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Old 11-28-2016, 09:52 AM   #31
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Monroe NC, tel 704 635 7210.Google his dite for great info.
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Old 11-28-2016, 10:10 AM   #32
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http://highland-pipemaker.com
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Old 01-05-2017, 09:14 AM   #33
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I now have a few other questions about finding a set of reeds for an old set of R.G. Lawrie bagpipes that are likely around 100 years old, I inherited them from my great grandfather and I am in the fine tuning stage. I tried out a Shepherd B flat reed for the chanter and it sounded terrible, the low hand was flat while the high was sharp. Is there anyone who has had a problem like this? I'm currently searching the web for another reed that might work better with the chanter. Granted the set had to be oiled as it hasn't seen any maintenance in the last decade. It might be a case of oiling the pipes as needed, but I also wonder if I need a reed that works with this chanter as it is keyed lower than the chanters of today.
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Old 01-05-2017, 09:57 AM   #34
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Imho you could reach out to Sean Husk reedmaker to help sort it.
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Old 01-05-2017, 02:54 PM   #35
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Imho you could reach out to Sean Husk reedmaker to help sort it.
I've heard that name dropped in the past, I have sent an email to him, although I still have yet to check my email for a reply. Thank you for the information nonetheless.
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Old 01-05-2017, 03:28 PM   #36
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Aye. Let us know how you get on.
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Old 01-05-2017, 04:19 PM   #37
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For sure, if I can also learn coding in time I might try to post a video of them playing...
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Old 01-08-2017, 12:52 PM   #38
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The problem with an old chanter is the scale that is really different than today especially with the C and the E.

Usually vintage chanter reeds are made with longer staples of 1 inch.
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Old 01-10-2017, 03:32 PM   #39
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The problem with an old chanter is the scale that is really different than today especially with the C and the E.

Usually vintage chanter reeds are made with longer staples of 1 inch.
That's what I've been hearing, I've been scouring the web for a reed that would work well with this chanter, as there are two hopefuls; a Gilmour reed that the Henderson group recommended and I went to Shawn Husk to purchase a reed as well. Hopefully there will be a successor from my Shepherd Bb. After putting the Shepherd Reed in I found that the chanter ran at 445 Hz on the tuner, and getting the old drones in tune was an unsuccessful chore at first. It kind of feels like getting an old Model T in running shape again lol
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Old 01-11-2017, 10:57 AM   #40
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I believe Sean sells reedmaking kits. Perhaps, a little project to make your own?

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