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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

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