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ALEX GANDY ( Top Solo Piper & Pipe Major ) recommends Trap Dri
"Just had a good long blow on the pipes. Was really impressed with how much the Trap Dri picked up. It kept on picking up spit too! Even after the pipe was warmed up it continued doing it's job which I find some other traps don't. I would fully recommend both products (Trapdri & Full Trapdri Integrated Bottle System), for sheepskin and those with a drying system/zipper bag access."
Why do I need a moisture control system?
Ever hear the saying, "Keep your powder dry"? Well Pipers should have a
saying, "Keep your reeds dry"! The drier you can keep your reeds the longer and
steadier you can play.
Most of us play synthetic drone reeds and a cane pipe chanter reed. Once you tune a set of synthetic drone reeds they will pretty much stay tuned. The reason you have to keep re-tuning them is not that the drone reeds have gone out of tune but rather the pipe chanter reed has changed its pitch. The pipe chanter reed being made of cane will take on, and shed moisture. When you play your pipes the moisture from your breath condenses inside the bag and is soaked up by the pipe reed thus changing the reed's pitch. Then you have to readjust your drones to match the new chanter pitch. The more the pipe chanter reed changes pitch the more you have to re-tune your drone reeds. If you could have your pipe chanter take on just enough moisture to give you the ideal pitch and then have it stay there, you would not have to keep re-tuning the drone reeds. That's what water traps are all about- keeping the pipe chanter reed dry, and to a lesser extent keeping the drone reeds dry.
Hide Pipe Bags are limited to the water traps you can use; I can only think of two.
The First - Stock Water trap - This bagpipe water trap is fitted inside the blowpipe stock and forms a well inside the stock in which the water is trapped. The disadvantage to this type of trap is that you have to empty it very regularly.
The Second - A removable water trap . This bagpipe water trap has a two part blowpipe stock; one part of the stock is tied into the pipe bag. The second part of the stock fitted with a long plastic tube fits inside the stock section tied into the bag. The plastic tube runs inside the pipe bag along the bottom and up the back of the bag. This plastic tube traps excess water and can be emptied after playing. The two part stock also allows you to remove the bagpipe water trap when you season the pipe bag, and also for easy removal of the tube for cleaning.
Synthetic zipper bags - Can use the water traps discussed above plus a few more. Tone Enhancers- Fit into the bottom of the drone stock. They are fitted with filters and desiccant to remove moisture as the air passes through them keeping your drone reeds dry. The wetter your drone reeds become the more likely they will be to shut off. Canister systems - Are a central canister with tubes connecting it to all three of the drone stocks plus the chanter stock. The moist air must pass through the canister filled with a drying desiccant before going on to any of the reeds.
Some other bagpipe maintenance to help keep your reeds dry. After playing stop and dry all the bores with a pull through or brushes. Remove the pipe chanter and cap the reed with a chanter stock. Leave the chanter stock and blowpipe stock open when you store your bag to allow the bag to dry. Don't lick the pipe reed before playing.
Caution: - When using a bagpipe water trap or tube trap of any type make sure the bore is large enough not to restrict your air pressure
Prevention is better than cure
Already being played at the top by pipers from
Field Marshal Montgomery
Inveraray & District
Greater Glasgow Police
and many more
The Trap Dri moisture control trap (patent pending) has been developed to prevent excess water escaping from your water trap and saturating your pipe bag by capturing and retaining moisture in the tube to be emptied. A revolution in moisture control.
The Trap Dri unit is fitted to your existing water trap tube and does not require a zip bag as it can slip through almost any split stock. With Trap Dri installed even the wettest blowers will obtain a vastly reduced level of moisture on reeds. Designed to be so unrestrictive to airflow you wont even know its there and enhance your playing experience.
The trap works by collecting water which condenses inside your water trap tube and locks it inside the Trap Dri. Using a unique combination of air pressure and water flow to draw the water into the Trap Dri unit the water then becomes trapped and cant make its way to the end of your tube where it can escape through the holes, resulting in better bagpipe performance.
Using Trap Dri will prolong the life of your sheepskin or other animal skin bag by drastically reducing the amount of water your bag has to absorb. Using the Trap Dri in a synthetic bag by adapting it to fit your current system will greatly enhance the effectiveness of any existing moisture control by locking water away and preventing it running up the tube and soaking your moisture control system.
Using Trap Dri in either animal skin or synthetic bag you will obtain a steady balance of moisture meaning your pipes will remain in tune longer and can be played longer than before. Spend your time practicing tunes, not tuning. The Trap Dri is virtually maintenance free. Simply remove every few weeks to clean. Give your pipes the treatment they deserve by installing this revolutionary new trap which never loses its effectiveness during use.