Standard Oboe Reed (European Style)

Standard Oboe Reed (European Style)
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  • Item #: ORS-EU
  • Manufacturer: K.GE REEDS
  • Condition: New
  * Marked fields are required.
Qty*
Price $16.00
32 or more $14.40 each
Standard Oboe Reeds  
 

*There are no difference between Professional and Standard reeds in terms of materials used. However, professional reeds are selected as some reeds have better intonation, articulation, tone and finishing etc¡­. The reeds are not intentionally made this way. When I make them, some of them simply turn out better than others.

The shapers that we are using is custom made according to my own measurements. Our oboe reeds are made from type “B” and  “D” shaper: “Original”: shaped as dry, “Narrow”: shaped as been soaked in water. “B” shaper plays better intonation with large bore Oboe like Loree, Howarth, Rigoutat act. “D” shaper plays better intonation with smaller bore oboe like Marigaux; Josef; Ludwig Frank; K.GE act.
The B shaper is similar to Rigoutat-2.
The D shaper is similar to RC13.
The X is our most broad oboe shaper.

The only difference between the "German" and "French" templates is that there is a much more gradual step in the scrape from the "heart" of the reed down to the tip on the french template. When you look carefully at reeds made from each of the two templates and compare them, it will look as if the german template reed has a much more clearly defined tip area.

Both the "german" and "french" scrapes would work on all oboes.

 

GE-1 Small diameter chimney
GE-2 Regular diameter chimney
GE-3 Regular size chinmey & small size at bottom end
GE-1+ Small diameter chimney (slightly bigger than GE-1)
GE-2+ Regular diameter chimney (slightly bigger than GE-2)
GE-3+ Regular size chinmey & small size at bottom end (slightly bigger than GE-3)
 

GE-1

GE-2

GE-3

Howarth

Yes

Yes

Yes

Loree

 

Yes

 

Rigoutat

 

Yes

 

Josef

Yes

 

Yes

LF

Yes

Yes

Yes

K.GE

Yes

Yes

Yes

Monique

Yes

Yes

Yes

Buffet

Yes

Yes

Yes

Fox

Yes

Yes

 

Partricola

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yamaha

Yes

Yes

Yes

Fossati

Yes

Yes

Yes

Marigaux

Yes

 

Yes

 

 

Question: What is the difference between oboe reeds made from cane gouged with a C/S (centre to side ratio) of 0.15 and 0.18?

Answer: The centre to side ratio is the difference in thickness measurement between the centre of the cane compared to the side of the cane at the time the cane is gouged, before it is shaped and tied on and finished scraping. The difference in behaviour of two reeds made identically but from the two different C/S ratios, is that the 0.18 gouged reeds generally blow more freely and have less strong openings when compared with a reed gouged at 0.15. The resulting tone or timbre of the reed made from cane gouged at 0.18 is often less "thick" or "heavy" sounding than the 0.15 



 

Question: What is the difference between the reeds which have been shaped dry as opposed to wet? What effect does this have on the reeds tone/ intonation?

Answer: The reeds shaped dry and wet are actually shaped on the same shaping tool. The difference is that if the cane is soaked before shaping, it comes off the shaper more narrow after it has dried than when it is shaped dry. Therefore, shaped wet cane has a tendency to be higher pitch than shaped dry on the finished reed. Cane shaped dry has a more "full" tone and is more vibrant due to the greater surface area of the reed.