I also wanted to mention my experience with your BT reeds yesterday, as I was playing for an outdoor, drive by birthday party celebration in about 30˚F with about a foot of snow on the ground- the BalanceTone HR reeds stayed rock-steady, full and rich sounding for the half hour I played. The client who hired me to play for her 85 year old mother said he’d send me some pictures and video, which I’ll be happy to share with you when I get them.
As promised, here are some photos from that Socially-distant outdoor birthday Celebration I piped for Saturday.
I wore several layers under the doublet and plaid, toe warmers inside my shoes, two layers of socks under hose tops and spats, fingerless gloves and Heated Wristies® on my hands and an American Red Cross Blood Donor headband/ear muff under my Glengarry. The Kilt, Plaid and piper’s mask* I made myself, all Cameron of Erracht tartan.
The mask is in two layers- cotton bandana inside, wool Tartan (Cameron) outside, with a flap over the mouth which seals with Velcro when I’m not actually playing- my own design using tartan left over from making the kilt and plaid years ago.
Most importantly, the drone reeds were BalanceTone HR , which were rock steady and gloriously resonant even with the temperature right around freezing, at around sunset.
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