These are excellent reeds for the price. The are easy to blow, whilst making quite a good sound over the full range of the oboe. As an amateur musician who struggles to find enough time to practice, I find they require less stamina than many other reeds to make a similar sound. Only 4 stars as dynamic contrast not always as wide as might be, they have a slight tendency to develop a crack top to bottom - but not particularly prematurely. Have had a couple slightly wobbly on their staples - not a problem just off-putting!
- (Craven Arms, United Kingdom)