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Old 12-07-2017, 08:05 AM   #1
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Default New pipes, moisture control question

Hello all,

I purchased a new set of Wallace Classic 2ís yesterday. They were set up as a demo set and seem to be set up well. As this is my first set of pipes I definitely want to take care of them. Iím looking into moisture control systems and unsure as to what I should and shouldnít be looking for. Opinions would be greatly appreciate. Thanks!


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Old 12-07-2017, 08:29 AM   #2
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What kind of bag is on them?
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Old 12-07-2017, 08:55 AM   #3
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If you have a synthetic bag, I highly recommend the Bannatyne Dri-Flo system. Not bulky (hardly even know it's there), very effective (my drone reeds have never had moisture on them) and easy to maintain.
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Old 12-07-2017, 12:02 PM   #4
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Default Re: New pipes, moisture control question

If you're just starting on pipes, I wouldn't worry about it for the first few months - you'll be playing for a few minutes at a time which isn't a concern. Just open up the bag and let it dry out naturally.

Once you're playing for 15-20 minutes continuously it might be worth thinking about.
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Old 12-07-2017, 03:00 PM   #5
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It is a hybrid bag, a Gannaway hide bag that also has a zipper and rubber stock grommets. Iím no t sure which direction to go as it does have a zipper system, however is also made of hide.


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Old 12-07-2017, 08:32 PM   #6
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Iíve never had a moisture control system in my pipes, just a spit tube. I open up the zipper after each session and let it dry out. That said, there are reeds that are more sensitive to moisture than others, and it depends a bit on your location, temp, humidity, and of course, length of playing. Semper fi. ETC(SS)


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Old 12-08-2017, 02:47 AM   #7
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I'd only get one if you are having issues. They aren't a prerequisite.

I had a lot of issues as I'm a wet blower. The combination of hybrid bag and eezedrones drone reeds was a nightmare to get to work . I bought the trapdri full sys, and it does the biz for me. That said I only really had issues after about 30-40mins of playing. Now well over an hour is no problem with no moisture impact on the drone reeds.

If you aren't a wet blower maybe a traditional trap would be enough? Or the trapdri and bottle trap? I like to try and stay away from the contraptions that look like octopodes. Keep it simple.
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