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. Select from 2 different strengths depending on personal preference, either Purple Reed 1 (firm resistance) or Purple Reed 2 (Very Firm Resistance). The strength of the purple reed 2 and is recommended for players with a very strong embouchure.
All reeds are wired. The standard length of this reed is 72mm length (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.