PROFESSIONAL OBOE REED
I sell European, U-shaped scrape professional oboe reeds made from superior quality Alliaud and Roseau Chantant cane. These reeds have a warm tone and are very reliable in response.
The professional oboe reeds I make for my customers are all handmade and tried and tested along the way by me - I don't ship reeds that I wouldn't be happy playing on myself. Having said that, everyone's embouchure and resistance/sound preferences are different, and ultimately the reeds have to suit you.
With this in mind, I offer every customer who purchases oboe reeds from me a free 30-minute online session if they want to let me have a listen to how the reeds sound when they play on them and to give me any feedback on what they would like more or less of in the reeds. I keep striving to make reeds that work best for each and every customer.
To view my reedmaking process and equipment, kindly click here.
*Being an oboist myself, I know that sometimes we need reeds urgently for emergency situations. Therefore I strive to ensure a speedy delivery of up to 3 working days for the order to be dispatched, from the time the order is placed.
All professional oboe reeds I sell are made from high quality Alliaud/Roseau Chantant tube cane and are finished by hand.
These are the steps I take over the process of making every single reed:
- Split tube cane (Reeds n' Stuff cane splitter)
- Pregouge cane (Reeds n' Stuff pregouger)
- Gouge cane (Kunibert Michel gouging machine)
- Shape cane (Reeds n' Stuff shaping machine)
- Tie cane onto staple
- Scrape reed by hand
The entire process from splitting the tube cane to the finished scraped reed lasts approximately two weeks. I test all finished reeds on my Josef 20th Anniversary oboe before dispatching the reeds.
To hear how my reeds sound, kindly have a listen to any of my videos.