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by Mr.Gumby
Fri Jan 06, 2017 4:32 am
Forum: Uilleann Pipes General Discussion
Topic: Patrick Sky's "Budget" vs. David Daye Penny
Replies: 3
Views: 529

Re: Patrick Sky's "Budget" vs. David Daye Penny

There is a lot to be said for getting a half set when starting off. You can shut down the drones for the first couple of months. But I believe it is good to learn early on to maintain a steady pressure and constant airflow and the drones will help you achieve that. I have seen quite a few learners w...
by Mr.Gumby
Mon Jun 06, 2016 11:25 am
Forum: Uilleann Pipes General Discussion
Topic: Back D 'treble, roll or cran' and OAIM pipe tuition
Replies: 8
Views: 1902

Re: Back D 'treble, roll or cran' and OAIM pipe tuition

the authority behind this prejudice
An aesthetic decision is hardly a prejudice.

Wasn't there someone who said that if you want to rub your hole, please have the decency to do it in private?

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by Mr.Gumby
Mon Feb 01, 2016 10:33 am
Forum: Uilleann Pipes General Discussion
Topic: Ideal length for neck of pipes bag
Replies: 6
Views: 1634

Re: Ideal length for neck of pipes bag

It's really a sort of an 'how long is a piece of string' question. A lot depends on your build, the length of your arms, your posture. Also the length and angle of your chanter. A standard bag usually works for an average of people. Your pipemaker should be able to help you find the perfect fit. Pro...
by Mr.Gumby
Wed Nov 04, 2015 11:15 am
Forum: Uilleann Pipes General Discussion
Topic: Keys of Uilleann Pipes
Replies: 5
Views: 2726

Re: Keys of Uilleann Pipes

Not so easy to find musicians able or willing to tune to a flat set
Hmm, I beg to differ.
by Mr.Gumby
Tue Oct 20, 2015 5:49 am
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: Key Axle Pins
Replies: 10
Views: 4683

Re: Key Axle Pins

I have come across tapered pins. Ofcourse I only found out when I tried pushing one out the wrong direction and taking off a regulator keyblock in the process.
by Mr.Gumby
Wed Aug 05, 2015 2:00 pm
Forum: Uilleann Pipes General Discussion
Topic: Wheels of the World: 300 Years of Irish Uilleann Pipers
Replies: 1
Views: 2252

Re: Wheels of the World: 300 Years of Irish Uilleann Pipers

a priceless photograph of Seamus Ennis on pipes with Jean Ritchie on the recording equipment. The Pickow/Ritchie collection, including George Pickow's Irish Music photographs from their trip to Ireland during the 60s are part of the Pickow/Ritchie collection in the Hardiman library in NUIG and can ...
by Mr.Gumby
Tue Sep 16, 2014 11:13 am
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: Tying-in stocks
Replies: 28
Views: 14011

Re: Tying-in stocks

Well I wouldn't recommend putting that much weight on a new bag. Well, no maybe not but my bags aren't new and it's not something I' make a habit out of doing, so I am OK. The point remains, connections do not leak as a matter of course. Unless you have your stocks tied in poorly. I went to see Dan...
by Mr.Gumby
Tue Sep 16, 2014 6:41 am
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: Tying-in stocks
Replies: 28
Views: 14011

Re: Tying-in stocks

My bags stand the test recommended by Mr. Wooff. You plug the exits, fill the bag and then sit on it for five minutes. If it doesn't go down during that time, you're fine. My bags are fine.
by Mr.Gumby
Mon Sep 15, 2014 5:03 am
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: Tying-in stocks
Replies: 28
Views: 14011

Re: Tying-in stocks

Ask any plumber.
During the early eighties a number of pipemakers used plumbing connections, heavy brass screw-in connections on heavy duty rubber bags. Those were far from trouble free and represented a standard of workmanship few of us who experienced it first hand will want to go back to.
by Mr.Gumby
Sat Sep 13, 2014 9:17 am
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: Tying-in stocks
Replies: 28
Views: 14011

Re: Tying-in stocks

You should be able to tie in the stock without needing messy stuff inside the joints. The stocks on my set are tied in with (I think) the same stuff Mick mentioned above (it's sold at shipping supply shops), strong, flattened and (very) slightly flexible nylon thread. Never had any problems or leaka...
by Mr.Gumby
Wed Sep 10, 2014 11:37 am
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: Tying-in stocks
Replies: 28
Views: 14011

Re: Tying-in stocks

Crouching Piper Hidden Drone Switch.
The First Law of Holes. Image

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by Mr.Gumby
Sat Sep 06, 2014 9:08 am
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: Tying-in stocks
Replies: 28
Views: 14011

Re: Tying-in stocks

because a certain amount of air will be escaping from other parts of the instrument anyway. if your pipes are properly made, finished and looked after, they should not leak. I will have much less work to do with the bellows to maintain the playing pressure through to the reeds. Anyone using their b...
by Mr.Gumby
Sun Jul 27, 2014 11:32 am
Forum: Uilleann Pipes General Discussion
Topic: Charles Roberts Bass Drone
Replies: 24
Views: 12321

Re: Charles Roberts Bass Drone

Well, Pascal seems to have had a problem with his bass drone for more than five years and I can imagine the built up frustration needs venting. That said, posting on forums like this and calling someone a thief or a crook, that probably requires a bit more explanation than just I can't get it to wor...
by Mr.Gumby
Sun Jul 27, 2014 9:41 am
Forum: Uilleann Pipes General Discussion
Topic: Charles Roberts Bass Drone
Replies: 24
Views: 12321

Re: Charles Roberts Bass Drone

Nobody going to question the post above?