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Old 06-02-2003, 01:54 AM   #1
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Default Champion Chanters

Im looking for the perfect Practice chanter.

I know everyone opinion of the "perfect" practice chanter is different....and thet depends a lot on the person playing it to be able to pick that "perfect" sound.

I would love to hear the views of people that have a great ear to be able to tell that "winning" sound. ( sorry to discriminate against the rest....but i have tryed HEAPS of chanters and yet to get one that im happy with ).

Also what chanter/reed combo do u use?


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Old 06-02-2003, 07:04 AM   #2
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"Winning sound"? It's a practice chanter, for Pete's sake. Unless you're planning on competing eternally in chanter class, it's sort of a "who cares?" issue to me.
OK, Viper, I'm not putting down your desire to have a nice sounding chanter. As with any thread on whose pipes?, whose drums?, etc. (threads I would guess Bob and the Moderators continually wish to avoid) I would just offer that any reputable pipemaker's PC--in AB or other fine wood--will serve your desire for a "winning sound". Those same makers would likely have the most informed idea of the right reed for their particular chanter. Good hunting.
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Old 06-02-2003, 12:34 PM   #3
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Default Re: Champion Chanters

Actually I feel you a wrong on this one.

Why play a instrument that sounds poor? Its not going to motivate you to keep on play it.

My theroy is that if i going to spend a great deal of time play the darm thing , i would rather play somthing with nice tone and emphatic.

You wouldn't want to play a set of pipes with out of tune drones, so why on the practice chanter??

Just my views anyway

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Old 06-02-2003, 01:57 PM   #4
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I agree ... no one should tolerate a poor-sounding practice chanter. It should be musical and tonally pleasant.

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Old 06-02-2003, 02:21 PM   #5
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Default Re: Champion Chanters

My previous instructor and another fellow piper both have practice chanters made my David Corriher (sp?).
The pc sounds wonderful...it costs about $160.00 or so USD.
I am not sure how to obtain one though.

Maybe one of the two guys will show up here and tell you where you can get one.
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Old 06-02-2003, 02:29 PM   #6
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Viper,
Get in touch with me by private message and I will give you the info on the Currie chanter.
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Old 06-02-2003, 02:35 PM   #7
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Ahhh, I knew you'd show up. Thanks PiperT.

By the way, there was a great picture of you in the Salisbury Post.

Take care.
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Old 06-02-2003, 06:08 PM   #8
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Default Re: Champion Chanters

This is my first post but I have to agree with the post two reply's ago, I got a Currie chanter about three years ago, what sound, rich and full...
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Old 06-03-2003, 05:09 PM   #9
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Jeff,

How are the holes shaped, i.e. smoothly chamfered like a Nail or sharp edged like a Walsh? If you've heard either of these, is the
Currie really that much better in sound, enough to pitch the Nail and get the Currie?

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Old 06-03-2003, 05:34 PM   #10
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I too would like to know more about the Currie PC. Is it in tune with itself? How would you compare it to the sound of a Naill, Gibson, Walsh etc. Who sells them? What brand of reeds do you use with the Currie?

Thanks in advance for more info.
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