ROSS BATES REEDS

My chanter reeds are a hybrid design, with a moderate sound box blending into the tips of the reed. They are a vibrant, general-purpose reed, available in weak, medium and strong, and will pitch at 476 to 480, depending on the chanter.

Their manufacture focusses on producing an eliptical mouth, which helps to ensure each reed is responsive and bright.

I am happy to tailor reeds to suit the individual, in particular for older players and those needing easier reeds.

Generally, there is 2 week wait before reeds are shipped after the order is placed. Possibly a little longer for large orders.

Assuming you are satisfied with the reeds, payment is due within 2 weeks of them being received. If the reeds are not suitable for your needs, simply post them back.

PRICE: AUD $15.00 each, with no minimum order.

AUTRALIA SHIPPING: AUD $4.00 for any quanitity.

WORLWIDE SHIPPING: AUD $10.00 for any quanitity.

Payment methods include cash, cheque, bank transfer and Paypal.


QUICK CHANTER REED GUIDE 
  • During transit, the reeds may dry out and be hard to play when first tested. Holding the reed in the mouth, breathe through it for 30 seconds to a minute. This will soften the fibres and give a more accurate idea of the reed's strength.
  • If the reed is still too hard, open and close the reed's "mouth" a number of times by lightly squeezing the middle and top area. This will not have a significant affect on pitch, but will help to further ease off the reed.
  • If the reed is too hard and too flat, particularly C or F, a moderate squeeze at the sound box will assist.
  • If the reed is too hard and has a sharp High G or a thin sound, try lightly thinning the blades in the middle area.
  • If the reed is too easy and flat, cut .5mm of cane from the tips.
  • If the reed is too easy and sharp, try opening the reed's mouth with a mandril.
  • If the chanter's scale has a sharp top hand, lift the reed until balanced.
  • If the chanter's scale has a flat top hand, sink the reed until balanced.
  • Care for the reed by avoiding it becoming too wet or too dry. Between playing sessions, remove the chanter and protect the reed with a chanter cap.



DETAILED CHANTER REED INSTRUCTIONS





Ross Bates
0427 181 164 or 0411 168 146

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Last updated 14/10/2017

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