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Author:  PJ [ Sat Sep 07, 2019 2:12 pm ]
Post subject:  It's happened again ...

I make a reed, try it, it's not great, but maybe ... I put it in a box, on a shelf in a corner and let it sit a few years. Then one day, mildly unsatisfied with my current reed, I go sifting through the boxes on the shelf, and bingo, one of them just sings.

My B chanter reed has been off lately. Octaves not balanced, etc. So I got to stack of boxes, find one which is just a joy to play. Balanced tuning, medium pressure, nice hard D and E, almost perfect. Just the back D is a little sharp but nothing a little tape can't solve.

I'd been discouraged by the B chanter recently and was playing it less and less. Since popping in the new reed, I've played it almost 2 hours. :)

Author:  Seamie [ Sat Sep 07, 2019 2:24 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: It's happened again ...

See PeeJ.......Easy-peasy, right? (s)

.....and ps: thanks for your pm: re that chanter I was mucking around with. Appreciate it/ Cheers mate

Author:  an seanduine [ Sat Sep 07, 2019 2:24 pm ]
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Ah, the mystery and romance of reeds :D Great to hear, PJ. Really, though, you should try North Coast Cedar.


Author:  Ceann Cromtha [ Sat Sep 07, 2019 3:04 pm ]
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That’s great, Patrick. Congratulations!

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