Reeds are remarkably sensitive and unique. Each piece of Arundo Donax cane is different meaning each reed will have its own individual quality. Reeds play for an average of eight hours. This can be extended through proper care, and rotating between several reeds. Below are some guidelines which will help you keep your reeds in top shape for as long as possible.
Soaking your reeds
Reeds must be soaked prior to playing. Soak in warm water as you put your instrument together.
Reshaping the opening
Other general advice
Happy oboe-ing! 🕊️