ABC Blackwood Drones Reeds are made from a stock of Pre CITES African Blackwood and have a robust yet mellow tone. The Bass Drone Reed is made with a precision ground carbon fibre tongue and creates a solid and strong bass sound and the Tenor reeds have polycarbonate tongue. Combined, these reeds produce a quality and steady sound. ABC Blackwood Drone Reeds strike in easily making them ideal for band and solo pipers alike. All of our reeds are dispatched pre-set to settle into most makes of pipes and shouldn't need much maintenance.