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Old 04-26-2017, 02:58 PM   #21
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Default Re: 3-Corner File for Chanter Reed Mods???

This is the exact product that I used to use:

Great Neck Swedish Needle Files.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/252645084153
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Old 04-27-2017, 01:02 PM   #22
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Default Re: 3-Corner File for Chanter Reed Mods???

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This is the exact product that I used to use:

Great Neck Swedish Needle Files.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/252645084153
Thanks, Colin. And a lot cheaper than the ones I found. With the savings, maybe I'll buy myself some MacLellan reeds! Which reminds me: I've never used straight-cut reeds. Is there any advantage over ridge-cut?
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Old 04-27-2017, 01:43 PM   #23
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Thanks, Colin. And a lot cheaper than the ones I found. With the savings, maybe I'll buy myself some MacLellan reeds! Which reminds me: I've never used straight-cut reeds. Is there any advantage over ridge-cut?
As always, it depends on the sound you are after. Ridge cuts have a bit of an edge to them; instantly impactive, a good crack off most.

Straight cut reeds tend to be a bit warmer in tone.

Personally, I'd never play a ridge cut reed, but I sure would in a band.
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Old 04-30-2017, 10:41 PM   #24
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Default Re: 3-Corner File for Chanter Reed Mods???

I recently went to a seminar at which Brett Tidswell was talking about reeds. He indeed used a 3 corner file, a very fine one. He also used a reed stick made with the stick-on abrasive paper and an oboe reed knife. At one point he also used the window. The point he made about the file is that is is very precise and can take a fair bit of cane off easily. He warned to be gentle and take very small amounts off at a time. He achieved a very good result, no big scrapes taken off the reed.

His "Complete Pipers Handbook" and also his DVD-Rom "The Reed Book" are indeed a worthwhile purchase.
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