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Chanter reeds

Post by finngaitero » Fri May 15, 2009 8:41 am

, so better to order reeds from your pipemaker,or, from some certain reedmaker.
What's the smallest amount reeds U have to usually order?Is there differencies with playability vs makers? (as GHB chanter reeds u can order easy/medium/hard stiffness )

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Re: Chanter reeds

Post by anima » Fri May 15, 2009 8:51 am

Also, how long can you expect a reed to last? Any special care to make them last longer?

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Re: Chanter reeds

Post by LuifeSpain » Fri May 15, 2009 7:27 pm

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/

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Re: Chanter reeds

Post by finngaitero » Sat May 16, 2009 7:54 am

ok.. sound so simple compared to Highland ones.Just say when order, what pitch and whatkinda type of pipes u have.and that's all?
Do Calician reeds need certain "blow in" period like GHB's( =after several days playin reed turns to moore comfortable and properly in tune, depends how much u play but mine never stands 6months longer in good shape)
How about storing calician reeds?, with GHB i have "Piper's Pal" humidity box, what keeps reeds certain humidity balance.
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Re: Chanter reeds

Post by LuifeSpain » Sat May 16, 2009 10:28 am

Well, Galician Reeds needs 10 / 15 minutes for be in tune in each session. No problem with that.

Here is the box where I keep my reeds:
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And Here is my Home-made Practice chanter:
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I know scottish world is an Intricate World with a lot of options with drone reeds, chanter reeds, bag materials, blowpipes, humidity control, etc...

But believe me, you can survive with less. If you keep the reeds in a humidity box from Scotland, it will not destroy the reeds, but if you don´t keep them in a humidity box, there is not problem.

A Galicia Maker invented the "Higrotapon" ( http://www.sitocarracedo.com/higrotapon.htm ), a tool with water for insert in the chanter when you are not playing and keep the reed in tune. Some people are happy with it. I only need a good reed and a little patience :)

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Re: Chanter reeds

Post by Art » Wed Dec 30, 2009 1:36 pm

I'd like to warn against using a film can or any sealed container to store reeds, at least damp reeds. They can grow mold and be ruined. For carrying reeds with my pipes, I use a metal mint can because it doesn't seal hermetically.

I think this depends in part on the humidity and temperature of your location. Here in Maryland in cold weather, my reeds grow mold even if I leave them in the pipes after playing. (My home is possibly colder than yours, though.) To prevent this from happening again. I made a cover for the chanter and reed out of PVC. A 1/16" hole allows a small amount of air to circulate. That works for me.

Here's an image of the cap in use.
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Re: Chanter reeds

Post by anima » Wed Dec 30, 2009 3:31 pm

Is there a way to make the image appear on this page? Or do I have to add it to photobucket first?
When you are writing a post there is a box near the bottom where you can upload an attachment (jpg, mp3, pdf ,etc).

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Post by Art » Thu Dec 31, 2009 3:39 am

I uploaded the attachment, but it only allows a download. I wasn't able to figure out how to display the image in the post.

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Re: Chanter reeds

Post by anima » Fri Jan 01, 2010 11:13 am

Art wrote:I uploaded the attachment, but it only allows a download. I wasn't able to figure out how to display the image in the post.
OK fixed, they should all show up now (no need for photobucket).

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Re: Chanter reeds

Post by Art » Fri Jan 01, 2010 1:24 pm

Thanks, Jeff! Looks great. Did I do something wrong?

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