Well I thought I would try this out as I took up the oboe just eight months ago, and I’m looking around to find what reeds suit me best. Still got to break this one in, sounds a bit harsh at first, but hopefully it will improve as I spend more time with it. It is very responsive though. Not crowing a C yet, but will try again tomorrow. Of course I’m very careful to soak my reeds before playing, you absolutely have to do that!! What doesn’t help is that our dining room where I practice is very cold at the moment, so that doesn’t help the sound!! Anyway I will persevere, and I will come back here to share how everything goes. I love playing my oboe, and although I have loads still to learn, I’m so very glad that I took the plunge at the ripe old age of 58!!!!