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Old 05-26-2014, 12:47 AM   #31
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Thank you gentlemen. Very interesting.
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Old 06-09-2014, 12:19 AM   #32
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I have an easier time getting my Sinclair down to our pitch than with my CK laminate. Our pitch is around 475-478 (thanks to those who helped me figure that out in a past thread!). The CK struggles to get below 480 and the reed has to be seated quite high to get close. This sinclair is quite happy at our pitch, and is fairly new.
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Old 06-09-2014, 05:40 AM   #33
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I have an easier time getting my Sinclair down to our pitch than with my CK laminate. Our pitch is around 475-478 (thanks to those who helped me figure that out in a past thread!). The CK struggles to get below 480 and the reed has to be seated quite high to get close. This sinclair is quite happy at our pitch, and is fairly new.
Excuse my tangent here from the original Sinclair thread, but your comment on the CK Laminate is contrary to my experience. My CK Laminate can be set up to pitch anywhere between 472 and 480/82. Murray's chanters are designed so that the reed should be set slightly higher in the seat than other chanters. My experience with his chanters has been mostly with Gilmour, Husk and Warnock reeds, but several other reeds have been found to be nicely compatible as well.

Why not contact Murray through his website, and discuss your situation with his chanter's pitch. You will find him to be very eager to help.

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Old 06-09-2014, 12:33 PM   #34
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I'll do that. I love that chanter! We don't use any of Murray's recommended reeds, so that's probably the issue. Thanks for the help.
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Old 06-09-2014, 05:10 PM   #35
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My 2010 Sinclair chanter seems quite happy and at 480 Hz using a Shawn Husk reed. A very nice blend with Sinclair drones, Rocket reeds and sheepskin.

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Old 06-12-2014, 07:41 AM   #36
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I listened to some old recordings the other day and the lower pipes sound much sweeter. I hope to trend of tuning higher swings the other direction soon. My tutor has the pipes pitched at 459, let's get back to that.
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459 reference on the tuner?
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Old 06-18-2014, 10:17 AM   #38
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Default Newish wooden Sinclair chanter, opinions.

That would be 485 Hz true, I'm guessing SirJackalope means 459Hz true pitch?

I had to set my pipes up at 466Hz (true) for an orchestra gig and loved the sound off the drones.
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Old 06-18-2014, 11:08 AM   #39
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I had to set my pipes up at 466Hz (true) for an orchestra gig and loved the sound off the drones.
Competing first time this year with old sinclair chanter around 466. If the piobaireachd judge doesn't like the pitch, he/she can lump it. I had to use extenders for kinnairds to be stable, but the sound just feels good on my bones. And we all need good feeling bones, eh? The original late 30's chanter plays around the low 450's and I had to use long ezees with the extenders. That was waaaaay low.
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