9/15 basic oboe reeds backordered - back in stock on/by Friday 9/22. Check website for updates. Current limit of 3 basic oboe reeds. A good substitute is our Intermediate S oboe reed: https://www.bocalmajoritystore.com/intermediate-oboe-reed.html
*Here is a coupon for $5 off S reeds: BASICSUB
*limited time offer, online offer only, not in store, supplies limited, only offered on the Intermediate S oboe reed (standard thread wrap), offer not available for school or store POs, offer valid until September 15, 2023 at 11:59pm CST.
All of our reeds are handmade. The basic oboe reed is designed for first-year players. It still has all the hand-scraped components of our upper level reeds, but is easier to make a sound in the first octave.
These are designed for the first year of playing, but some students may be ready to move off sooner. If the second octave key is being utilized, if the student is complaining about this reed being "hard" after playing for several months, they're complaining about being flat, or the student is saying the reed isn't working after about a week, they are ready to move to the intermediate reed line. The first step off the basics will be the S, H or S+ or H.
About character reeds: some reeds have a decoration on them (for example: Super Mario Brothers, Pokemon, etc...). Each character style comes in a variety of possible variations, not just what is pictured (for example: if you select Super Mario Brothers, you might get Luigi, Mario, Princess Peach, Bowser, etc...). At this time we do not have the ability to accommodate a request or demand for a specific character within the theme. Characters are fun, but what's the most important thing? That the reed plays well.