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PostPosted: Tue Apr 09, 2019 1:53 pm 
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Hi,

Can someone experienced with wooden reeds explain what are the tonal differences between Concert Pitch Chanter reeds made from Curly Maple and those made from Spruce?

Can they sound as good as Cane and is spruce closer than maple?

Can they work also in Higher humidity (like 60% or higher) and replace the cane reeds totaly or they are only meant for low humidity (like 30% or lower) places?

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 10, 2019 6:05 am 
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Higher humidity (like 60% or higher) :-?


Where on earth?....never mind.

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 10, 2019 1:19 pm 
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pudinka wrote:
Where on earth?....never mind.

...mybe my English is a bit rusty...

What I wanted to say in my 3rd question was (for example) ==> you get a new CP chanter with spruce reed in it.
Now if you live in Phoenix Arizona where humidity at afternoon can drop to 22% a spruce reed can be your best deal. But what about if you are in Ireland or Scotland where average humidity is 85%. Or if you live in place where humidity can move from 30% to 90%...


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 10, 2019 8:10 pm 
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I don't know about maple, but this thread /viewtopic.php?f=6&t=99723 covered a lot of ground with spruce.


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 11, 2019 8:24 am 
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I've heard several D spruce chanter reeds and would not be able to distinguish between them and cane reeds in a blind test.

I've never heard a maple reed, but I presume that they would sound sweeter :D

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An Acer saccharum joke?! Funny...

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