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Old 09-20-2019, 03:43 PM   #1
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Default Gibson PC reeds of different sizes?!?

I was wondering if anyone else had noticed that their Gibson practice chanter reed was shorter and softer than one they may have purchased in the past??
New on top, old on bottom.
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Old 09-20-2019, 09:53 PM   #2
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New on top, old on bottom.
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Old 09-21-2019, 02:07 AM   #3
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Old 09-21-2019, 02:54 PM   #4
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Default Re: Gibson PC reeds of different sizes?!?

Interesting, I was just about to purchase one.

I believe Greg Abbott of Abbott reeds (abbottreeds.com/) has made/does make, Gibson's practice chanter reeds. With Gibson under new ownership in a different state now maybe they have changed their designs and maker.
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Old 09-21-2019, 05:55 PM   #5
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I purchased one of the new shorter ones. It was a bit shorter than the ones I bought in the early 2000s, but it sounded fine and I would buy it again. I play a Gibson long practice chanter circa 2000. YMMV
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Old 09-22-2019, 05:27 AM   #6
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Donít get me wrong, they both work. Well. The newer reed just needs a more gentle touch and the resulting sound level is quite a bit softer.
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