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PostPosted: Wed Sep 09, 2020 12:49 pm 
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Hello,

I was hoping someone would be to help me identify this chanter.

A friend of mine purchased this half set for $200 from the a friend of a friend of a friend of a friend (or something like that). Nothing is known about the set. Upon opening the case it was obvious immediately that the half set was Pakistani. I did what I could for the drones, rewrapped some joints etc. It's rough.

Now the twist...

The chanter barely played at first. I removed the cheap Pakistani reed and popped in an old Kirk Lynch reed I had laying around. To my astonishment it played amazingly. The chanter is crisp, snappy and almost perfectly in tune in both octaves. I just can't accept that it is a cheap chanter. If it is, he is the luckiest SOB I have ever met. Does anyone have any thoughts? Thanks!

Here is a link to the files. I couldn't figure out how to embed. Sorry!
https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/ ... sp=sharing


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 09, 2020 4:29 pm 
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That looks like a Dave Williams stick.
If it is, that’s a bargain!


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 10, 2020 6:08 am 
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Dave Williams always stamped his chanters with his name. Maybe Alan Ginsberg.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 10, 2020 10:13 am 
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It's Pakistani, one of the Sialkot sets.

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 11, 2020 1:53 am 
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Is that chanter from Pakistan? I know they are rubbish but looks pretty well done


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 11, 2020 11:18 am 
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Yorch wrote:
Is that chanter from Pakistan? I know they are rubbish but looks pretty well done


It's from Pakistan. Here's another example.

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 11, 2020 1:00 pm 
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Yep, I have a cheap Pakistani chanter somewhere, different design but also played bang in tune with the first random spare reed I pulled out of the reject box. The keys were uncomfortable but it wasn’t bad, not sure if it had been reworked

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