All reeds are individually balanced and tested by David Chesney's experienced craftsmen, who have over 30 years knowledge in the art of reed making, to ensure the highest possible standards are achieved.
These reeds have been used by bands, from Grade 1 to Juvenile, to win over 100 World Championships in the last 20 years. Currently being played by the 2011 WORLD CHAMPIONS FIELD MARSHAL MONTGOMERY and the 2010 WORLD CHAMPIONS ST LAURENCE OTOOLE Pipe Bands
Available in medium and easy strengths. Shipped humidified and ready to play.
-when you receive your reeds, slightly dampen them &, if necessary, pinch the sound box. Pinching will ease it & allow easier blowing-in experience. You may pinch the reed occasionally to maintain the ease of blowing.
-if, after pinching, the reed is still too strong, you may need to slightly scrape the blades of the lay (the top half of the reed). Do only a little at a time and evenly on each side. Use a very sharp utility knife and scrape lightly. A rubber band (3/16" diameter & force 4 oz) placed just above the black hemp will ease the reed too.
-if you find the reed is flat on the 'F', pinch the reed; applying rubberbands may help too. If you have this problem with an easier reed, you can trim the tips of the blades with a very sharp knife.
Warnock Chanter Reed by David Chesney