08-25-2018 - INFORMATION
I DONT RECOMMEND TO PRINT THE REED it is really hard to make it work properly.
If you do want to print it, make sure to print them in the direction a made the STLs they are correct. Please dont buy Ninjaflex just to make a reed.
This is a long Practice Chanter to learn how to play the great highland bagpipes. After the great succes of my small Practice Chanter I decided to improve this nice instrument by making a long version from scratch.
- Fully printable
- Printable functioning Chanter Reed
- The boreholes are counterbored to give a feeling of a real Chanter
- It has the exact same size like a real Chanter
- No postprocessing, just assemble it and play!
The #MakeItLoud challenge gave me the motivation to make this Practice Chanter fully printable, including the Chanter Reed. The challenge was to "make it loud" so I tested and reprinted the reed to make it as loud as possible and but at the same time keep the right pitch.
The loudness I reached was 94 dB for the Chanter Reed and 90 dB for the Practice Chanter.
I am very happy with the result. This instrument is not only loud,but it sounds great and looks nice (I think :D )
Checkout my challenge video:
-Added a splitted version for those with a smaller Printer
Chanter: 0.2mm / Reed 0.3mm
Orange Parts: Ninjaflex (make sure to use Ninjaflex otherwise the parts are not working!)
White Parts: PLA
Black Parts: PLA
Black parts: 3 perimeters and 5 bottom and top layers
Reed_Lips: 15 perimeters
All other parts: 2 perimeters
The most difficult part was to make the Reed. I made about 20 different versions until I was satisfied with the pitch and the loudness. You can see the first reed version in the picture.
For the Practice Chanter itself I had to make 4 different versions, until all the measurements and each pitch fitted.