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by Mr.Gumby
Sun Jun 10, 2012 5:39 am
Forum: Uilleann Pipes General Discussion
Topic: 2nd octave problem
Replies: 23
Views: 10879

Re: 2nd octave problem

It could be. There is however no way of diagnosing the problem without actually playing the chanter. There have been several instances where I saw my students struggle with pressure for the second octave, only to find their chanters actually quite easy to play. The fact your practice set sounds fine...
by Mr.Gumby
Sat Jun 09, 2012 11:04 am
Forum: Uilleann Pipes General Discussion
Topic: pictures of your pipes
Replies: 264
Views: 190100

Re: pictures of your pipes

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by Mr.Gumby
Sat Jun 09, 2012 4:39 am
Forum: Uilleann Pipes General Discussion
Topic: 2nd octave problem
Replies: 23
Views: 10879

Re: 2nd octave problem

You could give yourself a little exercise to practice along the lines of:

Aee Aee Aff Aff Agg Agg Bee Bee Bff Bff Bgg Bgg Aee Bee Aff Bff Agg Bgg AeA Afa AgA BeB BfB BgB
by Mr.Gumby
Fri Jun 08, 2012 4:42 am
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: Flat high E F and G
Replies: 10
Views: 5122

Re: Flat high E F and G

Is this a flaw with all narrow bore chanters or just Wooff chanters I don't think there's a flaw. Any chanter and reed need to match closely to work as they were intended. Any good maker will design a system to work it's best in a particular way and to a particular aesthetic (although with regards ...
by Mr.Gumby
Wed Jun 06, 2012 12:34 pm
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: Low F# on a B set?
Replies: 24
Views: 9582

Re: Low F# on a B set?

it is quite possible that the Harrington tenor from SRSJ was originally an "A" drone which was chopped. The slide joint is a bit long for B, at 180mm. Since I haven't tried to reed the original, and haven't made a tenor drone based on this pattern myself, I can't shed much more light on that. The b...
by Mr.Gumby
Sat Jun 02, 2012 6:33 am
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: Flat high E F and G
Replies: 10
Views: 5122

Re: Flat high E F and G

Remember that there is no 'perfect' reed for a chanter - so aim to make reeds which bring you closer to the chanter sound which you personally wish to create. I would suggest otherwise. The chanter in question was designed to achieve a particular sound and volume. It was designed with a particular ...
by Mr.Gumby
Wed May 30, 2012 5:33 am
Forum: Uilleann Pipes General Discussion
Topic: pictures of your pipes
Replies: 264
Views: 190100

Re: pictures of your pipes

After more than 25 years of playing a flat set I started contemplating going where I thought I'd never go. A set to go out and play. Reluctantly I looked around for anything that would suit until an offer was made I couldn't resist. So last Friday I hopped on a plane from Shannon, with my son and an...
by Mr.Gumby
Fri May 11, 2012 1:59 pm
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: Na Píobairí Uilleann pipe making course
Replies: 3
Views: 2702

Re: Na Píobairí Uilleann pipe making course

Six week introductory course - info The aim of the course is to provide the participants with the foundation skills, knowledge and competence essential to creating a simple keyless Chanter to a level that will place them in an ideal position to pursue further study in the art of Uilleann Pipe Makin...
by Mr.Gumby
Thu Mar 15, 2012 8:25 am
Forum: Uilleann Pipes General Discussion
Topic: Bag neck length ??? (newbie)
Replies: 29
Views: 11115

Re: Bag neck length ??? (newbie)

Sorry, but I was under the impression that the word "Geoffrey", might upset someone called Geoffrey The Geoffrey name seems to have been chosen very deliberately with a view of luring people in who may have, at some point, heard half a pipemaker's name mentioned. I don't think the real life Geoffre...
by Mr.Gumby
Wed Mar 14, 2012 8:08 am
Forum: Uilleann Pipes General Discussion
Topic: Bag neck length ??? (newbie)
Replies: 29
Views: 11115

Re: Bag neck length ??? (newbie)

Are Japanese cars, Italian shoes and French kissing still in?

And Irish pipes?
by Mr.Gumby
Fri Mar 09, 2012 3:40 pm
Forum: Uilleann Pipes General Discussion
Topic: Bag neck length ??? (newbie)
Replies: 29
Views: 11115

Re: Bag neck length ??? (newbie)

Just to compare, look at this Hunter narrow bore chanter on offer at the same time (mind, chanter only, don't let the pic fool you into thinking there's more)
by Mr.Gumby
Wed Mar 07, 2012 2:59 am
Forum: Uilleann Pipes General Discussion
Topic: Bag neck length ??? (newbie)
Replies: 29
Views: 11115

Re: Bag neck length ??? (newbie)

it is just that we have heard these questions on innumerable occasions, and have grown a little bored with answering the same questions over and over. Threads like this one could have pointed you towards makers who may even make viable instruments at a half decent price. Reading up before purchase ...
by Mr.Gumby
Tue Mar 06, 2012 3:21 pm
Forum: Uilleann Pipes General Discussion
Topic: Bag neck length ??? (newbie)
Replies: 29
Views: 11115

Re: Bag neck length ??? (newbie)

Geoffrey, ah well. Bag length may prove to be the least of your problems.
by Mr.Gumby
Sun Feb 26, 2012 1:56 pm
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: Very high notes
Replies: 5
Views: 2981

Re: Very high notes

Geoff Wooff wrote an article about cross fingering the very high notes for An Piobaire.


My (C) chanter goes up to third g using those fingerings. I have seen Geoff go above that on a B chanter.

It's a bit academic though, they're not notes you need or want often.