[NSP] Re: [NSP]

2012-07-10 Thread Marianne Hall
What is this email about? Doesn't seem to have anything to do with Piping. Marianne. Date: Mon, 9 Jul 2012 15:36:20 -0400 To: barne...@gmail.com; edt1...@cox.net; carol...@ticklehallcross.co.uk; pbtand...@gmail.com; nsp@cs.dartmouth.edu; amca...@cox.net;

[NSP] Re: [NSP]

2012-07-10 Thread cwhill
Quite simply, it's spam. This particular email appears to be doing the rounds at the moment on many groups including Google and Yahoo. Someone, somewhere, has had their address book hacked. Any mail like this should be deleted and not opened. I doubt anyone in a group would send a link with no

[NSP] Re: NSP spotted on ebay UK

2012-02-17 Thread Guy Tindale
Hi All, The ivorycould possibly be walrus. Goeff Wooff used old walrus pieces that I think he bought in NZ years ago in the limited number of sets of pipes that he made. Then again am happy to be proven wrong!! Regards, Guy T --- On Wed, 15/2/12, John Dally

[NSP] Re: NSP spotted on ebay UK

2012-02-17 Thread cwhill
A lot of the ivory actually came from old billiard and snooker balls as well and a lot of of them (and other ivory work) came from mammoth tusks from Russia. Europeans used ivory mainly for piano keys and cutlery handles! I remember being advised to look out for them to make some bits for the

[NSP] Re: NSP spotted on ebay UK

2012-02-17 Thread GibbonsSoinne
If that recent footage of a mammoth-shaped object fording a river in Chukhotka in the Russian Far East turns out not to have been faked, then presumably the species goes on the CITES list pretty sharpish, and carrying smallpipes across borders gets harder... John In a

[NSP] Re: NSP spotted on ebay UK

2012-02-16 Thread Anthony Robb
From: Mike Sharp mike_sh...@pacbell.net To: nsp@cs.dartmouth.edu Sent: Wednesday, 15 February 2012, 22:28 Subject: [NSP] Re: NSP spotted on ebay UK Colin Hill writes: I saw a distinct Hedworth look in the chanter but note it's brass fittings. He, I think, used NS (he did

[NSP] Re: NSP spotted on ebay UK

2012-02-16 Thread cwhill
I didn't look at the larger images :( Quite different and, as you say, especially the keys. Bill's are a work of art in themselves. Should really have looked at my own set before replying. The only other chanters I have seen (and not that many) have been rather heavy and thick which made me

[NSP] Re: NSP spotted on ebay UK

2012-02-16 Thread Barry Say
First of all, I must apologise to Anthony for sending my first reply to him rather than the list. This was a finger slip. What I wrote was: As far as I can see, these pipes bear none of the features I would expect in Hedworth pipes. In particular, Anthony Robb wrote: His style is

[NSP] Re: NSP spotted on ebay UK

2012-02-15 Thread Adrian
On 15/02/2012 16:23, John Dally wrote: [1]http://www.ebay.com/itm/Northumbrian-Smallpipes-/120858672456?pt=UK_ Woodwind_Instrumentshash=item1c23bcfd48 Can anyone identify the maker? I am not associated with the sale or interested in bidding on them. Just curious.

[NSP] Re: NSP spotted on ebay UK

2012-02-15 Thread cwhill
Doh! I did reply but sent it to the original sender instead of well you know the rest. I saw a distinct Hedworth look in the chanter but note it's brass fittings. He, I think, used NS (he did on mine) and there's more ivory on this one. I always thought of Bill's as very neat and slim so

[NSP] Re: NSP spotted on ebay UK

2012-02-15 Thread Mike Sharp
Colin Hill writes: I saw a distinct Hedworth look in the chanter but note it's brass fittings. He, I think, used NS (he did on mine) and there's more ivory on this one. I pretty sure this isn't Bill Hedworth's work. I don't see his distinctive rolled (crimped) line that he used

[NSP] Re: [NSP] Fwd: Re: [NSP] Re: Re:

2011-07-02 Thread davidsin
Hi Francis, I joined the NPS in 1991 as expat, the magazine was really the only contact I had with piping. Later the problems of payment caused so much hassle I left perhaps 10 years later. I joined the LBPS because they had payment by bankcard and they were more towards

[NSP] Re: [nsp] re-conditioning ...

2011-01-14 Thread Julia Say
On 13 Jan 2011, Victor Eskenazi wrote: for the verdigris. . . in this country we have a clear liquid ... rubbing or isopropyl alcohol. turns out it works to get rid of the green IPA will degrease everything in sight, but is a bit drastic. Sold in the UK as a computer cleaning

[NSP] Re: [nsp] re-conditioning ...

2011-01-14 Thread Martin
I think it's called denatured alcohol. Martin On Fri, 2011-01-14 at 11:31 +, Julia Say wrote: On 13 Jan 2011, Victor Eskenazi wrote: for the verdigris. . . in this country we have a clear liquid ... rubbing or isopropyl alcohol. turns out it works to get rid of the

[NSP] Re: [nsp] re-conditioning ...

2011-01-14 Thread Mike Dixon
Subject: [NSP] Re: [nsp] re-conditioning ... On 13 Jan 2011, Victor Eskenazi wrote: for the verdigris. . . in this country we have a clear liquid ... rubbing or isopropyl alcohol. turns out it works to get rid of the green IPA will degrease everything in sight, but is a bit drastic

[NSP] Re: [nsp] re-conditioning ...

2011-01-14 Thread Anthony Robb
and sonic delight so I'm very happy to take his word on this. Anthony --- On Fri, 14/1/11, Mike Dixon msdi...@btinternet.com wrote: From: Mike Dixon msdi...@btinternet.com Subject: [NSP] Re: [nsp] re-conditioning ... To: 'Northumbrian Small Pipes' nsp@cs.dartmouth.edu Date

[NSP] Re: [nsp] re-conditioning ...

2011-01-14 Thread Bo Albrechtsen
Den 14-01-2011 13:42, Anthony Robb skrev: Hello Mike Ian Corrigan recommends lemon oil as a pleasant, not too viscious cleaning liquid. It also, he reckons, gives wood a near invisible but protective coat. I haven't tried it but think it might be worth a try. The border pipes he

[NSP] Re: [nsp] re-conditioning ...

2011-01-14 Thread Julia Say
On 14 Jan 2011, Bo Albrechtsen wrote: /Julia is perfectly right/ in exclaiming her gh ! Thank you, I have been well trained! Vegetable oil such as the cold press, extra virgin etc in time any such oil will change from being an oil and into first a gummy substance ...which

[NSP] Re: [nsp] re-conditioning ...

2011-01-14 Thread Anthony Robb
--- On Fri, 14/1/11, Julia Say julia@nspipes.co.uk wrote: From: Julia Say julia@nspipes.co.uk Subject: [NSP] Re: [nsp] re-conditioning ... To: 'Northumbrian Small Pipes' nsp@cs.dartmouth.edu Date: Friday, 14 January, 2011, 14:33 On 14 Jan 2011, Bo Albrechtsen

[NSP] Re: [nsp] re-conditioning ...

2011-01-14 Thread Bo Albrechtsen
Den 14-01-2011 15:27, Julia Say skrev: snip... Paraffin oil/liquid paraffin etc etc is a mineral-oil product which is cheap, not drying and does not smell at all. It does tend to evaporate however very slowly over time I have observed a tendency for it to start causing rotting of the

[NSP] Re: [nsp] re-conditioning ...

2011-01-14 Thread Francis Wood
On 14 Jan 2011, at 11:31, Julia Say replied: ( a while ago i remember there was some discussion of oils. . .) And then another one, and then another one. Its one of the recurrent topics. It's one of those things that has no definitive answer. Almost every option has a

[NSP] Re: [nsp] re-conditioning ...

2011-01-14 Thread Gibbons, John
to the bellows. Or helium if that isn't enough. John -Original Message- From: lute-...@cs.dartmouth.edu [mailto:lute-...@cs.dartmouth.edu] On Behalf Of Francis Wood Sent: 14 January 2011 15:16 To: julia@nspipes.co.uk Cc: Northumbrian Small Pipes Subject: [NSP] Re: [nsp] re-conditioning

[NSP] Re: [nsp] re-conditioning ...

2011-01-14 Thread Bo Albrechtsen
Den 14-01-2011 16:43, Gibbons, John skrev: A way of coaxing the extra few cents out of a flat chanter would be to hook a nitrogen cylinder up to the bellows. Or helium if that isn't enough. John Hmm - this opens up a whole spectrum of technologically exuberant solutions for tuning your

[NSP] Re: [nsp] re-conditioning ...

2011-01-14 Thread Julia Say
On 14 Jan 2011, Bo Albrechtsen wrote: Hmm - this opens up a whole spectrum of technologically exuberant solutions for tuning your drones and chanter with a battery of small pressurized gas bottles and a multi-valve setup for variable continous mix-gas administration. Should look nice made

[NSP] Re: [nsp] re-conditioning ...

2011-01-13 Thread Victor Eskenazi
THANX Julia and Colin! I finally had the courage (had nightmares of the wood splitting apart) to pull out the heat gun. it worked easily! within a few minutes the joints let go ... aahhh ... there were 3 frozen joints - 1 is the joint with the valve that attaches to the

[NSP] Re: [nsp] re-conditioning ...

2011-01-09 Thread Julia Say
On 8 Jan 2011, Victor Eskenazi wrote: my pipes have sat for too long 1 - the weather here is very damp Where is here (roughly)? turns out the joints are stuck. any suggestions on how to unstick them - without waiting for the right brief immersion in hot water or gently heating with a

[NSP] Re: NSP concertina

2011-01-08 Thread Rob Say
Hello - thank you John - very kind. I must of course point out that it's half NSP and half concertina - I don't actually have any tracks with both! If you're on this side of the pond, it's available from the record company (Veteran: www.veteran.co.uk), the Chantry have a stock and it's also

[NSP] Re: NSP and Hardanger Fiddle?

2010-09-11 Thread Barry Say
Some years ago, Joe Crane used to turn up at the Chantry in Morpeth towards the end of the evening with a pair of Hardanger fiddles. When we repaired to the local hostelry after the meeting (The Chambers or The Joiners as I remember), Joe would induce Colin to play one of them. We didnt play

[NSP] Re: NSP and Hardanger Fiddle?

2010-09-11 Thread zaxco...@aol.com
There is a band with posts on Youtube (if you google) which uses Hardanger fiddles and NSP. They are the same musician on different tracks. The band name is Lonely Reivers Zack Arbios On 9/11/2010 1:19 PM, Barry Say wrote: Some years ago, Joe Crane used to turn up at the Chantry in Morpeth

[NSP] Re: NSP duet with other instruments

2010-02-10 Thread Christopher.Birch
Stringing of baroque violins is another can of worms since tension varied widely according to local conventions and personal preferences. There is also the question of equal tension versus progressive tension and whether wound strings should be used for the G and/or D. It is, or at least used

[NSP] Re: NSP duet with other instruments

2010-02-10 Thread Christopher.Birch
-...@cs.dartmouth.edu] On Behalf Of Di Jevons Sent: Wednesday, February 10, 2010 10:44 AM To: phi...@gruar.clara.net; nsp@cs.dartmouth.edu; BIRCH Christopher (DGT) Subject: [NSP] Re: NSP duet with other instruments Hi there I play fiddle regularly with NSP at Alnwick Pipers' Society and find that my fiddle

[NSP] Re: NSP duet with other instruments

2010-02-10 Thread tim rolls BT
the pipes less. Please don't let that affect the response of anyone who has heard me play, fiddle or pipes! Tim - Original Message - From: christopher.bi...@ec.europa.eu To: phi...@gruar.clara.net; nsp@cs.dartmouth.edu Sent: Wednesday, February 10, 2010 9:14 AM Subject: [NSP] Re: NSP duet

[NSP] Re: NSP duet with other instruments

2010-02-10 Thread Christopher.Birch
This is interesting to me as I have an unreconstructed baroque violin from about 1820 Sorry Tim, but it ain't baroque . . True, this is very late to be referred to as baroque, but if it's unreconstructed it's probably closer to the baroque setup than a real modern violin. Maybe it was

[NSP] Re: NSP duet with other instruments

2010-02-10 Thread Christopher.Birch
;-) Hey, it's ca. 1660. we'd better start using wound strings! c -Original Message- From: lute-...@cs.dartmouth.edu [mailto:lute-...@cs.dartmouth.edu] On Behalf Of tim rolls BT Sent: Wednesday, February 10, 2010 11:42 AM To: Francis Wood Cc: NSP group Subject: [NSP] Re: NSP duet with other

[NSP] Re: NSP duet with other instruments

2010-02-10 Thread Francis Wood
On 10 Feb 2010, at 10:42, tim rolls BT wrote: However, what about the rest of my questions? Hi Tim Your other questions . . . Am I right in thinking that before 1920ish and the current standardised concert pitch at G that many instruments' G was lower anyway, which would have led to

[NSP] Re: NSP duet with other instruments

2010-02-10 Thread Philip Gruar
I have a smallish fiddle with a neck very similar to what is seen on baroque instruments. I have beenold by a luthier friend, however, that it probably doesn't even predate 1900. I don't think makers and players have ever been all that conscientious about fitting in with the history books ;-)

[NSP] Re: NSP duet with other instruments

2010-02-10 Thread Barry Say
Francis Wood wrote: Also is pitch purely dependent on tension? The danger with such a question is that one might receive a full and comprehensive answer, which in such cases is usually to be regretted! This is one case where I think the answer is simpler than one might expect. Quoting

[NSP] Re: NSP duet with other instruments

2010-02-10 Thread Francis Wood
Thanks Barry. Returning to the core topic of piping, do similar principles apply in human behaviour terms? In NPS Committee meetings for instance, if you double the evident tension in the meetings does this result in a proportionate decrease the frequency of meetings? Similarly if you double

[NSP] Re: NSP duet with other instruments

2010-02-10 Thread Gibbons, John
but the approximations are easy, and *fairly* good. John -Original Message- From: lute-...@cs.dartmouth.edu [mailto:lute-...@cs.dartmouth.edu] On Behalf Of Barry Say Sent: 10 February 2010 12:38 To: NSP group Cc: Francis Wood; tim rolls BT Subject: [NSP] Re: NSP duet with other instruments

[NSP] Re: NSP duet with other instruments

2010-02-10 Thread Gibbons, John
Or the pitch of the discussion could rise... -Original Message- From: lute-...@cs.dartmouth.edu [mailto:lute-...@cs.dartmouth.edu] On Behalf Of Francis Wood Sent: 10 February 2010 13:01 To: Barry Say Cc: NSP group Subject: [NSP] Re: NSP duet with other instruments Thanks Barry

[NSP] Re: NSP duet with other instruments

2010-02-10 Thread Barry Say
Gibbons, John wrote: Barry said If only pipes were so simple The formula for strings: f = (1/2L) * sqrt (T/mu) neglects all sorts of effects, such as the bow or the finger, the rigidity of the string, the speed of tension waves in the string, etc. And we haven't thought of the motion of

[NSP] Re: NSP duet with other instruments

2010-02-09 Thread Anthony Robb
From John Dally 9th Feb: There are not many fiddlers around here who are interested in playing with NSP, or SSP for that matter, but it would I like to find one who is willing to tune down the way Willie Taylor did in order play with Joe Hutton. Mmm... Willie Taylor hated

[NSP] Re: NSP duet with other instruments

2010-02-09 Thread Margaret Watchorn
Anthony is absolutely right about Willie Taylor's dislike of tuning down a fiddle; the 'knicker-elastic' comment is one he used frequently. When I'm playing duets with Andy's nsp, I always tune down. For me, I've spent a long time trying to find the right fiddle and strings so it doesn't sound

[NSP] Re: NSP duet with other instruments

2010-02-08 Thread Christopher.Birch
fidola (which I think - is a fiddle tuned like a viola, i.e. a fifth lower). Given that the size of the viola has not been standardised (unlike that of the violin - body length tends to be around 360 mm, with extremes at 354 and 362) , why not just call it a small viola? c To get on or

[NSP] Re: NSP duet with other instruments

2010-02-08 Thread Bill Telfer
As Matt has said pipes/fiddle duets (and combinations of pipe/fiddle with other instruments) are ''not at all unusual '' and the various people mentioned especially the High Level Ranters as Colin R has pointed out pioneered in this. I have played duets (and in bands) with a fiddler (Peter

[NSP] Re: NSP duet with other instruments

2010-02-08 Thread Julia Say
On 8 Feb 2010, Bill Telfer wrote: This type of duet (and playing in a small band), though hard work is for me one of the most satisfying ways to use the pipes. Hear, hear. Both all pipes, and pipes / fiddle. I looked up in the society records, and the first mention of a pipes / fiddle

[NSP] Re: NSP duet with other instruments

2010-02-08 Thread Gibbons, John
Subject: [NSP] Re: NSP duet with other instruments And there's also the great mix of Andy May's pipes Sophie Ball's fiddle on his Happy Hours CD. Smashing. (Official Disclaimer: the terms, Great mix and smashing here represent expressions of personally held opinions of musical taste, for which I

[NSP] Re: NSP duet with other instruments

2010-02-08 Thread Francis Wood
On 8 Feb 2010, at 12:20, Gibbons, John wrote: some people love Wagner's Operas and I don't, despite a classical musical education 'Because of', surely?? Quite. Nobody mentions the medical risks of these things either. Surely deep vein thrombosis is a significant one. Francis To

[NSP] Re: NSP duet with other instruments

2010-02-08 Thread GibbonsSoinne
In a message dated 07/02/2010 13:39:07 GMT Standard Time, i...@gretton-willems.com writes: But did you know that a recent survey showed that 96.83% of people who say that they don't like Wagner's operas have never actually heard or attended one? ;-) Cheers,

[NSP] Re: NSP duet with other instruments

2010-02-08 Thread Steve Bliven
And apparently agony Best wishes. Steve On 2/8/10 3:30 PM, gibbonssoi...@aol.com gibbonssoi...@aol.com wrote: In a message dated 07/02/2010 13:39:07 GMT Standard Time, i...@gretton-willems.com writes: But did you know that a recent survey showed that 96.83% of people

[NSP] Re: NSP duet with other instruments

2010-02-08 Thread John Dally
thanks, Matt! When playing with NSP in F do you tune your fiddle down or play in F and C? Have you heard Mick O'Brien and Caoimhin o Raghallaigh? I think Caoimhin must tune his fiddle down to be in tune with Mick's flat set. Perhaps what I like about these duets is the fiddle being tuned down.

[NSP] Re: NSP duet with other instruments

2010-02-08 Thread Francis Wood
On 7 Feb 2010, at 13:38, Paul Gretton wrote: Paul Gretton (who just this morning booked his tickets for the Cologne Opera's Ring next June. Paul, could you report back on whether Siegfried ever does get his reed problem fixed? Auf dem dummen Rohre gerät mir nichts. - . . . . . On

[NSP] Re: NSP duet with other instruments

2010-02-08 Thread John Dally
On Mon, Feb 8, 2010 at 3:19 PM, Matt Seattle theborderpi...@googlemail.com wrote: On Mon, Feb 8, 2010 at 9:03 PM, John Dally dir...@gmail.com wrote: I've 'always' - since taking up guitar at age 13 - played with other instrumentalists. Sorry if I gave the impression that I thought playing in

[NSP] Re: NSP duet with other instruments

2010-02-07 Thread Richard York
And there's also the great mix of Andy May's pipes Sophie Ball's fiddle on his Happy Hours CD. Smashing. (Official Disclaimer: the terms, Great mix and smashing here represent expressions of personally held opinions of musical taste, for which I alone am responsible, and with which others

[NSP] Re: NSP duet with other instruments

2010-02-07 Thread Paul Gretton
(Official Disclaimer: the terms, Great mix and smashing here represent expressions of personally held opinions of musical taste, for which I alone am responsible, and with which others may find they wish to disagree. This is their right, just as some people love Wagner's Operas and I don't,

[NSP] Re: NSP duet with other instruments now OT

2010-02-07 Thread Richard York
Haven't tried cyanide, but did do Wagner with passionate Wagner-phile 'A' level Music teacher many years ago. Sorry, Paul, it was as a result of that I got to dislike them... but hope you enjoy The Ring Cycle! Best wishes and apologies to all for another OT excursion! Richard.

[NSP] Re: NSP Facebook group

2010-02-07 Thread Bill Carr
SighSorry about this.. I think this URL actually works. http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=291889707722ref=searchsid=695896937.2624794321..1 Bill - Original Message - From: Bill Carr james...@online.no To: nsp@cs.dartmouth.edu Sent: Sunday, February 07, 2010 11:58 AM

[NSP] Re: NSP Facebook group

2010-02-07 Thread CalecM
Yes, Bill, that URL does work. And allow me to say that you may win some sort of award for Most peculiar profile photo! Alec In a message dated 2/7/2010 8:32:02 A.M. Pacific Standard Time, james...@online.no writes: SighSorry about this.. I think this URL actually

[NSP] Re: NSP Facebook group

2010-02-07 Thread Bill Carr
Well it's an old photo. I don't use the Up and Go's anymore... you should see me in a kilt though :-) Bill - Original Message - From: cal...@aol.com Yes, Bill, that URL does work. And allow me to say that you may win some sort of award for Most peculiar profile photo!

[NSP] Re: NSP duet with other instruments

2010-02-06 Thread Peter Dyson
I play my D NSP set with a fiddler quite a bit, as well as with a mandolin player, and as long as you have the key sig discussion before you start, everything will go fine. Depending on the fiddler and the liveliness of the room you are playing in, there can be some volume issues sometimes,

[NSP] Re: NSP duet with other instruments

2010-02-06 Thread brimor
Hi John, Steve and all, Would you say that this conforms to the limits of the list? Hopefully, Sheila -Original Message- From: bri...@aol.com To: dir...@gmail.com Sent: Sat, Feb 6, 2010 6:51 pm Subject: Re: [NSP] NSP duet with other instruments Hi John, Yes, as Matt

[NSP] Re: NSP Bellows

2010-02-03 Thread Anthony Robb
-fe.freeserve.co.uk Subject: [NSP] Re: NSP Bellows To: nsp@cs.dartmouth.edu Date: Wednesday, 3 February, 2010, 0:13 What problems are you having? Although you probably know more about it than me, I do remember being rather embarrassed when I had problems with my bellows

[NSP] Re: NSP Bellows

2010-02-02 Thread colin
What problems are you having? Although you probably know more about it than me, I do remember being rather embarrassed when I had problems with my bellows after I did a little maintenance on them. I thought they were leaking and it turned out the valve was upside-down so not closing. As you

[NSP] Re: NSP oil for pipes and key pads

2010-01-14 Thread rosspipes
@nspipes.co.uk; NSP group nsp@cs.dartmouth.edu; Richard York rich...@lizards.force9.co.uk Sent: Wed, 13 Jan 2010 21:50 Subject: [NSP] Re: NSP oil for pipes and key pads Interesting comments.  As I said, I've used a few oils (usually flavour of the month on this list) over the past 38 years

[NSP] Re: NSP oil for pipes and key pads

2010-01-13 Thread Gibbons, John
be a fresh dose of LP. One for John Liestman perhaps? John -Original Message- From: lute-...@cs.dartmouth.edu [mailto:lute-...@cs.dartmouth.edu] On Behalf Of Hilary Paton Sent: 12 January 2010 23:56 To: Dartmouth NPS; Tom Childs Subject: [NSP] Re: NSP oil for pipes and key pads Hi

[NSP] Re: NSP oil for pipes and key pads

2010-01-13 Thread Julia Say
On 13 Jan 2010, Gibbons, John wrote: I can't see LP getting too sticky - I have never noticed that happen. There isn't much chemistry can take place I think we are neglecting, or perhaps underestimating would be a better term, the effect of individual players' finger surface chemistry. I

[NSP] Re: NSP oil for pipes and key pads

2010-01-13 Thread amble skuse
perhaps? John -Original Message- From: [2]lute-...@cs.dartmouth.edu [mailto:[3]lute-...@cs.dartmouth.edu] On Behalf Of Hilary Paton Sent: 12 January 2010 23:56 To: Dartmouth NPS; Tom Childs Subject: [NSP] Re: NSP oil for pipes and key pads Hi ... Liquid parafin

[NSP] Re: NSP oil for pipes and key pads

2010-01-13 Thread Francis Wood
Now about all this oil stuff . . . Olive oil, neatsfoot oil, almond oil. All these vegetable or animal sourced substances are pretty variable depending on how and where they have been grown and how they have been processed. They will for example have varying levels of acidity and capability of

[NSP] Re: NSP oil for pipes and key pads

2010-01-13 Thread Francis Wood
On 13 Jan 2010, at 11:01, Richard York wrote: Julia, I love this word snotomer but confess I haven't met it before, You haven't played the nose-flute, then? Francis To get on or off this list see list information at http://www.cs.dartmouth.edu/~wbc/lute-admin/index.html

[NSP] Re: NSP oil for pipes and key pads

2010-01-13 Thread simon
. Linseed and peanut oil are used in wet bore instruments and I understand are not suitable. -Original Message- From: amble skuse amble.sk...@googlemail.com Date: Wed, 13 Jan 2010 10:46:19 To: nsp@cs.dartmouth.edu Subject: [NSP] Re: NSP oil for pipes and key pads I was advised to use

[NSP] Re: NSP oil for pipes and key pads

2010-01-13 Thread Gibbons, John
-...@cs.dartmouth.edu] On Behalf Of amble skuse Sent: 13 January 2010 10:46 To: nsp@cs.dartmouth.edu Subject: [NSP] Re: NSP oil for pipes and key pads I was advised to use linseed oil on a flute, is this a big no-no for pipes? 2010/1/13 John Liestman [1]j...@liestman.com Well, since you

[NSP] Re: NSP oil for pipes and key pads

2010-01-13 Thread Julia Say
On 13 Jan 2010, Richard York wrote: Julia, I love this word snotomer but confess I haven't met it before, neither has Google, it appears... I can sort of guess... Please explain, with footnotes where appropriate :) I worked for 10 years in a polymer research unit in the 90s, and the word

[NSP] Re: NSP oil for pipes and key pads

2010-01-13 Thread tim rolls BT
@cs.dartmouth.edu Sent: Wednesday, January 13, 2010 11:05 AM Subject: [NSP] Re: NSP oil for pipes and key pads On 13 Jan 2010, at 11:01, Richard York wrote: Julia, I love this word snotomer but confess I haven't met it before, You haven't played the nose-flute, then? Francis To get

[NSP] Re: NSP oil for pipes and key pads

2010-01-13 Thread Jim Grant
: Francis Wood oatenp...@googlemail.com To: Richard York rich...@lizards.force9.co.uk Cc: julia@nspipes.co.uk; NSP group nsp@cs.dartmouth.edu Sent: Wednesday, January 13, 2010 11:05 AM Subject: [NSP] Re: NSP oil for pipes and key pads On 13 Jan 2010, at 11:01, Richard York wrote: Julia, I

[NSP] Re: NSP oil for pipes and key pads

2010-01-13 Thread Steve Bliven
, 2010 11:05 AM Subject: [NSP] Re: NSP oil for pipes and key pads On 13 Jan 2010, at 11:01, Richard York wrote: Julia, I love this word snotomer but confess I haven't met it before, You haven't played the nose-flute, then? Francis To get on or off this list see list information

[NSP] Re: NSP oil for pipes and key pads

2010-01-13 Thread Richard York
Yes - thanks! R Julia Say wrote: On 13 Jan 2010, Richard York wrote: Julia, I love this word snotomer but confess I haven't met it before, neither has Google, it appears... I can sort of guess... Please explain, with footnotes where appropriate :) I worked for 10 years in a polymer

[NSP] Re: NSP oil for pipes and key pads

2010-01-13 Thread colin
Interesting comments. As I said, I've used a few oils (usually flavour of the month on this list) over the past 38 years (since I got my set of pipes) and almond oil was always my favourite followed by pure lavender oil (both medicinal quality) although the latter resulted in some odd looks

[NSP] Re: NSP oil for pipes and key pads

2010-01-13 Thread Matt Seattle
I can attest to extremes of skin chemistry. At a gig once where I was playing electric guitar another band asked to borrow our gear for a song or two. I lent their guitarist my newly-strung instrument, and when he returned it a few minutes later the strings were rusty and dead.

[NSP] Re: NSP oil for pipes and key pads

2010-01-12 Thread Richard York
Hi Tom, I'll let others advise on the oil, but the bottles are gained by boldly walking into a nail and beauty salon and asking for either an unused one or an empty, then applying loads of acetate to clean it up. Best wishes, Richard. Tom Childs wrote: Hi all, I know this question has

[NSP] Re: NSP oil for pipes and key pads

2010-01-12 Thread Francis Wood
On 12 Jan 2010, at 19:04, Richard York wrote: then applying loads of acetate to clean it up. Hello Richard, That's what I did, though I think you meant acetone. It's pretty awful stuff and needs to be treated with care. One source of small quantities is nail varnish remover. Francis To

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2010-01-12 Thread Richard York
Errmmm, no actually I got lots of sheets from an overhead projector and wiped it until or there again I'm just getting old and forgetful and meant acetone all the time. Whooops. Thanks, Francis. Richard. Francis Wood wrote: On 12 Jan 2010, at 19:04, Richard York wrote:

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2010-01-12 Thread colin
; NSP group nsp@cs.dartmouth.edu Sent: Tuesday, January 12, 2010 7:58 PM Subject: [NSP] Re: NSP oil for pipes and key pads Errmmm, no actually I got lots of sheets from an overhead projector and wiped it until or there again I'm just getting old and forgetful and meant acetone all

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2010-01-12 Thread colin
Sorry forgot to mention, pipe cleaners are very handy if you don't want to use the nail varnish brush method. They reach everywhere including the bore (via the holes) and into those hard to get places near the keys. It's pretty easy to get a tiny bottle for the oil. To avoid getting too much

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2010-01-12 Thread Anthony Robb
/1/10, colin cwh...@santa-fe.freeserve.co.uk wrote: From: colin cwh...@santa-fe.freeserve.co.uk Subject: [NSP] Re: NSP oil for pipes and key pads To: Dartmouth NPS nsp@cs.dartmouth.edu Date: Tuesday, 12 January, 2010, 21:34 Sorry forgot to mention, pipe cleaners are very

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2010-01-12 Thread Jim Grant
No, its what frightens the dogs on Bunfire Nicht. Wasn't Sodden Bungs one of those British rock/blues bands from the 60s? To get on or off this list see list information at http://www.cs.dartmouth.edu/~wbc/lute-admin/index.html

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2010-01-12 Thread Hilary Paton
Hi I managed to buy little bottles with brushes and a wider neck (easier to pour oil in) on ebay-they're used for aromatherapy. Just to add to what has already been said on oils, I have gone through the various suggestions over the years and have come back to neatsfoot oil. Olive was OK.

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2010-01-12 Thread calecm
I'm partial to almond oil. Very light and easy to apply and wipe off the excess. Never gets rancid or makes clots. Alec MacLean In a message dated 1/12/2010 9:56:52 A.M. Pacific Standard Time, tomspip...@hotmail.com writes: Hi all, I know this question has probably

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2010-01-06 Thread Anthony Robb
? As aye Anthony --- On Tue, 5/1/10, gibbonssoi...@aol.com gibbonssoi...@aol.com wrote: From: gibbonssoi...@aol.com gibbonssoi...@aol.com Subject: [NSP] Re: NSP To: j...@millgreens.f2s.com Cc: nsp@cs.dartmouth.edu Date: Tuesday, 5 January, 2010, 23:03

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2010-01-06 Thread tim rolls BT
Subject: [NSP] Re: NSP Thin ice here,I think, John. Leaving aside the century in which the unique sound of the pipes was created and whether the addition of keys improved this sound, there are real problems, these days, with the appellation Northumberland. You rightly point out

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2010-01-06 Thread Francis Wood
On 6 Jan 2010, at 12:09, tim rolls BT wrote: Surely the Tyne and Weary pipes appelation should only apply to developments since 1973. Well, the Appelation pipes, then? Francis To get on or off this list see list information at http://www.cs.dartmouth.edu/~wbc/lute-admin/index.html

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2010-01-06 Thread Neil Tavernor
Wrong mountains Francis How about Cheviot pipes Neil - Original Message - From: Francis Wood oatenp...@googlemail.com To: tim rolls BT tim.ro...@btconnect.com Cc: Dartmouth NPS nsp@cs.dartmouth.edu Sent: Wednesday, January 06, 2010 12:32 PM Subject: [NSP] Re: NSP On 6 Jan 2010

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2010-01-06 Thread tim rolls BT
: [6]...@cs.dartmouth.edu Sent: Wednesday, January 06, 2010 1:39 PM Subject: Re: [NSP] Re: NSP Hello Tim Guess you're thinking about developments such as concert G chanters and high C keys. It would be accurate but silly as we both know. Clearly the pipes have growing

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2010-01-06 Thread Anthony Robb
BT tim.ro...@btconnect.com Subject: [NSP] Re: NSP To: Anthony Robb anth...@robbpipes.com, j...@millgreens.f2s.com, gibbonssoi...@aol.com Cc: nsp@cs.dartmouth.edu Date: Wednesday, 6 January, 2010, 16:31 I guess we may have to consider allowing Durham, CHAPELRY

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2010-01-06 Thread Richard York
; [[3]4]gibbonssoi...@aol.com ; [5]tim rolls BT Cc: [[4]6]...@cs.dartmouth.edu Sent: Wednesday, January 06, 2010 1:39 PM Subject: Re: [NSP] Re: NSP Hello Tim Guess you're thinking about developments such as concert G chanters and high C keys. It would be accurate but silly

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2010-01-06 Thread Barry Say
]gibbonssoi...@aol.com ; [5]tim rolls BT Cc: [[4]6]...@cs.dartmouth.edu Sent: Wednesday, January 06, 2010 1:39 PM Subject: Re: [NSP] Re: NSP Hello Tim Guess you're thinking about developments such as concert G chanters and high C keys. It would be accurate

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2010-01-06 Thread Matt Seattle
Etiquette Only couple of gross offenders, but please don't include EVERY message in a thread when you reply to it, just the relevant bits Happy New Year -- To get on or off this list see list information at http://www.cs.dartmouth.edu/~wbc/lute-admin/index.html

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2010-01-06 Thread tim rolls BT
Sorry Matt and all, Hadn't thought to look off the bottom of the page, just hit the reply all button. Will try to do better. Tim Etiquette Only couple of gross offenders, but please don't include EVERY message in a thread when you reply to it, just the relevant bits Happy New

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2010-01-06 Thread Dally, John
Perhaps we should do away with names altogether? We could come with an appropriate symbol, perhaps something from the Lindesfarne Gospels, by which our pipes would be known. In conversation we would refer to them as the pipes formerly known as Northumbrian Smallpipes. The NPS would have to

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2010-01-06 Thread Richard York
Thanks for the reminder, Matt, and my apologies. Richard. Matt Seattle wrote: Etiquette Only couple of gross offenders, but please don't include EVERY message in a thread when you reply to it, just the relevant bits Happy New Year To get on or off this list see list

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2010-01-05 Thread Francis Wood
Well, that's what Peacock Wright called them. Seems good to me. Francis On 5 Jan 2010, at 15:38, inky adrian wrote: I've always called them the Northumberland small-pipes as did the NPS in the old days. Inky-adrian -- To get on or off this list see list information at

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