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 Re: What sort of oboe do you play and why
Author: mberkowski 
Date:   2017-09-02 03:12

Simple conservatory Selmer Signet from age 8 to 17, but my first high quality instrument was a Fox 450 (full conservatory with resin top joint) selected for me by my teacher. When I started university studies, my new teacher was alarmed that I didn't play a Loree and put me on a school-owned Loree for 2 years, which I never felt sounded as nice as the Fox. I played the two in alternation for a while.

Eventually my third teacher was looking to sell a few instruments at the same time I would lose access to the Loree and feeling constrained a bit by the Fox's sound. Between 2 of his Loree instruments (an AK and something else) and a like-new Covey, the Covey's tone & projection outclassed the other two and I've been playing it for 16 years since.

A few of you mentioned your instruments were reed-friendly. I would not say that of my late 1990's Covey, and as a mediocre reedmaker I struggle with it. It sounds amazing with an expertly made reed, but I don't often make those and sometimes I'd like to trade it for something more tame :)

My EH is a perfectly adequate early 1970's Loree. A workhorse rather than a stand-out.

Michael

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