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by mtngael
Fri Aug 15, 2008 9:54 am
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: Aaaaaaagh! What is it with bass drone reeds!
Replies: 15
Views: 5773

I'm having the same issue with my bari reed (cane/brass)...right now, weighting the tongue didn't do bupkis.
by mtngael
Wed Jul 23, 2008 1:14 pm
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: Wonky baritone drone reed
Replies: 1
Views: 1365

Wonky baritone drone reed

The baritone drone reed on my C set, which was working fine for the last couple weeks' high humidity, is now suddenly shutting down whenever I hit the second octave on my chanter. The chanter reed is well adjusted for the current conditions, requires barely any additional pressure for the second oct...
by mtngael
Thu May 08, 2008 10:05 am
Forum: Pipes for Sale
Topic: FS- Brad Angus narrow-bore D chanter- SOLD
Replies: 2
Views: 1916

This isn't the same one. Brad's stuff is pretty popular I think, I usually don't see a lot of his stuff come up for sale.
by mtngael
Thu Mar 13, 2008 6:21 am
Forum: Uilleann Pipes General Discussion
Topic: Do you own a set of uilleann pipes?
Replies: 38
Views: 14954

David Boisvert C half set in Curly Lemonwood aka Castello Boxwood. Tenor and baritone regs on order from Joe Kennedy. Also have a UPB C chanter as a spare.

These ought to keep me out of trouble for a while.
by mtngael
Fri Dec 21, 2007 12:55 pm
Forum: Pipes for Sale
Topic: Practice set for sale
Replies: 1
Views: 2084

Practice set for sale

I need to sell this one to pay for some upgrades on my half set (deposit for tenor and baritone regs!!). Uilleann Pipeworks D chanter, new in May of this year with two good reeds, one of which still needs to be played in a little, CJ Dixon bellows and bag with blackwood stocks both new in Sept. of t...
by mtngael
Fri Nov 09, 2007 7:35 pm
Forum: Pipes for Sale
Topic: Trial period for pipes
Replies: 3
Views: 2541

I agree with Dave. It should be a good set with Mark's reputation. Just play the chanter and when you have the time under your belt, you can start in on the drones, one at a time. It's a good idea to start with a practice set if you have nothing, but if you already have a good half set, have no worr...
by mtngael
Thu Oct 11, 2007 11:13 am
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: Pipemaker Thomas Meehan
Replies: 2
Views: 2551

Pipemaker Thomas Meehan

Anyone have info on this fellow? Mike Dow told me he had a chanter made by this guy. All he knew was that Meehan lived near Matt Kiernan and was taught to make pipes by him.

I doubt he's a relative of mine (my name's Meehan), as my people came from Mayo but hey, you never know!
by mtngael
Fri Oct 05, 2007 5:15 am
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: Medium bore 3/4 or full sets
Replies: 3
Views: 2289

Aah, if only it were that easy! The closest thing to a local event is 3 states away and rarely are many makers there. Always sticky to be asking pipers to try their stuff! I wish I could get there...
by mtngael
Thu Sep 27, 2007 10:53 pm
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: Yet another reed question...
Replies: 1
Views: 1700

Yet another reed question...

I'm getting my half-set completely re-reeded. I was a klutz and cracked my chanter reed. I also have never been super happy with two out of the three drone reeds. I have a second chanter with a medium-ish/less wide bore and medium holes. What I'd like to do is have the drones reeded to be balanced w...
by mtngael
Thu Sep 27, 2007 10:52 pm
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: Medium bore 3/4 or full sets
Replies: 3
Views: 2289

Medium bore 3/4 or full sets

There are makers offering narrow-bore D sets and just about everyone makes wide-bore sets. I know of a couple makers offering medium-bore chanters but unaware if anyone is doing complete medium-bore sets (drones, regs). Just wondering if there's a middle ground between "flat concert pitch" and a bla...
by mtngael
Tue Sep 04, 2007 10:38 pm
Forum: Uilleann Pipes General Discussion
Topic: Questions for a new piper
Replies: 12
Views: 5318

I'll add an agreeing recommendation about getting a whistle. I played flute and whistle for 9 years before starting on the pipes and I can say that it was definitely an advantage! The fingering and most ornamentation came shockingly easy to me as did working on tunes. I'm not sure exactly why this i...
by mtngael
Sat Jul 28, 2007 1:35 am
Forum: Uilleann Pipes General Discussion
Topic: Cases?
Replies: 26
Views: 14451

I decided to order a dulcimer case like Jeff after taking some measurments of my set. I'll post the link when I get home and try to post a photo. I think it will work better than my current setup sizewise. I don't fly anywhere so that's not an issue, but even travel by car can put a premium on porta...
by mtngael
Wed Jul 25, 2007 9:05 pm
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: Stationary vs sliding bridles?
Replies: 9
Views: 4301

Stationary vs sliding bridles?

I know that some reedmakers prefer stationary wire bridles to sliding ones. What are some of the reasons for this preference? What (if any) are the advantages of one over another? All of my reeds have sliding bridles, but I'll go with something new for my next reeds if it's worth the switch.
by mtngael
Fri Jul 20, 2007 8:55 am
Forum: Uilleann Pipes General Discussion
Topic: Sliding up to C
Replies: 6
Views: 3137

well, you may not always be going to C from B...but if you do, then the fingers for the B need to be down...