November 24, 2017

Oboe Reed Making Supplies

There are many places to buy oboe reed making supplies. Some of these places use the “old fashioned” way of placing an order and sending a check. Other places allow you to order online and pay with a credit card directly.

The unfortunate thing about reed making supplies is how much they have gone up over the past few years. I remember in college I used to pay about $35 for a pound of oboe cane. Now, about 18 years later, it is over $100.

Oh yes, the good old days!

Below is a list of places that I have used over the past years that have a variety of tools, cane, etc. I can recommend them all very highly. Just click on their link to find out more about them.

Weber Reeds

Midwest Musical Imports

Jones Double Reeds

Hodge Products

David Schast Reed Service

Stevens Double Reeds
s is probably the best bet for buying tubes. The ones that I recommend are their brass, synthetic cork, thin walled, #2 shaped football. ( Believe it or not, it’s only one type of tube.)

They give a very nice opening, and I have made many good reeds with these tubes. You also can’t beat the price!

At this time they do not have a web site, so you will need to call them to place your order. Their contact info is:

Stevens Double Reeds
P.O. Box 2225
4676 N. Stone Road
Bethel Island, Ca. 94511
Tel:             925-684-9821
Fax: 925-684-9516

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