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Old 01-01-2012, 12:17 PM   #11
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Default Re: Drone Reeds for Kron Standards

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I also hear Croziers give a booming powerful sound, even a nice overtone sometimes. If you want a mellowed sound you could also get Crozier fiber glass reeds.
This is a quote from the Crozier website:
"Crozier Glass Drone Reeds are suited to pipers who prefer a smoother, more mellow tone from their drones."

Life is relative, I have all their products except the Omegas and if you want a smoother, more mellow tone get their Cane tongued reeds. Neither the Glass nor Carbon iterations are necessarily smooth nor mellow, at least in the pipes I tried them in. They were, in fact, some of the boldest reeds I've tried. I would say the Glass is warmer with a bit of buzz whereas the Carbon maybe a little cleaner sounding. But "mellow", I don't think so.
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Old 01-01-2012, 02:17 PM   #12
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I picked up a set of 1999 Kron Standards a few months ago thanks to a fellow forum member and the trading post and now I'm looking for a new set of drone reeds for them. I've played Kinnard's and found them a little too mellow. I've also played Selbie's but the sound was a little "tinny". Before anyone says Rockets, I've talked to Mark Lee who suggested that I have the bass drone re bored if I wanted to use his reeds as he is only making them for the new Kron design and I'm not quite ready to go that far yet. I've also tried Husk cane reeds but the bass was too quiet and I couldn't get the tenors to match up.
Basically I'm looking for a little more buzz for the buck. The Kinnards tune beautifully, however, they just don't stand out enough in an open air or band environment, especially the bass. So anyone that currently plays or has played these wonderful pipes in the past, please let me know.
at risk,..if u want an un-tinny fog horn blast...try SM-90's...
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Old 01-01-2012, 03:39 PM   #13
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Default Re: Drone Reeds for Kron Standards

I play a set and have had many sets of older Kron standard pipes. They are great pipes and take a wide variety of reeds. I would go with ezeedrone tenors and a cane bass, a full set of Mark Lee custom Rockets, canning tenors and an inverted ezeedrone bass or Rocket Bass and Ezeedrone Tenors.

I have yet to try crozier glass or omega bass, but the Kron Standards are easy to reed and sound amazing with almost any combination of reeds depending on what you are wanting from the pipe. Best of Luck.
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