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Old 08-13-2017, 04:54 PM   #11
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Default Re: Miss firing notes on the chanter

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. This makes for sweaty fingers and combined with our poly band chanter false notes due to fingers slipping...
To help alleviate this for some nervous students I've run two strips of tape down the chanter length from HG to LA ...about 1/8" off to the side of the note holes...then used 0000 sand paper to remove the shine from the poly and provide a smooth but tactile surface. Ditto around the HA also. Hardly noticeable.
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Old 08-13-2017, 05:41 PM   #12
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Yes, the temps are well over 100 degrees here in Central Texas every day, and predicted for the foreseeable future. This makes for sweaty fingers and combined with our poly band chanter false notes due to fingers slipping.

Thanks, that explains it, probably.

I don't think Swedish pipers have much trouble with fingers slipping...

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Old 08-13-2017, 07:17 PM   #13
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To help alleviate this for some nervous students I've run two strips of tape down the chanter length from HG to LA ...about 1/8" off to the side of the note holes...then used 0000 sand paper to remove the shine from the poly and provide a smooth but tactile surface. Ditto around the HA also. Hardly noticeable.
As the roll of chanter tape I was using is about 15 years old (I got it from Chris Hamilton when he was running The Tone Czar) and was slipping horribly on my band chanter, I switched to Gaffer Pro Spike tape about a week ago and that has helped a lot.

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Old 08-14-2017, 05:40 AM   #14
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As the roll of chanter tape I was using is about 15 years old (I got it from Chris Hamilton when he was running The Tone Czar) and was slipping horribly on my band chanter, I switched to Gaffer Pro Spike tape about a week ago and that has helped a lot.

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Aha.....I neglected to mention in my post that I strip the side tape after the sanding with 0000 paper. Then you are left with a neat line on either side with the 'box' of non gloss tactile within.
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