The Reedmakers: Choosing chanter reeds for a band

Published: September 30, 2007

John Elliott of the Peel Regional Police Pipe Band provides his expert advice for selecting the best band reeds to achieve the best band results

 
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Pipers: Need to manipulate your pipe chanter reed? – use a pen knife or Xacto knife instead of sandpaper. You have much more control on the amount of cane you take off with a knife vs. sandpaper. And it is much better for the cane itself; other woodworkers call this technique “feathering.”
Donald MacPhee, reedmaker, Alexandria, Scotland

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