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Old 03-25-2020, 10:09 AM   #13
WBpiper
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Default Re: Drone instability, poor blowing or moisture?

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Originally Posted by Big Tone View Post
How long is a 'fair bit of practicing/playing'?
About 30-40+ minutes

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Originally Posted by pancelticpiper View Post
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.

It’s a Bannatyne bag, I’m not sure if it’s a hybrid or regular (It’s the light tan color), but the pipes are ABW Dunbar’s with full imitation ivory.


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Thanks for all the input.

I’ll try playing with the moisture control system later today and see if that helps. I do think moisture is the culprit here, but my blowing/squeezing may still need work too, so perhaps it’s both. Hmmmmm.
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