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 Re: Old oboes
Author: Chris P 
Date:   2022-03-29 15:55

I still use pullthroughs but don't leave them scrunched up in the case cover or let them touch the floor if I can help it as well as periodically washing them.

I store them in the bell after use and fold them up to maintain their full width once unfurled - fold them in half, then in half again, then roll them up, then fold the rolled up pullthrough over and wrap the cords around it to make it into a nice tight bundle that stores in the bell in the case.

Some billets of grenadilla do have hidden natural flaws in them and when they're in the bore bore, they can worsen with time and even resemble pot holes in the bore which will cause tone, tuning and response problems. I've also seen manufacturing errors when toneholes have been drilled too deep and into the opposite side of the bore leaving divots which aren't ideal. The worst I've seen was on a Markardt oboe where the 8ve vent holes had been cut into the bore right at the top of the top joint which probably accounts for some wild intonation and weakness in the top register, especially from high A to C.

Former oboe finisher
Howarth of London
1998 - 2010

The opinions I express are my own.

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