Frequently asked questions

Which model of ESSC Chanter is this?


This is the 2021 Stainless version of the ESSC, Black Anodised Aluminium Stems and Top Section combined with Stainless Steel, Reed Seat, Bottom Section and Threaded Ends on each Stem. It has updated reed seat for sound and stability, along with the all new adjustable pitch ring on the bottom section.




Does my ESSC Chanter fit in my bagpipe case?


Yes! And it is easily taken apart to fit in even smaller bags!




Does my ESSC Chanter come with a reed?


The Chanter comes with a reed pre-installed and ready to play.




How do I put the ESSC Chanter together?


Simply screw the pieces in the ESSC Chanter box together, using either the A or B Flat stem.




Is the ESSC Chanter environmentally friendly?


One of the only practice chanters on the market which is environmentally friendly as it is made from aluminium.




How do I change the ESSC Chanter reeds?


With either of the stems installed, hold the stem and top section in each hand. Gently twist the top section to release from chanter and the reed seat will be revealed. You can then change or adjust as necessary. Please apply vaseline or food grade silicone grease to the reed seat o-rings as this will prolong their lifespan and make it easier to fit/remove top section.




How to adjust the ESSC Chanter reeds?


If you have the 2021 onwards version please do the following. Simply lift or lower the reed until the desired position is acheived, the new reed seat is not threaded and allows for simpler adjustment. We recommend holding on to the reed staple and not the blades whilst adjusting, this will prevent damage to the reed. If you have a pre 2021 version please do the following. The reed seat is threaded, adjust the reed gently by twisting and do not push or pull the reed up or down. We recommend holding on to the reed and turning the reed seat to adjust, this will prevent damage to the reed.




How do I get my spit out of my ESSC Chanter?


We recommend removing the top section from the reed seat periodically to clean and remove excess moisture. The chanter is designed to allow spit to gather away from the reed, keeping your sound consistent and unaffected. Please apply vaseline or food grade silicone grease to the reed seat o-rings as this will prolong their lifespan and make it easier to fit/remove top section.




Is there a carry case availalble for the ESSC Chanter?


Yes, we have completed manufacturing the Carbon Carry Case. Each new Chanter will be supplied with a case and we will also have the case available to buy separately, soon on the website.




How do I look after my chanter?


Your new instrument is nickel plated and like all metallic finished instruments there will eventually over time be some form of discolouration or tarnishing caused by sweat, salt etc. If this occurs, please clean the affected parts in warm soapy water and clean with a dry cloth. A rub of food grade silicone grease or vaseline creates a smooth barrier against this happening too often.





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