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Old 07-09-2019, 09:02 AM   #11
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Default Re: Band reeds - what do you use?

Shepherd and Gilmours are my faves.
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Old 07-09-2019, 10:02 AM   #12
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What do you pitch at with this combination?
Low to mid 480s.
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Old 07-09-2019, 12:29 PM   #13
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The Mccallum mk3 bench design spec is 484-486cps....10 cents higher than its mk2 predecessor. Iíve found it possible to set the mk3 lower to match up with mk2...not sure/doubtful about the other way around.
Shepherd standard molded reeds.
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Old 07-10-2019, 05:57 AM   #14
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The Mccallum mk3 bench design spec is 484-486cps....10 cents higher than its mk2 predecessor. Iíve found it possible to set the mk3 lower to match up with mk2...not sure/doubtful about the other way around.
Shepherd standard molded reeds.
With the right reed, you can get a Mk2 to 480-482 without any real difficulty. Higher than that, and you're probably opening up holes.
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Old 07-10-2019, 11:17 AM   #15
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The Mccallum mk3 bench design spec is 484-486cps....10 cents higher than its mk2 predecessor. Iíve found it possible to set the mk3 lower to match up with mk2...not sure/doubtful about the other way around.
Shepherd standard molded reeds.
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With the right reed, you can get a Mk2 to 480-482 without any real difficulty. Higher than that, and you're probably opening up holes.
This makes sense to me as Bruce Gandy played a Mk2 chanter for years before using it as a basis for his new Gandy chanter (I believe). He always seemed to pitch around 480 if I recall.
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Old 07-10-2019, 06:30 PM   #16
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We use Husk ridge cut reeds. Usually pitch 476 to 480 in older MacCallum band chanters, depending on the weather.
Very reliable reeds.


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