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Sorting Tube Cane

Sorting Tube Cane

Sorting Tube Cane How many pieces of cane do double reed players sort through? I recently processed about an 1/8 pound of oboe tube cane and took it upon myself to keep a rough estimate of how many pieces were gouged, and of those pieces, how many acceptable reeds...

Common Oboe Reed Adjustments

Common Oboe Reed Adjustments

Common Oboe Reed Adjustments by Khara Wolf Asses your crow and how the reed is playing: Thread Crow: Mouth on the thread (not the cane)- blow with a lot of air and there should be three octaves of a “C” Play the reed in the oboe to check for stability and tone Things...

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...

Reeds: FAQ

Reeds: FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions and Important Information About Reeds How long does a reed last? How many do I need? Every reed is different, but with adjustments, most oboe reeds will last about 10-15 hours of playing time for students. In general, my beginning oboe...