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I. Giles

(HALL OF FAME REVIEWER)   (TOP 10 REVIEWER)   (REAL NAME)
Hall of Fame Reviewer - 2013 2014
 
Top Reviewer Ranking: 6
Helpful votes received on reviews: 99% (3,385 of 3,431)
Location: Argyll, Scotland
In My Own Words:
Retired professional musician and professional photographer (still active). Obsessive collector of recordings for over 50 years! Reviews of older recordings tend to be favourable because they have lasted well. Less good recordings have been deleted.

Interests
Music & recordings; social, landscape & nature photography; Scottish Country Dancing; road cycling; walking locally (Scotland is very up and down); writing reviews.
 

Reviews

Top Reviewer Ranking: 6 - Total Helpful Votes: 3385 of 3431
Stainless Steel Metal Kilt Hanger Macdonald Sporrans
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
The problem with kilts is that they are too heavy and too wide to be held securely by most hangers - even those dedicated to hanging kilts.
This one is reputedly able to hold any size of kilt waist and any of the normal weights. Mine are medium weight kilts of 7 yards in length.

I had previously used the wooden clamp style of hanger with one side if the clamp going through the belt loops but, without exception, the tension of this style of hanger always slackens and consequently the kilts eventually slip down and crease. The heavy duty skirt type hangers with clothes peg style grips utterly fail to hold kilts and fail almost immediately.

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The Best Kilt Hanger In The World - Black Finish BroadSword
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
The problem with kilts is that they are too heavy and too wide to be held securely by most hangers - even those dedicated to hanging kilts.
This one is reputedly able to hold any size of kilt waist and any of the normal weights. Mine are medium weight kilts of 7 yards in length.

I had previously used the wooden clamp style of hanger with one side if the clamp going through the belt loops but, without exception, the tension of this style of hanger always slackens and consequently the kilts eventually slip down and crease. The heavy duty skirt type hangers with clothes peg style grips utterly fail to hold kilts and fail almost immediately.

There are two ways to fold… Read more
Schumann: Piano Concerto in A; Beethoven: Piano Co&hellip ~ Van Cliburn
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
I hesitated for a long time before ordering this disc entirely as a result of previous reviews that suggested that the sound quality of the Beethoven was considerably inferior to that of the Schumann although recorded at much the same time, place and with the same musicians - 1960-1, Chicago, Reiner.

As I already had the living Stereo version of the Schumann, more usefully coupled with Prokofiev 3 and plenty of excellent Beethoven alternatives, I was very doubtful about this particular issue. However, a friend of mine who is a hi-fi enthusiast whose judgement I could trust, assured me that, to his ears, there was nothing wrong with the Beethoven and that he also liked that… Read more