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Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 11-10-2014, 07:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,743
Posted By ckrusor
Re: Five Spot Armstrong

I would love to hear a good studio recording of Callum playing that tune, with good mics. I appreciate the video, but the camcorder doesn't do justice to the complex sound of the double chanter.
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 11-05-2014, 05:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,743
Posted By ckrusor
Re: Five Spot Armstrong

If you have a chance, please encourage him to make a video of himself playing that tune. I'd love to hear it.
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 10-19-2014, 05:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,533
Posted By ckrusor
Re: Metal ferrules for smallpipes

Ah, you're right. Macassar ebony is an Asian one. Thanks for the correction.
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 10-19-2014, 09:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,533
Posted By ckrusor
Re: Metal ferrules for smallpipes

Persimmon does belong to the genus Diospyros, like the familiar African ebony trees (eg, Gaboon ebony or Macassar ebony), and persimmon heartwood can be nearly black, but persimmon trees don't...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 10-18-2014, 06:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,011
Posted By ckrusor
Re: Anyone fool around with using goat/sheepskin for cauld wind pipes?

I made several goatskin bags for my smallpipes earlier this year. The original bag is calfskin. I managed to find some large pieces of thick (2mm) goatskin on ebay, and I also bought one "Curragh"...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 10-18-2014, 06:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,533
Posted By ckrusor
Re: Metal ferrules for smallpipes

Thanks. I have terrible aesthetic instincts, so it's nice to hear some feedback. I made some drone caps in maple today and felt that they were not a good cosmetic match to the darker wood of the...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 10-17-2014, 10:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,533
Posted By ckrusor
Re: Metal ferrules for smallpipes

Here's a photo of one of the ferrules:

http://i931.photobucket.com/albums/ad157/ckrusor/CIMG1250_zpsf49bc958.jpg

I'm still not sure that I like the way they turned out.
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 10-15-2014, 10:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,533
Posted By ckrusor
Re: Metal ferrules for smallpipes

Thanks for that example, Jules. I decided to use faux-bronze brass. I got some brass tube, oxidized it to a "bronze" finish with selenous acid (which is very toxic), and turned rings (cutting through...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 10-10-2014, 05:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,533
Posted By ckrusor
Metal ferrules for smallpipes

I'm finishing a set of SSPs that I made from fumed mesquite wood, and I feel conflicted about options for ferrules. The wood itself looks exactly like walnut. The fuming process turned the mesquite a...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 08-28-2014, 04:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,372
Posted By ckrusor
First time attendee

This was my first year attending, and I was only able to make it on Saturday. I wish I'd been there to see the open mic performances. That's something I'd like to try next year.

I was amazed by...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 06-08-2014, 05:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,267
Posted By ckrusor
Re: Lowland Pipes - Bag Size

I recently acquired a bunch of thick goatskin and I've made four bags for my smallpipes since the beginning of the year. I learned that larger volume bags make it much easier to maintain a stable...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 03-23-2014, 08:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,068
Posted By ckrusor
Re: SSP drone switches/valves

Yes, the drones on my Garvie smallpipes can be stopped with a tap and restarted with a puff or a momentary drop in bag pressure. I'd like to be able to do this while playing, though, with my hands on...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 03-22-2014, 09:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,068
Posted By ckrusor
Re: SSP drone switches/valves

Thanks for those explanations. I see now how those valves might work. I'd like to generate a design for switches that independently control drones that mount to a hollow common stock. The most...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 03-19-2014, 12:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,068
Posted By ckrusor
SSP drone switches/valves

I've seen wrist-operated drone switches that control individual drones in use by Olle Gallmo (on his embellished sackpipa, aka "Northern Uillieann pipes", made by Alban Faust). I don't know if...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 03-15-2014, 12:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,545
Posted By ckrusor
Re: Split common stock?

Ian, thanks very much for that photo. That's basically the design I had in mind. I wasn't aware of any maker who does that. This has been an enlightening thread.
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 03-13-2014, 06:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,344
Posted By ckrusor
Re: Drone proliferation and psychoacoustics

I don't know much about continental European pipes, but I think a mulitanky is similar to a dudey or a bock. I think those all tend to have single reeds in the chanter.
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 03-13-2014, 02:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,344
Posted By ckrusor
Re: Drone proliferation and psychoacoustics

So, on the topic of the original question: can a five-drone set and a six-drone set sound essentially the same to a listener when all drones are playing on both sets, due to difference tones, phantom...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 03-12-2014, 10:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,545
Posted By ckrusor
Re: Split common stock?

Thanks for those examples. I also found that Seth Hamon's smallpipes have the same kind of removable common stock. This image is from his site:
...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 03-11-2014, 09:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,344
Posted By ckrusor
Drone proliferation and psychoacoustics

This mulitanky demonstration is the only one I've seen of six drones being played simultaneously on any set of smallpipes:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=27zeC4lJ8CI

My question is: do...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 03-07-2014, 10:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,545
Posted By ckrusor
Split common stock?

Has anyone seen a removable common stock on a set of smallpipes?
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 02-11-2014, 11:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,989
Posted By ckrusor
video

I think my point and shoot camera records videos, but I'm sure its microphone is poor. I'll see what I can do.
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 02-10-2014, 08:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,989
Posted By ckrusor
Update

Thanks for the compliments. I'm pleased with the new bellows. I've been playing my pipes a lot more in the last few days than I have in the recent past. My old bellows were from an old set of Naill...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 02-08-2014, 07:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,989
Posted By ckrusor
Unconventional bellows (images)

I needed to replace the inadequate bellows on my SSPs, so took the opportunity to try out a couple of bellows design ideas. The bellows have brass internal hinges, a large (1.5" diameter) inlet valve...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 01-13-2014, 09:35 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,048
Posted By ckrusor
Re: Calderwood smallpipes in C

Yes, that sound is great. The sound is nice and clean. I can't perceive any buzz. And Ross plays them well.
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 01-13-2014, 09:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,181
Posted By ckrusor
Re: Somewhat dull/muffled chanter sound on A smallpipes

Chris, thanks for that tip. I'll try that and post my results.
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