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by awilde569
Fri Jun 13, 2014 6:16 am
Forum: Uilleann Pipes General Discussion
Topic: bag and chanter side air intake angle
Replies: 6
Views: 3090

Re: bag and chanter side air intake angle

I think the preference can also depend on whether you have long thin arms or short stocky arms. In my case I had the latter and generally needed the shallow (left) bag position when playing for comfort.
by awilde569
Thu May 29, 2014 11:42 am
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: Looking for wooden sanding block dia 40 & 41mm diameter
Replies: 3
Views: 3910

Re: Looking for wooden sanding block dia 40 & 41mm diameter

Not sure if I'm reading this wrong when you refer to working out the curvature measurement, but generally one would mount a piece a wood between centers on the lathe and with a cutting tool held in place by a tool post you would then turn down the wood into a cylinder of whatever the desired diamete...
by awilde569
Tue Mar 25, 2014 8:24 am
Forum: Uilleann Pipes General Discussion
Topic: Hand cramps and pain.
Replies: 6
Views: 3206

Re: Hand cramps and pain.

djm wrote: Start over. Take a deep breath and relax. Music is supposed to be soothing, not a chore or a battle.
djm
Don't tell that to those ornery highland pipers though :wink:
by awilde569
Tue Mar 25, 2014 1:42 am
Forum: Uilleann Pipes General Discussion
Topic: Hand cramps and pain.
Replies: 6
Views: 3206

Re: Hand cramps and pain.

This might seem like an odd question, but are you trying to play the chanter covering the tone holes with your finger tips or using the piper's grip which uses more of the flats of the fingers?
by awilde569
Fri Sep 20, 2013 8:53 am
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: NPU Coyne B chanter problem
Replies: 18
Views: 10771

Re: NPU Coyne B chanter problem

The tolerances of the cone probably need to be kept a bit more precise if you want to use the listed dimensions for tone hole sizing and placement. If it were a cylindrical bore then it would be far more forgiving, but being a tapered cone if that taper changes the tonehole placement may change or s...
by awilde569
Tue Nov 06, 2012 2:00 pm
Forum: Uilleann Pipes General Discussion
Topic: A Poverty of Pipers - Photo Gallery
Replies: 23
Views: 12975

Re: A Poverty of Pipers - Photo Gallery

That's an incredible website with loads of content, many thanks :D
by awilde569
Wed Oct 17, 2012 7:29 am
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: NPU Pipemaking Videos
Replies: 19
Views: 13185

Re: NPU Pipemaking Videos

Could try clearing your temporary internet files/cache along with a fresh login and see if that helps any. If those get too full then odd things can happen with trying to log in to web services or view web pages that have been updated since the last time you cleared the files/cache.
by awilde569
Mon Oct 15, 2012 4:53 pm
Forum: Uilleann Pipes General Discussion
Topic: Bellows repair
Replies: 7
Views: 4561

Re: Bellows repair

The best bet is probably to see if the maker will do the repairs for you, if that's not an option then I'd get some barge cement to seal that. May also be able to get away with seasoning the bellows too if it's not too major a leak.
by awilde569
Sat Jul 14, 2012 8:35 am
Forum: Uilleann Pipes General Discussion
Topic: How many pipers are there in the world?
Replies: 10
Views: 3959

Re: How many pipers are there in the world?

If 2 + 2 = 4, and 2 x 2 = 4, what's the big deal about math anyways? :wink:
by awilde569
Tue Jul 03, 2012 1:01 pm
Forum: Uilleann Pipes General Discussion
Topic: On Blu Tack
Replies: 6
Views: 2557

Re: On Blu Tack

As long as this doesn't take a turn for the worse and go into the benefits of using belly button lint for buffing you can't go but so wrong :wink:
by awilde569
Sat Jun 02, 2012 9:32 pm
Forum: Uilleann Pipes General Discussion
Topic: pictures of your pipes
Replies: 261
Views: 153597

Re: pictures of your pipes

Looks like a Ray Sloan set, but could be wrong.
by awilde569
Fri Feb 03, 2012 9:43 pm
Forum: Uilleann Pipes General Discussion
Topic: Beginner question-- set won't play
Replies: 12
Views: 4062

Re: Beginner question-- set won't play

Sounds like your reed lips may be open too much in your first question, which would both take more pressure to sound the notes and would allow more air to pass through making that hiss. Would attribute a great deal to problem two as well, although having leaks elsewhere in your bag may be a culprit ...
by awilde569
Wed Feb 01, 2012 9:47 pm
Forum: Uilleann Pipes General Discussion
Topic: newbies start here - New to the uilleann pipes?
Replies: 181
Views: 116908

Re: newbies start here - New to the uilleann pipes?

If your talking about a basic non-keyed chanter then there's some differences between the two, but the basic notes would be the same (although pipes are tuned to just intonation to harmonize with the drones) barring your hard/soft bottom note. Here's a few things to note, but there are variations an...
by awilde569
Tue Jan 31, 2012 8:08 am
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: A three part chanter?
Replies: 12
Views: 6752

Re: A three part chanter?

The David Daye chanters made from telescoping brass tubing probably qualify there (granted a lot more than three sections). A number of recorders and flutes, especially your lower pitch ones, are generally made in multiple pieces as well for storage/handling reasons.
by awilde569
Tue Dec 06, 2011 8:32 am
Forum: Uilleann Pipes General Discussion
Topic: spam
Replies: 7
Views: 1987

Re: spam

Ditto what Liam said..