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finngaitero
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moisture with gaita

Post by finngaitero » Sat Feb 06, 2010 12:21 pm

how do u care this..samekinda systems like GHB , or ?

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Re: moisture with gaita

Post by Celtpastor » Sat Feb 06, 2010 8:38 pm

Well - with my Gore-bag, blackwood and metal-dronereeds, I never had any moisture-problems yet. I just take care, after playing, not to put it into the box again before it's dry. Or if that's inevitable, I take the chanter off the bag and put a reed-protector on it. However - after 10yrs, I still play first bag, first dronereeds and changed the cane-chanterreeds only about 5 times...

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Re: moisture with gaita

Post by oregaiteiro » Mon Feb 08, 2010 12:13 am

I just do as Seivane recommends, that is I take out the blow pipe after playing and leave it out in the case, putting it back in before I play. I don't often have to change chanter reeds, and my drone reeds are all still original. Except for one metal tongued boligraphic pallon, that went gunnybags. i have goretex bags on all my gaitas. Good luck. My climeate is moist in winter spring and fall, dry in summer.

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Re: moisture with gaita

Post by Art » Fri Feb 12, 2010 3:03 am

In the summer, I just remove the blow pipe.

In the winter, my room is cold, so I have to remove the chanter and put a reed cover over the reed, too. When I didn't do that, the reed grew mold.

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