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Old 09-21-2020, 02:02 PM   #21
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Default Re: What's all this flap about flapper valves?

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I have been solemnly abjured to do both, and can't for the life of me detect a difference (see also chanter reed orientation, or which way drone reed blades face)
In my experience, rubber flapper valves generally lie in a loosely closed position by default regardless of their orientation. Like CalumII, I have never discerned any difference in performance related to their orientation.
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Old 09-22-2020, 06:40 AM   #22
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Default Re: What's all this flap about flapper valves?

"see also chanter reed orientation, or which way drone reed blades face"


Calum. After 38 years playing I'm pretty much convinced that for best performance chanter reeds should be oriented with the round end in the reed seat. But I'm willing to listen if you have evidence to the contrary.



And I'm a brass staple+rubber flapper user.


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Old 09-22-2020, 11:25 AM   #23
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[QUOTE=gisahag;1348280Calum. After 38 years playing I'm pretty much convinced that for best performance chanter reeds should be oriented with the round end in the reed seat. [/QUOTE]


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Old 09-22-2020, 03:14 PM   #24
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Default Re: What's all this flap about flapper valves?

Haven’t tried these myself, but you can DIY your own flapper valve if you’re so inclined.

https://pipehacker.com/2010/11/12/pi...owstick-valve/
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Old 09-22-2020, 03:51 PM   #25
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The Moose is a 110% airtight valve with the only downside being no ability to pour off.

I play a Moose valve in a split stock with a tube trap. I pour off from the Moose valve every set or three (it catches most of the liquid), and dump the tube trap at the end of the session. There's usually a only small amount in the tube trap.
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