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Old 10-09-2017, 06:11 AM   #11
Steve Law
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Hi Tim, we’re on similar journeys...

Had 20 yearss out, but back for a year and now aged 64...my hasn’t the world moved on?

I cocncur with almost all the advice above....and having tried 4 or 5 diferent kinds of drone reeds cannot recommend Selbie highly enough.

I had chance to drop into Neil’s shop a few weeks ago (only 525 miles from home!) and he couldn’t do enough for me...set up my drones while I watched and they’re the silkiest I’ve ever had over 50 years, smooth as velvet.

Lips and chest muscles improving but still working on it....it helps having my old band to return to, giving lots of inspiration to keep at it and a degree of mutual competition rears up and urges improvement too.

Welcome back; it was one of last year’s better decisions, imho
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Old 10-09-2017, 07:28 AM   #12
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Iím more like 3352 miles from his shop....but happy to say Iíve set up several dozen sets of Selbie reeds...mainly in Mccallum pipes...No worries and great results for newbies and more experienced pipers alike.

Keep it up Neil.
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Old 10-12-2017, 11:24 AM   #13
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Thanks to everyone for their encouragement and advice.

As an update, I will be starting lessons next Tuesday evening at The College of Wooster Music Dept. under the instruction of Mr. Palmer Shonk.


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Old 10-20-2017, 11:27 AM   #14
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Iím more like 3352 miles from his shop....but happy to say Iíve set up several dozen sets of Selbie reeds...mainly in Mccallum pipes...No worries and great results for newbies and more experienced pipers alike.

Keep it up Neil.
After almost 4 decades of piping, I've pretty much settled on Selbie drone reeds (and I'm also thousands of miles from his shop) as giving me the best sound and the least trouble on my particular set-up ( older pipes, older chanters, pitched at or about B flat). I have yet to find a synthetic chanter reed that works well for me, though- other than a McLaren which seems to suit an no-name Indian A chanter I picked up for $25.
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Old 11-01-2017, 09:47 AM   #15
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My pipe instructor told me to purchase standard Ezee drone reeds and Husk chanter reeds. I got an easy/medium and a medium. These drones work great in my pipes and I am now playing again!

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Old 11-01-2017, 09:24 PM   #16
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However, it turns out there are none in my area. I have been practicing with my practice chanter, which hasn't gone too bad. Of course an instructor would probably call my efforts horrible.

Tim
I recently helped a piper get back at it after about a 10 year layoff. I only had to give her about 3 or 4 lessons, and she was right back on track. She had a couple of issues that I helped her deal with, but nothing too serious. I certainly wouldn't call her "efforts horrible". She's doing great now.

Have you considered Skype?

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Old 11-06-2017, 08:46 PM   #17
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I have yet to find a synthetic chanter reed that works well for me, though- other than a McLaren which seems to suit an no-name Indian A chanter I picked up for $25.
I have a Clanrye that works well in my 1982 Hardie and 1980 Lawrie chanters (they're A=466 chanters). The E is a tiny bit flat. But the reed works. No fussing with heat or moisture changes. For someone getting back into piping, it makes life easier -- there's enough to deal with concerning fingering, breathing, etc. etc.
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