These reed absorption rings are great for players who experience excessive amounts of moisture on their practice chanter reeds during a playing session. Most practice chanters being made of plastic (or having plastic tops) will prevent the ambient absorption of the condensation from your breath, making excess moisture begin to run down your chanter and close off your reed. These rings are made of sponges and are fantastic for keeping your practice chanter playing longer. These are reusable once dried but they should be replaced every 2 to 4 weeks with regular playing to ensure the best absorption. NOT recommended for use in the highland bagpipes or smallpipes with cane reeds.
Take a look at our blog about How Temperature, Moisture, and Storage Affects Your Bagpipes: https://www.jhiggins.net/blog/how-does-temperature-moisture-and-storage-affect-my-bagpipes/
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A Spittley Beginner's Dream
Posted by BLAKE on 30th Sep 2021
With the pandemic, I've thrown myself at my practice chanter, and it had been so frustrating to have to set it down to dry. I can cycle through a few of these and play for hours. I strongly recommend them if you are in an intensive practicing cycle. they are reusable if dried out so they don't mold. I suspect they are made of cellulose sponge material, so they're biodegradable, too.
could practice without these
Posted by Victoria Crowe on 14th Jan 2021
I freely admit to being a wet blower. This shortens my practice time because I have to take my practice chanter apart multiple times to blow moisture out. These simple sponges expand and absorb moisture and allow me to practice longer. I highly recommend them.