Winfield Standard Oboe Reed
Winfield Standard Oboe Reeds are available in a 'Medium Soft', 'Medium', or 'Medium Hard' strengths. These reeds use green thread and a 'u' scrape. read more...
Winfield Standard Oboe Reeds are available in a 'Medium Soft', 'Medium', or 'Medium Hard' strengths. These reeds use green thread and a 'u' scrape.
The reeds thread colour may vary and the reed on occasion may not have the staple wrapped in a gold sticker.
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Coming from clarinet and sax to learning oboe, I like the fact that these reeds give me a slightly brighter sound and bigger projection. Really nice to play on.
Quality product, prompt delivery and good packaging
As a novice oboeist, this was my first reed purchase and I am still figuring out the deferences between reeds. This reed would not make any sound at first and the aperture seemed very wide. After soaking and playing it a few times, it closed a bit and is easier to get sound out of. It seems to play in tune and reasonably easy to blow and get octave overblown notes from. I will definitely be buying this reed again, along with others to learn what differences the player can find between diferent reeds.
It was rather open but I haven’t played it in yet.
Great service as always
Ordered a medium hard standard reed - it just needed a little scraping by my teacher to suit me and has been free-blowing and resonant across all registers.
Reliable reeds, really prompt service. First time customer, very impressed.
I bought this for my daughter after having 4 or 5 awful ones from the school. We have bought from Crook and Staple before and they had excellent service! This reed plays very nicely and is perfectly made.
My son says these reeds produce a stronger, more stable sound than the student reeds and are less ‘honky’. Being harder they take more effort to blow, but he prefers these to the softer student reeds. The cork is somewhat fragile and patchy with gashes in it, like Swiss cheese, but it apparently doesn’t affect the sound or fit. When putting down his oboe my son snapped off the pipe on one reed, where it joins the cork. He said nothing struck the pipe on the way down, but I’ll put it down to careless handling on this occasion, rather than flimsy construction. We’ve plugged the decapitated reed into the other side of the cork and are soldiering on with it - still seems to play - they’re too expensive to give up on!
These reeds continue to be my go-to reeds. As principal player in my orchestra, I depend on having good reeds that are ready to play and produce the right sound. These fit the bill perfectly.