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Old 09-07-2017, 10:39 AM   #11
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Default Re: Anyone using the Tone Protector?

If it only had a GPS locator built in.
Over the years how many hours have I spent looking for a lost chanter cap when I'm done playing...
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Old 09-07-2017, 04:16 PM   #12
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If it only had a GPS locator built in.
Over the years how many hours have I spent looking for a lost chanter cap when I'm done playing...


I'll add that ability to my design of cell/wifi/Bluetooth cap with smartphone app!
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Old 09-08-2017, 07:47 AM   #13
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I'll add that ability to my design of cell/wifi/Bluetooth cap with smartphone app!
If it can also read OBD2 engine fault codes I'm in for two. :-)
"Misfire cylinder 7, F and low G"
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Old 09-08-2017, 08:33 PM   #14
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If it can also read OBD2 engine fault codes I'm in for two. :-)
"Misfire cylinder 7, F and low G"


OK, I'll build that into to, plus a USB charger.
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Old 11-14-2017, 08:37 PM   #15
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Well...has anyone tried it yet?
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Old 11-14-2017, 09:12 PM   #16
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I really like it. Chanter reed needs very little warm up time now. Just pop it in and in about 3 minutes I re-tune the drones and the chanter tends to hold its pitch. It seems to have gotten rid of the first 10 -15 minutes of instability that I often experience living in a drier climate. I haven't used it long enough to comment on reed longevity, but since I no longer touch or lick the reed I think that can only be a good thing.


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Old 11-14-2017, 10:45 PM   #17
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I have had mine for a couple of months.
I spend more time playing and less time waiting for my chanter to settle in.
Never had much luck with pipers pal.
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Old 11-14-2017, 10:54 PM   #18
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Great product. Shortens time to get to pitch, and that has helped. I've used the larger Rh packets for long-term pipe storage and they last about 6-8 months for that application, but not sure about longevity in cap use. Probably get long life from the cap itself when the electronics eventually fail. Less messy than PP.
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Old 11-15-2017, 06:34 AM   #19
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Next innovation for me should be wifi/4g/bluetooth controlled heating elements built into both the chanter cap, the synthetic drone reeds and the pipe bag. 10 minutes before I want to start playing I can use a phone app to tell the pipes to warm themselves up to 37 centigrade (or whatever temperature my breath is). That way I won't have to blow them to warm them up.

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Old 11-15-2017, 06:35 AM   #20
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Oh, and a UV light (like in tissue culture hoods in labs) build into the inside of the chanter cap to sterilise the reed and prevent it going foosty.
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