The spread of COVID-19 has brought conversations on health and hygiene to the forefront. For double reed players, this means reed sanitizing practices. Those who teach or otherwise share reeds regularly expose themselves and their students to potentially harmful pathogens. This post covers the effective and appropriate CDC approved methods for reed sanitizing.
It is important to care for your ceramic stone properly to get the longest use out of it and for it to do the best job sharpening your knives. The following paragraphs come directly from the care and use instructions given with Shapton ceramic sharpening stones.
I’ve just tried the five different templates on the Reeds ‘n Stuff oboe reed profiling machine. First, a caveat. This is the first time I’ve tried a profiling machine. I found it very easy to use and to figure out. I’ll spend this blog going over the general features of this profiling machine. Then I’ll go into each template separately.
I have tried eight of every oboe reed that we sell at Hodge Products in order to give you a good overview of the qualities of each of the types of reeds. Before we start, let me say that every oboe player is different. Their physiology is different. Their instruments are different. Their ideal sound is different. So each player’s ideal setup combination is unique.
Instructions for adjusting the Hodge oboe and English horn gouging machine.