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oboe reeds

    
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oboe reeds    10:52 on Saturday, July 12, 2008

Account Closed
(45 points)

does anyone know of any decent brand of oboe reeds. I usually play on leshers but because of the shortage I have to switch brands. I`m currently in the process of learning to make my own reeds, so if anyone has any tips they would be appreciated.

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Re: oboe reeds    13:27 on Saturday, July 12, 2008

anr
(31 points)

Oxford reeds are very good. You can get them online at www.oxfordreeds.com/reedstore.shtml.
You can find reviews of some other brands at www.reedreviews.net.

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Re: oboe reeds    14:25 on Saturday, July 12, 2008

Canadian
(903 points)

Use hand made reeds! Not store bought ones!

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Re: oboe reeds    14:46 on Saturday, July 12, 2008

bp_oboist
(132 points)

yes! never store bought! they are cheaply made!

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Re: oboe reeds    16:57 on Sunday, July 13, 2008

anr
(31 points)

Yeah, you're probably not going to be able to find any good reeds in stores. You can find handmade ones (like Oxford reeds) that you can order online or over the phone, but the reeds in stores are scary.

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Re: oboe reeds    20:24 on Sunday, July 13, 2008

Account Closed
(45 points)

thanks I will get some hand made ones then!

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Re: oboe reeds    00:53 on Monday, July 14, 2008

Canadian
(903 points)

Ask your local orchestra's oboist or another oboist to make you some.

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Re: oboe reeds    14:42 on Monday, July 14, 2008

iluvoboe565
(442 points)

that would be awesome:D i want to learn to make reeds, too... my teacher said he would teach me sometime... i dont remember when though...

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Re: oboe reeds    19:34 on Monday, July 14, 2008

Account Closed
(45 points)

I feel so bad for you. My teacher is a great reed maker and has taught me, although I`m not that good at it yet. You don`t have any area orchestras where oboists could teach you? Even if you have a youth orchestra near by one of them may be able to teach you. The oboists in my youth orchestra are great reed makers but, I`m not sure if it would be the same case for you.

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Re: oboe reeds    10:16 on Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Account Closed
(45 points)

That is so sad! Reed making is like one of the best parts of the oboe (also the most frustrating).

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Re: oboe reeds    01:25 on Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Kyleian
(45 points)

My teacher at camp recommends Lesher and Dunkel if you can't make your own reeds... she likes Leshers for her students, but with a little touching up.

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Re: oboe reeds    01:29 on Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Canadian
(903 points)

Mhm, buying store bought reeds and then touching them up is also an option.

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Re: oboe reeds    10:02 on Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Account Closed
(45 points)

Yes, that is what I do right now. I buy lesher and my teacher works on them but I`m still not getting the tone that I want. I still kinda sound like a sick cow, not an oboe. But I`ve only been playing oboe since October 2007 so I`m not exactly sure when you are supposed to loose the animal sound. And having a broken oboe doesn`t help the matter... But It`s getting fixed today.

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Re: oboe reeds    16:17 on Wednesday, July 16, 2008

iluvoboe565
(442 points)

i am so sorry music_girl... i hope that someday u will be able to make ur own reeds (or at least be able to buy a better brand than*gulp* rico...

yeah, i but store bought reeds and my teacher touches them up

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Re: oboe reeds    21:07 on Wednesday, July 16, 2008

bp_oboist
(132 points)

ew. rico reeds are awful. that's terrible you have to play on them .

   





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