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Oboe Reeds: What strength of reed reed should I order? PDF Print E-mail

That is a matter of personal preference.  From our experience, we can safely say that most young students (grades 5 or younger through about grade 7) like the #3 (medium soft) reeds.  Also players who play infrequently or those playing a lot of Bach, second oboe, or those who simply like light reeds, would probably be happiest with the #3 reeds.  Most people order the #4 (medium) or #5 (medium hard).  For those who like to adjust their own reeds or for those who like a heavier reed, the #5 (medium hard) is for them.  All the reeds we make are playable and adjusted. 

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