Hugh Cheape clarifies what’s really in his forthcoming book

Published: May 31, 2008

After the sensationalist media stories, pipes|drums does the extraordinary: we actually talk to him directly. A special interview with the world’s foremost historian’s on Highland pipes, especially for subscribers.

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Pipers: If your bass drone wants to roar when struck in, it might be riding high on the bottom pin. If so your reed might be too sharp. A quick fix, if time is short, is to put a bit of tape over a third to half of the bush at the top. This will flatten the drone and allow you to shortenit by moving the middle joint down the bottom pin.
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