The Piper’s Ultimate Reed Poker for Bagpipe Chanter Reeds with Storage Case


The Piper’s Ultimate Reed Poker is a must-have if you want to have a world-class bagpipe sound. It will bring your reeds back to life and it will save you hundreds of dollars that you’d otherwise spend on new reeds!

In stock (can be backordered)


As you play a new reed, it starts to break in, getting easier and more efficient. But the cane can get too soft — this is where the reed poker comes in. Use the poker when your pipe chanter reed starts to get a little bit too easy, chirps, squeals or starts to sound sharp and thin. A small adjustment (we’re talking 1/1000ths of an inch) to the metal staple inside the reed can bring a reed back to life, extend the playable life of the reed and give you a brighter, crisper, stronger more stable sound.

The only way to open up a reed from the inside is with a reed poker. It has a smooth point which allows you to precisely control just how much you want to open the reed. Simply insert the poker a bit further to open up the reed a little bit more.

Designed and built by Jori Chisholm, founder of and creator of the Bagpipe Gauge.

Includes one Piper’s Ultimate Reed Poker and storage case. No reed included.