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Subject: Re: Successful Chanter/Reed Combination


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richard
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Date Posted: 09:27:06 12/27/01 Thu
In reply to: Brian MacColl 's message, "Re: Successful Chanter/Reed Combination" on 16:57:22 12/17/01 Mon

>From more than one quite reliable source/professionals
>in the field. Good cane is good cane. And it doesn't
>take a genius to figure out that a manufacturer will
>blame bad cane for problems with their reeds. When in
>fact, if they took the time to choose good cane to
>begin with, the reeds would perform well. Like I
>said, I judge reedmakers on their ability to choose
>the best quality cane. I don't judge my reeds on the
>manufacturer's design, since we all carve them up to
>suit our needs anyhow, thus altering any revolutionary
>design they can come up with.
>
>Just look at the Apps ridgeback. Supposed to increase
>volume without increasing effort. What innovation!!!
>But they still last about 15 minutes because of the
>quality of cane used. And I am not a pinch-crazy
>beginner, I have a few years experience with reed
>manipulation, and that reed just doesn't last. Yet I
>have a Caldwell that's been going strong for 2 years
>now, and a Shepherd for just over a year. What do
>they have in common? Good cane. Can I tell a
>discernible difference when I place them in the same
>chanter? Nope! Both are bright, both are strong,
>both are balanced. Both are excellent quality reeds,
>because of their cane. And I cannot say it's their
>designs that make them different because I cut them
>all the same. The true mark of a good reedmaker is
>his choice of cane, and the care he takes in putting
>them together. These reeds are going strong, and are
>showing no sign of their age in the least.
>
>Brian.
i have just returned to piping after an 8 year break n ive just taken over a very young band on the lookout for good reeds where can i get a sample of caldwell reeds ????

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Randall Paine
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Date Posted: 12:41:59 01/16/02 Wed

hmmmmm, i've had the same apps reed for 7 months now.

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Author:
Hal
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Date Posted: 14:40:26 01/18/02 Fri

Well, if it's an Apps you'll get about another 5 minutes out of it. When you get a chance, pick up a real reed like a Shepherd or Caldwell and get a couple years out of it.

>hmmmmm, i've had the same apps reed for 7 months now.

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