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Old 01-13-2018, 10:59 AM   #1
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Default Early '80s RG Hardie

I'm interested to find out what chanter reed other folks play in their early 80's Hardies with original ABW chanter? I'm currently switching between an Shepherd Bb reed & a G1 platinum & cant decide which I prefer. Looking for recomendations.

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Old 01-13-2018, 12:04 PM   #2
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Default Re: Early 80's RG Hardie

G1 Bb easy chanter reed, but I have shaved a Melvin that tunes well at Bb.
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Old 01-13-2018, 02:10 PM   #3
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Default Re: Early 80's RG Hardie

I have a MacPhee reed going well in my 1970s vintage chanter
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Old 01-14-2018, 04:43 PM   #4
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Default Re: Early '80s RG Hardie

I have some Carnoustie (Macrostie) reeds I've used, which work well. I got a bunch of them in the late 1990's / early 2000's.

But for personal reasons I have been using a synthetic reed because I'm not yet a daily player, and got back into piping a year and a half ago after a long, long break.

My 1982 Hardie has a slightly flat E with the synthetic I have. Most of the other notes are on, as far as I can tell (I don't have or use a bagpipe tuner, so they may be a hair off to others).

I may or may not go back to cane as I play more. I love the sound of Hardie ABW. Loud and plaintive, and I like the larger holes (my other chanter, a 1981 Lawrie, has smaller holes).
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Default Re: Early '80s RG Hardie

Shepherd Bb, Leiken and Mur-reeds in my Hardie ( Not sure of the date but probably pre-80's ), but will be testing some of Ken Stewart's chanter reeds this week.
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