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Old 07-15-2018, 11:39 PM   #11
erteple
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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
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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
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Old Yesterday, 07:05 AM   #12
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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.
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Old Yesterday, 08:04 PM   #13
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Default Re: Bass drone shutting down during playing

Quote:
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Sorry, there is a typo, it should be is 487


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Marine pinstriping tape if you can get it

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


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