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 New oboe!!!
Author: SarahC 
Date:   2017-05-25 16:10

So... In ended up buying the Armstrong ward resin oboe.

The only hesitation i had was the placement of the left hand pinky. Hopefully I will get used to it.

Sounds almost (but not quite) as good as his wood oboe.

It is lighter than the wood though, and a little less resistant.

I also tried the Kge which was more free blowing, but the keywork felt a little too flimsy (although i preferred the placement) . And sound was a little less dark.

Funnily the rep reminded me that I didn't come to look at the wood.. When I starting debating whether I should spend the extra.

And she is right. I was happy to sacrifice Some tone for durability. And that that was my purpose in coming... I can buy wood oboes anywhere :p

I felt the keyword felt similar to the Howarth (although I prefer the Howarth pinky placement) , and the wooden one reminded me of the Howarth in sound, but much cheaper.

Sadly it is time for bed... Otherwise I would be practising :o

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SarahC 2017-05-26 23:14 
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Chris P 2017-05-27 02:35 
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Barry Vincent 2017-05-27 04:14 
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