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Re: Chanter reeds

Post by anima » Fri Jan 01, 2010 5:56 pm

Art wrote:Thanks, Jeff! Looks great. Did I do something wrong?
Nope, I had to reset something on the backend of the software that I had tinkered with a few weeks back. :)
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Re: Chanter reeds

Post by LuifeSpain » Sun Jan 03, 2010 7:10 am

Really good idea Art! :P

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Re: Chanter reeds

Post by anima » Sun May 09, 2010 9:43 pm

I have been doing some experimenting with different maker's reeds, including my original ones from Patricia Cela, Cubero , Enriquez, and Linares.

The Cela and Cuberos are very similar in strength, the Enriquez is very hard and the Linares is the easiest of all.

So far I like the Linares the best, I can easily hit the 2nd octave. Here's the thing, I have no idea if it is a "male" or a "female" reed. It sounds fine and I really like it. I have ordered a few more to see if I just got one really nice easy reed or if there is reproducibility in the reeds from Linares.

Funny........ I like my uilleann reeds very hard, not so much with the gaita though (or maybe it's just because I am a beginner)

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Re: Chanter reeds

Post by LuifeSpain » Thu May 13, 2010 7:17 am

Dear Anima, Cela, Cubero (probably) and Enriquez are male reeds, it´s very usual you will find a common form between them. Cubero makes all type of reeds: male and female.

Linarez makes good reeds for Seivane bagpipes. They are very easy reeds. Don´t worry if you use them in a male chanter: galician pipers are very different between them, some likes reeds hard like highland bagpipes, and some like reeds easy like cornemuse du centre ;)

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Re: Chanter reeds

Post by anima » Thu May 13, 2010 9:12 am

At this point, I think a nice easy reed will facilitate my learning better. Maybe in the future I will like harder reeds like in mu uilleann pipes. :)
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Re: Chanter reeds

Post by anima » Thu May 20, 2010 8:38 pm

I am loving this Linares reed, it has completely redefined my relationship with the pipes. Playing is much more enjoyable and easy for me now, a lot less frustration. :D

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Re: Chanter reeds

Post by Antimir » Thu Jul 29, 2010 12:57 am

Luife, what can you say about the gender of Seivane gaitas? I have nothing to compare, so i still dont know how to call the instrument))

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Re: Chanter reeds

Post by luchovalpo » Fri Jul 30, 2010 11:28 am

Seivane chanters are female..... I wrote on the subject in a blog some years ago..... http://festivalpo.blogspot.com/2008/01/ ... aitas.html. Suerte.

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Re: Chanter reeds

Post by JimmyThePiper » Thu Feb 03, 2011 5:50 am

LuifeSpain wrote:You can order a reed from a shop (so you can buy minimun one reed) or you can buy a reed ordering to a reed maker (you will need to buy minimun 5 reeds = 50 euros). It´s possible to find the reeds of the reed maker you are looking for in a shop, so you can buy only one reed if you need it.

Only be sure to order the correct reed: male reed for male chanters and female reed for female chanters. You can play all reeds in all chanters, but you know, it´s better if you do the things in the correct way.

I think we haven´t differences in the playability. All galician bagpipes are, usually, playable with the same pressure and the same type of reeds, so the difficult is stantard.

I haven´t any care with my reeds, just play very much and get fun. Actually, I play with a 4 years reed and I´m happy with this. I only don´t lick the reeds with my mouth.

The main difference with scottish reeds (not with uilleann reeds) is the metal bridle that can control the opening of the reed. You will need to push in the front of the briddle with pincers for close the reed, or push in the sides of the briddle for open the reed.

Some Galician Reed Makers (I put in black the makers that I usually buy reeds):




Antonio Gonzalez (Rubén)
Carrero Blanco, 95, 5ºA
Lugo,
Telefone: 982 24 43 27


Aurelio Fernández - "Lelo"
Telefone: 679 88 05 40 - 986 29 62 80


Brea
Coruña,
Telefone: 981 92 40 52



Carlos Peixoto
Tui (Pontevedra)
,
Telefone: 667 792 799


Fco. Javier Pena Louzao (Bossa)
Urb. Riocobo (Via Láctea), Bl. 3 2º C
San Cibrao - Cervo, 27888
Telefone: 685121828

José Luis Carballo Enríquez
Batalla del Salado, 1, 1ºE
PONFERRADA (León), 24400
Telefone: 987 41 90 73


Liñares
Praza Fonte dos Ranchos, 29, 2º
Lugo,
Telefone: 629.017.145


Manuel Cima Martínez
Parada, 49
Xinzo - Ponteareas (Pontevedra), 36891
Telefone: 986 66 01 41

Marcelino Vázquez Fernández
Barcelona, 67, 4º Es.
A Coruña, 15010
Telefone: 646 853 626 / 981 262 878


Marcos e Anxo
R./ Blanco Amor, 17 - 2º A
Santiago de Compostela (Coruña),
Telefone: 981 56 22 51

Muíño
Telefone: 94 462 25 09 e 981 50 76 57


VICENTE DIAZ FUENTES
Rua Monte Faro , 41, 3º G
Lugo, 27003
Telefone: 982 216 281


Some Online Shops where you can buy reeds of these makers:

http://www.arcoirismusic.com/

http://www.tununtunumba.com/
Do none of these reed makers have an e-mail address?
Snail mail takes forever just to ask questions (prices, method payment, waiting time..) and phone can be tricky as I don't really speak either castelhano or galego...

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Re: Chanter reeds

Post by anima » Thu Feb 03, 2011 8:37 pm

I just get my reeds from tununtunumba.com

takes a few weeks but they come and you can do it through the web
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