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 Re: Oboe D’amore crooks
Author: Hotboy 
Date:   2023-10-18 18:00

The first question is "why do you want/need another crook? (tone is bad, pitch is sharp, the scale is off, some notes sink, altissimo register isn't responsive., etc.) Then try crooks that might be able to solve your problem.

You will likely have to choose from Hiniker, Loree, Howarth, Marigaux, and Laubin (if you can find one). Hiniker offers the greatest variety in terms of lengths and diameters.

If I were you, I'd try as many crooks as I can from wherever you can find them before choosing the best one for you. Most double reed vendors will send crooks for trial. The process will take a few months and could cost you a few shekels in shipping charges, but it will be worth it because nothing ruins the experience of playing Cor or d'Amore more than a bad crook. Here are a few places to start:

- Howarth: https://howarthlondon.com/accessories.aspx?cat=152&accinst=5

- Hannah's Oboes: https://hannahsoboes.com/english-horn-damore-bocals/

- MMI: https://www.mmimports.com/product-category/english-horn-instruments-bocals/new-oboe-d-amore-bocals/

- Charles Double Reed: https://charlesmusic.com/shop/loree-3-oboe-damore-bocal-used/

- Crowthers Oboe Shop: https://oboeshop.co.uk/accessories/new-category-2/

- Forrest's Music: https://www.forrestsmusic.com/english_horn_bocals.htm

- RDG: https://rdgwoodwinds.com/collections/bocals

I'm guessing that you're in the UK, because much of the rest of the world refers to them as "bocals," so you might locate more resources if you use that search term.

Bay Area, California

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