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William Davis

 

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Post  Posted 12 Jan 2021 6:26 am    
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In discussing the relative scarcity of pedal steel guitars and players vs. Spanish-style guitars and players, my son suggested that the steel market is similar to that of bagpipes. How would the quantity of players and manufactured instruments compare? Slow day.
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Jeff Garden


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Center Sandwich, New Hampshire, USA
Post  Posted 12 Jan 2021 7:07 am    
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at least steel players wear underpants Smile
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William Davis

 

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Post  Posted 12 Jan 2021 7:21 am    
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uh...Depends.
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William Davis

 

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Post  Posted 12 Jan 2021 7:27 am    
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There's actually a bagpipe forum, and one estimate is around 30K pipers worldwide.

http://forums.bobdunsire.com/forums/archive/index.php/t-77172.html
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Erv Niehaus


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Litchfield, MN, USA
Post  Posted 12 Jan 2021 7:43 am    
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I have a Scottish friend and he says that bagpipes are the missing link between noise and music. Whoa!
Erv
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Jim Smith


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Midlothian, TX, USA
Post  Posted 12 Jan 2021 9:55 am    
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Tom Brumley playing March of the McGregor:
https://music.youtube.com/watch?v=M41cMqFgnlY&list=RDAMVMM41cMqFgnlY
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Doug Beaumier


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Northampton, MA
Post  Posted 12 Jan 2021 10:51 am    
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One major difference... with a pedal steel guitar, the windbag is behind the instrument.
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Dan Kelly


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Boston, MA
Post  Posted 12 Jan 2021 11:38 am    
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Virtually anyone I have asked can tell me about "Bagpipes," at least generally. Ask them if they know what a pedal steel guitar is, and well, it is the "deer in the headlights" look, almost every time! Smile
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Doug Beaumier


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Post  Posted 12 Jan 2021 12:03 pm    
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Dan, I just say "steel guitar". That removes one layer of confusion. Sometimes they get it, sometimes they don't. I never say "pedal steel guitar" to a non-musician. I learned that lesson a long time ago. Laughing
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Larry Carlson


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Post  Posted 12 Jan 2021 12:13 pm    
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Doug Beaumier wrote:
One major difference... with a pedal steel guitar, the windbag is behind the instrument.


OK.........you owe me a new keyboard.
I just sprayed a mouthful of rum and Coke all over this one.......... Devil
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Doug Beaumier


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Post  Posted 12 Jan 2021 12:19 pm    
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Larry likes it! Very Happy Very Happy
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Don R Brown


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Rochester, New York, USA
Post  Posted 12 Jan 2021 5:54 pm    
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Larry Carlson wrote:

I just sprayed a mouthful of rum and Coke all over this one.......... Devil


Heck with the keyboard, that's a waste of good rum! (Blackheart and Coke for me in about 15 minutes! )
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Glenn Demichele


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Post  Posted 12 Jan 2021 10:45 pm    
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Honest to God this happened to me this summer at a wedding in Chicago...


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Georg Sørtun


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Post  Posted 13 Jan 2021 2:21 am    
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Don R Brown wrote:
(Blackheart and Coke for me in about 15 minutes! )

What is the Coke for?
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Don R Brown


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Rochester, New York, USA
Post  Posted 13 Jan 2021 4:35 am    
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Georg Sørtun wrote:

What is the Coke for?


Laughing
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Erv Niehaus


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Litchfield, MN, USA
Post  Posted 13 Jan 2021 7:23 am    
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I was playing for something and afterwards a fellow came up and said it was good to hear "Amazing Grace" played on something other than bag pipes. Very Happy
Erv
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Joachim Kettner


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Post  Posted 13 Jan 2021 9:38 am    
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They were also made famous by Wings on "Mull Of Kintyre".
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Brooks Montgomery


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Post  Posted 13 Jan 2021 10:25 am    
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Erv Niehaus wrote:
I have a Scottish friend and he says that bagpipes are the missing link between noise and music. Whoa!
Erv


That is a funny quote!!!!
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Jeffrey Smith


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Harvest, Alabama, USA
Post  Posted 13 Jan 2021 9:50 pm    
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I was picking up some cigars at a local pipe shop a few months back. The owner is a really nice guy and he was telling me he wanted to find some guys to jam with. I thought, "This could be interesting." Then, he told me his instrument was bagpipes. At least the cigars were good.
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Steve Hitsman


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Waterloo, IL
Post  Posted 14 Jan 2021 7:56 am    
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Quote:
uh...Depends


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Peter Siegel

 

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Belmont, CA, USA
Post  Posted 15 Jan 2021 2:59 pm    
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Definition of a Scottish gentleman:

Someone who knows how to play the pipes,
but doesn't.
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