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 Re: What sort of oboe do you play and why
Author: Barry Vincent 
Date:   2017-08-19 10:09

After years of using a full mechanised Dual System Oboe I've decided recently to get rid of it and go back to the more simpler Oboe of my younger years. The reason is because the more heavily mechanised Oboe was getting too heavy to hold for any length of time. It was either that or give up the Oboe completely. I ended up with two simpler instruments. A Howarth S2 and a plastic Bundy. Both are basic English Thumb Plate systems and I find them much easier to play and they also seem to be more 'reed friendly' Looks like my Oboe playing will be for a little while yet (touch wood :) Now that I have these two simpler Thumb Plate Oboes I'm been wondering why I put up with an excessively mechanise Oboe for so long. I find that I can easily get by without the LH long F. the C/C# trill gizmo and the RH G#/Ab trill key although I do miss the latter but manage without it. It hasn't been lost on me either that when I look at the keywork of my simpler Oboes, it's quite obvious that it is designed for 'finger sliding' , especially in the more remote keys. In fact there is only one trill that I cannot do in the entire range of the instrument and that is of course the low C/C# trill. No big deal as flute players don't have it either. There is also the E/Eb ring gizmo for the 6th finger. Not really needed either. Also no big deal as Flute and Clarinet players get by without such a gizmo . To sum up. There is so much unnecessay gadgetry on the Oboe. Without it , the Oboe is so much lighter and more enjoyable to play. And there is the added bonus of the mechanism, being simpler, keeps in adjustment better and is more easier to adjust when required.

Skyfacer

Post Edited (2017-08-19 10:12)

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