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Old 03-17-2020, 08:05 AM   #31
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Upon retirement 8 years ago from the Grade III band I was competing with, I went back to my Hamish Moore concert Bb chanter. Love it.
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Old 03-17-2020, 12:18 PM   #33
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I'd prefer a pitch that's not too high. Like in this recording of "Cabar Feidh" by the Scots Guards, 1950s or early 1960s: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rx0pYRwmEBk
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Old 03-17-2020, 12:52 PM   #34
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I'd prefer a pitch that's not too high. Like in this recording of "Cabar Feidh" by the Scots Guards, 1950s or early 1960s: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rx0pYRwmEBk
I also adore those old rope tension drums that old bands would have, I always much preferred their heavy booming tone over modern pipe band snares.
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I much prefer the snares from the 70's and 80s..the high pitched modern snares are truly ghastly.
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I much prefer the snares from the 70's and 80s..the high pitched modern snares are truly ghastly.
I agree 100%.

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In regards to chanters. I mentioned before, I feel extremely privileged to have in my possession two old Hardie chanters from probably the ‘50s. I love those old large saucer soles, they got. ��


They are a bit temperamental and tune too low for my drones (Around 470 to 455), even with the tuning screws all the way down. I’m thinking of getting extenders, the ones that you can plop on your drone tops for convenience sake.
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Wes, did you mean Concert B-flat chanters?
Yes, I mis-typed, too early without coffee!
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I agree 100%.

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In regards to chanters. I mentioned before, I feel extremely privileged to have in my possession two old Hardie chanters from probably the 50s. I love those old large saucer soles, they got. ��


They are a bit temperamental and tune too low for my drones (Around 470 to 455), even with the tuning screws all the way down. Im thinking of getting extenders, the ones that you can plop on your drone tops for convenience sake.
i've got a couple of those old, low chanters that are surplus to my needs andnwill be putting them up for sale- both are Gillanders, ABW, catalin soles , and both tune between 455 and 470.
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I agree 100%.

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In regards to chanters. I mentioned before, I feel extremely privileged to have in my possession two old Hardie chanters from probably the 50s. I love those old large saucer soles, they got. ��


They are a bit temperamental and tune too low for my drones (Around 470 to 455), even with the tuning screws all the way down. Im thinking of getting extenders, the ones that you can plop on your drone tops for convenience sake.
Please check out the video review of my new 466 drone reeds.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_c...ture=emb_title
Thanks, Terry
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i've got a couple of those old, low chanters that are surplus to my needs andnwill be putting them up for sale- both are Gillanders, ABW, catalin soles , and both tune between 455 and 470.

One of the two chanters has a pumpkin orange Bakelite/Catalin sole, the other one real ivory!


P.S. The chanters also smell like old guitar strings

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