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Old 03-21-2019, 01:56 PM   #11
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Default Re: Jim McGillivray’s AURORA JM Chanter

Looks like a rebirthed D Naill with that big F and the small D. What were you pitched at on the audio file? Sounds quite low.

Might be the recording but the D sounds thin and the F sounds disproportionally overpowering.
He still has not got rid of the thin raspy hA so I must assume he likes it.
How well does it respond if you hold a lG and then do some rapid burl like movement on the hG? Is it responsive?
Is the reed seat plain or threaded?

Looks well finished apart from that coarse logo engraving, just my taste, (or lack of).
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Old 03-24-2019, 09:46 PM   #12
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David Glen drones and Kinnaird reeds.
Would never have guessed that. I think this speaks to the larger reality that there is a lot of stereotypes about each maker and what they should/do sound like. Really it's all what you make of it (your setup).

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Looks like a rebirthed D Naill with that big F and the small D. What were you pitched at on the audio file? Sounds quite low.
Doesn't sound overtly low to my ear. I don't mean this in any specific way other than curiosity but perhaps you are used to band pitch or something more like the Kyo chanter which is above 480hz?
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Old 03-25-2019, 11:03 AM   #13
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Default Re: Jim McGillivray’s AURORA JM Chanter

Just came upon this thread and thought I would chime in.

This chanter is quite different from the old Gael, which was meant to go at 470.

The AURORA JM chanter will pitch between 472 and 478, depending on the reed. I'm currently playing a Shepherd reed in mine at around 476.

With solo chanters currently pitching at 480+, this may not be the best choice for competitive success; I was raised playing between 468 and 474, so I'm partial to the 470s.

The piobaireachd below was recorded a few years ago with this chanter and a Troy reed. I played these chanters and sold them by word of mouth for about four years before actually putting it up on my website a few months ago. It's still the only chanter I play.

https://pipetunes.ca/tunes/piobairea...ntoshs-banner/


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Old 03-30-2019, 12:13 PM   #14
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Just came upon this thread and thought I would chime in.

This chanter is quite different from the old Gael, which was meant to go at 470.

The AURORA JM chanter will pitch between 472 and 478, depending on the reed. I'm currently playing a Shepherd reed in mine at around 476.

With solo chanters currently pitching at 480+, this may not be the best choice for competitive success; I was raised playing between 468 and 474, so I'm partial to the 470s.

The piobaireachd below was recorded a few years ago with this chanter and a Troy reed. I played these chanters and sold them by word of mouth for about four years before actually putting it up on my website a few months ago. It's still the only chanter I play.

https://pipetunes.ca/tunes/piobairea...ntoshs-banner/


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Thanks for clearing this up Jim. I really appreciate that you focus so much attention toward a lower pitch and all of your work in reproduction pipes. I've listened to this tune now many times over.
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