Shepherd Pipe Chanter Reed – The Shepherd Pipe chanter reed is one of the most popular reeds on the market today. It is being used my many of the worlds top pipe bands, and solo players. Each reed comes pre-tested and packaged individually in a plastic reed pack. This will protect them from chipping when not in use. Reeds are in 3 different strengths, soft, medium and hard. Please specify what strength you are looking for.
To gauge the strength of a chanter reed, we use the Pipers’ Choice Reed Strength tester. Please note the following are levels of water column inches. Soft – 27 or lower, Medium – 28 to 37, Hard – 38 or more.
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G1 Platnium reeds are made solely by John Elliott of Scotland, using a combination of traditional and innovative techniques producing a precision reed. The Platnium reeds are crafted to a higher standard than the regular G1s. Each tube of cane is personally hand selected and only the best are deemed acceptable for G1 Platnium’s supreme standards. The cane is sourced from top cane growers in France and Spain depending on the season. It is then treated and prepared in a highly skilled process. All reeds are pre-tested and individually tested.