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 Oboe Adjustment Video
Author: mjfoboe 
Date:   2012-02-01 23:05

I found this on Youtube.com

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NadPUd-MISo&feature=related

Mark

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 Re: Oboe Adjustment Video
Author: Joop 
Date:   2012-02-02 20:16

Great, thanks!
Btw. I like very much the good looking rosewood (?) with darker wood oboe shown at the end of each part of the series.

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 Re: Oboe Adjustment Video
Author: GoodWinds 2017
Date:   2012-02-03 04:54

looks like a pretty good resource... Has anyone successfully tried his method?

GoodWinds

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 Re: Oboe Adjustment Video
Author: mjfoboe 
Date:   2012-02-03 13:01

I plan to give it a try today or tomorrow.

Mark

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 Re: Oboe Adjustment Video
Author: GoodWinds 2017
Date:   2012-02-03 15:30

He seems to be experienced, my first impression.

GoodWinds

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 Re: Oboe Adjustment Video
Author: mjfoboe 
Date:   2012-02-03 15:38

I believe he is the technical - repair-person for RDGwoodwinds.

There are a very well respected shop.

I bought my Marigaux 901 from them as did three other oboists I know.

The adjustment approach I usually follow is Brian Seaton's. I think one could combine both approaches successfully.

I especially like the way he made his cigarette paper tester with the scotch tape for added extra support.

Mark



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 Re: Oboe Adjustment Video
Author: mjfoboe 
Date:   2012-02-03 20:25

Well I followed the adjustment guidelines in the video.

My Oboe is in excellent adjustment - so nothing much could be gained.

I think the video is quite good for beginners - whose oboes might be really "whacky" and out of adjustment.

It is a very simple, and direct presentation ... and will immediately catch poor adjustments and clearly show how to correct them.

Other adjustment nuances - are better presented in the Brian Seaton guide; although the presentation because of the layout of the photos and text is more complicated.

What the video does not explain - is if you have a "symptom" where to look first. For example, last week my low D was fuzzy ..... well there are many places to look for the problem .... It was the Bb resonance key that was slightly open after a new cork tendon was placed on my oboe.

Another time the "E" was "funky" and again the problem was in the bell.


So the video is a good place to start .............. experience comes with time.

Mark



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 Re: Oboe Adjustment Video
Author: huboboe 
Date:   2012-02-03 20:42

John is, indeed, the oboe repair tech at RDG Woodwinds. He has been in the business for years and is well respected out here on the West Coast.

There are a number of slightly different approaches to oboe adjustment, but ultimately they all do the same thing: balance the pads that are moved together by the same action, so that they close exactly together. (If they don't, one will close and the other(s) will leak.)

John's approach is straightforward, easy to understand and easy to do, one step at a time. (I was taught the same sequence 35 years ago when I studied repair and have used it ever since...)

I like his feeler too. It's fast and comfortable to use. I hadn't seen that before and might just adopt it. I've always made mine by using a dab of hot glue to attach a thin strip of cig paper about 15cm long to the end of a bamboo BBQ skewer. That makes a great tool, but as John says, it takes practice; his feeler is faster to learn.

He's made a great video series. Wish I'd done it myself...

That rosewood oboe is a thing of beauty. Anybody know who made it?

Robert Hubbard
WestwindDoubleReed.com
1-888-579-6020
bob@westwinddoublereed.com

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 Re: Oboe Adjustment Video
Author: Beetlebum 
Date:   2012-02-03 21:08

John converted my automatic Loree oboe to semi-automatic (usa normal). Not your everyday repair item. He did an excellent job indeed.

Regarding the Rosewood oboe, I think John made it himself !

http://www.oboedr.com/Site/My_Oboe.html

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 Re: Oboe Adjustment Video
Author: GoodWinds 2017
Date:   2012-02-03 22:32

thank you for your eval! And for the link.

GoodWinds

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 Re: Oboe Adjustment Video
Author: ptarmiganfeather 
Date:   2012-02-04 07:28

Oh the customized keywork for small fingers! What great pictures.

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 Re: Oboe Adjustment Video
Author: JMarzluf 
Date:   2012-02-06 04:18

Regarding the "two-toned" oboe in question: Yes, J.P. made it himself, using Loree key work. I played this instrument at his home about four years ago, and it is absolutely marvelous!

Jonathan

http://www.marzlufreeds.com/

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 Re: Oboe Adjustment Video
Author: steve1221 
Date:   2019-10-29 05:33

I have emailed him a couple of times and he is a very nice guy

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