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Oboe Doubler’s Essentials List

Oboe Doubler’s Essentials List

If you double on the oboe, here is a list of the essentials you might need. I have been doubling on woodwinds for over 20 years. There have been gigs where I have taken up to 6 different instruments with me! Here are some essentials you'll need to make oboe a...

Essential Tools for Reed Adjustments: Beginner’s Guide

Essential Tools for Reed Adjustments: Beginner’s Guide

A complete list of everything you need to start adjusting and making your own oboe and bassoon reeds. Essential Tool List: Knife Plaque Cutting Block Sharpening Stone Mandrel Razor Blades/Tip Cutter Rag or piece of old shirt (for scraping/stone) Tuner (for checking...

General Resource List [supplies, instruments, repairs]

General Resource List [supplies, instruments, repairs]

A list of general supplies, double reed retail websites, and repair specialists. GENERAL SUPPLIES (reed tools, sheet music, etc) Forrests Music Double Reed Specialists (https://www.forrestsmusic.com)RDG Woodwinds (http://www.rdgwoodwinds.com)Midwest Musical Imports...

Adjusting Your Own Oboe

Adjusting Your Own Oboe

Oboes naturally fall out of adjustment from regular use. It is important to send your oboe to a qualified double reed specialist once a year for a tune up to keep pads sealing, mechanisms working, and check for issues. Assuming your oboe has been tuned up recently and...