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Old 10-29-2013, 10:09 AM   #2
flares2
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Default Re: higher quality / more expensive practice chanters

I think it's about personal preference. My opinion is that the higher end ABW practice chanters don't sound all that much better than a poly chanter. Blackwood may sound a bit better, but I can't justify the cost for a practice chanter.

Also, in terms of aesthetics, I don't see the point in putting silver or other expensive materials on a practice chanter unless you're fishing for compliments around the band table. No one's ever gonna see you perform on a practice chanter and you'll spend the majority of the time practicing it alone at home, so why bother?
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