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Old 06-02-2019, 03:32 PM   #31
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Default Re: Reeding a 440 Maclellen chanter

Korg CA tuner: If 440 = same LA /HA green lights at 466. ( taping as needed of course)

And likewise 454 = 480 ( as with eg my Ceol chanter)

....if then set at 455....what pitch does one achieve ?

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Old 06-02-2019, 04:19 PM   #32
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Korg CA tuner: If 440 = same LA /HA green lights at 466. ( taping as needed of course)

And likewise 454 = 480 ( as with eg my Ceol chanter)

....if then set at 455....what pitch does one achieve ?
I'd figure it to be 481.9, or 482 for all practical purposes.
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Old 06-02-2019, 05:14 PM   #33
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I'd figure it to be 481.9, or 482 for all practical purposes.
Yes;...I ( perhaps over simply) add 26. The diff between 440 and 466.
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Old 06-02-2019, 07:20 PM   #34
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And I'm WAY too lazy to do addition on the spot, so I simply procured a tuner that calibrates as high as 499 (God help us if the pitch ever gets that high).

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Old 06-03-2019, 02:23 AM   #35
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And bravo on your everlasting Shepherd reed ... really nice to find that one reed that's happy to keep on going and going. I know a couple players who have had the same reed in for 2-3 years at least. I seem to get a good year or so from mine before I start thinking about changing them out.
In fairness it isn't just one reed- I have more than one set of pipes, and I rotate them, and they are all on a dry ROSS MCS. Their reeds are outstanding, but I find the key to longevity is not touching the reed once I achieve the perfect strength for me, and playing a dry setup.
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Old 06-03-2019, 04:14 AM   #36
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In fairness it isn't just one reed- I have more than one set of pipes, and I rotate them, and they are all on a dry ROSS MCS. Their reeds are outstanding, but I find the key to longevity is not touching the reed once I achieve the perfect strength for me, and playing a dry setup.

Right on. I was trying the same thing last year when I was using a Lee premium sheepskin bag, and a Trap-dri cansister on the end of the blowpipe tube. I was trying to get longevity out of both reed and bag ... and was thinking that a dry setup for both bag and reeds could be a way to do that.

Unfortunately the bag failed on me after it got rained on at a competition (rubber grommets separated from the bag material). I needed a replacement bag in a rush, so I swapped in a Bannatyne Mccallum hybrid.

Ive since (this past January) decided to try a standard sheep bag .. decidedly the opposite type of system in terms of dryness. However, I have to say, my chanter reed seems to never be wet, and I usually practice for at least an hour straight. Drones, I do tend to start getting some moisture in the drone tops after about an hour.

Anyway, the fellow who got me to try the sheepskin has been doing the same, and he said his reedís been in for 5 years now.

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Yes;...I ( perhaps over simply) add 26. The diff between 440 and 466.
I took the ratio of 466/440 and 480/455 and multiplied ( rounded off).
that seemed easier that using the whole 12th root of 2 formula
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Old 06-03-2019, 05:03 AM   #38
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I took the ratio of 466/440 and 480/455 and multiplied ( rounded off).
that seemed easier that using the whole 12th root of 2 formula
Understood....seems tho the Korg like to read a solid green light at 475 (449) ..while HA is just shading a tich of red as Iíd druther. Dead center of my McCallum mk2 chanter 474-476 design pitch.
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