Macro photography unveils a whole layer / perspective of 'the gunk'...I think it's kinda cool!
I might have to make this a regular 'thing' and start a photo series or something.
Phew! Just finished up a TEDIOUS stack of double reeds for a local university that starts their band camp on Monday.
Generally, the moment I go nose-to-the-grindstone my social media guy becomes a complete lazy ass and forgets to post regular updates.
Don't worry...I'll have a talk with him.
Time to take a break from school oboes / bassoons and get my hands on some clarinet stuff.
Found my 55mm Nikkor Macro lens collecting dust in the corner...so here's a few glorious shots of all the skin gunky detail. NOMM!
A naked T. Hiniker #45 on the bench for some maint.
Not a terribly common oboe due to the long wait time and high price tag but they do have their fans.
It's a well built horn with solid key fit and very heavy plating. Nice centered sound with monster projection....a 'loud / powerful' horn if you will. Great for playing solo / lead...maybe not so much for playing 2nd. Although, you could probably contend with that with some reed fiddling. This oboe wants to be played and not nuanced though.
It's a great oboe, it's just not a 'for me' oboe.
Cool -- this is the 4th time this particular instrument has been on my bench and I'm kinda glad to be tracking its progress as it ages. No cracks yet, and the inner bore liner still looks great.