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Old 04-16-2018, 07:53 PM   #1
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Can someone identify this chanter reed? It's the best reed I've got going and I can't remember where I got it or who made it. I showed it next to a gilmour (also a nice reed) for reference.
Its a moulded reed, a bit longer than most other reeds I have on hand, its got a single hemp wrap widely spaced back down the base wrap. Black hemp. I tried looking at other reed pictures but I couldn't find one.
Long shot but maybe its obvious to someone else.

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Old 04-16-2018, 11:02 PM   #2
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Are the sides of the reed towards the soundbox slightly rounded over? This seems to be a hallmark of Troy reeds.
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Old 04-17-2018, 07:59 AM   #3
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It looks like a Sound Supreme reed made by John Elliot in Canada.
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Old 04-17-2018, 09:37 AM   #4
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Originally Posted by Shawn Husk View Post
It looks like a Sound Supreme reed made by John Elliot in Canada.
I'd agree with Shawn. Very long blades are an Elliott/Sound Supreme trademark.
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Old 05-05-2018, 05:16 PM   #5
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Is the staple copper or brass, tube or folded?
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