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 Re: Scarcity of Oboes on Ebay
Author: Barry Vincent 
Date:   2018-11-20 19:58

Hi Hotboy. What I meant by 'reconditioning' was , well , she reconditions Clarinets and Oboes. That is , she gets them back into good playing condition.
I also have high standards and in this case I realise that I got lucky. And yes, I would have had to pay for the returned postage.
There are many in the world of Oboe playing that find it difficult to believe that there are Oboes that actually play quite well yet don't have a 'budget breaking ' price on them. It has to be acknowledged that such Oboes are not good enough for the professional Oboists who have to perform to a very high standard. But that's not the world that I live in.
And just to give you some idea of just how good this plastic TP Bundy is. I recently performed Grace Mary Williams 'Carillons for Oboe' on it. It was not up to the professional standard that I hear on a recording that I have, but that was just me playing it. Incidentally, the pianist had her work 'cut out' just getting her hands around the piano reduction score.
I had no actual problem with the Bundy itself as to intonation, ease of playing and tonal quality except for the low Bb which is somewhat flat in pitch. It has no low Bb vent hole of course.
Williams's Oboe piece has six of them , five of which are in the 4th movement. I can 'lip' this note up to a certain extent. The B natural is also slightly flat. It's a matter of just learning to adapt to the instrument that you have (within reason). Fortunately also , this particular Oboe is 'reed friendly, so the above mentioned problem of flatness in the lowest notes is dealt with to a certain extent.

Skyfacer

Post Edited (2018-11-24 19:19)

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