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Old 18-07-08, 03:28 AM   #1
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Hey there i've got a solo's competition coming up on Sunday and I was just wondering is there any special maintenance I should do to keep my pipes in order. Any advice welcome!

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Are you Richard Parks ?

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In the days before your contest, make sure that your tuning is spot on, and take note of how much playing it takes for your drones and chanter reed to settle in and become steady and how long they stay that way. Make sure you give yourself enough time before your contest for that to happen, and leave some extra time in case of emergency.
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In the days before your contest, make sure that your tuning is spot on, and take note of how much playing it takes for your drones and chanter reed to settle in and become steady and how long they stay that way. Make sure you give yourself enough time before your contest for that to happen, and leave some extra time in case of emergency.
Are there any rules of thumb regarding how long it should take? Mine seem to settle down in just a few minutes, and they don't seem to change much from day to day if I stay in my house.

I do notice that my chanter tuning changes a lot depending on the weather.
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