months before starting on the bagpipe.

No goose in between.

I...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 08-22-2016, 09:11 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,528
Posted By RichPiotrowski
Re: Hamon reeds in Firesides

Thank you Klondike.

:wave:
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 08-22-2016, 07:40 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,528
Posted By RichPiotrowski
Re: Hamon reeds in Firesides

Hi Klondike Waldo,

So after thinking about it.

concert A is 440 hz

c is 523.251 hz

so C is 83.251 hz above A
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 08-22-2016, 07:01 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,528
Posted By RichPiotrowski
Re: Hamon reeds in Firesides

Hi,

I'm using a Korg CA40 tuner.

The light is green when I set it to 451 hz, and the note reads "C" when I play a low A.

I'm not sure what that translates to in actual pitch.

Rich
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 08-20-2016, 10:37 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,528
Posted By RichPiotrowski
Re: Hamon reeds in Firesides

Hi, My low A is 451.

I have a "C" chanter though.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 05-25-2016, 06:23 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,168
Posted By RichPiotrowski
Re: Reeds for Colin Kyo Chanter

I believe Murray just mentioned what reeds he recommends in the above quote.

I love how on this forum you can get an answer from the maker themselves.
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 05-19-2016, 09:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,741
Posted By RichPiotrowski
Re: Electronic Tuner for Border Pipes?

Hi Bob,

I was able to tune my fireside pipes with a korg CA40 chromatic tuner.

Once I adjusted the chanter so high and low A were in tune I looked at what the Korg was reading.

I then tuned...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 03-25-2016, 04:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,590
Posted By RichPiotrowski
Re: Gibson Fireside Pipes

I think my B flat chanter is around 438ish.

It needed tape on most of the holes.

I haven't used it in awhile though.

I like the sound of my C chanter better.

Rich
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 03-25-2016, 04:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,590
Posted By RichPiotrowski
Re: Gibson Fireside Pipes

You can try shortening the tongues of the tenor drone reed.

It'll raise the pitch though so you'll need to lengthen the drone.
Forum: Beer Tent 03-08-2016, 01:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,289
Posted By RichPiotrowski
Re: Bagpipe shops in NYC?

If you're driving to NYC, stop by Pipeline Celtic Themes in Pompton Lakes, NJ (just outside of NYC).

I don't think there are any shops in NYC.

Kron bagpipes is a short Metro North train ride up...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 02-08-2016, 08:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,034
Posted By RichPiotrowski
Re: Walsh small pipes

Hi John,

What are you going to be using them for?

Just playing by yourself at home?

In a group with other instruments?

The Walsh small pipes are mouth blown right?
Forum: Technique & Instrument 12-26-2015, 06:59 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 10,836
Posted By RichPiotrowski
Re: Can tone improve with age?

I do believe that tone improves with age.

I've heard a marked improvement in tone with each year I've been playing.

Sometimes I sound better each month,

sometimes it seems that I slide back.
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 12-22-2015, 08:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,590
Posted By RichPiotrowski
Re: Gibson Fireside Pipes

Hi,

Gibson firesides are bass, baritone, and tenor.

Bass and tenor are tuned to "A" of the chanter,

baritone is tuned to "E" of the chanter.

Get a set of Seth Hamon single bladed drone...
Forum: Do It Yourself (DIY) 11-27-2015, 04:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,445
Posted By RichPiotrowski
Re: Drones too sharp

What pipes and what drone reeds?

I have Dunfion pipes.

I'm using Canning drone reeds and my chanter is set at 468.

I have no trouble tuning the tenors to that pitch.

On the bass drone I...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 11-27-2015, 04:21 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 12,940
Posted By RichPiotrowski
Re: teflon tape tuning pins

I've watched the video numerous times (I think my wife finally hid it away somewhere).

I think you have to impart a direction (either up or down) as you are twisting the drone.

By twisting and...
Forum: Beer Tent 11-04-2015, 11:26 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 6,991
Posted By RichPiotrowski
Piping on the space station

Hi all,

A fraternity brother of mine passed away unexpectedly last week.

He worked for Wyle labs.

The crew of the ISS recorded a tribute for him.

Thought I'd share it here.
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 10-11-2015, 04:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,418
Posted By RichPiotrowski
Re: Advice for a new Border Pipe owner?

Hi Bob,

How are they volume wise compared to the GHB?

Rich
Forum: Technique & Instrument 10-11-2015, 04:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,855
Posted By RichPiotrowski
Re: Metal chanters?

Difficult to machine as well.
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