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Old 04-17-2013, 09:09 AM   #1
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Default Ears versus Tuners

I hear a lot of really good pipers saying that their ears are the best tuners they have.

I have had opportunities to check some ear-tuned pipes with a tuner, and they have not so far been spot on. The closest I have seen is drones within 2 hz of the chanter.

What happens with ear tuned pipes is that the DRONES are perfectly tuned to one another, and close enough to the Low A that it makes no difference.

The ear-tuned chanter is a nightmare from D up.
Noble and manly music invigorates the spirit, strengthens the wavering man, and incites him to great and worthy deeds. Homer.
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