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by donax
Sat May 06, 2006 7:21 pm
Forum: Uilleann Pipes General Discussion
Topic: what's this?
Replies: 10
Views: 5878

It is a musette. This name is later than the one attached to the bagpipe. It is a french folk instrument. I have one and it takes a modified oboe reed to play it. You need only cut off about 1/3 of the staple length and slightly sand the cork to fit into the reed socket. A friend has a large collect...
by donax
Sat May 06, 2006 7:10 pm
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: Nickel silver or sterling silver
Replies: 20
Views: 13906

Sorry about double post.
by donax
Sat May 06, 2006 7:10 pm
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: Nickel silver or sterling silver
Replies: 20
Views: 13906

I prefer the look of nickel-silver to sterling. It is more damage resistant. I don't mind keeping it polished. There are different alloys of brass as well, which exhibit better and worse looking tarnishes. I don't like the look of stainless steel or chrome plating.
by donax
Sat May 06, 2006 7:00 pm
Forum: Uilleann Pipes General Discussion
Topic: Ronnie Wathen's pipes
Replies: 11
Views: 12387

Somewhere I have a tape of Ronnie playing the set in breaks during a long poem he wrote about Geoff Wooff. I have a couple more photos of that set. Seeing the inspired my ordering a set from Geoff which had the same regulator caps.
by donax
Sat May 06, 2006 6:59 pm
Forum: Uilleann Pipes General Discussion
Topic: Ronnie Wathen's pipes
Replies: 11
Views: 12387

Somewhere I have a tape of Ronnie playing the set in breaks during a long poem he wrote about Geoff Wooff. I have a couple more photos of that set. Seeing the inspired my ordering a set from Geoff which had the same regulator caps.