Moisture controls in bagpipes
Is it absolutely necessary to have moisture control in bagpipes. I can never get a reasonable answer from anyone I speak to. Some say yes, others say no. My personal feeling on the matter is that, if I put a moisture control on the blowpipe then that would be sufficient just so long as moisture does not reach the drone reeds. Ever since I started playing the bagpipe, I have been of the opinion that a moisture control system is part of the bagpipe - similar to an engine in a car. They are as one. What is your opinion?