Apps Reed Pressure Gauge
The bagpipe reed pressure gauge will allow you to find your ideal reed strength. This gauge slips over the end of your pipe chanter. Just blow through it to make the reed sound and take a reading from the dial. Measurements in inches of water. The reading can then be used to order reeds to fit your exact needs. A great tool for bands! Take a measurement of all band members and order reeds set for each.
This gauge also incorporates a plug at the end which will test a pipe chanter reed strength without the chanter. Simply insert the reed in the plug reed-seat and blow. This will give you the same reading as testing in the chanter.