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Pipe Chanter Reed (Higgins)


Product Description

The Higgins pipe chanter reed is made by Jim Higgins. It is a molded design formed with diamond tipped precision tooling that Jim designed.  

It comes in 3 strengths:  Easy, Medium and Hard

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Product Reviews

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  1. Great Reed

    Posted by Terry on 8th May 2022

    Because I have gotten older, this “easy” reed is perfect for me. I had to make very little adjustments to my chanter.

  2. Consistently good reeds

    Posted by Unknown on 6th Mar 2022

    Our band had good success with Higgins reeds. So when it was time to order new solo reeds, I thought I'd try Higgins. Playing in both David Naill ABW and CE Kron ABW chanters. Very impressed. Top hand quite good, very little tape.

  3. very good easy reed

    Posted by Max S on 16th Oct 2021

    This is a very nice reed with good stability and tonal quality. It works great in my McCallum CEOL chanter. I highly reccomend it.

  4. Completley satisfied

    Posted by Scott Stewart on 22nd Jun 2021

    Simply stated this is the best reed I have ever played! Just perfect in my Kyo chanter.

  5. J Higgins pipe chanter reeds

    Posted by Dan Chaffee on 11th Aug 2020

    Excellent reeds. They are easy to work with to provide a great, balanced sound in my chanters and can outlast many other reeds. If they are a bit in the difficult side, it's easy to get them down to manageable blowing strength if you are careful with the knife.

  6. Old Hardie Chanter

    Posted by William T Jones on 2nd May 2020

    After several failed attempts to find a modern reed that would balance properly in a Hardie Chanter that is over 40 years old, I found the Higgins medium to be very good with this flatter toned chanter.


    Posted by Unknown on 28th Mar 2020

    As usual, the Higgins Reed is perfect.

  8. Great sound and solid reed

    Posted by Pete V on 5th Mar 2020

    Just got a compliment on the robust sound last week from another piper- Very well made and responsive - played right out of the box

  9. Easy to play

    Posted by Unknown on 31st Jul 2018

    Comfortable sound without many adjustments on it before play. Could be matched with a number of different brands chanter.

  10. Variation

    Posted by Ken Bilodeau on 9th Mar 2018

    I realize that a certain amount of variation in the blow strength required is inherent in products of this type. However, there must be some test and standards that are used in determining the strength of the reeds. I have found that your products are very good but that you can do some work in reducing the variability and identification of the products that you are selling. I find it questionable to see my pipe major having to go through a box of reeds by blowing them one by one to find a reed suitable for an individual. Unfortunately, he has to do this for every reed request that he has to fulfill. Strength standards and identification would go a long way to improve your product. (John's reply: It's the age old problem of trying to standardize natural products (cane density), construction, and what each person feels is a certain strength).