The Kinnaird Edge Drone Reeds are the first drone reed to incorporate a patented bendable tongue into the design. This unique feature allows the piper to adjust the strength of the drone reed without the use of the bridle. This is important since it allows the piper, for the first time, to make these adjustments independently. The bridle position determines the tongue’s vibration frequency and this needs to be matched to the bore of the bagpipe. This coupling between the reed and the bore is critical to optimum sound and performance. All other reed designs require you to change this length to accommodate blowing strength. In many cases this leads to a mismatch between the acoustics of the tongue and the bore, which reduces coupling and deteriorates sound. The bendable tongue design allows a complete range of strength adjustment in one reed. The same reed can be adjusted to accommodate the blowing strength of a new piper all the way up to the strongest band players. Many of the great features of the originals reeds are still present in the Edge design – carbon fibre tongue, waterproof glass fibre body, poly nose cone with threaded pitch adjuster, world class air efficiency and moisture resistance. The nose cones have also been upgraded with an “easy out” design that greatly simplifies removal and installation. What is key to any drone reed design is the sound. The Kinnaird Edge Drone Reeds will not disappoint. The patented bendable tongue allows each reed to be set up with the optimum tongue frequency to match the bagpipe bore. This coupling produces a rich, vibrant, brilliant sound. The bass and tenors have been designed to blend perfectly with one another to give you a truly cane-like experience with a minimal amount of effort.
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