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 Re: New oboe: Buffet Virtuose
Author: heckelmaniac 
Date:   2017-07-24 10:47

The Buffet "Virtuoso" oboe is well worth a try in comparison to other
"high end" makes of oboe. Plays very well indeed.
I was somewhat disappointed that an instrument with such a sophisticated mechanism does not have a left hand C# key. If you have the intention of making a "Buck Rogers" model oboe, then why not include a left hand C# key as standard?

As Chris P says, the idea of a "natural C" key is not at all a "new" idea.
Since the "natural C" key has been around a long time, I can not fathom how this key could be eligible for patent...
I will comment that, in my estimation, on the "Virtuoso" model oboe, the "natural C" key touch is far too small and ill located to be of much use.
Beginning with the model 36k Heckelphones made in the 1930s up to present,
Heckelphones have had a "natural C" key in the form of a "split plate" on the right index finger. The top of plate is the "natural C," and the bottom plate is the usual F# that engages both the top and bottom plates.

Also, I have seen this same "Natural C"- F# touch "split plate" arrangement on a couple of pre-war English horns, one I seem to recall was a German make, and one was possibly a Loree...

Oboes.us

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