Reeds

OPTIMAL SOUND QUALITY

Murray Henderson has been a full-time bagpipe reedmaker since 1976.

As a successful world class competitor Murray understands the importance of having confidence in your reeds. Few reed makers can bring the depth of prize winning experience to their craft, and your assurance of a great reed is the guarantee that Murray makes and tests every reed. Murray can advise which reed will be the most suitable for your desired instrument set-up.


Drone reeds are available in three styles:

CANE: traditional style.

HENDERSON HARMONICS DELUXE: carbon fibre tongue.

HENDERSON HARMONICS: plastic tongue.

 

Murray is assisted by his wife Patricia, who has been a very successful player with prizes in the Gold Medal at Inverness.

 

HENDERSON PIPE CHANTER REEDS

 

Made from carefully selected and seasoned cane, in the following strengths:

Very Easy: transition to pipes.

Easy: mastered blowing technique.

Medium: free blowing, vibrant with good volume. Most popular.

Strong: popular with bands.

 


£8.50 per reed

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HENDERSON HARMONIC
DELUXE DRONE REEDS

 

Carbon Fibre Tongue with Tuning Screw

Carbon fibre tongues will allow you to concentrate on the performance, rather than the possibility of moisture problems.

Carbon fibre is a terrific material to use for the tongue as it:
-will operate when extremely wet.
-will last a lifetime.
-can be set far more accurately.
-sounds so sweet.

We tested these reeds thoroughly during the design stages, including long hours of playing. Reeds continue to perform well after being dipped in a basin of cold water, excess water poured off, and reeds put right back in to play.

How many times have you been let down at a competition, recital, parade or just a practice session with reeds under-performing due to excess moisture.


Top soloists use a Henderson Harmonic Deluxe Bass drone reed for depth and quality of sound and steadiness.

Pipe bands enjoy the same benefits as soloists along with the reliability of the “pipe band” start.


£45.75 per set

£23.45 per individual bass drone reed

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HENDERSON HARMONIC
DRONE REEDS

 

Plastic tongue with tuning screw

A reliable, steady alternative to traditional cane reeds.

Plastic reeds with a vibrant, steady sound.

Easy to blow with a dependable strike-in for pipe band work.

Compatable with easy or strong chanter reeds

 


£36.00 per set

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TRADITIONAL CANE
DRONE REEDS

 

Made from hand-selected premium cane, these reeds are sought out by those wanting the pure, traditional sound of cane.

Murray’s cane drone reeds are legendary.
Supplied to elite pipe bands such as Field Marshal Montgomery, 10 times Grade 1 World Champions, Simon Fraser University Pipe Band, 6 times Grade 1 World Champions, Boghall and Bathgate, and Scottish Power.

Murray's reeds are used by pipe bands that compete at the highest level and renowned for superior tone.

Cane drone reeds do require more regular playing to maintain the moisture in the fibres that produce the warm, rich, harmonic sound cane reeds are famed for.

 


£15.00 per set

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PRACTICE CHANTER REEDS  

A good practice reed makes those hours of playing so much more enjoyable. Experience the kind of quality sound from your practice chanter that Murray Henderson expects from his.



£3.25 per reed

 

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