Chanter Tuning Tape

Show me a chanter with no tape and I’ll show you a chanter that is out of tune. Chanter tape revolutionized bagpipe tuning in the mid-1900s and a roll of this is essential equipment for any piper hoping to play in tune. Putting a piece of tape across the top of a hole will flatten the note.  It is not true that putting the tape across the bottom of the hole sharpens it.