Pipe Reed Strength Tester


The Pipe Reed Strength Tester is a great tool for any piper. This will help you determine the strength of the pipe chanter reed that you are playing. When you have a pipe chanter reed that is a good strength for you, simply use the tester on the top of your pipe chanter and determine the strength of the reed. Then the next time you need to order a reed, you can request the strength that will suit you best.

Here are the levels that we use to “classify” reed strengths (please note the following are levels of water column inches): Easy – 27 or lower, Medium – 28 to 37, Hard – 38 or more.