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Old 04-13-2012, 06:06 AM   #1
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Default Colin Kyo Chanter and Gilmour Reed

Another hats off for the Colin Kyo Chanter.

I have one and put in a Gilmour reed and it sounds spectacular. I know this chanter sounds superb with a ridge-cut reed, but with the Gilmour it also sounds amazing.

I especially love how easy it is to tune the Kyo chanter. It is pretty much plug and play and I find mine doesn't ever need any tape.

The top hand is especially nice.
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Old 04-13-2012, 11:30 AM   #2
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Old 04-14-2012, 08:19 AM   #3
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It really is a great combo. Patrick got me hooked on it as well.
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Another hats off for the Colin Kyo Chanter.

I have one and put in a Gilmour reed and it sounds spectacular. I know this chanter sounds superb with a ridge-cut reed, but with the Gilmour it also sounds amazing.

I especially love how easy it is to tune the Kyo chanter. It is pretty much plug and play and I find mine doesn't ever need any tape.

The top hand is especially nice.
My Colin Kyo Chanter just arrived today and I am thrilled!!! Beautiful wood, gorgeous silver work to match my pipes! I just hemped it up and put in a new Shepherd reed and started to tune the chanter by mouth using my Blair Tuner and it is balancing so beautifully -- NO TAPE!!! I've never seen a chanter that did not need tape. I plan to try different reeds to see what I like best as far as sound, but the Shepherd was pretty much plug and play. The feel of this chanter is amazing -- I have a feeling my short pinky fingers will be very thankful and my birls will benefit from happy pinky fingers! Hat's off to Murray Huggins!
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Old 02-27-2014, 04:08 PM   #5
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Default Re: Colin Kyo Chanter and Gilmour Reed

Agreed, they are great chanters! I've had good success with Husk, Gilmour, Warnock and Troy reeds, although most reeds are excellent in them with no or minimal tape.

Now go forth and spread the word that Murray makes the best chanters out there!
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Old 02-27-2014, 05:24 PM   #6
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Here, Here to hats off to Murray!

A winning combination of chanter and reed for sure!
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Old 02-28-2014, 06:59 AM   #7
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Agreed, they are great chanters! I've had good success with Husk, Gilmour, Warnock and Troy reeds, although most reeds are excellent in them with no or minimal tape.

Now go forth and spread the word that Murray makes the best chanters out there!
Yes, I also use Husk and Troy McAllister reeds in addition to Gilmour. I've got a Troy in a poly CK at the moment with tape only on high G and high A, just a tad each. Sooo easy to play!
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Old 02-28-2014, 09:02 PM   #8
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Another gilmour CK chanter user here.

As Patrick has stated Sean Husk's reeds to very well. I also have great success with Elliot reeds and am looking Troy on Patricks recommendation too.

With the Gilmour I found I need to sand the reed to bring the hG in line but once I do it sings. Played tonight and the harmonics against my Jeffers drones are second to none.

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Old 03-04-2014, 07:04 AM   #9
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Murray himself suggested I try a Melvin reed. A little lower pitch at around 476, but very nice
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Old 03-04-2014, 07:24 AM   #10
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+1

Indeed Murray has been on a Melvin kick as of late. He mentioned them to me and said they are bar none the best match with his chanter.

As i have several fresh Husk and Gilmour reeds I couldn't bear to buy anything new but its been on my mind.

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