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McCallum Bagpipes. split-stock incorporating a patented PitchGuard™.  

 

It is a fully mechanical, multi-faceted system that cocoons your chanter reed and offers both tonal stability and physical protection. 

 

The split-stock protects the chanter reed from harm and allows for easy installation in any pipe bag. Once your chanter reed is set inside the stock it need not be removed for days or even weeks.

 

The PitchGuard™ makes a great internal reed cap. Shut off completely between sets to encase the reed in warmth and moisture. This will aid in keeping the chanter reed stable for longer during breaks in play.

 

The valve cut off allows you to tune the drones without interference and to re-tune the drones very quickly.

 

Being able to cut off the chanter is a great help to students. Practice marching and/or blowing tone without having to worry about fingering. They might participate in performances quite quickly as they can turn the chanter off whenever they need to rest or they don't know/forget a tune – even in the middle of a parade.

 

It will also, if you choose, prevent any overblowing of the chanter reed by regulating the amount of air pressure coming through the chanter.

 

The PitchGuard™ Split-Stock System has more than one function and is beneficial to all pipers and at all levels. It can be used differently in different situations.

 

Best of all it is fully mechanical. No charging up. No plugging in. No trying to find signal.  It works everywhere and in all weather conditions. Install it once and your PitchGuard™ Split-Stock System will be there for your entire bagpipe journey – wherever that might take you. 

 

 Your Chantter StockPitchGuard Split-Stock

Close off the chanter

NOYES

Close chanter to tune drones

NOYES

Store reed without removing from chanter

NOYES

Prepare reed without removing

NOYES

Keep reeds stable during breaks in play

NOYES

Re-tune quickly right before performance

NOYES

Regulate air pressure reaching the chanter reed

NOYES

Play softer reeds by regulating air pressure

NOYES

Help softer reeds last longer by regulating air pressure

NOYES

Guards against nervous overblowing

NOYES

Allows for great attacks

NOYES

Close off the chanter to practice marching and staying in step

NOYES

Close off the chanter to practice blowing tone whilst marching

NOYES

Close off chanter to take a break during parade (just blow the drones for a bit)

NOYES

Allow new band members to be part of the performance before they know all the tunes (turn off chanter during unknown tunes)

NOYES

Pitch Guard™

$170.00Price
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