My first Successful Reed using Tim Brittons kit... Sort of

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Real Name: Robert Keenan
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My first Successful Reed using Tim Brittons kit... Sort of

Post by bobkeenan » Sat Feb 16, 2013 9:43 pm

I have an earlier post about problems with the back D that I was getting on my Brad Angus Chanter on a the first reeds that I was making with Tim Britton's Deluxe Reed Making kit.

Well..... I finally got one working but I had to change the size of the reed, different than what Tim suggested, to work on the Angus Chanter. But Tim's design Did work on my Micael Vignoles Chanter.

So I did a long blog post on it, with lots of photos and some video.

Experienced reed makers may have a laugh but newbies like me might find it interesting.

http://uilleannpipesbeginner.wordpress. ... and-video/

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Re: My first Successful Reed using Tim Brittons kit... Sort

Post by outofthebox » Tue Feb 19, 2013 5:45 am

Nice blog Bob 8) I think you are going about it exactly the right way. The manuals will take you a certain distance, but as every UP chanter is different you then need to make little modifications in the reed design to get a good tuning and tone. So take your time - and think about all the different forces that are at work within the reed and the chanter and you will get there - maybe. Good luck on your journey 8)

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