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Old 11-21-2012, 07:12 AM   #21
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Default Re: Selbie Drone Reeds?

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I might add at this point that I usually dispense with the rubber thingies on the reeds where they go into the drone sockets and replace them with black waxed hemp. I do this with all the drones reeds that have the rubber thingies on, not just with the Selbies. It makes them much firmer in the socket and of course, air tight. It also makes it much easier to adjust the seating depth if you need that little bit extra adjustment. Can't stress enough the importance of having air tight pipes, and the reed seats are often overlooked in this area - oh and chanter reeds too!

you might have something there with the rubber bushings. I have had to cement a couple down to stay in place.
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Old 11-21-2012, 07:54 AM   #22
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Default Re: Selbie Drone Reeds?

Selbie reeds are such a complete set. I have played them in mccallums, dunbars, gibsons, and strathmores. All went really well. I just purchased a set for my MacPhersons and Im hopjng for the same results.
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Old 11-21-2012, 02:44 PM   #23
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Default Re: Selbie Drone Reeds?

I think Selbies are one of the most under rated synthetics on the market. I've also found them to be absolutely excellent in any pipe I've tried them in.

As for the rubber on the reed seat end. If they don't fit snug and perfectly in your reed seats, then by all means cut them carefully off and use black or yellow waxed hemp.

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