Hand-made from start to finish, with the same high-quality cane I use for my own reeds. Play-tested to my exacting standards.
I strive for stability and a comfortable level of resistance in my reeds, with a relatively small tip opening so you can relax and blow instead of biting to manage the pitch. Medium is my own preferred playing strength, and there is more resistance to it than most commercial “Mediums”.
Upgrade to premium cork staples for only $4 more!
About the Staples: I find that the basic synthetic tubes are just fine, and younger students tend to prefer them because they slide easily in and out of the oboe. For those seeking MORE, the thinner-walled Sierra tubes offer a more immediate response and a more vibrant, “zingy” sound, while the reeds made on the Pisoni tubes tend to be heavier, darker, and have great projection in a hall. I’m experimenting with the Chiarugi 2 tubes, and finding that they focus my sound very easily.