Topic: Oboe Reed Shapes and tubes

Hello everyone,

I come with a question pertaining to reed shapes. I am wondering what shapes are the narrower ones as I am told that the stability of the reed is partially due to the narrowness of the shape. Also, I would like to know what tubes might work best with the cane, so that I do not use too wide of a tube and the reed leaks.

Thanks so much everyone, and if there is any other information you can provide me with, I would be very grateful!

John

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Re: Oboe Reed Shapes and tubes

You might want to check Stuart Dunkel's website--http://www.stuart-dunkel.com/ocr/index.htm
He has a lot of different shapes categorized as wide and narrow, so that's a good starting point.

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Re: Oboe Reed Shapes and tubes

John,

I use the Joshua +2 now almost  exclusively. As long as I scrape carefully, it works fine & allows for  good intonation  throughout the three octaves. I've used the Brannen X, Joshua +4 & Weber 1B, which are good but a little more challenging to control. I think owing to the width there can be more variance on each note. At least that's what I've experienced.

Best,

john

Best,

john

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