Pipehacker Project: The Chanter Cap Reed Dryer

Monday, September 15, 2014
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The chanter cap has become as ubiquitous a part of the pipe box as a roll of black tape. But moisture left on the reed after playing can…

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Pipehacker Project: Rebuild and Resurrect a Practice Chanter Reed

Friday, June 24, 2011
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Never chuck a good reed. Wait. Did I say that already once before? Well, it’s true, and if you’ve been at this bagpipes thing for any length of…

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The Salvaged Wood Smallpipe

Monday, June 20, 2011
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Fellow bagpipe addict and pipehacker-in-training Johnny L. stopped by for a visit recently and he is the first recipient of the “Pipehacker DIYB award.” OK, I made that…

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4 Steps to Revive Dead Chanter Reeds

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Never chuck a good reed. A good chanter reed that has served you well may still do so even after it has dried out or turned “wimpy.” As…

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Pipehacker Project: The Personal Reed Case

Friday, February 4, 2011
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An enterprising bagpiper can accumulate a large number of chanter reeds over time. But once you find those choice bits of cane, what do you do with them?…

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