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by ausdag
Wed Nov 23, 2016 5:56 am
Forum: Uilleann Pipes General Discussion
Topic: pictures of your pipes
Replies: 261
Views: 145785

Re: pictures of your pipes

Half set in Gidgee (Acacia Cambagei)
by ausdag
Sun Mar 16, 2014 6:38 am
Forum: Uilleann Pipes General Discussion
Topic: pictures of your pipes
Replies: 261
Views: 145785

Re: pictures of your pipes

Two sets of concert pitch drones: One with traditional bendy drone, the other (minus end caps) with tripe bore bass drone:
by ausdag
Tue Oct 15, 2013 1:28 am
Forum: Uilleann Pipes General Discussion
Topic: Upload your tunes!
Replies: 210
Views: 135380

Re: Upload your tunes!

Couple of hornpipes on a C chanter I've just finished making - The Brown Coffin / Cronin's. Recorded on a Yamaha Audiogram and Sure SM57 dynamic mic with Audacity and no special EQs or effects. Bit fast owing to excitement.
by ausdag
Tue Jul 16, 2013 3:52 pm
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: Oboes, Clarinets and Pipes
Replies: 20
Views: 9713

Re: Oboes, Clarinets and Pipes

But the given intonation and intervals of the chanter should be there, without the piper needing to go looking for them The difference is the oboist needs to look for the intonation due to the physical characteristic/limitations of the instrument and the exacting nature of classical music. As an ob...
by ausdag
Mon Jul 15, 2013 4:27 pm
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: Oboes, Clarinets and Pipes
Replies: 20
Views: 9713

Re: Oboes, Clarinets and Pipes

Actually, pipers are quite well-off when it comes to getting and keeping our chanters in tune. Here's a PDF outlining a myriad of techniques for oboists to obtain good intonation, such as the angle at which the oboe is held, embechure adjustment, breathing adjustment and a variety of alternate finge...
by ausdag
Tue Jul 09, 2013 6:22 am
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: Oboes, Clarinets and Pipes
Replies: 20
Views: 9713

Re: Oboes, Clarinets and Pipes

on any woodwind instrument, playing in tune is 10% instrument, 90% performer. With a little experience, exploration and innovation on the part of the performer, any good chanter/reed combination can be made to play in tune (with the drones, IOW Just Intonation a-la piob uilleann) with the aid of alt...
by ausdag
Mon Jul 08, 2013 10:27 pm
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: Oboes, Clarinets and Pipes
Replies: 20
Views: 9713

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? Exactly, and the point of my second post above. What needs fixing, and why the need to try and be innovative (as far as acoustics go; I'm not interested in novel gadg...
by ausdag
Wed Jul 03, 2013 6:43 am
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: Oboes, Clarinets and Pipes
Replies: 20
Views: 9713

Re: Oboes, Clarinets and Pipes

... but innovation to improve is certainly the way in which the pipes will move ahead 8) I'm working on the assumption that the pipes as we have had them handed down over the past 150 plus years don't need to move ahead. The point is that although oboe and clarinets may have had concentrated develo...
by ausdag
Tue Jul 02, 2013 5:23 pm
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: Oboes, Clarinets and Pipes
Replies: 20
Views: 9713

Oboes, Clarinets and Pipes

During discussion on pipemaking and the challenges faced by makers in getting round many of the finer difficulties of obtaining satisfactory intonation, balance and playability, sometimes the discussion will turn to the precision of other woodwind instruments such as oboes and clarinets, as if they ...
by ausdag
Thu Apr 11, 2013 6:06 pm
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: Review: A guide to Reedmaking for the Uilleann Pipes" by Pat
Replies: 12
Views: 16345

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

You can flare tubing by spinning, but the labor involved ... I used to flare my tubing by annealing it and then stretching it over a suitably-tapered nail punch, simply by hammering the punch down into the staple. Sometimes took a bit of effort to separate the staple from the punch but generally ju...
by ausdag
Tue Feb 26, 2013 3:19 pm
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: Pipe Measuring Project
Replies: 17
Views: 10558

Re: Pipe Measuring Project

Thanks Bill. Just had a quick look at the data before heading off to work. Very impressive! Well done to you and all involved.
by ausdag
Mon Feb 25, 2013 3:08 am
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: Pipe Measuring Project
Replies: 17
Views: 10558

Re: Pipe Measuring Project

Thanks Bill, I look forward with anticipation to the rest of the details.
BTW, just looking at the flatbed scans of the Rowsome set, there are a number of photos that are incorrectly labelled,eg, Tenor reg is actually a baritone reg, Bass Reg keys is actually the bass reg separator, and so on.
by ausdag
Sun Feb 24, 2013 2:07 am
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: Pipe Measuring Project
Replies: 17
Views: 10558

Re: Pipe Measuring Project

Just been looking at the very detailed plans now up for viewing on the Source...very impressive. One question though, there doesn't seem to be any 'data sheets' that are referred to in the introduction, which I assume contain all the detailed bore measurements. Am I too early (they've not be uploade...
by ausdag
Thu Nov 01, 2012 7:18 pm
Forum: Uilleann Pipes General Discussion
Topic: Skype lessons.
Replies: 8
Views: 5189

Re: Skype lessons.

Thanks spazmo. That works.

What's interesting is the two urls are exactly the same, yet one gets and error and the other goes to the right place.