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Old 03-25-2020, 09:26 AM   #12
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Default Re: Drone instability, poor blowing or moisture?

I didn't see mention of bag type and whether the drones are wood or plastic.

I had far too much moisture buildup when I tried playing some plastic drones for a while, and I went back to wood.

With wood drones, and a sheepskin bag, or Gannaway bag or GoreTex bag you shouldn't have too much moisture buildup unless you're playing a very long time at one go.

We see it all the time On The Day, when pipers whose pipes are used to a certain amount of playing get over-played. Various sorts of mischief happens with waterlogged pipes like drones cutting out, strike-ins getting trickier, chanter going weak, etc.
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