Find the Bagpipe Accessories You Need to Make Playing Easier and More Fun!
Bagpiping takes dedication. Few other musical instruments require the level of care or the number of accessories required to maintain working bagpipes. But if your pulse quickens when you hear a good march or if a piobaireachd tune makes you pine for the Scottish highlands, you know it's worth it.
What Goes into a Good Bagpipe Emergency Maintenance Kit?
Remember that stocking up on maintenance supplies for your pipes is never a bad idea. You want them for regular maintenance at home, sure. But more critically, you also want them for emergencies in the field. And you never know when you will be the ONE guy in the band who has the tape or hemp someone needs right before the start!
Here's a quick check list: Tuning tape, Drone stopper corks, Yellow hemp, Black waxed hemp, Airtight, Bagpipe cleaning brushes, Bagpipe oil, Spare chanter reeds (mainly chanter but drone reeds can't hurt), Reed protector, Spare Mouthpiece, Cloth rags, Plastic zipper bags, Duct tape, Ear plugs, Safety pins, Piper's Belt Pouch, Whisky