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finding oboe`s and reeds    00:21 on Tuesday, June 30, 2009 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

hoboe
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hey i know this is everywhere but any way i am looking to buy an oboe and would like to know if anyone had a good one to sell or know where to get good quality oboes.
i also want to know where i can get good hand made reeds and if any one knows how to make them and what i need etc
thanks in advance

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Re: finding oboe`s and reeds    13:52 on Tuesday, June 30, 2009 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

Canadian
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If you want hand made reeds, get an oboe teacher! Or find an oboe teacher that will supply you with reeds. Reeds are essential and store bought reeds are usually bad.

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Re: finding oboe`s and reeds    14:06 on Tuesday, June 30, 2009 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

oboegirl
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A basic reed making kit usually includes: reed knife
plaque
cutting block
razor blades
mandrel
thread
ruler
pencil
cane and staples

It is REALLY hard to learn to make reeds on your own though. Even if you could find a way to get a few reed lessons, it would help you learn the basics, and then you would just have to keep making reeds and experiment to find what works.

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Re: finding oboe`s and reeds    16:44 on Tuesday, June 30, 2009 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

Canadian
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Reed making is hard. Without a teacher you can't do a whole lot. Oboegirl is right, experimentation is probably your best tool.

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Re: finding oboe`s and reeds    22:20 on Tuesday, June 30, 2009 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

hoboe
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lol well i cant really do that much coz where i live there are no oboe teachers!!!

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Re: finding oboe`s and reeds    08:47 on Wednesday, July 01, 2009 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

oboegirl
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I know how you feel. I live pretty much in the middle of nowhere, and during the school year we have to drive 2 hours to get to the city where I take lessons and play in a youth orchestra every sunday. It gets old after a while, but is really worth it. Is there any city nearby that you could go to even once a month to get lessons?

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Re: finding oboe`s and reeds    23:53 on Wednesday, July 01, 2009 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

hoboe
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i wish the closest place to me to have a lesson is more then two days away! no fair

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Re: finding oboe`s and reeds    22:55 on Wednesday, July 15, 2009 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

englishhornplaye
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I found this great site for reeds. She makes all of her reeds herself and you can tell her any kind of specifications that you want, so they are very custom made, which is what I was looking for, so I tried a few and they played really well. The site is customdoublereeds.com

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Re: finding oboe`s and reeds    03:39 on Thursday, July 16, 2009 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

hoboe
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ok thanks will have to take a look

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Re: finding oboe`s and reeds    19:27 on Friday, August 07, 2009 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

Cecilgirl
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If anyone is looking for an oboe in great condition i am selling one for a very cheap price of $1500. It has been slightly used but has been professionally repaired. For more information you can check out my add on craigslist.

http://chicago.craigslist.org/nwc/msg/1311645863.html



   

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