The upper joint body is drilled out slightly larger, where a thin ebonite pipe with an oboe bore is adhered. Ebonite is an excellent material for wind instruments, as is proven with top-grade mouthpieces for saxophones and clarinets as well as bassoon li...
The upper joint body is drilled out slightly larger, where a thin ebonite pipe with an oboe bore is adhered. Ebonite is an excellent material for wind instruments, as is proven with top-grade mouthpieces for saxophones and clarinets as well as bassoon liners. Much knowledge was derived from our own bassoon manufacturing, and with further engineering, Yamaha successfully developed oboes with the reliability and warmth of wood.
Every tone-hole (except metal octave vents) is lined with POM resin for air-tight, stable contact between each pad. In the rare event that the wood should crack, the damage to the tone-hole profile and intonation would be minimal thanks to the inserts.
The trademark logo is engraved on the back of the upper joint.
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|System||Conservatoire (semi-automatic octave system)|
|Key systems||Identical to models without the 'L' suffix|
|Mechanical features||Left-hand F key, Fork F resonance key, Low Bb resonance (vent)|
|Trill keys||Low B-C#, low C-Db, C#-D#, D#-E, F#-G#, G#-A, Ab-Bb, A#-B, B-C#, left C-D, right C-D|
|Pads||9 cork, 14 felt pads|
|Body material||Grenadilla Ebonite Inner-pipe (upper joint)|
|Key materials||Silver-plated nickel silver keys|
|Toneholes||POM resin (except metal octave vents)|
|Options||With 3rd Octave Key (YOB-841LT)|
Reviewed by 1 customer
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- Crack Proof
- Dark Sound
- Slightly Hollow Sound
Comments about Yamaha yob-841l:
This oboe is absolutely astounding. For decades there was a waitlist at a competitor that was considered the best oboe out there that had a lining in the upper joint. This is really important for maintaining intonation in the upper octave for longer than a few years. Many oboes would "blow out" after a few years.
Yamaha has solved this with a liner for a price at 1/3 the competition without the wait.
This oboe WILL NOT blow out. If it cracks, it is superficial only, and the tone holes are reinforced so the sound of this instrument will never change. In the 6 years I have owned my Kingwood version, the sound has not changed at all and it still plays as clear and beautifully as before. It also has full cork pads and a third octave key.
When a few of my good friends in the Cincinnati Symphony played it, they were blown away at the stability of the scale and how even this instrument is. Most oboes you have to fight to make a great sound, but this one will make a dark gorgeous sound with even a middle of the road reed.
I've been extremely happy with this instrument. While it does have the yamaha sound that isn't quite as colorful as others, it is a beautiful instrument that you won't have to take care of, short of a few adjustments.
If you are a professional needing to fill a big hall, the grenadilla is still standard, but I've enjoyed the beautiful sound of the kingwood for chamber concerts, bands, and most orchestra uses. It can't quite make it over the orchestra in big moments, but I've played the Grenadilla as well and it has the power you would need.
In short, I highly recommend this oboe over all the competition. As a professional player, I was blown away at how easy this instrument was to make sound amazing. Definitely worth a try.
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