Bagpipe Tip: The Basics for Breaking in your Chanter Reed

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Reeds take a while to “break in,” as many of us already know, and have already experienced. I don’t know for sure, but I assume this is because all the fibers in the cane of the reed need a chance to stretch out and become flexible in order for it to become a bit easier, and for it to reach its full vibrancy.

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3 Modern Conveniences that are Killing the Bagpiper

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Pipehacker loves gadgets. Whatever the latest modern invention or convenience there is for the piper, bring it. Although, lately the idea of “convenience” is losing its luster. Isn’t “convenience” supposed to mean “easier” or “simpler?”

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Classic Doublepipes! Huzzah!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

YouTube’s pancelticpiper is a true American pipehacker. I don’t know what I like more, the cool single stock chanter design or the living room sofa bag cover!

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DIY Guitar Picks

Friday, November 12, 2010

This is the probably the coolest gizmo I’ve seen in a long while. Pipehacker does not play guitar but if he did, he would be making hundreds out of old credit cards and hotel keys. I want one for practice chanter reeds.

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Sounding the Part of the Piper

Monday, October 25, 2010

Folks love the pomp of the decked out piper in full regalia, don’t they. Sometimes the image of the performing piper looking the part in a well pressed kilt and flags on the drone cords is enough for an appreciative audience—even if he/she sounds like rubbish on the bagpipe.

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