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Chesney White Copper Reed

The Chesney Copper Pipe Reed wrapped in white. We have been making our copper reed in white wrap for smaller custom orders for over 30 years. For those who prefer the custom white wrap.


The Chesney Pipe Reeds are hand chiselled using select cane sourced from France by reedmakers with over 42 years of experience in the art of reedmaking. The unique design and construction of our pipe reeds gives them an inbuilt ability to maintain their pitch and stability even with a limited playing time and when conditions vary during a competition day. That's why our reeds are trusted by the worlds best.


The Chesney Copper Reed is flatter on the top hand and sharper on the bottom hand in comparison to our Brass Pipe Reed. Developed using a split copper staple and designed to deliver great clarity on the bottom hand with an extra added breadth and depth built in on the top hand, notably on high G. 


It is the Chesney Reed that is best balanced to be played in a wide range of Chanters, as demonstrated by many of the Worlds top pipe bands choosing to play it. The Chesney Copper Reed has been played to win the last 8 Grade 1 World Championships and the last 5 Juvenile World Championships in succession.


Chesney White Copper Reed

  • Field Marshal Montgomery

    Inveraray & District

    Shotts and Dykehead

    Fife Police

    Boghall & Bathgate


    The Vale of Atholl

    The New Zealand Police 


    Toronto Police

    Western Australian Police

    Auckland & District


    The Chesney Copper Reed is also played by the worlds top juvenile bands, including Dollar Academy and George Watsons College.




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