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 Re: DIY Oboe swab?
Author: stevensfo 
Date:   2006-04-02 21:37

Thanks everyone.

" ... yes, buy commercial oboe silk swob, cheaper and usually fuss-less and less time consuming, they're not that expensive really when you compare it with your time looking for substitutes," --

Yes, I've decided to order a proper oboe swab, then measure the dimensions, experiment, and...take it from there.

-- "is to put a string on the end of the swab that is longer than the top joint, so that you can pull the swab back out " --


-- "with a small beaded pull-chain (the type that used to be attached to lights, or a key chain, or an old piece of jewelry) sewn onto the narrow end," --

Yep, I already have that. It slips through the reed hole very nicely.

-- "If it makes you nervous to be shopping for ladies blouses, tell the sales clerk it's a present for your GF. :D Then watch her deal with the fact that you're so cheap you're shopping for your GF at Goodwill. :D :D" --

Dutchy, I live in Italy, so the shop names are all unknown - (except Salvation Army - I thought they were only in Britain!) but I love your sense of humour. I'm far past the stage of caring what a sales clerk thinks, ;-) though, this being Italy, there's plenty of shops selling silk.

Actually, my oboe is also a Fox that I bought from Ebay. It's almost 30 years old and without a left hand F, but it sounds beautiful! Oh, and it seems a lot easier to learn than how I remember learning the clarinet!


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