European Scrape oboe reeds respond instantly and are ready to play
straight from the box. The design allows for a warm, centered sound with
ease of projection. They never need to be moistened and are available
in three strengths, Medium-Soft, Medium and Medium-Hard.
reeds are made to an initial aperture between 0.68-0.72 mm, but this
will change after the reed is played. The total length of the reed is
69.8-70.2 mm and it plays at 440-442 Hz depending on the positioning in
the reed well. They never need to be soaked and are unaffected by any
weather or humidity.
While students should start with Medium-Soft
or Medium strengths, advanced players may find any of the three
strengths suitable for their embouchure.
Their ease of playing is
the reason these reeds are heard in some of the most prestigious
orchestras and on stages and recording studios around the world.