Synthetic Pipe Chanter Reed

Synthetic Pipe Chanter Reed

Product Code: McLaren Reed
Availability: More stock due soon!
Price: $65.00

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Synthetic reeds have been available in recent times for a variety of woodwind instruments.  Until the introduction of the McLaren Synthetic Reed, development to suit Highland Bagpipe chanters to obtain the correct tone and response has been difficult.

The advantages of McLaren Synthetic Reeds over traditional cane reeds are their ability to play in conditions where cane reeds can be unreliable, particularly in severe weather condition, such as humidity, heat and cold.

Because they are almost instantly in tune when correctly set up, there is very little "tune up" time, and they are very useful in situations when they are needed to be playable “straight out of the box".

McLaren Synthetic Reeds are not intended to be a replacement for a good cane reed in the competition scene, but because these reeds are almost indistinguishable in performance and sound with a cane reed there are many pipers who use them to get the most satisfaction from their playing without the manipulation that is required at times on a cane reed.

Testimonials from satisfied pipers confirm the McLaren Synthetic Reed is a viable alternative that allows more pleasurable playing.

McLaren Synthetic Reeds can be played at a much lower pressure but still retain good volume and because of this it is possible to play an easy set of pipes with satisfactory results.

For beginners and older pipers the McLaren Synthetic reed offers a usable alternative to the sometimes troublesome cane reeds.

Please note: The reeds are designed to play in chanters at a pitch of around 473-475Hz, at room temperature.  Attempting to play the reed in older, lower-pitched chanters may cause problems with tuning.




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