Topic: Marigaux Oboes -- flat? - any experiences?

Hi Everyone,
Anyone play a Marigaux? I love the sound and feel of it, but find that I am always a bit flat (3 - 5 cents). Anyone else find this and if so what did you do to fix it?

I really like the horn I am trying...but am finding it flat consistently on reeds I make for my current Loree AK.

Shawn

Shawn Reynolds
Professor of Oboe/EH - Youngstown State University
Howland Schools - MS (director of bands); HS (Asst. Dir of Bands, Marching, Symphonic)

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Re: Marigaux Oboes -- flat? - any experiences?

My best reeds have always ridden a little high on AK's.  My suggestion would be to try using shorter staples, if you're making the switch to a lower-centered horn.  I like the feel of reeds made on a shorter staple better -- maybe you will too!

Jonathan Marzluf
Owner, Marzluf Reeds
SoCal Freelancer/Educator
www.marzlufreeds.com

Re: Marigaux Oboes -- flat? - any experiences?

My last teacher plays on a Marigaux and I know she prers 46mm Stevens.-kby

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Re: Marigaux Oboes -- flat? - any experiences?

If certain notes are sharp, as on the contra, you can play a 'forked' or 'mute' fingering (often used in Brahms) - not sure how fingering will help flat notes, perhaps you can vent a side key (like G#) slightly to help raise the pitch?

Perhaps if the reed has too much in the "heart" it might not respond as you'd expect?

Cor anlgais and Contrabassoon enthusiast!

Amateur in all regards, but learning! I love unusual and unique instruments!

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