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by Mr.Gumby
Thu Oct 11, 2012 6:58 am
Forum: Uilleann Pipes General Discussion
Topic: Uilleann Pipes chanter fingering chart for ALL!
Replies: 18
Views: 13198

Re: Uilleann Pipes chanter fingering chart for ALL!

So how is it a "Top D" if it's a C note?.......
It isn't. In the high octave the chanter plays third d using that fingering.
by Mr.Gumby
Thu Oct 11, 2012 6:42 am
Forum: Uilleann Pipes General Discussion
Topic: Uilleann Pipes chanter fingering chart for ALL!
Replies: 18
Views: 13198

Re: Uilleann Pipes chanter fingering chart for ALL!

Fair play. Although I don't think the world was exactly deprived of decent fingering charts at all. Everything from the simple printed ones (Crowley, Rowsome, Ennis, DMWC, POPT) to the web based interactive charts . You may want to consider how fingerings are flexible and can vary a bit from chanter...
by Mr.Gumby
Thu Aug 30, 2012 10:18 am
Forum: Uilleann Pipes General Discussion
Topic: KENNA Uileann Pipe makers
Replies: 6
Views: 5044

Re: KENNA Uileann Pipe makers

You probably should talk to Seán Donnelly who has done a tremendous amount of (ongoing) research into the old pipemakers.
by Mr.Gumby
Thu Aug 23, 2012 1:15 pm
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: bass drone problem
Replies: 5
Views: 3892

Re: bass drone problem

You may want to try putting a bit of weight on the end of the tongue, a blob of bluetac or wax. The weight will flatten the pitch, sometimes, when enough is added, the reed jumps to a different register altogether. Experiment by adding it bit by bit until the reed jumps back to D again.
by Mr.Gumby
Thu Aug 09, 2012 3:00 pm
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: Leo Rowsome Mainstocks
Replies: 5
Views: 3155

Re: Leo Rowsome Mainstocks

That's interesting, I have never heard of a Rowsome hollow stock before.

In fact I remember the early/mid eighties when the whole concept of the hollow stock was unknown to most pipemakers. Which I suppose makes it all too easy to assume they weren't the done thing for a long time.
by Mr.Gumby
Thu Aug 09, 2012 10:59 am
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: Leo Rowsome Mainstocks
Replies: 5
Views: 3155

Re: Leo Rowsome Mainstocks

Metal sleeve over solid wood.
by Mr.Gumby
Wed Jul 18, 2012 5:07 am
Forum: Uilleann Pipes General Discussion
Topic: Dust filter
Replies: 2
Views: 3147

Re: Dust filter

That is what I was thinking, a seasoned leather bag will trap most dust particles. Nylon stocking nor bag will catch the finest dust, especially in a house where solid fuel is burned for heating, or all fluff from woolly jumpers and it's well worth to clean up the insides of reeds maybe once a year ...
by Mr.Gumby
Tue Jul 10, 2012 7:38 pm
Forum: Uilleann Pipes General Discussion
Topic: How many pipers are there in the world?
Replies: 10
Views: 5429

Re: How many pipers are there in the world?

Pipers or people who own pipes?
by Mr.Gumby
Fri Jun 29, 2012 1:11 pm
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: Bottom D Problem
Replies: 6
Views: 4163

Re: Bottom D Problem

Try to narrow the bore between the E and F holes by inserting a roll of card or a blob of Bluetac. Usually works.
by Mr.Gumby
Thu Jun 21, 2012 4:20 am
Forum: Uilleann Pipes General Discussion
Topic: 2nd octave problem
Replies: 23
Views: 10879

Re: 2nd octave problem

But for god's sake don't get into this licking-your-fingers-before-you-play habit
Keeping the skin moisturised is the better solution. I know pipers who carry hand cream in their cases for that reason.
by Mr.Gumby
Wed Jun 20, 2012 6:07 am
Forum: Uilleann Pipes General Discussion
Topic: 2nd octave problem
Replies: 23
Views: 10879

Re: 2nd octave problem

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by Mr.Gumby
Tue Jun 12, 2012 3:07 am
Forum: Uilleann Pipes General Discussion
Topic: New to the pipes- Practice set?
Replies: 6
Views: 3400

Re: New to the pipes- Practice set?

Learning the whistle helps you get a handle on music, it helps you to move your fingers at will. It is not really a great help getting a handle on playing the pipes or even how to play the notes on a chanter, which are quite a different kettle of fish. One would suggest budget sets by Pat Sky or Dav...
by Mr.Gumby
Mon Jun 11, 2012 2:43 am
Forum: Uilleann Pipes General Discussion
Topic: All information regarding Regulators
Replies: 6
Views: 2723

Re: All information regarding Regulators

Good point never thought of it like that!
The flip side of this is ofcourse the notes on the regulators have to perform and retain stability over a range of pressures, playing in tune with all notes on the chanter throughout it's range.