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Old 05-31-2019, 07:22 AM   #21
el gaitero
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Default Re: Reeding a 440 Maclellen chanter

Originally Posted by Pppiper View Post
Yeah ... A-440 is kind of asking a lot. Interested to see how some of these new reeds go when they arrive. I'm also tempted to experiment with adding a cooper bridle, which is what border pipers do. And/or using a rush in the chanter for the sharp notes ... I find it fascinating that uilleann and border pipers use those things all the time with their conical chanters/reeds, yet highland pipers do not .. shrug.

And bravo on your everlasting Shepherd reed ... really nice to find that one reed that's happy to keep on going and going. I know a couple players who have had the same reed in for 2-3 years at least. I seem to get a good year or so from mine before I start thinking about changing them out.

Cheers all,
Have you seen Rory Grossarts’ vid ..him playing a ‘standard ( Ceol?) chanter’ set at 455...the Korg tuner is displayed in the vid......then putting in a set of his drone top extenders and a Ceol Bb chanter....starts right off at 440...per a second Korg tuner next to the first one. Interesting.

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