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Old 02-04-2010, 07:00 AM   #21
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Default Re: If you were buying new drone reeds, what kind would you buy?

Canning, Crozier, Selbie, Kinnairds have been staples to me for a while and cover just about every brand I have come across. I'm trying out MG reeds lately to see how they go in a variety of pipes

Each pipe will respond differently to each brand. Not every brand gives optimal tonal characteristics in every pipe. Not everyone will like the same tonal characteristics either.
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Old 02-04-2010, 07:06 AM   #22
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If you were buying a new set of drone reeds today, what kind would you buy, and why?
For synthetics, Rockets. Why? Because I've tried nearly everything else (Shepards [various types], Wygents [various types], Ross, Eezes, Croziers, MG, Hendersons, Omegas, Kinnairds, Selbies, Spitfires, Silversonics are the ones I can recall) and if you have a bore that Rockets are designed for, they're the best. In my opinion.

I also love cane reeds, too.

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Old 02-04-2010, 07:21 AM   #23
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What would the recommendations be for a set of new style Peter Hendersons, I wonder? Anyone has success with this combination? Please see previous thread I started under technique. 'New pipes, bass drone problem'.

I've already tried the comments that folks have given!!

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Old 02-04-2010, 09:03 AM   #24
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What would the recommendations be for a set of new style Peter Hendersons, I wonder? Anyone has success with this combination? Please see previous thread I started under technique. 'New pipes, bass drone problem'.

I've already tried the comments that folks have given!!
A set of PH1A's just arrived at the shop yesterday, they sounded the nicest with Cannings.

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Old 02-04-2010, 09:26 AM   #25
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Default Re: If you were buying new drone reeds, what kind would you buy?

I play old (WW1-WW2 era) Henderson drones. A number of years ago I tried the Selbies and have never looked back. Brand new right out of the box they can sound a bit tinny/synthetic, but in a matter of 3-4 weeks they mellow VERY nicely, are rock steady, and allow for very finite tuning. I've had them mistaken for canes many times in the open solos. I have not yet run across a bagpipe they don't really sound great in yet. Big fan of the Selbies.

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Old 02-04-2010, 10:31 AM   #26
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Default Re: If you were buying new drone reeds, what kind would you buy?

[QUOTE=badrone;1087390]What would the recommendations be for a set of new style Peter Hendersons, I wonder? Anyone has success with this combination? Please see previous thread I started under technique. 'New pipes, bass drone problem'.

I have modern Hendersons and use Canning tenors and a cane bass. Sounds great and everything tunes where it should. I used the Canning bass for a while; it work well and sounded good. Also sounds good with EZ tenors.
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Old 02-04-2010, 11:04 AM   #27
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I would say Ezee tenors and Husk cane bass worked for every set I have owned. I find the Husk cane bass to be just as predictable and reliable as any synthetic I tried as well. Plus of course you get the benefit of minimal air consumption.
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