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Author:  SEAGULL [ Wed Sep 09, 2020 12:49 pm ]
Post subject:  Identify this chanter

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

Author:  jon1908 [ Wed Sep 09, 2020 4:29 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Identify this chanter

That looks like a Dave Williams stick.
If it is, that’s a bargain!

Author:  rorybbellows [ Thu Sep 10, 2020 6:08 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Identify this chanter

Dave Williams always stamped his chanters with his name. Maybe Alan Ginsberg.
RORY

Author:  PJ [ Thu Sep 10, 2020 10:13 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Identify this chanter

It's Pakistani, one of the Sialkot sets.

Author:  Yorch [ Fri Sep 11, 2020 1:53 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Identify this chanter

Is that chanter from Pakistan? I know they are rubbish but looks pretty well done

Author:  PJ [ Fri Sep 11, 2020 11:18 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Identify this chanter

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.

Author:  MarkP [ Fri Sep 11, 2020 1:00 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Identify this chanter

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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