Need instrument help!
 

Need instrument help!

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

AnAustinNut
(6 points)
Posted by AnAustinNut

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.


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

oboegirl
(352 points)
Posted by oboegirl

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


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

AnAustinNut
(6 points)
Posted by AnAustinNut

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


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

Canadian
(903 points)
Posted by Canadian

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?


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

AnAustinNut
(6 points)
Posted by AnAustinNut

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


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

Canadian
(903 points)
Posted by Canadian

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.


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

ojoe
(27 points)
Posted by ojoe

your right they do look good as wall decorations


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

bassclarinetman
(11 points)
Posted by bassclarinetman

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


   

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