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by Philipp
Sun May 04, 2014 4:28 am
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: Calculating drone bore lengths
Replies: 0
Views: 4080

Calculating drone bore lengths

Hi folks, I have a set of German bagpipes in G that have a tenor and a bass drone in G. Now would like to add an additional drone in D to have a fifth when playing in G major. Or maybe a C bass drone... Anyway, my question is if there is a way to calculate the lengths and diameters of drone sections...
by Philipp
Fri Dec 20, 2013 6:09 am
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: tapers used in a chanter bore
Replies: 4
Views: 4625

Re: tapers used in a chanter bore

Okay, maybe this helps:
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But I won't post any more detailed graphics because of copyright issues.
by Philipp
Fri Dec 20, 2013 6:06 am
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: tapers used in a chanter bore
Replies: 4
Views: 4625

Re: tapers used in a chanter bore

Thanks for your input, John! The chanter bottom is on the left, throat on the right of the X-axis. The Y-axis shows the bore diameter. Well, I'm pretty sure the scales are proportional, as they are fitted to the data. Of course, the ratio is not 1:1 and the bore diameter on the Y-axis is exaggerated...
by Philipp
Wed Dec 18, 2013 4:28 am
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: tapers used in a chanter bore
Replies: 4
Views: 4625

tapers used in a chanter bore

Hi folks, I have recently measured a chanter and I'm now trying to figure out the tapers of the reamers that had been used to make it. Here's a picture of the measurements I took. I have removed the captions to avoid copyright issues. So I can't give you exact data here, but I hope you can help me w...
by Philipp
Thu Dec 20, 2012 4:05 am
Forum: Uilleann Pipes General Discussion
Topic: different regulator tunings
Replies: 11
Views: 7270

Re: different regulator tunings

Thanks Mr.Gumby! I can't find any information on that publication online except for a list of publications on the npu website where it pops up as a link that then in turn just redirects to the very same list.... Is it actually a printed journal?

Philipp
by Philipp
Tue Dec 18, 2012 4:00 am
Forum: Uilleann Pipes General Discussion
Topic: different regulator tunings
Replies: 11
Views: 7270

Re: different regulator tunings

Well, so I read the Wooff article yesterday, but actually I does not provide the things I'm looking for. He writes that everyone should find out a sweet, harmonic tuning on his own and therefore he does not provide pitches for the notes in question. I have done this, I have my own tuning that sounds...
by Philipp
Mon Dec 17, 2012 5:20 pm
Forum: Uilleann Pipes General Discussion
Topic: different regulator tunings
Replies: 11
Views: 7270

Re: different regulator tunings

Thanks, I found the article on uilleannobsession and just started to read... And thanks, outofthebox, for that suggestion. Yes, I'm going to have a talk with Andreas Rogge about his thoughts on reg tuning :-) He always has interesting things to tell, but since I talk to him ocasionally anyway, I tho...
by Philipp
Fri Dec 14, 2012 2:02 pm
Forum: Uilleann Pipes General Discussion
Topic: different regulator tunings
Replies: 11
Views: 7270

Re: different regulator tunings

Thanks for your input, guys! Reading your posts just makes me feel rated as a pipes beginner, because I do not see answers to my questions, but only suggestions on how to tune. I already know that the UP is a tricky thing to tune, yes, and I also know that pressure and adjustment of pitch while play...
by Philipp
Thu Dec 13, 2012 9:18 am
Forum: Uilleann Pipes General Discussion
Topic: different regulator tunings
Replies: 11
Views: 7270

different regulator tunings

hi folks, i'd be very intrested to hear which intervals you use when tuning the different notes on your regs. Why? Generally speaking, the uilleann pipes are a drone instrument, and so I'd tune just and not tempered. Now there's not THE just tuning out there and especially on the chanter, it depends...
by Philipp
Mon Jul 02, 2012 2:42 am
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: Bottom D Problem
Replies: 6
Views: 3805

Re: Bottom D Problem

Hello germanpiper, you didn't say anything about your reed (as Bill pointed out) and your chanter as well. Would be easier to suggest a solution if we'd know a little more. Anyway, another possible cure for the problem, although I'd first try reversibly manipulating the reed (squeeze/move bridle...)...
by Philipp
Tue Jun 26, 2012 3:06 pm
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: Sharp High E
Replies: 16
Views: 7033

Re: Sharp High E

Hey Outofthebox, I was just kidding! I always assume that the chanter I'm dealing with is well made and any problems are reed related.

Cheers,
Philipp
by Philipp
Tue Jun 26, 2012 1:56 am
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: Sharp High E
Replies: 16
Views: 7033

Re: Sharp High E

high G flat, I see... there's a quite simple solution to that :-)

Cheers,
Philipp
by Philipp
Sun Jun 24, 2012 8:05 am
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: Sharp High E
Replies: 16
Views: 7033

Re: Sharp High E

Hi Outofthebox, you're totally right. Smaller inner volume, higher pitch. What I have also learned from Andreas is, that there is an optimum of the staple position (determining the pressure on the reed lips), that is more related to the sound chamber dimensions, than to the overall length of the ree...
by Philipp
Fri Jun 22, 2012 2:31 am
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: Sharp High E
Replies: 16
Views: 7033

Re: Sharp High E

Okay guys, here's the solution. In fact, I had based all previous attempts to get the chanter (the one with the wider bore, where back d, e+f+g in the upper octave were horribly sharp) in tune on the assumption that it has a wider bore and the sound chamber had to be enormously big. After the worksh...
by Philipp
Sat Jun 02, 2012 3:13 am
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: Flat high E F and G
Replies: 10
Views: 4678

Re: Flat high E F and G

Off course staple dimensions, head length and width have an influence, but I think that scraping can help a lot (to a certain extent, but there are cases where you just can't scrape anymore... http://uilleannforum.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=1367 ), and you can easily dose it in small rates and s...