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Old 09-12-2018, 06:22 AM   #33
Jim Fogelman
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Default Re: What the Masters are playing

Originally Posted by Green Piper View Post
I suspect that many of the “masters” could win at the highest levels playing off-the-shelf drones. What makes them able to win the top prizes is their ability to setup pipes, choose good drone reeds, match drones to chanter and play near flawlessly.
I'm sure many of them could win - maybe not the highest levels, but definitely most amateur competitions - with a set of pipes from the subcontinent. As you said, it's down to setup, but also their control over the instrument.
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