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Old 11-10-2019, 09:21 AM   #31
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We had Chris Apps come in and do a reed clinic for us. He is amazing!! If you haven't done so, I highly recommend it.

Being just barely 1 1/2 years on the pipes myself, I learned a lot. Chris gave us a new reed each and went about getting us all in tune and I was watching him take a knife to the reeds to make them easier to play. I was reeling in horror watching him take cuts off reeds. It was simply unreal! I was used to taking pieces of dust from a reed that almost required a microscope to see and he removed enough shavings that were about the equivalent of the amount of sawdust from making a set of kitchen cabinets! Being so skilled has its advantages. He got us so well tuned, I thought my chanter was cutting out when it was really the fact that we were "one" sound. I had experienced that before but, not like this. I kept thinking I was doing something wrong because I couldn't tell if I was playing or not.
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Old 11-10-2019, 07:21 PM   #32
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Originally Posted by DNorwood View Post
Does anyone know (not guesses please!) how this chart compares to the G1 definition of reed strength?
I usually play around 30-32 and my G1 platinum is an Easy+
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Old 11-13-2019, 03:58 PM   #33
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I usually play between 28 and 30. I'm 65 years old.

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Old 11-25-2019, 05:09 PM   #34
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Ease a hard one down... until it suites...

Thanks for the advice Pip01, I will do just that and see how it works!
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