This plastic practice chanter is made with larger holes for beginners makes it easier to feel the holes. Similar feel to a real bagpipe chanter. Practice chanter reed included. Length is 22".
Made by McCallum for J. Higgins, this is also one of our best sellers.
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Check out our blog about "Getting Your New Practice Chanter from J Higgins":https://www.jhiggins.net/blog/getting-your-new-practice-chanter-from-j-higgins/
Important Product Note: All practice chanters can develop mold and fungi with regular use if not cleaned and disinfected properly. This can lead to chronic inflammatory lung disease. Please take careful precautions to ensure your practice chanter is cleaned and disinfected on a regular basis to prevent mold and fungi from developing.
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Quality Chanter for good price
Posted by Christopher Cowan on 7th Sep 2020
I just recently bought the J.Higgins Long practice chanter. The tone is excellent and I really like the placement and feel of the holes. I am getting back into piping after many years and wanted to try a new practice chanter. This one is made for J.Higgins by McCallum bagpipes so I knew it would be superior quality since I bought a McCallum bagpipe chanter a few years ago. I also bought a Warnock reed which I am not as impressed with but it works okay. If you are looking for your first chanter or a backup, this is a great choice. I also bought the rubber mouthpiece protectors which will save the tip of the chanter.
Like the chanter, don't like the reed
Posted by Scott Englund on 4th Jun 2019
Love the chanter, am currently trying to get used to finger placement before setting up lessons. The reed is very quiet so I bought a gibson practice chanter reed. Now it sounds awesome.
nice chanter for indoors
Posted by Unknown on 15th Aug 2018
Chanter is ok. I purchased it because this is what the band uses. It feels a little cheap and comes with a horrible read but it gets the job done for $60. They shipped it in a plastic shipping bag with no protection at all. I am surprised it wasn't damaged on arrival. (John's reply: I'm glad I saw this review as this is first we've heard about the reed. We would be happy to replace the reed, but I want to say we test each reed before sending out, and that has been our policy since 1983. The chanters are extremely durable, and would be very difficult to damage, as was evidently the case here, but we do wrap them in bubble wrap, so they do have protection. Please feel free to contact us if you want to talk about the reed. Thanks, John Higgins).
Great Practice Chanter
Posted by Christopher P Lacher on 23rd May 2018
Our pipe band found out that not all practice chanters are in the correct key when you play low A. Since it is the goal of every band to be in unison, this chanter made it happen. I found out an Abbott reed works better than the red one that comes with it. The red reed works great, but it seemed to make it harder work on blowing steady.
I have no idea what I'm doing
Posted by Roberto on 13th Oct 2015
I don't know what I'm doing and I don't know how a chanter should sound but sound does come from it and it doesn't sound annoying so I think everything is working properly. Sure hope I can get some lessons to put it to good use.