Welcome to
the forums at bobdunsire.com
bobdunsire.com forums bobdunsire.com forums
You can reset your password by going here. Be sure to try your current email and any email addresses you may have had in the past.
Otherwise please use the Contact Us link at the bottom of the forums. In order to help you, please provide the following info: Your Display Name from the old forum and any possible email addresses you would have used before. Without that info we cannot locate your account.

Go Back   Bob Dunsire Bagpipe Forums > Great Highland Bagpipe > Beginners, Intermediate, +
Register FAQ Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Beginners, Intermediate, + Discuss issues, tackle problems, share experiences, ask questions, and look for specific help...

Platinum Sponsors
Thread Tools
Old 07-15-2018, 11:39 PM   #11
Forum Member
Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: Czech republic
Posts: 67
Default Re: Bass drone shutting down during playing

Sorry, there is a typo, it should be is 487 Hz

Both pipes and drones are poly set from Bagpipes Galore, as I wanted second set for practicing in harsh weather (I'm currently posted in Pakistan). The reeds are "inverted" (to be found here
), just search bagpipes galore.

I tried to move it very carefuly, but now there is a monsoon season, so very humid. Combined with my moist breath it's not a good combination and the drones kept shutting down (didn't happen before when the weather was dry). I think I slowly moved the rubber about 5mm in total, so they don't shut anymore, but I cannot tune it (apart from bass drone), because of the tuning pins...

IMO it is a combination of various factors, but really annoying. Maybe I'll try to install some higher-pitched and easier-to-sound chanter reed for the season
Whatever I ask on this forum, the answer should be: "Practice more", for thats what I need ;-)
erteple is offline   Reply With Quote
Gold Sponsor
Old Yesterday, 07:05 AM   #12
Patrick McLaurin
Holy smoking keyboard!
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Lubbock, TX
Posts: 5,340
Default Re: Bass drone shutting down during playing

Completely closed tenors isn’t out of the realm of possibility at 487 Hz with flattened drone reeds. I don’t know if moisture control is even feasible, but a flatter chanter certainly couldn’t hurt.
Patrick McLaurin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Yesterday, 08:04 PM   #13
Forum Member
Join Date: Jul 2018
Location: Edmonton Alberta Canada
Posts: 46
Default Re: Bass drone shutting down during playing

Originally Posted by erteple View Post
Sorry, there is a typo, it should be is 487

Tape is your best friend

Marine pinstriping tape if you can get it

Best of luck. Sounds like a terrible climate for pipes.

Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
DamhCabrachPiping is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Silver Sponsor

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 12:35 AM.