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by Ted
Wed Oct 29, 2014 12:37 pm
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: Reed Measurements for D Bass Regulator
Replies: 7
Views: 6469

Re: Reed Measurements for D Bass Regulator

You may be a bit wide in the head, resulting in too low a pitch. I would suggest a 13.0mm wide head and a 9/64" staple i.d.. A staple blank of 0.020" copper 0.500" wide will roll a tubing staple around a 9/64" mandrel. I find the available tubing too large or too small in dia. for the job. The resul...
by Ted
Sat Mar 22, 2014 12:44 pm
Forum: Uilleann Pipes General Discussion
Topic: Is Curly or Quilted Maple A possible wood for Uilleann Pipes
Replies: 3
Views: 1662

Re: Is Curly or Quilted Maple A possible wood for Uilleann P

The color is due to the acid. Michael was delighted that the color came out like it did. Maple in its natural state is too soft for pipes. The acrylic loading hardened it considerably. I believe David Quinn's set he made of maple used Danish oil in the bores to harden them, rather than have them loa...
by Ted
Sat Mar 08, 2014 6:04 pm
Forum: Uilleann Pipes General Discussion
Topic: Re-hemp job?
Replies: 8
Views: 4268

Re: Re-hemp job?

The website, piperssupply.com sells the proper hemp and wax for the job. There is an article on the site about maintenance.
by Ted
Wed Jan 15, 2014 1:32 pm
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: CP: Tenor Drone Canr Sale
Replies: 0
Views: 3202

CP: Tenor Drone Canr Sale

I have a surplus of 3-5mm diameter drone cane. I am selling it at half price which is $1.00 per tube, with a 10 tube minimum. You may order any diameter range you need, such as 4.5 to 5.0mm or 4.0 to 4.4mm, as long as it is a minimum of 0.4mm range. Postage at cost. Order from my website: piperssupp...
by Ted
Tue Jul 09, 2013 3:36 pm
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: Oboes, Clarinets and Pipes
Replies: 20
Views: 9843

Re: Oboes, Clarinets and Pipes

While we are at it I would like to say something about peer review, since ootb brought it up. Peer review is accomplished by pipers who try the pipes. If something works and sounds good or not, word gets around. There is no need for NPU or anyone else to say whether one makers pipes are good or an o...
by Ted
Mon Jul 08, 2013 7:56 pm
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: Oboes, Clarinets and Pipes
Replies: 20
Views: 9843

Re: Oboes, Clarinets and Pipes

You think the oboe has tuning issues, check out the bassoon. Concerning uilleann pipes, as far as innovations go, what needs fixing? A top pipe-maker checked out a chanter made by another top pipe-maker, which he deemed the most in-tune chanter of modern make that he had ever seen. The chanter had a...
by Ted
Wed May 08, 2013 12:14 pm
Forum: Pipes for Sale
Topic: FS: Ginsberg Bb Full Set
Replies: 1
Views: 1436

Re: FS: Ginsberg Bb Full Set-REDUCED

Price reduced: $5,000 OBO
by Ted
Sun Apr 14, 2013 6:51 pm
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: Review: A guide to Reedmaking for the Uilleann Pipes" by Pat
Replies: 12
Views: 16594

Re: Review: A guide to Reedmaking for the Uilleann Pipes" by

I just received a private message from Patrick O'Hare about rolled staples. The conversation I had written about above about rolling staples was with another reed-maker, not Mr. O'Hare. He pointed out that he rolls staples when needed, but feels that he can often produce good results with hobby tubi...
by Ted
Sat Apr 13, 2013 1:17 pm
Forum: Pipes for Sale
Topic: FS: Ginsberg Bb Full Set
Replies: 1
Views: 1436

FS: Ginsberg Bb Full Set

FOR SALE: Full set in Bb by Alan Ginsberg, made in rosewood (probably Dalbergia decipularis), brass and (supposedly) mammoth ivory. Regulator cap ivories have cracks but are sound. Estimated to have been made c. 1985-90. I am selling for the present owner, who never learned to play it. It has a remo...
by Ted
Thu Apr 11, 2013 12:01 pm
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: Review: A guide to Reedmaking for the Uilleann Pipes" by Pat
Replies: 12
Views: 16594

Re: Review: A guide to Reedmaking for the Uilleann Pipes" by

I wrote him about staples. He never learned to roll staples so only uses tubing. Not a complete approach to reeds IMHO. I doubt he will change the book.
by Ted
Wed Apr 10, 2013 11:31 am
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: Review: A guide to Reedmaking for the Uilleann Pipes" by Pat
Replies: 12
Views: 16594

Re: Review: A guide to Reedmaking for the Uilleann Pipes" by

Many reedmakers have not had good instruction as to how simple it actually is to roll staples. As a result, they struggle with making tubing work. Many reeds simply do not fit any available pre-made tubing. The ideal staple is often somewhere "in between" sizes. Using tubing may require a lot of dif...
by Ted
Tue Jun 26, 2012 5:29 pm
Forum: Pipes for Sale
Topic: FS full keyed Aebi chanter
Replies: 7
Views: 3065

Re: FS full keyed Aebi chanter

Aebi is in Switzerland and is a known flute and pipe maker. His Chanters are very good. Be good to know if this one is a Kennedy copy, a Rowsome copy or what. His Rowsome copy is particularly good.
by Ted
Sun Sep 18, 2011 1:53 pm
Forum: Uilleann Pipes General Discussion
Topic: The Pipe Making Business
Replies: 3
Views: 1731

Re: The Pipe Making Business

I don't know of anyone who had a start-up grant. Not to say that some have or not had a grant. The increase in orders will come to a good maker. I don't know why that will yield poorer quality, if the maker adheres to his own quality standards. The waiting list just gets longer, if a list exists. I ...
by Ted
Wed Aug 24, 2011 4:56 pm
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: Sharp Back D
Replies: 7
Views: 3422

Re: Sharp Back D

It is a reed issue. The thumb hole can be waxed or taped into tune.
by Ted
Tue Jul 12, 2011 6:59 pm
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: Robert Reid pipes
Replies: 9
Views: 2702

Re: Robert Reid pipes

I have seen those marks before. They look purely decorative. The white looks like residue from a polishing compound which was left over from a cleaning.