Reed Pressure Gauge
FIND YOUR PERFECT STRENGTH
The bagpipe reed pressure gauge will allow you to find your ideal reed strength. This gauge slips over the end of your pipe chanter. Just blow through it to make the reed sound and take a reading from the dial. Measurements in inches of water. The reading can then be used to order reeds to fit your exact needs.
This gauge also incorporates a plug at the end which will test a pipe chanter reed strength without the chanter. Simply insert the reed in the plug reed-seat and blow. This will give you the same reading as testing in the chanter.
The gauge can be of use even if it is not purchased by you. Chris can set Apps straight-cut chanter reeds to exact strengths. Choose a setting from the strength table and he will send an Apps straight-cut chanter reed set to that strength. The next time you order a straight-cut chanter reed you can ask for the same strength or something slightly different.
Note; we do not offer exact gauging for Ridge-cut reeds.