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Specialist Maker of Bagpipe Drone Reeds, Pipe Chanter Reeds, and Small Pipe Reeds

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We take an enormous pride in creating our bagpipe reeds and hope that you'll find our website beneficial. Our aim is to be the best maker of reeds and provider of services to the piping community world wide. We strive to meet and exceed our customer’s expectations.

Please explore our bagpipe help pages. Here you will find detailed help guides to setting up drone reeds and fine tuning your chanter reeds in order to obtain the very best from your musical instrument. There are comprehensive guides on maintenance, hemping and seasoning provided for your information. Please feel free to share these pages.

Based in Kilmarnock, Scotland, within the McCallum Bagpipes factory we are in a unique position to provide our customers with the very best bagpipe reeds, bagpipes and accessories available today. We have secure on line shopping facilities and all the McCallum Bagpipes we supply are hand selected by us to ensure that you are receiving the very best of the best. All the bagpipe reeds and small pipe reeds manufactured by us are individually tested to ensure stability of tone and quality of craftsmanship. Please feel free to contact us should you have any requirements.

The MG Range of Bagpipe Drone Reeds, Chanter Reeds and Small Pipe Reeds

MG White Carbons - White Mambas

New to the market after a year of trials, the MG white mambas, as they have been nick named, are proven winners. The introduction of the unique paddle shaped tenor tongues to our bagpipe reeds, give improved stability and strike in. In comparison to the original carbons, they are a little livelier, however do not have the over buzz normally associated with carbon-tongued reeds.

Additionally we have comprehensive set up and maintenance help guides which are available in the menus above and below.

MG Carbons
MG white mambas

MG Carbons

This premium set of reeds have a full set of carbon fibre tongues therefore giving an instantly steady reed. In addition, our tenor reeds in this set do not give the harsh buzz sound normally associated with carbon fibre reeds as the design gives a full rich tone yet retain a smooth and mellow sound.

Precision engineered bagpipe drone reeds, made from moisture resistant materials.

Our comprehensive help guide to drone reed set up will provide you with some great advise on reed optimisation

MG Carbons

MG Drone Reeds

Our original synthetic drone reeds.  The design gives the best possible combination of harmonics from the bass and tenor drones by utilising man made materials to ensure richness of tone, stability of sound and reliability.

MG Drone reeds

MG Cane Drone reeds

Cane is easy... give it a try. MG cane drone reeds are hand crafted from the finest sources of cane using traditional methods. As a result, it is the reed of choice by Inveraray and District Pipe Band Grade 1 world champions 2017.

Additionally you can find cane reed set up help guides in the menus above and below.

MG Cane Drone Reeds

MG Small Pipe Reeds

Our small pipe reeds are available for chanters in the key of A, C, and D. These reeds have a very crisp, bright and clear tone. Hand crafted from the finest selected cane grown in the Var region of France. For bellow driven or mouth blown small pipes.

Small Pipe reed

MG Chanter reeds

Our reeds have successfully lifted prizes in pipe band and solo competitions, including the Gold medal and World Championships. They have proven to be balanced, reliable and stable. Crafted from the finest sources of cane, MG chanter reeds are easily manipulated too suit your own set up.

In addition comprehensive reed manipulation pages are available from the menus below. These pages will help you with setting up a chanter reed and adjusting the strength of a chanter reed.

MG bagpipe chanter reed