G1 Reeds are very popular with competitive bands. Check out the following Grade 1 bands who are playing these reeds:
Simon Fraser University Pipe Band, Canada
Inveraray & District Pipe Band, Scotland
Strathclyde Police Pipe Band, Scotland
Vale of Atholl Pipe Band, Scotland
Lothian & Borders Police Pipe Band, Scotland
G1 PLATINUM reeds produce more resonance and clarity, particularly on the top hand. G1 PLATINUM also has a sharper high A which suits an even wider range of chanters, such as the Sinclair and Naill. It locks in perfectly with your drones producing a lovely balance and TRUE SOUND. G1 PLATINUM sets new standards in reed making!
Why not try them out in your band?
Check out the sound of the G1 reed as played by Inverary & District in the video below:
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Best reed I've had yet
Posted by Max S on 1st Nov 2021
I bought one of these along with 2 MG reeds intending to use it in a Peter Henderson chanter. I tried the MG reeds in my ceol chanter along with a Higgins reed. All of them work great but then I decided to try the G1 in it, It has a crisper, brighter, and clearer tone than any of the previous reeds. It took very little tape. I highly recommend it. My 2 favorites are the Higgins reed and then this takes 1st.
G1 platinum reed, dependable
Posted by dave on 11th Mar 2021
G1 platinum reed, dependable
Posted by James Lee on 22nd Apr 2020
After going through 5+ chanter reeds, I finally settled on this one. In my set of McCallum ABP1 poly pipes, it sounds beautiful paired with a MG Bass and Ezee tenors. Living in SE Texas (a swamp) it is super hard to keep reeds constant due to nearly 100% humidity and the G1 outperforms all others. In the summer, it can reach temps in excess of 105 degrees and 95% humidity. Even in these conditions, these reeds do not spike in pitch like others.
Posted by Unknown on 23rd Jul 2019
I've been doing business with jHiggins since 01, I think. It's always been a good experience and product. I bought my first kilt from jhiggins.
All the best
GREAT REED SO FAR
Posted by Steve Johnston, Kodiak, AK on 15th Jul 2019
I ordered 5 of these and they just got here a day or so ago and I put them in my pipes today. I play easy reeds. 4 out of the 5 played easily right out of the box. The 5th was a bit harder, however it had good tone and is manageable. 2 are ready to go as is. If you are in a band or a perfectionist a little work might be in order. One sounded great when played "bare" in just the chanter, but turned flat when in the bag. It sounds like it will break sharper. I'm 64 and using a Sinclair Chanter (and pipes) that for some reason say MacPherson on them (actually done 50 years ago, look it up). and I can easily say that w/ one days work, these are some of the best reeds I have ever worked with, so I am giving them 5 stars for now. I will update if they go bad.
G 1 Platinum Easy
Posted by F. Antonio Peña on 11th Mar 2019
These are well made reeds. I recommend them.
Vibrant and bright sound.
Posted by John Richmond on 17th Oct 2018
Switched to the G1 for my band chanter as well as my solo chanter
G1 platinum reeds
Posted by Val Reed on 12th Jul 2018
Love these reeds! I have used several other makes and find these to be crisper cleaner and easier to play and sound great!
Very good reed
Posted by Izaäk on 29th Jun 2018
I had known about this reed for a long time now, and decided to give it a try. I first learned of it while talking with an older piper a few years ago, and he told me of how he uses only these particular reeds in his chanter, as they seem to hold up rather well in a humid climate. I had gotten one of these to compare with the in-store made reeds [Higgins] available on this site, such is what I play with almost exclusively. Very happy with these reeds!