Topic: Loree EH. Extremely flat upper Bb and B natural???? Puzzling
I have a student who had a loree EH in to the repair shop recently. Nothing major except a binding C#. Repair person is well-trusted and great with double reeds.
Since it has returned my student is now playing VERY flat on upper Bb and B natural (above staff 2nd octave key notes) It's my reed so I know the reed is in tune with itself.
Hiniker bocal; wired reed; no cracks; octave keys height checked (not too high). I tried the horn myself tonight and it's almost a half step flat only on those specific notes. Also tried three different reeds...same issue.
I feel like I have checked all routes and am not finding the problem. Am I missing something obvious? I tried the bocal and reed on my horn with no issues. This all starts after the C# fix. To my knowledge no reading of the bore was done in any way.
Thoughts? Suggestions? I feel stupid on this one since I cannot pinpoint the problem.
Last edited by Oboehotty (2014-09-17 18:51:01)
Professor of Oboe/EH - Youngstown State University
Howland Schools - MS (director of bands); HS (Asst. Dir of Bands, Marching, Symphonic)