Need instrument help!
 

Need instrument help!

    
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Need instrument help!    13:37 on Monday, January 05, 2009

AnAustinNut
(6 points)

I am a intermediate player and I recently purchased an Paul Gerard oboe over the internet. I thought i was getting a good deal, but ill let yall be the judge.
Its a ring system oboe from the mid 20's with no left F or F resonance key. I tried to bring it back to playing condition with $60 worth in pads and labor, but after playing it for a few days, I realized i cant really play with a ring system oboe. Should i keep it? Or should i try and sell it for a profit and put it towards a more recent oboe?
Thanks for yalls input.


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Re: Need instrument help!    18:47 on Monday, January 05, 2009

oboegirl
(352 points)

Well, If you can't play it there is no point in keeping it. I would sell it and get something that is playable!

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Re: Need instrument help!    19:53 on Monday, January 05, 2009

AnAustinNut
(6 points)

I would be able to play it, im just not used to ring system holes.
So you think i should sell it?

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Re: Need instrument help!    20:14 on Monday, January 05, 2009

Canadian
(903 points)

Most people in North America use conservatore system oboes. If it's from the 20's it's probably not in the best condition. Try selling it. Or maybe give it to a museum? Lol?

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Re: Need instrument help!    20:32 on Monday, January 05, 2009

AnAustinNut
(6 points)

Museum. Hah yah. They arn't known for having much money, though. I guess ill try and sell it. Thanks.

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Re: Need instrument help!    23:54 on Monday, January 05, 2009

Canadian
(903 points)

Haha. It's the only thing I could think of. A nice wall decoration always works if it doesn't sell. Lamp shades and paper weights are cool too.

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Re: Need instrument help!    10:16 on Sunday, January 25, 2009

ojoe
(27 points)

your right they do look good as wall decorations

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Re: Need instrument help!    15:09 on Monday, June 08, 2009

bassclarinetman
(11 points)

i would sell it, but if you cant sell it, i agree with making it a wall decoration.

   

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