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Old 03-11-2020, 03:49 PM   #1
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Default Chanter reed elastic question

I am using one on my reed currently. Every time I am done playing I roll it off the cane and onto the staple. Is it okay to leave it on, however? Or should I just keep rolling it off the blades every time?







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Old 03-11-2020, 11:23 PM   #2
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Once on, I have never moved mine. It stays put. Sorry I do not have a good response for you.
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Old 03-12-2020, 05:22 AM   #3
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While I haven’t used one for years, when I did, I slide it back when not playing to reduce stress on the reed.
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Old 03-12-2020, 08:21 AM   #4
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I am using one on my reed currently. Every time I am done playing I roll it off the cane and onto the staple. Is it okay to leave it on, however? Or should I just keep rolling it off the blades every time?


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...it’s the Pipers choice. Opinions go both ways...when i use(d) one I’d sometimes forget ...either to roll it off...or back on. Don’t loose any sleep over it. 😎
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Old 03-12-2020, 02:22 PM   #5
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It doesn't make much sense to remove it, to me. The blades are already under massive, permanent stress from being tied on, and we don't untie our reeds and retie them every time (leastways, I don't...)
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Old 03-12-2020, 03:15 PM   #6
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I guess it wouldn't hurt to leave it. I'll do that later.
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Old 03-12-2020, 05:17 PM   #7
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I guess it wouldn't hurt to leave it. I'll do that later.
Check the MG reeds website for very helpful pdf pages of how to very effectively fiddle with your reeds...and not khaki them up.
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Old 03-13-2020, 04:58 PM   #8
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Check the MG reeds website for very helpful pdf pages of how to very effectively fiddle with your reeds...and not khaki them up.
Rory Grossart knows what he’s talking about.
will do... great stuff
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Old 03-17-2020, 12:35 PM   #9
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Question: After the rubber band has been used for awhile, regardless of whether or not the rubber band has been moved up/down when stored, does the cane become “trained” to be in that position and therefore you can remove the rubber band altogether?

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Question: After the rubber band has been used for awhile, regardless of whether or not the rubber band has been moved up/down when stored, does the cane become “trained” to be in that position and therefore you can remove the rubber band altogether?

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Yes, it's pretty normal to need to use less elastic over time. My experience has been that you can check it every few weeks and see if you can move it down a bit.
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