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Old 08-20-2019, 03:20 PM   #1
Joseph Diodato
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Default Maverick Practice Chanters

I'm looking to expand my collection of piping items in the future, and I'm particularly interested in the Maverick practice chanters. Gorgeous asthetics aside, their main selling point appears to be that "[Our chanters] are the only practice chanter on the market today that do not require tuning. Our chanters are in tune straight out of the box."

Has anyone had the chance to play the Maverick chanters and can offer any thoughts? I'm also considering the Hardie Twist-Trap practice chanter and David Lindsey's chanters.

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Old 08-20-2019, 05:54 PM   #2
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Default Re: Maverick Practice Chanters

A friend of mine (and my dadís instructor when he played) has a Maverick and it sounded pretty solid when I heard it.

I have a David Lindsey chanter. Itís a work of art and you couldnít ask for a better maker who is willing to make sure you get the PC you dreamed of. Mine is silvertone birch with Damascus steel and moose. The reed that comes with it (Boyd, I think) is really robust and most definitely makes you feel like youíre playing a solid instrument.
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Old 08-21-2019, 06:56 AM   #3
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I've got two Lindsey PCs (both bought used)...they are absolutely worth every penny
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Old 08-21-2019, 05:23 PM   #4
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Default Re: Maverick Practice Chanters

Those look pretty. I think for that kind of money though I would definitely not purchase a practice chanter, I would purchase a SSP chanter with a mouthpiece.

This is what I use as it's a real chanter that is keyed (mine is A). Always in tune, proper finger holes, and the pitch perfectly matches up with other instruments. Playing back sheet music on a computer or tablet with MIDI is excellent, the intonation matches precisely once you set.
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Old 08-22-2019, 02:43 AM   #5
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Default Re: Maverick Practice Chanters

I joined the revolution last year. It lives up to all claims and is kewl and comfortable. My only other comment is that I wish I'd requested a sole so I didn't close off the chanter on low g when resting it on my leg while playing. I own a regular size.
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Old 08-22-2019, 07:36 AM   #6
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Default Re: Maverick Practice Chanters

Would you consider the ES Session Chanter (ESSC)? It can play in A, Bb, and now C and has all the properties you enjoy in the SSP chanter but with additional functionality.





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Those look pretty. I think for that kind of money though I would definitely not purchase a practice chanter, I would purchase a SSP chanter with a mouthpiece.

This is what I use as it's a real chanter that is keyed (mine is A). Always in tune, proper finger holes, and the pitch perfectly matches up with other instruments. Playing back sheet music on a computer or tablet with MIDI is excellent, the intonation matches precisely once you set.
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Old 08-24-2019, 10:18 AM   #7
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I have a regular-size Maverick - very nice sound, with a bit of resistance compared to some other chanters. Quite happy with it, and thinking about picking up one of their long chanters.
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