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Oboe Reed Subscriptions-Plan Ahead To Ensure Your Continuous Supply of Great Reeds

Summary:

  • Magic Reed, First Chair  and Reed Monkey Oboe Reeds are handmade from scratch and hand finished with extra nuance versus the competition. They are designed for optimum response for players with developing embouchures.  They are made through a nuanced process that supports the optimum function of the four pillars of the oboe reed: stability, pitch, tone and response with an extra emphasis on response. All reeds are made with an American long scrape.  
  • Magic Reed options range from Student to Elite Professional models.  They feature more customizations, extra nuance, and generally a warmer tone color than the First Chair brand.  First Chair offers student to professional models featuring a slimline design for extra playability. Reed Monkey features a hybrid scrape designed for maximum reliability and longevity.
  • Please consult individual products for an in-depth product description.
  • This is a three month, three reed subscription.  Free shipping is included.

Experience Level:

  • These are the best oboe reeds for intermediate players with 18-36 months experience.  Their embouchures have developed to the point that they are able to manage a reed with more resistance and sound better than with a student model.  As premium intermediate oboe reeds, they are best suited to serious young musicians who are hooked up with a teacher and have already made a commitment to their music education.

Construction/Scrape:

  • Much of the construction and scrape are the same as our professional models.  On a side by side basis with the slimline professional model, experienced players may find that they are somewhat brighter- but never bright.  They too, are handmade from scratch, and we really mean it. I draw the best medium strength cane from my inventory and precision processed for optimum results.  There is plenty of sorting and editing in this process. 
  • Medium range shape which is either a Mack ++, Mack-Pfeiffer or Samson +.
  • Mounted on an unmarked professional Chiarugi # 2+ - 47 mm staple with a natural cork and brass core.  The only difference is the branding- honest! They have a size and shape that promotes a somewhat smaller aperture and is more free-blowing than the pro models. Tie length is 72 1/2-73 mm at my discretion.  The cane has a couple of degrees offset from the median to create extra torque in the tie- the same as the pro models. 
  • Expert craftsmanship and nuanced scraping is applied to the blank to achieve a beautiful tone with the just right response for a more free blowing experience. All of this is done while managing pitch, a component of a well functioning reed that is all too often left out of the equation on the marketplace. This is not a whimpy, tissue thin reed and will last longer than most. They are beefy (but not too beefy) and gives the player something to blow against so proper embouchure can be learned. They are more nuanced reeds than my student or budget alternative
  • Multiple scrape and drying cycles, starting with 1) exposing the bark 2) installing a moderate hand or machine profile in preparation for a hand finish.  If these reeds are made in advance of an order, they are given an extra test and adjustment prior to shipping.
  • Reeds are finished with a defined heart and tip.  The heart is  @.40 mm in thickness along the sides of the spine. The rest is up to what is required by the individual characteristics of the cane in pursuit of the four pillars described above.  Finished length target is 70mm. It is never longer, and sometimes 69.5 to address pitch issues.

Finishing Touches:

  • Each oboe reed is finished at or above category standards.  Many customer find them very close to most pro models.  
  • No two reeds are ever exactly the same.  No two customers are either. While I do not accept returns for reeds that might not be an exact fit to your own personal playing style, you can use the comment section on our checkout page to offer suggestions that will help me to make better match in subsequent orders.
  • Tested in two rooms with and without carpet on a Loree 125 oboe. Reed prep instructions are included. 
  • Light application of Vaseline to moisturize cork in the event that player does not have some handy.
  • Covid sanitized.  Players are still advised to sanitize reeds on arrival.
  • Reeds are guaranteed against cracks and leaks or other defects with a refund or replace remedy. 

This Plan Is Three Reeds Per Month For Three Months .

Oboe Reed Subscriptions-Plan Ahead To Ensure Your Continuous Supply of Great Reeds

Summary:

  • Magic Reed, First Chair  and Reed Monkey Oboe Reeds are handmade from scratch and hand finished with extra nuance versus the competition. They are designed for optimum response for players with developing embouchures.  They are made through a nuanced process that supports the optimum function of the four pillars of the oboe reed: stability, pitch, tone and response with an extra emphasis on response. All reeds are made with an American long scrape.  
  • Magic Reed options range from Student to Elite Professional models.  They feature more customizations, extra nuance, and generally a warmer tone color than the First Chair brand.  First Chair offers student to professional models featuring a slimline design for extra playability. Reed Monkey features a hybrid scrape designed for maximum reliability and longevity.
  • Please consult individual products for an in-depth product description.
  • This is a three month, three reed subscription.  Free shipping is included.

Experience Level:

  • These are the best oboe reeds for intermediate players with 18-36 months experience.  Their embouchures have developed to the point that they are able to manage a reed with more resistance and sound better than with a student model.  As premium intermediate oboe reeds, they are best suited to serious young musicians who are hooked up with a teacher and have already made a commitment to their music education.

Construction/Scrape:

  • Much of the construction and scrape are the same as our professional models.  On a side by side basis with the slimline professional model, experienced players may find that they are somewhat brighter- but never bright.  They too, are handmade from scratch, and we really mean it. I draw the best medium strength cane from my inventory and precision processed for optimum results.  There is plenty of sorting and editing in this process. 
  • Medium range shape which is either a Mack ++, Mack-Pfeiffer or Samson +.
  • Mounted on an unmarked professional Chiarugi # 2+ - 47 mm staple with a natural cork and brass core.  The only difference is the branding- honest! They have a size and shape that promotes a somewhat smaller aperture and is more free-blowing than the pro models. Tie length is 72 1/2-73 mm at my discretion.  The cane has a couple of degrees offset from the median to create extra torque in the tie- the same as the pro models. 
  • Expert craftsmanship and nuanced scraping is applied to the blank to achieve a beautiful tone with the just right response for a more free blowing experience. All of this is done while managing pitch, a component of a well functioning reed that is all too often left out of the equation on the marketplace. This is not a whimpy, tissue thin reed and will last longer than most. They are beefy (but not too beefy) and gives the player something to blow against so proper embouchure can be learned. They are more nuanced reeds than my student or budget alternative
  • Multiple scrape and drying cycles, starting with 1) exposing the bark 2) installing a moderate hand or machine profile in preparation for a hand finish.  If these reeds are made in advance of an order, they are given an extra test and adjustment prior to shipping.
  • Reeds are finished with a defined heart and tip.  The heart is  @.40 mm in thickness along the sides of the spine. The rest is up to what is required by the individual characteristics of the cane in pursuit of the four pillars described above.  Finished length target is 70mm. It is never longer, and sometimes 69.5 to address pitch issues.

Finishing Touches:

  • Each oboe reed is finished at or above category standards.  Many customer find them very close to most pro models.  
  • No two reeds are ever exactly the same.  No two customers are either. While I do not accept returns for reeds that might not be an exact fit to your own personal playing style, you can use the comment section on our checkout page to offer suggestions that will help me to make better match in subsequent orders.
  • Tested in two rooms with and without carpet on a Loree 125 oboe. Reed prep instructions are included. 
  • Light application of Vaseline to moisturize cork in the event that player does not have some handy.
  • Covid sanitized.  Players are still advised to sanitize reeds on arrival.
  • Reeds are guaranteed against cracks and leaks or other defects with a refund or replace remedy. 

This Plan Is Three Reeds Per Month For Three Months .