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 CDC-approved COVID-19 sanitizing methods that we have applied for possible reed sanitizing.
Ann HodgeAugust 2, 2019
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.
K.C. ChaiMarch 8, 2019
What’s up with all the different ReedGeek tools? They all kind of look the same, and they all seem to do the same thing. So what gives? ReedGeek’s rise in popularity, and the reason for its design overall, was the fact that it could function like a reed knife, but lacked a dedicated “blade” which was banned from carry-on luggage during air travel.
Ann HodgeAugust 7, 2018
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.
Ann HodgeApril 4, 2018
Hodge Products has two different silk oboe swab designs. “Should I get the standard one or the European-style long one?” people often ask. So to help you choose, here is a comparison of the two. Read More
Ann HodgeMarch 31, 2018
Instructions for adjusting the Hodge oboe and English horn gouging machine.