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Old 08-01-2020, 08:39 AM   #1
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Default Practice Chanter Reed - Warped by Sun

Hi,
Today I found that my two unused P.C. Chanter reeds (plastic of course) were warped.

Living in sunny Spain can have this problem.
The reeds were in a box (see photos) that has curved edges and,
though in my pipe case,
the heat was enough to warp them

Any suggestion on rescueing them.

Cheers.

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Old 08-01-2020, 10:08 AM   #2
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In theory, if you took them to bits, bound them to a round thing of the right curvature, heated them up again, and cooled them, and tied them back into a reed, they should work just fine.


In theory. I'm afraid in practice they are probably goosed.
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Old 08-03-2020, 11:13 AM   #3
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In theory, if you took them to bits, bound them to a round thing of the right curvature, heated them up again, and cooled them, and tied them back into a reed, they should work just fine.


In theory. I'm afraid in practice they are probably goosed.
Thanks,

I agree, and "in practice" is what I have now,
so "theory" is not going to be any worse.

I'll give it a try.
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Old 08-03-2020, 03:08 PM   #4
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Good luck! For heating them up, I'd try an over set at about 50C, not much more, and once it's been in for a few minutes just turn it off and leave it to cool.
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Old 08-03-2020, 07:14 PM   #5
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You say that they were in your pipe case. I sure hope your pipes weren't in there too.
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Old 08-04-2020, 07:41 AM   #6
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You say that they were in your pipe case. I sure hope your pipes weren't in there too.
Dave
Very good point !

I'm using a new Case, Fusion,
BLACK + SUN
not good.
and it rapidly "cooked" my reeds.

But the pipes were being played
in the shade !!!
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I either play my pipes, small pipes or Technopipes and haven't seriously picked up a PC in years but back when I made this reed tutorial


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I either play my pipes, small pipes or Technopipes and haven't seriously picked up a PC in years but back when I made this reed tutorial
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