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 Re: What sort of oboe do you play and why
Author: SparkleSteffie 
Date:   2017-09-22 08:13

When I first started playing, my parents rented a resin Selmer. I do not miss that instrument at ALL.

During my freshman year of high school, my parents bought me a used Fox (resin, Renard Artist, model number unknown). I played this oboe all through college. I know that many people are not a fan of plastic horns, but I have much affection for my Fox! I was a clumsy kid, and those things are disaster proof.

I took over a decade off, and just started playing again two years ago. It has been SO DIFFICULT- sometimes I think I'll never get my chops back! I'm not able to practice as much as I like (full time job + part time job + back in college + hockey team = NO FREE TIME). So this winter I decided to treat myself and buy a "big girl" oboe, in an attempt to improve my tone the easy way. I found a Gordet on ebay for an unbelievable price. I totally lucked out - it was in perfect condition, and needed minimal adjusting! I believe it is a German model, as it is stamped with "made in Germany" (as well as Paris/NY... so who really knows?!).

I chose Gordet because I wanted the darkest tone possible. Currently, I'm playing on soft reeds with terrible embouchure. And to be honest, I've always played with a very bright tone. The Gordet isn't a cure all, but it definitely makes a noticeable difference. I'm very happy with my "new to me" oboe!

-Steff

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