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 Re: Old oboes
Author: KJC 
Date:   2019-05-20 00:37

I don't believe there is any significant change to the bore of an oboe over time--only if it's damaged through cracking, abuse or is a "lemon". What does wear out over time is the mechanisms: pads, keys, springs, rods, and screws. I think that rather than getting an overhaul to fix the mechanisms, oboes are often sold and and new ones bought because the mechanisms are starting to wear out with use and owners call it "blown" out. Also, when all professionals around you replace their oboes every 5 to 7 years, it probably also makes some insecure to still be using an old one and they may see differences they attribute to being "blown" out that just aren't there. Moreover, it keeps oboe companies in business to keep making new oboes, right? So, you're not going to get any voluble arguments from them against the "blown" out theory either which is why this argument will never go away.

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