A chanter with G drones sounds better with D baritones/altos

My last post featured my A smallpipe chanter specially made to tune against G drones. I was using my C smallpipe drones which naturally tune to C on the tenor and bass and G on the baritone. Up until this point, as in the last post, I’ve plugged the tenor C and just played the G baritone and C bass. But, based on a comment from Jean in my last post, someone finally made me think it was, in fact, too dark sounding. So, remembering the pins were pretty far out on the tenor and bass I pulled them up to D and now the As on the chanter sound so much better and it is much happier sounding!

So, an A chanter with what amounts to, relative to an A chanter, a D alto, G tenor, and D baritone (no G bass drone, yet).

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2 thoughts on “A chanter with G drones sounds better with D baritones/altos

  1. Ah !

    It’s far better sounding now, brilliant, happy and light
    Welle done Pat’ !

    Jean Mi

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