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by snoogie
Fri Dec 22, 2006 10:51 pm
Forum: Uilleann Pipes General Discussion
Topic: Newbie questions from GHBer
Replies: 26
Views: 9814

:oops: :oops: No NO NOOOO! :oops: :oops:

Although interesting in concept...think about how hard it would be to invade a city if everyone owned a GHB and knew how to use it :P Oh wait, maybe that's the gun thing.

Anyway, certainly not my intent....
by snoogie
Fri Dec 22, 2006 6:22 pm
Forum: Uilleann Pipes General Discussion
Topic: Newbie questions from GHBer
Replies: 26
Views: 9814

Then you could take the opposite approach, like they did down the road from us in Kennesaw, where gun ownership is mandatory. :twisted: "After the law went into effect in 1982, crime against persons plummeted 74 percent compared to 1981, and fell another 45 percent in 1983 compared to 1982. And it h...
by snoogie
Tue Dec 19, 2006 9:26 pm
Forum: Uilleann Pipes General Discussion
Topic: Newbie questions from GHBer
Replies: 26
Views: 9814

The Uilleann Pipe is by far a superior instrument. :wink: :mrgreen: Yeah ... but we don't have a traditional outfit and we're not allowed to carry knives :wink: Maybe we aren't allowed to carry knives, but that hasn't stopped me yet. :twisted: ALLOWED? Since when has an Uilleann piper considered wh...
by snoogie
Wed Nov 29, 2006 5:56 am
Forum: The Piper's Review Archive
Topic: Comments, questions, concerns............
Replies: 49
Views: 55401

the plod wrote:All 4 issues for 2006 have now been posted and the review summary document updated.

Jeff
Jeff, just in case no one has said it in a while...THANK YOU! for providing this resource. 8) 8) 8) 8)

Regards,
Gary
by snoogie
Fri Nov 17, 2006 7:01 am
Forum: Uilleann Pipes General Discussion
Topic: The Review
Replies: 11
Views: 4722

I started reading it and only got up to the part where talk about how to bore the stock, the types of bits to use, etc...then got interrupted. I'll be reading The Review cover to cover next week as I'm on holiday and will have time to savor every last drop. The article on the taylor style drones was...
by snoogie
Tue Nov 14, 2006 6:58 am
Forum: Pipes for Sale
Topic: Looking to buy: good playable 1/2 Set
Replies: 36
Views: 16738

I also have to say that I find the go-karts and Ferraris analogy unsatisfactory... Maybe Rolls-Royce versus Corvette ? ... you decide which is which ;-) Thanks, that's a better analogy. My intent was not to compare flat chanters or concert chanters to go-karts or Ferrari's..but to contrast the mism...
by snoogie
Mon Nov 13, 2006 6:49 am
Forum: Pipes for Sale
Topic: Looking to buy: good playable 1/2 Set
Replies: 36
Views: 16738

With reeds and chanter combinations, I like to use the analogy of a car..the reed is the engine, and the chanter is the chassis. You can put a Ferrari engine in a go cart and it'll be loud, but you're limited by what the go cart frame can do. Similarly, you put a go cart engine in a Ferrari chassis,...
by snoogie
Sun Nov 12, 2006 7:46 am
Forum: Uilleann Pipes General Discussion
Topic: WWI highland pipes return to BC
Replies: 24
Views: 9448

A touching story. Pretty amazing when you consider the close range.

Thanks for the picture phcook that really makes you understand the bravery involved.

-g

(edited now that I've had a bit more caffene and can articulate a bit better.)
by snoogie
Sat Nov 11, 2006 8:11 am
Forum: Uilleann Pipes General Discussion
Topic: Technique and Expression
Replies: 5
Views: 2414

I slowed all the tunes down and reburned the CD.... much better. :lol: I've been thinking about this all afternoon, since my initial post. I guess what I'm trying to say is that the most difficult technique isn't necessarily the best. It is tempting for a piper to show off his technical ability at ...
by snoogie
Wed Nov 08, 2006 6:35 am
Forum: Uilleann Pipes General Discussion
Topic: Obligatory "I'm a newb" post (apologies in advance
Replies: 20
Views: 7626

I'm trying to figure out the difference between a practice set and a non-practice half/full set. I'm also trying to figure out the names. I agree that a practice set should be the name for bellows bag and chanter, but when you add drones and regulators you need to practice even more. Why don't we c...
by snoogie
Tue Oct 31, 2006 5:44 am
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: Flat Back D, 2nd octave A flat, 2nd octave B sharp
Replies: 3
Views: 2080

Aye Aye Cap'n!
by snoogie
Mon Oct 30, 2006 6:03 am
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: Flat Back D, 2nd octave A flat, 2nd octave B sharp
Replies: 3
Views: 2080

Ok, I tried moving the bridle all around and was able to get everything in tune except the 2nd octave B, and the Hard D...soft D was in tune.

Made a second reed and it has similar issues, so whatever I'm doing is at least consistent.

I'm also getting a lot faster at making reeds. :)
by snoogie
Fri Oct 27, 2006 7:09 pm
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: Flat Back D, 2nd octave A flat, 2nd octave B sharp
Replies: 3
Views: 2080

Flat Back D, 2nd octave A flat, 2nd octave B sharp

I've got a reed that is playing great and is in tune except the back D is almost 20c flat. The 2nd octave A is also flat and 2nd octave B is a lot sharp. both A and B in the 2nd octave were sharp, but I pulled the staple out by a gnat's hair and rebound the reed. I've put a smidgen of wax in the top...
by snoogie
Wed Oct 25, 2006 5:12 am
Forum: Uilleann Pipes General Discussion
Topic: O'Neill's "Irish Minstrels and Musicians" online
Replies: 21
Views: 8849

Great stuff Bill. Thanks!

Hey Jeff, what about making a sticky post with the table of contents of this work, consolidating the links into one page?

Between this and the Piper's Review..this is becoming a great website for piping publications.

-g
by snoogie
Fri Aug 25, 2006 6:24 pm
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: When to harvest cane
Replies: 8
Views: 3639

Is it ever winter in Florida? I thought winter was the season when it was "not hot and muggy". :roll: Seriously, I'd imagine that winter would be the best time..otherwise, the cane might rot or mildew due to the moisture inside..or perhaps take even longer to cure. Joseph, I thought you mostly harve...