Bassooner or later you'll get these oboe reeds- haha
My daughter is starting her 6th year on oboe. She is with a PT and learning how to make her own reeds. Until she gets comfortable scraping, she would like to know where she can get handmade reeds that are CONSISTANT and affordable. We have tried 4 different makers. Three were crap, and the other is no longer in business.
Suggestions for factory reeds are welcome.
She's VERY PICKY. Jones, and Fox reeds are not at the top of her 'acceptable' list.
If it helps, she's playing a Bulgheroni Student model.
Here's a few great reed reed people ;
BRIAN CHARLES, A old friend from NYC. Brian was " the reed man" at the legendary PONTE MUSIC on 46th in NYC in THE DAY. One of the modern day masters of double reed making.
Read this; it will tell you a lot;http://www.charlesmusic.com/cgi-bin/theo?action=display_page&page=about_us
Reach him now @ 1-800-reed-tip
Brian is world class- you'll love him. He's on the web at ;http://www.charlesmusic.com/
There's a very good source at HALL DOUBLE REED as well. Andrea Hall sells through Ebay- and is a stellar reed maker. VERY GOOD.
Also- if you do not have them- these books will open some reed making doors along with plenty of TYLENOL 500...ha:shock:
ha. ( just kidding on the tylenol 500 !! haha )
Oboe Reed Styles:
Theory and Practice
by David A. Ledet
The Reed Maker's Manual:
Step-By-Step Instructions for Making Oboe and English Horn Reeds (Spiral-bound)
by David B. Weber, Ferald B. Capps , Vendla K. Weber.
FWIW- A Bulgheroni Student model oboe is excellent. I have students through the years that have used these oboes and they are really great.
Those oboes remind me of the classic oboes I love by GORDET oboes which are a darker sound than some of the other brands. FWIW- One of my heros was Harold Gomberg from the NY PHIL. If your daughter really wants to hear one of the very best players in the world she should seek out CDs of Mr Harold Gomberg.
Read about him here ;
Gomberg WAS the master of the NY PHIL. - A must for a young stuent to hear if they are into oboe!
Hearing him play the oboe changed my playing and oboe direction.