KGE Professional US Oboe Reed
This US professional KGE oboe reed is an all-rounder which favors most playing situations. The scrape is a 'US' long scrape which is mainly favored by players in the US. The reed cane is attached to a quality staples both of which are produced by KGE. read more...
This US professional KGE oboe reed is an all-rounder which favors most playing situations. The scrape is a 'US' long scrape which is mainly favored by players in the US. The reed cane is attached to a quality staples both of which are produced by KGE.
These reeds are of a medium strength. Staple-47mm, length of finished reed- 70mm.
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I usually play on European scrape oboe reeds however I was keen to try an American style scrape as I had been told they are generally much more free blowing if requiring a different embouchure/control. This reed seemed extremely resistant and difficult to blow to get a sound out of. However it seemed very well made and robust enough that sufficient scraping would potentially get it where it needed to be.
Flexible with range. Pitch is good.
This reed is one of the best that I’ve ever had, I actually put off buying another one until it was nearing time for contest so that I’d have a dependable reed when I needed it the most!
The reeds are thin and not of a professional standard. Too much has been scraped out they will never sound good. Very disappointed as I’ve paid a lot of money for two unusable reeds. As you dont take returns I can’t afford to shop here anymore.
Usually for our UK customers we would recommend purchasing the EU 'U' scrape reeds (every reed we sell apart from this reed) instead of the US 'W' scrape reeds which are designed to have a lot taken out towards the back, which US players favour.
Very Best Wishes,
Eliza @ Crook and Staple
Nice quality and sound after searching to find a new professional reed to play on.
Happy with the result!
As someone who learned to play the oboe in the US and has taken it up again in the last few years, I am really pleased to be able to get good quality reeds with an American scrape. These reeds seem quite consistent and are playable straight away.
Quick delivery and great reeds.
Recently I played this oboe reed for the first time on my Howarth XL oboe. Realy fantastic. No alterations needed. Just play on it. Response and sound is what I was looking for. Now I can stop searching for the right Reeds because I find them.
Thanks for the lovely review Jan. I'm very glad you get on so well with the KGE US reeds! Have a great rest of the week, Matthew @ Crook and Staple