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Reed Type

Drone Reeds

Bass Tongue

Tenor Tongue

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Balance Tone Drone Reeds – Standard

Brand: Highland ReedsSKU: BTR


Highland Reeds Balance Tone Drone Reeds

Balance Tone drone reeds, developed by Bruce Hitchings, have been designed for effortless and dependable strike-in, maximum air efficiency, and great sound. Glass fiber tongues allow for a steady tone, and the tongue is designed to lie flat, keeping it truer longer. Reed volume and pitch can be adjusted, and each reed can be turned off. Balance Tone reeds are used by prominent pipe bands and solo pipers and are valued for their steadiness and rich, cane-like harmonics. Made in Scotland.

Watch the video to learn more and to see a very impressive strike-in demonstration!

Features of Balance Tone Drone Reeds:

  • Plastic body
  • Flat glass fiber tongues
  • Flat rubber bridles
  • Extremely air-efficient
  • Moisture resistant
  • Reliable strike-in
  • Shut-off plug
  • All sets tested
  • Designed for compatibility across brands
  • Reed seat can remain in drones and the body removed for adjustments