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We will be looking at the history of the bagpipe in Germany, the world of accessories that come with the bagged pipes.
We shall start with this little question: Did you know? About one sixth of the exhaled air is water vapor!
When you inflate a pipe bag, there is already about 1 – 1.5 grams of water vapor in the bag before a sound comes out of the pipes. And with each breath another 0.3 – 0.5 grams are added. The air in the bag cools rapidly, losing some of its ability to trap water vapor: the water vapor condenses, becoming liquid water, and settles: anywhere, on the inside of the bag, on the drone reeds, on the tongues Chanter Reeds, inside the holes in the wood. In a one-hour parade, that’s about the same as a small beer glass. (No wonder Piper needs to replenish its moisture content afterwards.)
The physical requirements for a bag are clearly defined:
– It must be as airtight as possible.
– He must remove the water vapor to the outside.
– he must cope with the liquid condensation.
It is undisputed that a wind bladder or pipe bag should be as airtight as possible. A lot of piping problems are caused by a leaking bag or by sticks that are not tightly packed – something many confuse with a leaky bag. Test your bag regularly by pressing rubber stoppers (not old wine corks that are not airtight!) Into the sticks and then inflating the bag. As for the problem of tightness, you could also make rubber bags and would be rid of all worries about leaking bags, there would not be the problem of moisture.
A short question with a massive answer, I know how efficient my German readers like me to be when talking about bagpipes!
In Other News
Heres some news about Pipe Chanter Reeds.
For years, I’ve been offering world-class Pipe Chanter Reeds under the name “The Best”. Unfortunately, it turned out that the title was already taken, and I was no longer allowed to use this name for legal reasons.
But the manufacturer does not want me to call his name, he just wants or wants to make a certain amount of money and he fears that people will run into him if he becomes too famous. I can accept, I must.
Therefore, I will offer the reeds in the future under “MacEge’s Favorite”.
They are very good cane reeds, of course handmade. They are worked in the Scottish style, recognizable by the light step on the top. The Reeds are made by a former Warnock employee in small series and are therefore unfortunately not always available. Available in the strengths – soft – medium – strong.
The Reeds are very well suited for the Chanter of Gillanders & McLeod, Ian Murray, Warnock and Warmac.
Recently I was able to get 80 pieces again. So, they are available only limited.