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Old 07-18-2018, 07:58 AM   #24
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Default Re: Chanter reed issues, going from low to high elevation

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Originally Posted by bob864 View Post
I've noticed that my smallpipes play different at higher elevation, and they are entirely plastic, so in addition to whatever moisture issues there are, there seems to be something due to the elevation itself (lower air pressure I assume).

Worth noting. I had the same experience with Lowland pipes (also plastic reeds). They played just fine at a few feet above sea level ( same general Boston Seacoast area as Pppiper), but were misbehaved terribly at the summit of Mt Killington- around 4,000' and not much better at the Snowshed lodge, around 2,000' if I remember correctly.
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