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Old 06-09-2018, 10:18 PM   #1
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Default Chanter replace/complement Starck drones

Those of you who have Starck drones, what chanter have you used with them that compliments them the best?

As well, what reeds for chanter, and

2) what reeds in the drones. I am leaning towards Canning because that's what I have in my Gibbys but if there's something better I'm all ears.
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Old 06-10-2018, 05:16 PM   #2
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I ended up using Kinnairds in the drones. They could match a Sinclair or Hardie in volume, so a wide range of chanters will do fine.
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Old 06-10-2018, 05:39 PM   #3
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Another Starck piper has used Kinnairds as well I have been told. How do they compare with my Cannings do you think? is there a marked difference? I'd love to find a vintage chanter but don't know if these are worthwhile to invest in with what we have out now/new.
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Old 06-10-2018, 05:54 PM   #4
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Another Starck piper has used Kinnairds as well I have been told. How do they compare with my Cannings do you think? is there a marked difference? I'd love to find a vintage chanter but don't know if these are worthwhile to invest in with what we have out now/new.
A major diff is one uses a body material that can swell with moisture...leads to too tight bridle ...possible shut off without strict blowing control.
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Old 06-10-2018, 07:10 PM   #5
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Hi all,


I have used the same Canning for the last 10 years and have had 0.0 problems they are idiot proof! Having said that next reeds I buy might just be Kinnairds or a combination!
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Old 06-10-2018, 10:49 PM   #6
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My pipe major/buddy told me he has not adjusted his Cannings for 7 years.
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