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Caldwell Chanter Reed

 
Made by David Caldwell in Northern Ireland.

These reeds can be playing in most pipe chanters.  They are beautifully balanced, free-to-blow, excellent clarity and projection, and incredibly stable.

The reeds are currently played by pipers of all levels through to top senior soloists alongside top worldwide Grade 1 pipe bands.

Available in medium and easy strengths. Shipped humidified and ready to play. 
 


Helpful Tips:
-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. 


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