Reeding Services.

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Post by dropkick » Thu Aug 21, 2008 8:12 pm


The past year has been one of utter chaos for moi, and as a result I haven't been able to fill any new reed orders. I am sorry to say that it will take just a bit longer for me to get back into the swing of things.

Firstly, I have been and will be on the road a good deal in the next few months and secondly, the majority of my resources are in storage somewhere in central FL while I am dwelling 1,500 miles away in the frozen tundra of MN.

I ask for your continued patience during this time and that you keep an eye on this forum for when I am ready to accept new orders.

Thank you very much,

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Re: Reeding Services.

Post by kathleenp980 » Thu Sep 09, 2010 4:05 am

dropkick wrote:I am now taking orders for chanter reeds, and somewhere down the line a good ways, regulator reeds... but the jury is still out on that one.

My chanter reed prices are:

$40.00............ Reed Blank (a complete reed that has not been scraped)

$45.00............ Scraped reed that has not been sanded or otherwise tuned to any chanter.

$50.00............ Finished reed... however, this will require you to send me the chanter in question (with return postage/insurance funds please). I will also want to know what kind of climate you will most likely be playing the reed in (for at least 60% of the time). And for purposes of setting up the reed, I would like to know at what pressure you want your reed to play its 'best' in... i.e. Hard, Medium or Light.

***at this time I am uninclined to repair reeds by another reed maker. I will repair reeds that I have made providing they have not been permanently altered by their owner.***

$0.00............ Consultation about anything in particular, perhaps even reeds.

I prefer to make stationary wire bridles for my chanter reeds, but if you want the standard copper 'sliding' bridle, I could build your reed that way too.

***I now have Uilleann Drone reed cane available for those interested in making their own cane reed. All sizes, especially tenor. It is a limited supply so first come first serve.

$3.00 ........... per guill.

*****I am also making cane drone reeds. They are $10.00 a piece, or $25 for a set of 3.

Serious orders, replies or questions can be made to me via PM here or at Chiff & Fipple (Joseph E. Smith is the username there... yeah, like I'd actually use my REAL name... hah!), or at this e-address:



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Re: Reeding Services.

Post by Johnniez » Wed May 04, 2011 6:57 am

I have a full set B.C. Childress and have the complete specs for his reeds on a sheet of paper..

Can you make the reed from the specs rather than me sending you the chanter?


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Re: Reeding Services.

Post by the plod » Wed May 04, 2011 7:58 am

best bet is to contact Joe privately, I haven't seen him around these parts in quite a while.


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Re: Reeding Services.

Post by Royce » Thu May 26, 2011 1:52 pm

You still in the neighborhood? I'd like to try some cane drone reeds, particularly in the treble drone which I hate in principle and wish would go away. I may even try a chanter reed, though I'm booked up with those at the moment--you can always use another chanter reed though.

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Re: Reeding Services.

Post by bryell » Tue Sep 15, 2015 12:01 pm

My reed just failed, took it to a gig and I think the cold temps have killed it.....I did email you to inquire on getting a new reed and had some questions. It was bounced back. Can you confirm your email address?
Thanks much!

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Re: Reeding Services.

Post by PJ » Tue Sep 15, 2015 12:59 pm

Joseph hasn't been active on this (or the other piping) forum for several years. You might want to look for another reed-maker.

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