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Oboe Reed Making Kit

Original price $150.00 - Original price $185.00
Original price
$150.00
$150.00 - $185.00
Current price $150.00

Crook and Staple's Oboe Reed Making Kit includes everything you will need to start making your own oboe reeds! Making your own reeds to suit you will greatly help you develop your tone quality and allows you to make reeds that will not hinder your playing read more...

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Product Description

Crook and Staple's Oboe Reed Making Kit includes everything you will need to start making your own oboe reeds! Making your own reeds to suit you will greatly help you develop your tone quality and allows you to make reeds that will not hinder your playing

Key Features

  • Includes everything you need to make reeds!
  • Save money on reeds in the long run
  • Make reeds that suit you and your instrument
  • A must for intermediate to advanced players
  • Great value!

Ideal for intermediate to advanced players

Starting to learn to make your own oboe reeds is a good idea from when you have learnt the fundamentals of oboe playing or if you have developed an interest in being able to make and adjust your oboe reeds. This oboe reed making kit provides you with all of the specialist oboe reed making tools and shows you how to make oboe reeds.

If you are considering attending music college or are currently at one it is vital that you learn to make your own oboe reeds. Making your own reeds using this oboe reed making kit allows you to fully develop without unnecessary obstacles created by not having a reed suited to yourself. Many top oboists say that part of your practice should be reed making and often they spend 6+ hours a week making reeds.

Everything you need at great value

This oboe reed making kit includes everything to make your own oboe reeds from scratch. The advantage of this kit is that it comes at a great value, much less than the recommended retail price (RRP)!

Make reeds suited to you

Shop bought reeds are good but will never allow you to perform at your best as everybody is different and has a different instrument. This means that when you make your own reeds, using this oboe reed making kit, you will learn to make them suit your setup. This will increase the ease at which you can play your instrument and will help you to greatly develop your tone quality

Contents of this reed making kit

Reed Knife

used to scrape the reed and cut the cane

Oboe Mandrel

used to provide stability when working on reeds

Oboe Plaque

placed in between the blades of a reed whilst scraping to reduce the risk of the reed splitting and to provide stability when editing reeds

Reed Making Pliers

used to help form the reed and adjust the wires

Oboe Reed Wire

used to hold the reed together. This special blend of metals ensures that the wire is not too malleable or brittle to allow the reed to vibrate correctly

Oboe Reed Thread

used to tie the cane to the oboe staple which helps to keep the reed stable and airtight

Gouged, Shaped & Profiled Oboe Cane

10 pieces of the cane (Arundo Donax) that oboe reeds are made from. This cane has been part processed to enable you to efficiently learn the art of reed making

Oboe Reed Staples

2 oboe reed staples (metal tube with cork attached) which the oboe cane is attached to.

OPTIONAL EXTRA

Oboe Reed Making Book

'Making Oboe Reeds is Easy!', this oboe reed making guide has concise and clear instructions and includes 90 high resolution photos of individual steps, making learning to make oboe reeds simple. If you want to add this product at tick the box at the top!

If you would like to upgrade any of the tools in this oboe reed making kit please contact us

Customer Reviews

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Alan T.
Excellent service

Product looks great, but still to be tried out. The real startr performance though is the customer service of Crook & Staple. They responded positively to an issue, owned it and delivered an exemplary customer outcome. Thank you.

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Tayler F.
Purchase of Oboe Reed Making Kit

Arrival of package took a lot longer than expected, but the contents were well packaged and explanation of the product was thorough and 100% accurate.

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Michael R.
The knife is not great

The knife is not great quality for the price.

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Martin K.
The kit has everything I’ll

The kit has everything I’ll need, but the knife is kind of flimsy.

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Anisha R.
Oboe Reed Making Kit

The kit has all the essentials for reed making. As a beginner, the handbook is quite useful. I think I may use nylon thread for future binding however, since I had a few problems with sealing when using the thread provided in the kit. Otherwise, I like this kit and I am very excited to make my own reeds.

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Cheryl O.
Not a complete kit

The products included are fairly good quality, but the kit doesn't come with everything you need to make reeds! Lots of tools have to be bought separately, as do razor blades, craft knife, clear nail varnish. the list goes on. Also, the £20 book is very overpriced for what it is. It is not clear, and misses out lots of steps, and it does not look very professional for the money.

Dear Cheryl, the oboe reed making kit we sell includes everything required to start making reeds as soon as the kit arrives. Some oboists may choose to use other tools as well however this all comes down to personal preference. The book covers all of the steps that must be carried out however different oboists have different opinions of what steps to carry out and like the tools it comes down to personal preference. As to the quality of the print, I would agree that the quality isn't amazing however it serves its purpose. Due to not many of them being made, unlike other commercial books, if it was printed to a higher standard it would cost considerably more; a lot of oboe reed making books are much, much more expensive than this book. Very best wishes, Matthew

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Dave P.
Perfect starter kit for reed making

The kit came as described but with the welcome addition of a plastic wallet to keep it in. I have not used it as it is a present but it seems like a perfect starter kit. The description on the website didn't include the ball of thread that was shown on the picture so I was a little worried that it was not included but it was.

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Garry P.
Happy

Thanks everything as described

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Karena M.
Oboe Reed Making Kit

We are very pleased with the time it took to arrive and the contents. We have a very excited Oboe player anxious to learn how to make his own reeds. Highly recommend this company. Very pleased with how they kept us informed of the progress of it's arrival.

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Joanne C.
Oboe reed making kit

My daughter just started playing the oboe. She wants to learn to make her own reeds. This kit should be perfect for her to learn and make reeds for years to come