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"Jim: Just a quick note to say thanks for picking out a right cracker of a chanter.  It's so much fun to play, I'm having a hard time stopping during my practices!"
Chris Knife, Batesville, Arkansas

 
 

 

 

The McC² McCallum/McCallum Solo Chanter

 



 

McCallum solo chanter
This new chanter has been designed by one of the leading pipemakers on the planet to the tonal specifications of the leading solo competitor on the planet. Willie McCallum provided the input, and Stuart McCallum of McCallum Bagpipes designed the chanter.

In his first competitive outing with the new chanter, at the Lochaber Gathering on August 3, 2007, Willie won all four events on the day — a rare feat even with a familiar chanter!

 

Willie McCallum
Willie McCallum — the leading soloist in the world over the past 5 years and renowned for the tone and power of his instrument — teaching at the Ontario School of Piping at St. Andrew's College in 2003.

The McC² is designed at a slightly lower pitch than most chanters being made today, which many soloists will find a blessing.  This chanter can be set comfortably between 474 and 478 depending on the reed. It is very vibrant — typical of the McCallum brand.
In another design innovation most soloists will appreciate, the chanter has been created with a view to eliminating flat notes that restrict the variety of reeds it can accept. While many pipers see a tape-free chanter as the ideal, Willie McCallum's philosophy (as well as that of many top soloists) is that a chanter should be designed to accept the maximum variety of reeds, and the performer will use tape as necessary to correct slight sharpness as needed.

Most top-flight soloists see a small amount of tape on some top-hand notes as a much-desired fine-tuning mechanism: another of Willie's philosophies.

The result of this carefully thought out process is what may well be the best solo chanter on the market today.

MCC2
Blackwood, plain, with reed
Cdn $335
Available from shopping cart below

MCC2P
Polypenco, plain, with reed
Cdn $195
Available from shopping cart below

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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This chanter has been designed by one of the leading pipemakers on the planet to the tonal specifications of the leading solo competitor on the planet. Willie McCallum provided the input, and Stuart McCallum of McCallum Bagpipes designed the chanter. It's slightly lower pitched than most chanters and goes with a huge variety of reeds. Cdn $335 with reed.
This is the polypenco plastic version of the Willie McCallum designed solo chanter from McCallum. Cdn $195 with reed.
Order one of these with your new chanter for longer life from your reed. $18.00
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