Kevin If it is a 7-key chanter, one possible cause is a reflection from the foot of the chanter, nearly in resonance with the upper part between the reed and the d hole. If so this resonance might be flat, dragging the d down a bit. Try pushing the cotton wool plug a few mm up the chanter? This helped with the first chanter I owned, though buying one that was made in tune is the way I finally cured that problem. As yours has been in tune before, tweaking the plug might help.
John ________________________________________ From: lute-...@cs.dartmouth.edu [lute-...@cs.dartmouth.edu] on behalf of cwhill [cwh...@santa-fe.freeserve.co.uk] Sent: 13 November 2011 22:14 To: NSP group Cc: NSP group Subject: [NSP] Re: flat chanter in the middle I'm presuming that both g notes are actually sounding the proper note? I know you have said they are correct to the drones but those particular notes sound terrible if the drones are just a wee bit off. Do you have access to a tuner? I'd check that the g's on the chanter and drones are actually playing the same note and then check the middle notes to see if they are actually "off" (to the d/D drones). Even the best ears can have off days. Did you make or buy the reed? There's always a little work today on a bought reed to get it to suit your own chanter. Even home made ones can seem fine but do that. I forget how I fixed mine (a long time ago now) but I never got it spot on. When Colin Ross refettled my pipes and made me a new reed for them that problem vanished completely (before I had to just add a little pressure whenever I played a certain note). I'm afraid my unwarranted pride in making a (nearly) good reed took over from common sense :) Colin Hill On 13/11/2011 20:57, Barry Say wrote: > > Hi Kevin > > Do you know what pitch you are tuning at. Is it the same as before? > Do you know what pressure you're playing at. Is it the same as before? > > You could have a reed which naturally gives a flatter d . > > My guess would be to open the reed a fraction and increase your playing > pressure slightly. > If that works but the playing pressure is too high, get back to me. On > list will be fine. > > Barry > > ----------------- > "These things may solve your worst nightmare, > or they may eat all of the cheese in your house. > I make no guarantees. > YMMV. " > > > > Kevin wrote: >> Hi to All, >> Can anyone advice me on the tuning of my chanter to the drones. The top >> G and the bottom G are in tune with the drones but the middle notes >> especially the D is a fraction out of tune, a little flat. is this >> rectified by moving the reed, if so which way? or opening the reed or >> closing it? >> the chanter has been in tune in the past but since changing the reed i >> find these problems, it is either the top/bottom notes are out or the >> middle notes are out....any advice? >> thanks >> kevin >> >> -- >> >> >> To get on or off this list see list information at >> http://www.cs.dartmouth.edu/~wbc/lute-admin/index.html > > > > > > ----- > No virus found in this message. > Checked by AVG - www.avg.com > Version: 2012.0.1869 / Virus Database: 2092/4614 - Release Date: 11/13/11 > > ----- No virus found in this message. Checked by AVG - www.avg.com Version: 2012.0.1869 / Virus Database: 2092/4614 - Release Date: 11/13/11 ----- No virus found in this message. Checked by AVG - www.avg.com Version: 2012.0.1869 / Virus Database: 2092/4614 - Release Date: 11/13/11