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Old 04-17-2019, 05:30 PM   #2
Klondike Waldo
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Default Re: To carve or not to carve?

Have you tried putting a bridle on the reed ?
It could be either an elastic band or a light wire wrapped aroung the blades. Start at about 1/4 " beyond the end of the staple and move it in hair's breadth increments. You may find that a slight move may bring those pesky flat notes into balance.

A bridle on the reed taking too much air could also close it down slightly, making it more efficient.
In either case, it seems to me a better idea to try altering the reeds as opposed to possibly mangling the chanter.
Slainte Leibh/ Slan Leat, Bob Cameron

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