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Old 09-25-2008, 06:20 AM   #11
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Default Re: Cane practice chanter reed help

Quote:
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<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Blackadder</div><div class="ubbcode-body"><div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Bill Urquhart</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Roger, care to share where you got those plastic reeds?
Hear, hear! </div></div>

I'd better not. </div></div>
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Old 09-25-2008, 09:10 AM   #12
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Default Re: Cane practice chanter reed help

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<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Roger Huth</div><div class="ubbcode-body"><div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Bill Urquhart</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Roger, care to share where you got those plastic reeds?
I'd better not. </div></div>
Whaaaat???? That hardly seems in character with the Dunsire Forum spirit!?? </div></div>

I know a retired gentleman who is a fine piper, teacher, judge, and set-up man. He also makes fantastic chanter reeds and practice chanter reeds on the side, as a hobby for friends and students. It's a bit of a bother sometimes, and he does not want this to become another job.

A few years ago a vendor spread it 'round about a great reed he (the reedmaker) produced for a specialty application and how he (the vendor) would be happy to sell them to you. The publicity was not appreciated. Could be that Roger is merely respecting a friend's wishes.
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Old 09-25-2008, 11:10 AM   #13
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Default Re: Cane practice chanter reed help

I'm sort of backed into a corner here.

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Old 09-25-2008, 11:17 AM   #14
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*sigh*
Should have guessed he wouldn't be on this side of the pond. Not that that's automotically prohibitive. But we are just talking about PC reeds.
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Old 09-26-2008, 08:22 AM   #15
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Cane PC reeds have been a sort of underground secret for a lot of years. Now, it seems (from Roger's comment above) the plastic have become the secret "hot" reeds again. I think plastic went downhill when that guy from Canada passed away and stopped making the white ones with the yellow hemp. I still look for those in old pipe boxes and stuff and grab them whenever possible. They last forever and never any problem. I found the cane advertised and available a COP. Have been using them since they started making those red things that never work right.
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Old 09-26-2008, 10:10 AM   #16
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I just checked COP and they don't have cane PC reeds listed. So where can we get them?


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Old 09-26-2008, 10:35 AM   #17
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I have about 150 of them at present....
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Old 09-26-2008, 11:46 AM   #18
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Do any Forum sponsors carry Andrew Frater's PC reeds? Or is there a way to contact him directly?
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Old 09-26-2008, 12:45 PM   #19
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No and no. Andrew only makes a few reeds for his friends and the band he works with. I used to sell his chanter reeds, but he stopped making for me about three years ago.
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