replacing Oboe pads

replacing Oboe pads

    
replacing Oboe pads    14:43 on Wednesday, November 09, 2016          

childofGod
(3 points)
Posted by childofGod

I have played Oboe for Five years now, and I need to replace the pads on the lower joint of the Oboe. I
have Pads I got off ebay, but I'm not sure how to replace them. I looked on youtube to see if I could find a video on how to replace the Pads, but I couldn't find anything. any suggestions?


Re: replacing Oboe pads    04:12 on Thursday, November 10, 2016          

contra448
(756 points)
Posted by contra448

Pads on oboes have to be very well seated to form a perfect seal which is tricky especially if they are cork, which most instruments do these days.
I assume the pads you've got were just sold as a ready made set. Not all instruments have the same diameter or thickness pads - they need to be replaced with ones the correct thickness as well as diameter. Finally when you have replaced the pads the instrument will need to be regulated so that everything works together. I seriously suggest you get this done by a specialist oboe technician - many woodwind techs don't understand oboes.
I don't know of anything on line but probably the best book is The Complete Woodwind Repair Manual by Reg Thorp which appears to be avaialable as an e-book from Amazon.

Good Luck

Ian


Re: replacing Oboe pads    09:33 on Thursday, November 10, 2016          

childofGod
(3 points)
Posted by childofGod

yes, I got the pads as a complete already made set. do you know of an Oboe technician in Washington?
thank you tons!


Re: replacing Oboe pads    11:51 on Friday, November 11, 2016          

contra448
(756 points)
Posted by contra448

Sorry I can't help - I'm in UK.
I suggest you ask other oboists you know or find local teachers or pro players. Also search on napbirt.org. or the International Double Reed Society page on faceboook.

Ian


Re: replacing Oboe pads    12:05 on Friday, November 11, 2016          

childofGod
(3 points)
Posted by childofGod

great! will do, thank you so much for your help!


   




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