The Berlin oboe reed is a heavy-weight reed recommended for experienced players. The thick gouge combines with a standard U-scrape to give an oboe reed with plenty or heart and substance for the accomplished embouchure to work with. In addition the shape is wide with a large internal volume creating a broad tonal colour.
Some players find the wide shape can cause wallowing of 2nd octave F#, G or G#, or the pitch to be too low overall. If you need the pitch raised you can order these oboe reeds to be made on shorter 46mm staples by writing this in the Special Instructions section during checkout.
Overall these features combine to offer a substantial oboe reed with a rich dark very broad tone.
Recanes - what are they?
Recanes are made by using your old reeds - we strip back the cane and binding to leave just the staple (cork and metal base) and be bind on a new piece of cane. They play like new reeds and last just as long. NOTE: when you order Recanes you will need to post the correct number of old reeds to us. Please make sure the corks are not broken or marked in ink. First place your order through this website, and then pack up your old reeds with a note mentioning your order number and name, and post them to: Regency Reeds, P.O.Box 1192, St.Albans AL1 9AH
All our reeds can be returned, after testing, within 1 month for exchange or refund (please note we cannot accept reeds which have been extensively used).