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Old 06-01-2019, 04:25 PM   #29
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Default Re: Reeding a 440 Maclellen chanter

Originally Posted by Shawn Husk View Post
A local piper approached me about helping him set up his pipes for true A 440 pitch. He had purchased a MacLellan 440 chanter and drone reed extenders. I was able to fit one of my standard reeds to it and get it balanced at 440, the reed did seat rather high in the reed seat to accomplish this.

The extenders did help but we also required adding some weight to the tongues of the reeds. I did this by adding some of that rubber putty eraser stuff that used to come with Rocket drone reeds. Adding weight to the tongues of your drone reeds will give you a huge flattening affect and perhaps even make it so you will not need extenders at all.
Very helpful ... as always, Thank you Shawn!

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