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Old 05-02-2019, 12:29 AM   #1
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Default Non "silk" drone cords?

Looking for dark drone cords that are matte in appearance, maybe more like an actual braided cord maybe?

What did pipers use traditionally (before say WWII)?

All I seem to come across are the fake silk ones that are plasticy and shiny. Not bad, just not what I want.
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Old 05-02-2019, 02:36 AM   #2
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Default Re: Non "silk" drone cords?

They were made of wool and you could certainly still get them in that material 10-15 years ago but now they seem to have disappeared from most retailers websites.
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Old 05-02-2019, 03:53 AM   #3
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They were made of wool and you could certainly still get them in that material 10-15 years ago but now they seem to have disappeared from most retailers websites.
How many of us still have multiple sets of wool drone cords tucked away...solid colors and multi-colored.

I know I do...some even looking unused.

I should get them up on the TP. 😎
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Old 05-02-2019, 05:25 AM   #4
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Default Re: Non "silk" drone cords?

I braided some black paracord onto mine- you might have luck with something like that...
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Old 05-02-2019, 07:37 AM   #5
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Here are some...

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Wool-Bagpip...QAAOSwLa9UX-H1
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Old 05-02-2019, 07:50 AM   #6
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Well Will, they're made of wool!
(Better late than never )

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Old 05-02-2019, 08:59 AM   #7
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Greetings to Will, and to All,

I am fortunate to have the old original wool
cords and bag cover that first graced my
1916 Lawries... when they came across
The Great Pond... :)

And... those cords... are still on... that set!! :)

Given the presupposition that... physiologically...
the present sheep... have not undergone some
form of genetic decline... I would hazard that a
set of new wool cords... may well outlast... any
present-day buyer!! :)

Happy to see such again found... and grateful
for the avenue to their purchase.

Regards to All,

Pip01






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Old 05-02-2019, 11:11 AM   #8
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Wool drone cords

https://www.jhiggins.net/drone-cords...eatured&page=2

https://rghardiestore.com/Wool-Bagpipe-Cords
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Old 05-04-2019, 12:37 AM   #9
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Default Re: Non "silk" drone cords?

Figured they'd be wool but I didn't want to assume. Great info so far.

Do others have an interest in these original style cords other than myself? I want them this time around because I prefer less 'bling' and because I purchased a replica set and I'd like to keep the look more true to form.
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