Topic: store bought oboe reeds

I just received a copy of Harry Searing's presentation to the New Jersey Bandmasters about the playability of some 29 store bought Bassoon reeds.  Harry set up several standards and tested these reeds to see if they met these standards and set up a spreadsheet with the results.  Has there been anything like this done with commercial oboe reeds?  With the demise of Jones Double Reeds and the short supply of many other brands, I'd like to have some guidance about what brands to recommend to my college Woodwind Techniques class. 

Thanks in advance

Frank Watson


Re: store bought oboe reeds

Hello Frank,

i am interested in that spreadsheet about the bassoon reeds. Could you please send it to me? michel24mueller(at) , thanks!

I have never heard about something like that for the oboe....