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by PJ
Fri Dec 27, 2013 4:03 pm
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: Brennan Chanter Restoration
Replies: 11
Views: 9525

Re: Brennan Chanter Restoration

Nice job, Seth. Have you managed to reed that chanter?
by PJ
Fri Dec 06, 2013 12:58 pm
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: CP New reedmaking book
Replies: 4
Views: 4748

Re: CP New reedmaking book

Just downloaded a copy. I'll have a read through over the next few days.
by PJ
Sat Nov 02, 2013 5:59 pm
Forum: Uilleann Pipes General Discussion
Topic: newbies start here - New to the uilleann pipes?
Replies: 181
Views: 151484

Re: newbies start here - New to the uilleann pipes?

Legato is not a "style" of piping. Many refer to an "open style" of piping which includes legato, off the knee, open fingering, etc.

Johnny Doran was an exponent of the open style of piping.
by PJ
Fri Sep 20, 2013 9:41 am
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: NPU Coyne B chanter problem
Replies: 18
Views: 15463

Re: NPU Coyne B chanter problem

Before messing with the chanter itself, have a go at adjusting the reeds. What sort of bridle are you using on the reed? I find that a thin wire bridle placed half-way up the V (as Andreas Rogge prefers) gives more control than a copper collar at the base of the V. Try different types and positions ...
by PJ
Tue Aug 27, 2013 3:51 pm
Forum: Uilleann Pipes General Discussion
Topic: pictures of your pipes
Replies: 264
Views: 190100

Re: pictures of your pipes

Beautiful. :!:
by PJ
Sun Jul 28, 2013 2:53 pm
Forum: Uilleann Pipes General Discussion
Topic: pictures of your pipes
Replies: 264
Views: 190100

Re: pictures of your pipes

C 3/4 set. Chanter by Matt Kiernan, drones and regulators by Nick Whitmer.

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by PJ
Fri Jul 26, 2013 8:54 am
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: Brennan Chanter Restoration
Replies: 11
Views: 9525

Re: Brennan Chanter Restoration

texasbagpiper wrote:... looking at my other Taylor chanters ...
Comments like that will not get you any sympathy on this forum!! :wink:
by PJ
Wed Jun 26, 2013 1:57 pm
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: STITCHED BELLOWS advantages?
Replies: 3
Views: 4621

Re: STITCHED BELLOWS advantages?

My understanding is that stitched bellows are also glued. The glue provides the seal, but the stitching reinforces the glue. The stitching obviates the need for tacking the leather to the clappers. With tacked bellows, each time you replace the gusset, you're making new nail-holes which eventually t...
by PJ
Fri Jun 07, 2013 1:52 pm
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: Flat chanter - muted first octave
Replies: 5
Views: 5288

Re: Flat chanter - muted first octave

You might try thinner lips - in my experience narrower bores seem to like more compliant reed blades. If I don't scrape my reeds enough, they play - perhaps in tune - but with a poor tone in the first octave. The reeds may need an aperture somewhat bigger than you expect... Just what the previous o...
by PJ
Tue Jun 04, 2013 2:36 pm
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: Dimensions for a D Concert Pitch Bass Regulator
Replies: 3
Views: 4466

Re: Dimensions for a D Concert Pitch Bass Regulator

Why did you want to use a bigger staple in the bass reg?
by PJ
Tue Jun 04, 2013 12:37 pm
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: Flat chanter - muted first octave
Replies: 5
Views: 5288

Re: Flat chanter - muted first octave

It's a Gallagher B. I have been using Seth's reed dimentions. Reed head and staple measurements all correspond with what he suggests. I have played this chanter before with one of Seth's reeds and it sounded great through both octaves, so I'm certain it's something to do with my reeds. One thing tha...
by PJ
Mon Jun 03, 2013 12:05 pm
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: Flat chanter - muted first octave
Replies: 5
Views: 5288

Flat chanter - muted first octave

I'm reeding a flat chanter (from a reputable maker) and keep running into a similar problem. I'm on my 3rd reed. Everything is in tune (as far as pipes can be), but the first octave is somewhat muted (not very loud) and lacks tone. The 2nd octave is fine. Hard and soft bottom D play fine. There are ...
by PJ
Fri May 31, 2013 10:57 am
Forum: Uilleann Pipes General Discussion
Topic: Help with deathgrip issue
Replies: 9
Views: 6650

Re: Help with deathgrip issue

My memory of having death grip was that there was at least two things going on in my mind. Firstly, I wanted to make sure that the holes were covered and not leaking air. You just have to learn to relax your hands. There's no trick there. Secondly, I was trying to keep air pressure up in the bag and...
by PJ
Tue May 28, 2013 1:16 pm
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: Back D, and sharp 2nd octave
Replies: 6
Views: 6039

Re: Back D, and sharp 2nd octave

billh wrote:The breaking back d can also be aggravated by a sharp second octave. Try a narrower staple.
Before changing the staple, you could also try removing the binding and withdrawing the staple 1mm from the reed head. This might flatten the 2nd octave. But if not, then try a narrower staple.
by PJ
Fri Mar 22, 2013 7:01 am
Forum: Pipes for Sale
Topic: ISO Practice set
Replies: 2
Views: 2057

Re: ISO Practice set

Don't buy anything from eBay. You'll only waste your money.

Have a look at the following websites:

http://www.uilleannobsession.com/classifieds.html
http://www.pipers.ie/classifieds.asp