The Purple Reed - Slim
Although maintaining a wide shape at the tip to produce a warm tone, the purple reed is made using an overall slimmer shape, a slimmer throat and tied on to a Chiarugi 2 staple (slimmer opening). Chiarugi staples are now available in 2 different lengths: 47mm (standard) or 46mm (for continental oboists). The 46mm length would suit a continental oboe such as a Loreé or Marigaux. This shape is designed to help tuning on continental oboes in the upper register whilst maintaining a mellow tone. The reeds are profiled and then hand-finished to achieve a flexible but mature and rich, 'chocolatey' tone and a solid intonation in the upper register.
Perfect for all oboists who prefer a firm reed with a harder resistance.
All reeds are wired. The standard length of this reed is 72mm length for 47mm staples and 71mm length for 46mm staples (this can be adjusted upon request).
If you have a specific requirement - e.g. you would like a thin tip - please inform me when you are placing your order. Please Note: The length of the scrape cannot be substantially altered.
Most orders should be sent within 2 weeks of placing the order. If it will take longer than this, you will be contacted.