Adding Left F key to Yamaha 211 oboe!

Adding Left F key to Yamaha 211 oboe!

    
Adding Left F key to Yamaha 211 oboe!    22:36 on Thursday, August 06, 2009          

Canadian
(903 points)
Posted by Canadian

Hello,

I am looking into buying a yamaha 211 for VERY cheap. I think it's selling for $300 used. It sadly has no Left F but I'd like to add one. I'm wondering if anyone knows someone who can do this?


Re: Adding Left F key to Yamaha 211 oboe!    22:37 on Thursday, August 06, 2009          

Canadian
(903 points)
Posted by Canadian

Also, I was wondering if I could get the topjoint re-fited to my Loree? Is this possible?


Re: Adding Left F key to Yamaha 211 oboe!    01:37 on Friday, August 07, 2009          

contra448
(735 points)
Posted by contra448

What do you mean by refitting the top joint? If it is just a loose fit on the bottom joint that is a 15 minute job which any tech can do.

There are techs who will add keys but expect it to cost about as much as the $300 you will pay for the oboe. I am in UK so don't know much about expert repairers in N. America - assuming that's where you live.


Re: Adding Left F key to Yamaha 211 oboe!    16:46 on Friday, August 07, 2009          

Canadian
(903 points)
Posted by Canadian

Oh! Thanks for the reply. I was expecting about a $250 repair job and that's fine.

I was wondering if the top joint of a yamaha 211 could fit on a loree. Or if it would need re-fitting.


Re: Adding Left F key to Yamaha 211 oboe!    14:43 on Friday, August 14, 2009          

contra448
(735 points)
Posted by contra448

Mixing bits of different makes of oboe or even different models from the same maker usually doesn't work well because the bores are different & you can get bad tuning problems.


Re: Adding Left F key to Yamaha 211 oboe!    17:12 on Friday, August 14, 2009          

Canadian
(903 points)
Posted by Canadian

Yeah. I decided not to buy the Yamaha 211. Yamahas are extremely bright! It was just too much work to put in a left F as well.


   




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