Hugh Metcalfe's Product Reviews

  • McCallum McC2 Gold Blackwood Chanter Hugh Metcalfe, September 26th, 2013
    Excellent chanter! Nice and bright, well balanced low and top hand. Great with a variety of reed makes. Highly recommend!
  • G1 Platinum Chanter Reeds Excellent reeds, July 6th, 2016
    Tried these reeds in my older Naill chanter and they sound great! Very good projection and tone.
  • Troy (McAllister) Chanter Reeds Solid reeds, December 1st, 2016
    Although a bit strong at first, these reeds ease up eventually and are very stable and vibrant with nice volume. Highly recommended.
  • Dri-Flo Moisture Control System Excellent product, September 11th, 2017
    I've never had a hint of moisture on my reeds using this system. Easy to install and change the gels. No drone volume change and only a slight tonal change. Pipes tunes quickly and stay rock solid. Recommend.
  • Shepherd Chanter Reed Excellent right out the box, November 2nd, 2017
    The easy strength reeds work excellently in my old Naill chanter, literally right out of the box! Very vibrant and free blowing, no sanding or scraping was necessary to achieve a true scale.
  • Gilmour Chanter Reeds Excellent band (and solo) reeds, November 2nd, 2017
    Very bright and responsive reeds, excellent in McCallum chanters particularly. Great volume and consistent in quality. The cane used is quite hard, so the reeds seem to be more durable and continue to last through multiple seasons.