Thread: Carved chanters
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Old 05-20-2006, 06:36 PM   #4
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Default Re: Carved chanters

I once played in a band who used chanters heavily carved by tonemeister Ian Whitelaw. They not only were sharper, but also louder, clearer-toned, brighter, and more free-blowing than uncarved examples of the same make. The band simply sounded better with them. The low A hole was so large as to be difficult to cover with the pinkie. About carving then taping, I have heard the theory that the thin edge of tape is less restrictive than the thick edge of plastic.
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