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 Re: Stuffy half-hole C#
Author: jhoyla 
Date:   2018-02-20 15:20

Yes the guy was an experienced instrument technician, but who specialized in Clarinet and Flute.

It turned out he had no idea about oboe :-(

I was pretty young at the time and just thought my reeds were playing up - I had no idea why C# was sounding so bad. It was years later when I realized that the hole should really be only a slit, and so I experimented with cork under the pad until it worked.

I'm almost certain that is what the professionals do with the diamond - fiddle with their little probe, increasing its size and shape and smoothing the edges until it sound right. Much more of an art than a science.

J.

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