Canisters & Valves
Canister systems can be very useful to minimize moisture and maintain a steady and reliable instrument. There are many styles available including the Kinnaird Kanister System (pictured above) and Ross Canister System. Reed problems can be caused by issues within canister systems. Ensure that all of the hoses are airtight and don't leak any air. Check the connections between the hoses and canister and the hoses and drone stocks. Sometimes the Ross hoses will crack or the glued joints between hoses will leak.
Drone valve/enhancers can also wreak havoc with drone reeds if they are set up improperly. You must ensure that the valves are not set so tight that they restrict airflow so much that the reeds don't have enough air to operate properly. You should be able to blow through the valve, and it will open with very little pressure. If you have to blow hard to open the valve it is too strong.
Consult the instructions that came with the valves to adjust their strength.
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