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 Missing the Rico reeds .
Author: Barry Vincent 
Date:   2016-11-16 12:20

Lately I've been having the common problem with Oboe reeds being too resistant for comfort most times. This is both with reeds that I purchase and those I make myself using pre-shaped cane. Back a number of years ago when you could buy the famous (or infamous) Rico Oboe reeds I generally had a fair bit of success with the orange threaded ones. The green threaded Rico reeds tended to be a bit more resistant. I know that those Rico Oboe reeds were mostly disliked by most Oboists (mostly amateurs of course)(I know professionals never used such reeds) but I miss them now as I"m finding that even reeds made by KGE ect always have too much resistance to them , even the moderate to 'soft' resistant ones. Even after I work on the purchased ones a bit , most of them never seen to become light to play on even when I finally work the tip down to translucent in thinness. I"ve also worked on the 'shoulders ' ect . I'm wondering if it's because of the quality of cane these days. Or just maybe it's my Oboe ( a Howarth S55c Dual System) having a fair bit of resistance itself. Back in the Rico times I was using a plastic Bundy Thumb Plate which was probably more reed 'friendly' I'd very much like a few opinions on this subject.

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Barry Vincent 2016-11-16 12:20 
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Wes 2016-11-17 23:25 
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Barry Vincent 2016-11-18 04:28 
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oboist2 2016-12-05 08:38 
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Barry Vincent 2016-12-05 19:05 
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Barry Vincent 2016-11-21 13:09 
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SarahC 2016-12-06 03:29 
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SarahC 2016-12-09 07:15 
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Barry Vincent 2016-12-09 14:27 

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