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 Re: Favourite long scrape reeds
Author: KJC 
Date:   2017-06-17 18:45

Jones reeds are some of the worst commercially made long scrape reeds you can buy in my opinion.

I had to run to the local music store because I had left my reeds at home on the stand and home was too far to drive to make rehearsal. The store was a general local music store and only had Jones reeds. I played it and while very vibrant, it's too bright and the tone is extremely nasally like the caricature of the worst oboe sound possible. I had to exert extra embouchure and breath support just to make it sound well and on pitch because this reed had no center!

Just awful. I have noticed other oboists, band directors using these reeds, and I don't know why other than they are relatively cheap and easily available. The tone one can produce is not nearly as good as it would be with a professionally made reed--one that is made by an oboist who really knows how to make reeds.

There are many oboists who have sites selling much better long scrape reeds.

Consider buying from another site and learning how to play on a really well made reed.

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