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 Re: oboe d'amore bocal
Author: Chris P 
Date:   2020-06-29 11:03

7mm to 7.5mm diameter reed sockets are normal for oboes, but not for d'amore crook sockets unless the crook cork is ridiculously thin or the corked end of the crook has a recess cut into it for the cork strip to be glued into (if the thickness of the metal will allow that). Either that, or a metal sleeve soldered to the crook and made a very close fit in the socket like a tuning slide or flute headjoint.

If the socket has enough metal, it can be opened up and that won't cause any tuning problems, or a wider diameter one fitted and also made to the correct depth won't cause any problems. It's the depth of the socket that's critical as well as the diameter of the hole where it meets the top joint bore.

My Marigaux d'amore has the same diameter reed socket as a Marigaux cor anglais which is wider than the majority of cors on the market, let alone d'amores. Fitting such a thick cork to it, especially bending a relatively thick piece of cork around such a tight radius without it cracking is a pain. I got around that by coating one side of the cork strip with glue and leaving it to dry fully which gave it more flexibility when worked around a mandrel to make it more supple before fitting it to the crook.

Have you contacted Richard Craig about this? I don't know any other oboe specialists in Australia.


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