Whay causes a reed to stop playing
by Dan Knox
(Phoenix AZ USA 85086)
I am experiencing my Chanter reed failing by making a low muffled sound or little sound while being played. I have had this happen on two separate reeds. I have a clear air path way, the air is dry so it wouldn't be caused by a moisture problem. I have plenty of bag pressure, and the failure comes at different times while playing with no warning.
Could a Chanter be at fault here? I have gone through my entire pipe system and reeds with no luck finding the cause.