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Old 03-25-2006, 11:44 PM   #41
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Default Re: Your Setups? - Practice Chanter

Oh, we're talking electronic chanters now too?

DegerPipes, broken Bazpipes—and a Ross MicroPipes that's on short-term loan from the maker that I still need to send back (oops!).

And a couple children's size practice chanters.

And I have some pencils too. AND, and, AND paint brushes that work also for practicing! So there!

Chris still wins.

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Old 03-26-2006, 02:22 AM   #42
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Dunfion Dirk Handle Style Chanter with my own initials.
Harkness reed for louder notes, EzeeDrone reed for softer notes, and Fagerstrom Thechnochanter for silent notes.
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Old 03-26-2006, 07:30 AM   #43
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Default Re: Your Setups? - Practice Chanter

Walsh delrin long w/ Walsh reed
Macleod delrin long (for car)
Macleod delrin childs (great for small finger spacing practice when I'm not around D smallpipes)

And what I've inherited/received:

J. Robertson wood with engraved silver ferrule and ivory sole - probably 100 years old (engraving says "Alex.T.R.Macnab" anyone heard of him?)
Henderson wood with art. ivory fittings
Lawrie wood with nickel/ivory
Kintail wood with marbleized (or whatever) fittings
Sinclair wood with art. ivory
Gaelic wood long (my first PC)

Deger electronic

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Old 03-26-2006, 02:27 PM   #44
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Says "J T. Forbes, Dundee" for the manufacturer.
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Old 03-29-2006, 06:59 AM   #45
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Naill long w/ Walsh reed
1960's or so Sinclair w/warnock reed
and 2 1960's Lawries with whatever reed I see lying around
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Old 03-29-2006, 07:28 AM   #46
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A Duncan MacDougall pc in a practice goose configuration, cane reed by A.Frater.
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Old 03-29-2006, 01:34 PM   #47
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Default Re: Your Setups? - Practice Chanter

Naill poly long with Warnock reed. I use a watson reed sometimes for a bit more volume. Gibson reeds are good for volume, too.

I also have 2 pakistani practice chanters. One with a Watson reed and doesn't sound too bad. The other has sounds like crap no matter what I do to it, or what reed is in it. It collects dust now.
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Old 03-31-2006, 02:51 AM   #48
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Shepherd standard size, poly. Walsh or Shepherd reed. (don't like that one)

MacCallum long, poly, bottom and sound hole reamed to increase lowG volume, cane reed, beeswax on holes instead of tape.
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Old 03-31-2006, 09:14 AM   #49
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Gibson long poly w/Gibson reed (Band) and Kintail long blackwood w/imitation ivory sole for home when the wife and kids are sleeping, it's much quieter than the Gibson.
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Old 04-07-2006, 08:23 PM   #50
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Colin Kyo ABW standard length PC with imitation ivory ferrule and sole; Dalrin top and a Warnock PC reed.

"Only changed your underwear twice, while practicing, afor judging, eh??? Tha's nae good enough, then, laddie!"
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