Drone Valves from Highland Reeds – set of three. These drone valves are screw adjustable which means that they can be accurately set to suit your blowing strength and don’t fluctuate with bad blowing. Benefits are:
- Assisting with strike in and cut off
- Accurately set to suit your blowing strength
- Regulate air flow to the drones giving a much steadier drone sound
- A real help for pipe majors who need a uniform sound from their unsteady blowers
Drone Valves from Highland Reeds – set of three. These drone valves are screw adjustable which means that they can be accurately set to suit your blowing strength and don’t fluctuate with bad blowing.
Highland Reeds Drone Valves are designed to give you greater control over your bagpipe by regulating the consistency of airflow to your drone reeds and ensuring clean and easy strike-ins and cut-offs.
The unique, easy to adjust screw valve enables small, fine adjustments to the air flow to the drones. This is far superior to the elastic variety as those valves fluctuate with uneven pressure (bad blowing) and have to be removed to make adjustments.
Install the valves in the bottom of the drone stocks, through the zip in the pipe bag. To do this, apply an even wrapping of waxed hemp to the entire threaded portion of the connector. Test the fit as you wrap by inserting the drone valve into the bottom of the drone stock, adding hemp until there is a secure fit. When correctly installed, only the plastic end with 2 O-rings should be visible.
Highland Reeds Drone Valves come preset for medium strength pressure. However, you may need to adjust the tension on the valve to suit your blowing strength. The screw can be adjusted down the drone stock using a long screwdriver making it very easy to set the required pressure. You will have to experiment to get the balance that suits the general strength of your bagpipe.
One way of finding the correct pressure for you is to close the valve clockwise so no air is coming through. Then begin to release anticlockwise the pressure in small increments until you obtain your ideal/optimum pressure.
Turning the screw clockwise will increase the tension on the valve giving you a more effective strikein and cut-off but a more mellow drone sound.
Turning the screw anticlockwise will decrease the tension on the valve resulting in freer airflow and greater volume but less effective strike-ins and cut-offs.
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