Yamaha, Jupiter, or Selmer

Yamaha, Jupiter, or Selmer

    
Yamaha, Jupiter, or Selmer    18:55 on Monday, March 19, 2007          

Canadian
(903 points)
Posted by Canadian

I am renting an oboe and I was wondering what would be best, although I can't get my hands on a Fox...

There is the Yamaha : http://www.yamaha.ca/content/bandorchestra/products/windinstruments/woodwinds/oboesandbassoons/YOB241/keyfeatures.jsp

And the other Yamaha : http://www.yamaha.ca/content/bandorchestra/products/windinstruments/woodwinds/oboesandbassoons/YOB441/keyfeatures.jsp

The Selmer 1492 (Scroll down) : http://www.selmer.com/content/subcategory.php?subcategory=Selmer%20(USA)%20Oboes

And the Jupiter I am still waiting on but I think it is this one : http://www.jupitermusic.com/jbi_instrumentDetails.aspx?cId=20&lId=2&sId=1&pId=94

What would you chose?


Re: Yamaha, Jupiter, or Selmer    18:18 on Thursday, March 22, 2007          

bildio
(92 points)
Posted by bildio


Yamaha YOB441


Re: Yamaha, Jupiter, or Selmer    23:29 on Sunday, March 25, 2007          

oboe_freak
(3 points)
Posted by oboe_freak

Go with Yamaha. Yamaha was my first oboe and then I had to send it in and the loner was a Selmer and it was so out of adjustment that I couldn't even play on it. My Yamaha got me throught my fist audition. I have never played on a jupiter oboe but a friend of mine plays bass clarinet and Contra alto clarinet and she used to play on a Jupiter and she hated the key work. I also think that jupiter is mainly a flute maker but I don't know for sure.


Re: Yamaha, Jupiter, or Selmer    11:21 on Saturday, April 14, 2007          

SimpsonSaxGal
(112 points)
Posted by SimpsonSaxGal

Yamaha is a great brand. I'd go with one of those. I'm not a true oboe player, so I can't give you much more information. Selmer is all right (at least their saxophones are), Jupiter is more of a beginners instrument. They're getting better, though. They used to create really cheap instruments. They create more than just flutes.


Re: Yamaha, Jupiter, or Selmer    06:49 on Tuesday, April 17, 2007          

oboistfrk
(131 points)
Posted by oboistfrk

I don't care what you get as long as it isn't SELMER. I want to kill them. Their instruments are cR@P.

said enough?

alex


Re: Yamaha, Jupiter, or Selmer    11:24 on Saturday, May 05, 2007          

SimpsonSaxGal
(112 points)
Posted by SimpsonSaxGal

Not all Selmer instruments are "crap". Selmer Paris makes amazing instruments, and more than saxophones. Selmer USA instrument's aren't as good as Paris, but they're still decent beginner/intermediate instruments.

More on Jupiter. I've only played on one Jupiter instrument. It was a tenor sax, a few times for pep band. This horn was very nice to play. It was really smooth and responsive. I think it almost played better than the tenors I played in quartet, which were Yamahas.


Re: Yamaha, Jupiter, or Selmer    22:05 on Saturday, May 05, 2007          

moppeh
(6 points)
Posted by moppeh

Go with one of the yamahas, selmer oboes are very bad. (I played on one, it was awful)


Re: Yamaha, Jupiter, or Selmer    07:45 on Monday, May 07, 2007          

oboistfrk
(131 points)
Posted by oboistfrk

Maybe Selmer makes good clarinets and saxes (which I know they do - I play clarinet too, on a $3000 Selmer Soloist) but in the oboe department, they have completely failed.



Alex


   

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