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Author: Barry Vincent 
Date:   2017-05-27 04:09

This highlights the problem with the modern Oboe. It's overburdened with excessive mechanism. Looking at my Howarth S2 Oboe with it's lovely simplicity ,its surprising to realise that this was a professional type Oboe that was being used in the late 40s/ and 50s. Then they apparently just kept adding extra mechanism to the instrument often just so one could play a certain trill. The C-C# trill comes to mind. And this added weight was resulting in a 'leverage' type burden to the RH Thumb because it was beyond the RH thumbrest mostly. No wonder Oboists , expecially older ones like myself have had problems holding the instrument. Hence these 'gizmos' like the BHOB to try and help with the weight problem
However the lighter weight of the S2 and even lighter weight if the resonite Bundy that I now have are a pleasure to play


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Barry Vincent 2017-06-27 02:57 

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