Oiling Your Bagpipes
I have a set of African blackwood bagpipes that were made by McCallum in 2006. I live in a hot, dry climate (Arizona) and have never oiled my pipes at all. I played my pipes multiple times a week when in a band for two years but for the next four years they have been in storage due to lack of time in life. I want to begin playing them again but I am afraid that without proper oiling they may crack.
I have been researching the best oil to use and the best method to oil them with but it seems there is much debate over this issue. I would highly appreciate your experienced advice in this matter as what oil you have used in the past and how you have applied it. Thank you.
P.S. Thank you for the "DVD of Piobaireachd Technique Interactive Tutuorial." It has been a real blessing at giving me direction into the world of Piobaireachd.