Chris Apps Ridge-Cut Chanter Reed

$ 20.00

Powerful sound with a bright full high G and ringing high A

Read Chris' latest reed adjustment snippet in Bagpipe.News

Recently been deemed as perfect for the Colin Kyo Chanter, this chanter reed also works well in all the common brands of band chanter and Chris has recently made some subtle changes to the design of the Apps Ridge-cut chanter reed to great effect. This 2019 design is hand crafted with ease of playing in mind. Chris has lowered the shoulder which allows for greater vibrancy and less resistance. The reed produces a bright, full high G, ringing high A and a big powerful tone. Chris continues to use a folded brass staple which adds to the brightness of the reed and is key to the perfect piobaireachd high G.

By lowering the shoulder Chris has made it easier to adjust the strength of the ridge-cut. The reed is now available in a soft strength. Chris is also able to adjust these reeds to an exact strength - a service that was previously only available with the straight cut reeds.

“Chris Apps has a new reed design that is by far the best reed I have ever played. I love it! Perfectly balanced in the Colin Kyo chanter. I highly recommend!!!” – Murray Huggins

Notes about strength can be left in the comments section upon ordering.

Softening a ridge-cut reed in under one minute - further videos are linked below

Watch Chris play Cabar Feidh with this 2019 design ridge-cut chanter reed  - medium/soft strength set at 28 inches of water.

**please note that orders may take up to 20 weeks or more to fill depending on the time of year. You can request an ETA when ordering. You may consider creating a separate order for non-reed items so they are not delayed too.