Topic: Oboe- sagging 2nd line G
Curious if anyone has isolated a specific area of scrape in an oboe Reed that may cause a sagging second line G. I bought a Marigaux horn about a year ago and love it other than I have a consistently sagging G when I try to play anything less than "mf" or try to taper the release of the note (much like a bad bocal on EH causes a sagging C).
I am trying to not resort to changes in the tone hole itself and exhaust all possible Reed "scraping" possibilities before having the tone hole adjusted. Any suggestions? American long scrape on a standard shape.....all other notes are stable.
Professor of Oboe/EH - Youngstown State University
Howland Schools - MS (director of bands); HS (Asst. Dir of Bands, Marching, Symphonic)