Drone Valves

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
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Description

Description

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.

Product Data

Additional information

Weight 40 g
Product Code

DV5

Support

Support

Drone Valve Instructions 1

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.

Drone Valve Instructions 2

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.

Drone Valve Instructions 3

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.

Drone Valve Instructions 4

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Distributors

Distributors

One Click Purchase via Distributors:

Achiltibuie Bagpipe Specialists – Scotland

Hendersons Ltd – USA

Kilts and More – Germany

The Bagpipe Shop – Scotland

Other Distributors:

Asia

Highland Supplies – Singapore

Highland Supplies – Hong Kong

Australia / New Zealand

Bryce’s Bagpipes – New Zealand

Celtic Affairs – Australia

Easton Bagpipes – New Zealand

St Kilda Retail – Australia

Central Europe

D&M Shop – Belgium

Kroashent-tro Rond-point Karamporiel – France

Scottish Bagpipe Centre – Netherlands

The Piper’s Corner – Germany

North America

Ben Bhraggie House Ltd – Canada

J Higgins – USA

Pipeline – USA

Scott’s Highland Services – Canada

Tartantown – Canada

UK

Beatstreet – Northern Ireland

Cabar Feidh Bagpipe Supplies – Scotland

Kilberry Bagpipes – Scotland

Kingdom Thistle – Scotland

R.G. Hardie & Co – Scotland

Wallace Bagpipes – Scotland

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