EzeeDrone Tip: Removing "Rubber Hemp"

Presumably to make their reeds "fool-proof" for even the most "hands-off" pipers (and that's putting it nicely...), EzeeDrone and Selbie put rubber sleeves on their reeds in place of hemp when they come from the factory.

However, we recommend cutting this right off, so that you can be in control of your reed-seat connection, ensuring the snuggest possible seal with your drone.

Carl elaborates here:

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How to Thread a Drone Reed Seat

This post is written by Dr. John Holcombe. 

One of the biggest fears some pipers have is that one of their drone reeds will suddenly come out of its reed seat and fall into the pipebag, leaving you with no ability to play. If this ever happens, trust me here, it will occur during one of your most important performances. But there is a way to totally eliminate the possibility of a drone reed becoming dislodged, and that is to “thread” the reed seat using a commonly found tool.