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Rad Reeds Oboe Reed - Premium Professional

  • $30.95

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This is the professional version of the hugely popular RAD Oboe Reed range...a high quality, premium reed with a full and rich tone.  What is the difference between Rad Regular and Rad Professional Reeds?  The master reed-maker, Andrew Angus, often says the difference is that these are the sweetest, finest playing reeds of the batch.  These are reeds he would choose to play on for his professional orchestral or solo performances. 

This means the selection of the Professional RAD reed is based on beauty of tone, quality of the make and the flexibility the reed offers.  The Professional RAD reed gives you the feeling of having no limitations for the crafting and shaping of the music the way you want to play it.

Professional RAD reeds are played by professional oboists - we have been proud to supply them to musicians in many of the major professional Orchestras in Melbourne and interstate, semi-professional and free-lance players and to University Music Students including Masters and PhD level performance musicians.  Even professional musicians who make their own reeds have selected RAD Professional reeds to add to their reed cases.

Customers tell us that RAD Professional Reeds:

  • Are ideal for oboists who are seeking reeds that work effortlessly
  • Produce sound easily making them perfect for players seeking the freedom that a great reed provides
  • Have a lovely tone, excellent dynamics and articulation
  • Have the ability to create shimmery legato and the full pallette of tone colours
  • Are well made with very high quality and consistency
  • RAD reeds look great: the blades line up, the aperture is nicely arched, the cane is evenly scraped and quality chiarugi staples are used.
  • And RAD reeds are fabulous! (This is genuinely what so many people have said about RAD Reeds!) ad this is why they are our best seller with many repeat customers.
RAD Reeds come in two main varieties:

  1. Regular RAD oboe reeds (see separate listing for Rad Regular Oboe reeds)
  2. Professional RAD oboe reeds (this listing)
  3. Baroque RAD reeds  (see separate listing for Baroque RAD reeds)
  4. and RAD Reeds also make a custom baroque reed where you can choose your own staple and stipulate reed length, width and other details so a perfect reed can be customised  (see separate listing for Custom RAD baroque oboe reeds)

The reason RAD reeds are so good is because:

  • They are carefully hand-made using German tools
  • They are created from cane sourced from French and Spanish cane fields, mostly Alliaud and Rouche cane
  • Every reed is individually tested by the maker including a full play-test.  Reeds that don't pass the testing process are not sold.
  • Each reed is made by the master reed-maker for whom the quality of each individual reed is a reflection on them as a maker, teacher and musician.  The reed-maker is passionate and dedicated to the quality of their product.
  • Each reed is made with ease of playing in mind; a little extra care in the shaping and scraping can make all the difference.  Care is taken to ensure notes are stable, in tune, and secure to play.  The reed testing process ensures that all these details are adjusted so you don't have to do as much refinement if any

Would you like to know more? Meet the Maker!

RAD Reeds are made by Andrew Angus.  As a career musician of both modern and baroque oboe (and variants) initially Andrew struggled to find the perfect reed.  As an oboe teacher Andrew experienced first-hand how many students struggled with the challenge of playing oboe on reeds that were heavy and cumbersome to play. 

Have you struggled to produce a tone, or tried to start a note that just wouldn't?

Andrew set out to solve this problem.  He experimented with a number of methods and over a many years began to find the ideal combination of making techniques, cane selection and trimming methods to produce a reed that was (finally!) easy to play!  Andrew is truly passionate about reed making, as you can see by looking him up on facebook or instagram! The quality of his methods are evident in the high number of his students who have gone on to pursue tertiary music study.  Teachers who have been guiding their students to RAD reeds are also reporting high success rates in their music programs, program attendance, music exam and performance results and numbers of students undertaking further oboe studies. 

Uniquely RAD reeds offer excellent response and control and are ideal for oboists who are seeking reeds that work effortlessly.

And also Andrew is closely related to the Sweet Reeds family, which means we are so lucky! We are best positioned and first available to attain reeds from Andrew and able to ship them to you quickly (same day where possible) where other suppliers may not!

Don't hesitate - order your RAD Reeds from us at Sweet Reeds today! You'll be glad you did!

Watch Andrew Angus at work in the Rad!Reed studio, making reeds! The stages of selecting, cutting and shaping are shown here. You can see and experience the care taken to make each wonderful Rad! Reed! 

Would you like to hear how a Rad!Reed sounds? 

Meet Carolyn Morris, composer, teacher, and musician who plays oboe and piano and writes music for the Australian Examinations Board and Australasian Double Reed Society.  

Carolyn has chosen a Rad! Professional Reed for her latest composition of a piece for oboe and piano; Dance in the Sun.

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