The Reedmakers

Published: April 30, 2007

Part 2: How to extend the life of a chanter reed. One of the world’s leading reedmakers, James P. Troy, reveals his reed longevity tips

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The Reedmakers

Published: February 28, 2007

Part 1: Choosing a great chanter reed. Colin MacLellan begins a multi-part pipes|drums How-To Series on Highland bagpipe reeds, featuring the world’s most knowledgeable cane-craftsmen

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TIP OF THE DAY
Pipers: If your pipe chanter reed has been sitting for 2 hours or more, hold the reed between your index and thumb with a slight squeeze to warm the reed up for 20 to 30 seconds before playing. This will reduce the time the reed takes to come into pitch.
Donald MacPhee, reedmaker, Alexandria, Scotland

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