Frequently asked questions
Which model of ESSC Chanter is this?
This is the Stainless version of the ESSC, Hard Anodised Aluminium Stems and Top Section combined with Stainless Steel, Reed Seat, Bottom Section and Threaded Ends on each Stem. It has been updated for sound, reed seat and stability.
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?
Yes! And 3 extra!!
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?
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?
We are currently working on this and hope to have them available soon on the website.
What is the difference between the blue and orange reeds.
The new orange reeds have a larger diameter staple along with new o-rings that have a smaler cross sectional area. This results in an overall better sound.