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Old 06-04-2018, 05:58 AM   #28
Green Piper
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Default Re: Polyester thread instead of hemp = game changer!

My concern would be friction of polyester on my pipesí 80 yr old tuning chambers. However, if it were waxed the friction would mostly be negated.

But...... some pipers swear that unwaxed hemp on tuning pins gives better tone. Of course unwaxed hemp does swell when wet.

I suppose as a competent piper, one finds what works, but is also willing to try other things.

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