Tips for Tying Your Drone Cords
The drone cords need to be tied on so that the drones are not too far apart on your shoulder. A wide spacing between the drones will affect the way a listener perceives the sound of your drones. A closer spacing tends to give a more solid, full drone sound than a wider spacing.
To tie your cords on, start out with one tassel beside the stock on your outside tenor drone. Run the cord up to the outside tenor cord bead, and tie the cord in on either side with small cable ties or thread. Space the drones about 6" apart. A quick way to measure this is to run the cord from the outside tenor top down to the bottom of the ferrule. This is about 6". Tie the middle tenor in at this location.
Measure down to the bottom of the ferrule on the middle tenor top and use
this for the spacing between the middle tenor and bass mid section. Tie the
bass mid section at this location. Run the cords up to the top bass section
and tie it in with a little bit of slack in the cord so that you can take the top
section apart easily. The remainder of the cords can be left as is if they are
not too long, or you can tie the end of the cord back to itself between the top
and middle bass sections.
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Thanks to Kelly for suggesting this clip from the Rick Mercer Report at the Celtic Colors Festival.