Hi, I'm a high school oboist and have been playing around 4-ish years who has recently been looking to try and buy my own oboe. Currently I'm borrowing one from my school, but none of the oboes they have are any good so I wanted to purchase my own. I've also recently gotten into a few higher level groups so I really want to make sure I have an instrument that will actually cooperate with me, not hold me back as a player, and will last me through high school and maybe some of college. I've been looking into different brands and models and know generally which brands to look for and which to avoid. Since I want to see and test the instrument first I wanted to avoid buying from places like ebay, but I'm kind of clueless on where to search. Do I go to local music stores to see if they have any oboes, do I try and look on things like craigslist or facebook marketplace, or is there other options? I've never bought any sort of wind instrument before, so I really don't know where to look. Thanks!
Hi guys, so i just wanted to get personal opinions, i used to play oboe for a couple of years and am trying to get back to it. I’m currently trying out a fox 400, Yob-841 and a loree c model, i honestly prefer the Yamaha or the loree since i used to play on a fox and want to go for a different type of sound. The only problem i have with this loree is that some of my reeds seem to sink into it. But which instrument would you guys recommend for someone who doesn’t plan to play professionally but might join a community band. Also any tips on where to purchase an oboe, I’ve already checked rdg, Hannah’s oboes, innoledy, mmi, oboe Chicago. Also any idea where to buy great handmade reeds? Thank you guys so much. And opinions or thoughts welcomed.
That's pretty much the question. I've never had anyone ask to play oboe in middle school, I've always had to talk a HS player into switching over (K-12).
Have them start on oboe right away, or have them put in a year on something else so they aren't so alone and are more comfortable with all the rest of band life before they try to tackle oboe?
I'm a lapsed oboe player and I'd like to sell my oboe (Fox Renard 330) and reedmaking materials. I'm in a new city (Boston) and I don't know the local music community.
How did you go about finding an oboe to buy? If you sold, how did you go about doing that?
I've got the whole setup -- oboe, insulated case, reed cases, swabs, knife kit, sharpening block, thread, staples... and I would love to find a player who would buy the whole lot.
Hey guys, do you guys know if reverb is a legit/safe site to buy an oboe from?
Has anyone in this group attended John Mack Oboe Camp, or is planning to go this year?
Today is the deadline for applications, and I'm curious to hear other's perspectives. I feel a little shy to attend as I'm an adult amateur oboist who recently returned back to oboe a couple of years ago after about 8~ years not playing at all. I was curious to know if it was friendly for all players there. It sounds fun to completely dedicate time to play oboe with others in a camp setting.
I plan on buying my first oboe and was offered a second hand Yamaha Yob-441 that sounds goods and it includes 2 years of tuning and maintenance. The price is $2000. He gave me a discount because I buy my clarinet supplies from him. As a beginner, would it be a good choice to buy this?
I'm a lapsed oboe player and I'd like to sell my oboe (Fox Renard 330) and reedmaking materials. I'd prefer to go through another player or a used instrument shop -- they're usually known in the community (I don't know any players myself) and I'd rather pay the shop a commission than risk an ebay scam.
Does anyone have recommendations of used instrument shops in the area where I could list my oboe?
hi, i’m starting to learn how to play oboe, i’m a now sophomore in highschool and i’ve played clarinet since 6th grade and i wanted to switch over, does anyone have any tips to help me get started? and how to learn everything better?
I play Alto saxophone already and I know oboe is very different I'd still like to learn it. How much would an alright beginner oboe cost, and how long would it take to learn. I know the double reeds are expensive bit I'm not worried about that.
For putting his oboes on the table
I have come across an old Selmer model 121, with a serial number starting with 15. According to Selmer's website, all reed instruments with a 5-digit serial starting with 15 were built 1909-1911.
Thing is, I just don't think it's that old. The key system looks more modern. It's not a great instrument but not a bad one either so I'd like to estimate a value for it that reflects that.
I started learning English horn and have been using my oboe reed for it. It works okay but I'm wondering if this is healthy for my instrument and my reed, and what is the significant difference of an oboe reed and an English horn reed on the instrument. I'm also thinking about getting an actual English horn reed soon.
"No one gets left behind, Piccolo. No one. I'll break those Fallen myself"
He says this after we complete the Exodus Crash strike when he thinks we are MIA.
I'm not sure on the specifics of operation Oboe, but I like to think it comes down to something similar to Zavala purging the Arcadian Valley of pretty much any and all Fallen.
Some people may thing think he is a bit of a lackluster leader at times, but no matter what happens in Beyond Light or further down the line, I'm with him.
Edit: wow, didn't expect so many responses. Thanks for the awards, Guardians!
I don't know exactly if this is the right subreddit for this but, I play Alto saxophone. I know oboe is very different I'd still like to learn it. How much would an alright beginner oboe cost, and how long would it take to learn. I know the double reeds are expensive bit I'm not worried about that.