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Old 20-06-12, 07:51 PM   #11
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Folks are too obsessed with numbers, imo.

If it's for your solo chanter, so long as it sounds nice to you, the that's all that matters (and notes are in tune with each other of course!).

If you're in a band, your PM should be able to tune by comparing notes together with a chanter which is already in tune.
Only problem with that SP is it doesnt matter what sounds good to you, its the judges that matter... if it sounds good to you, but not the judges, you lose... lol
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Old 20-06-12, 08:01 PM   #12
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Run the same risks when using numbers.

The judge won't think to him/herself, "hmmm, 467.5Hz - yes, my favourite frequency".

Well, unless one were to integrate φ - yeah pun intended. :D
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I think I could cut some excess hemp off to se if that would do the trick. Because the high A is quite flat.
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Get the two A's in tune - balanced with each other, then tune the rest of the chanter as normal.

If you find that one of the notes is flat without any tape, scrap the reed - or the chanter!
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If you find that one of the notes is flat without any tape, scrap the reed - or the chanter!
Or sink the reed further.

Fair enough the A's won't be an octave apart any more, but tape will fix that.

If you do decide, however, to scrap your chanter, I'll PM you my address, pay for postage, and I'll take care of scrapping it for you ;)
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Have you ever seen the YouTube series, "will it blend?"

I am pleased to tell that naill, mccallum, wanock, Shepherd - they all blend.
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A friend and I created the Gutbuster which we sold on EBay a couple years ago. We had proto-types made up of about 12 units and we only sold a little more than half of those although all who purchased them agreed they worked quite well. We had two types, one for single reeds and one for multiple reeds. The metal chamber had a fitting affixed to it for connecting to a small home type compressor. If you could stand the sound, it would break a reed in in about 3 hours. We thought these would sell like hotcakes, but, alas, pipers seem to enjory blowing their brains out. I still have mine and it works great.
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I know some Korg's in the chromatic line don't register the proper hertz like we would want to see. I'm not sure why the difference. I have one myself that will register (ball-parking off the top of my head here) 445 hertz on the tuner when we're actually playing at like 474 hertz.

Not all are like this. But I do often see it with some Korg's, my own included. Works perfect for tuning your drones but beyond checking that you cant tune your chanter reliably off it.
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I know some Korg's in the chromatic line don't register the proper hertz like we would want to see. I'm not sure why the difference. I have one myself that will register (ball-parking off the top of my head here) 445 hertz on the tuner when we're actually playing at like 474 hertz.

Not all are like this. But I do often see it with some Korg's, my own included. Works perfect for tuning your drones but beyond checking that you cant tune your chanter reliably off it.

Is this because it is tuned in Just Inotation?
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