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Old 06-01-2018, 09:17 PM   #20
Matt Willis Bagpiper
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Default Re: Polyester thread instead of hemp = game changer!

Originally Posted by bob864 View Post
Metal ferrules would seem to be the cause of the infamous conical tuning chambers.
I had a mechanical engineer as a student many years ago, and he commented how he didn't think the ferrules extended anywhere near far enough up the tops of the drone, given the range the upper chamber was expected to remain dimensionally stable for tuning purposes.

So... I agree, but that's more a fault of current (which is classic and seemingly unchangeable) bagpipe aesthetics vs. our instrument being engineered to do what we want them to! That is, if this engineer is to be trusted! (I'm certainly not an engineer, but his thoughts on the matter definitely made sense...)
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