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 Re: Bundy
Author: Chris P 
Date:   2018-01-01 03:27

Here are the differences between US and UK spec Bundy oboes:

US spec:

- Basic conservatoire system
- Range to low B natural with full length bell
- Semi automatic 8ve keys
- LH3 C-C# trill key and RH C-D trill key
- Independent LH1 fingerplate without adjustment
- Side G# key (duplicates LH G# key)
- No forked F vent

UK spec:

- Basic thumbplate system
- Range to low Bb
- Simple action 8ve keys
- LH3 C-D trill key
- LH1 fingerplate linked to LH2 fingerplate via an adjusting screw
- Barret side key (duplicates thumbplate action)
- Forked F vent

The reason why I recommend plastic Bundys over wooden ones is I've never seen a wooden Bundy oboe where the body and bore hasn't warped - I suspect they either used kiln dried grenadilla or poorly seasoned grenadilla for them.

Plastic bodied ones on the whole have straight joints and bores, but like all plastic bodied woodwinds, they will need lateral play in the keywork relative to the lengths of the key barrels to ensure they won't bind up between the pillars when cold.


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