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cracked reeds    05:55 on Tuesday, May 06, 2008 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

Kyleian
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Is there a way to fix a reed that's split down the side?
Not neccessarily all the way down, but more just at the top to middle - making it hard to play but still playable...

or should I just throw it out and be more careful?

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Re: cracked reeds    11:02 on Wednesday, May 07, 2008 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

Oboegirl94nm
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I think that you can't fix a cracked oboe reed in any case.

Plus, if it's hard to play, why play it when you can get another one?

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Re: cracked reeds    12:45 on Wednesday, May 07, 2008 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

jvanullen
(186 points)

I think he means a split reed.

Just soak it, play on it for a few minutes... (Scales, long tones.)...Soak it again, and it should be fine...

<Added>

he/she.

Not meaning to be sexist here!

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Re: cracked reeds    22:10 on Wednesday, May 07, 2008 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

Oboegirl94nm
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yeah, if he/she means that it's split, that would be what you'd do.


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Re: cracked reeds    22:44 on Wednesday, May 07, 2008 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

Kyleian
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(she :P)

Yeah,'kay, thanks...
problem is that over here I can't get reeds very easily, there's one music store that sells them and they're way expensive...

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Re: cracked reeds    15:24 on Friday, May 09, 2008 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

HoboOboe
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Cracked Reed = bad day.

Yeah, just soak it, sometimes it actually "fuses".

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Re: cracked reeds    19:55 on Friday, May 30, 2008 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

theeye426
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you use reed until they crack and then get a new one. you cant fix them, only replace them.

   

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