Student Beginner Oboe Reeds
These reeds are specially designed for Beginner students.
They have a U scrape, are a standard 72mm in length and are made from top quality oboe cane. They are tied onto a mixture of new or recycled (still in excellent condition, cleaned and sterilised) oboe staples. (the cork and metal part). PTFE tape is then put round the reed to ensure it is airtight. (I find this stays on better than cling film or goldbeaters skin but you can remove it if you want)
The main difference with these reeds is that you order the reeds for whatever grade level you are. If you don't do grades you will still be an equivalent standard and this will give you a guide for what reed to order, and if you are not sure, ask your teacher. Rachel Broadbent has been making reeds for students for many years and knows the kind of strength of reed a student of each level can work with.
What strength to order....
Only just started - beginner reed
Working for grade 1 soon - Grade 1 reed
Taken Grade 1 - Order a grade 2 reed.
This applies to each level. Once you have taken a grade, order the next strength up.
Reeds are usually despatched 7 days from ordering as these items are made to order. Please be aware that sometimes it can take a little longer.
A Reed Subscription
You can order reeds with a subscription and get a small discount. You choose how many reeds you would like to recieve and they will be sent each month for 3 months. The subscription ends without you having to cancel it. The subscriptions are short as you may need to change the strength of your reeds at some point and it cancels automatically after 3 months, you do not need to do anything to end the subscription.