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Old 07-18-2018, 08:11 AM   #25
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Default Re: Chanter reed issues, going from low to high elevation

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Originally Posted by Klondike Waldo View Post
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.
All very interesting. It occurs to me that air pressure does a lot with these things, and so I don't think it's a coincidence that I had such terrible trouble with fingering C-natural and F-naturals when I was up there. I'm thinking, regardless of moisture, that probably wasn't going to happen.

Thanks all,
~Nate
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