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Old 11-28-2003, 03:42 PM   #1
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Default Black and white PC reeds?

Do any of you good folk remember a type of practice chanter reed that had a molded black plastic body (one piece no hemp) and white blades that could be pulled out and cleaned? Any info on maker will be great…. the last time I saw these was in 1980 so perhaps they don’t exist anymore.
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Old 11-28-2003, 03:59 PM   #2
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Default Re: Black and white PC reeds?

I remember those!!

I think the manufacturer was Aliester, or Alexander. Or should i say it was Alexander spelled one way or the other?

Dont look for them on shelves. I think the reason he stopped making them is a better than average reason. (I am fairly certain that he passed away)
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Old 11-28-2003, 06:00 PM   #3
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Default Re: Black and white PC reeds?

I think you're right; Alexander was the name of those reeds. I still have 3 or 4 kicking around!

Adventurous types (like me, once upon a time) would create their own replacement blades. The most commonly used material for this was yogurt containers.
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