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Old 02-17-2017, 11:39 AM   #21
Roddy Livingstone
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Default Re: G1 platinum reed strengths?

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Acoustic impedance - the column of air in the chanter forms a spring, the length of which governs the pitch of the note produced. The energy input required to keep it stable depends on how much energy the spring leaks to the surroundings per cycle (in the form of heat, noise, etc).
Accepted, but note I said 'tone' and not 'pitch'!
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Old 02-18-2017, 04:02 PM   #22
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Default Re: G1 platinum reed strengths?

I didn't get a chance to use my manometer, but the G1P in an easy strength (still not broken in) is about as stiff as an easy-medium (possibly closer to the medium side) in other makes.

I also tested out a Shepherd Ridge Cut, Gilmour, and G1 Standard, all in easy strength.

The difference between the G1P and the G1S, besides the Platinum being a little stiffer, was that the Platinum was significantly louder (in a Shepherd MkIII poly chanter) than the other 3 and had a richer sound.
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Old 02-18-2017, 09:01 PM   #23
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The difference between the G1P and the G1S, besides the Platinum being a little stiffer, was that the Platinum was significantly louder (in a Shepherd MkIII poly chanter) than the other 3 and had a richer sound.
Good comparative analysis to know..Thx for that.
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Old 02-19-2017, 10:30 AM   #24
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Default Re: G1 platinum reed strengths?

I have a G1P medium+ in my band chanter and it came in about 38" wg when new. It has eased down a bit with 8 months of playing but is still stiffer than my normal "medium" solo reeds


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