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MAPLE vs SPRUCE Chanter Reeds & High humidity?

Posted: Wed Apr 10, 2019 2:43 pm
by eric f.

Can someone experienced with wooden reeds explain what are the tonal differences between Concert Pitch Chanter reeds made from Curly Maple and those made from Spruce?

Can they sound as good as Cane and is spruce closer to cane than maple?

Can spruce reeds work also in High humidity (like 60-90% ) and replace the cane reeds or they are meant primarily for low humidity (like 30% or lower) places?

Thanks for comments !