PROPER OBOE MAINTENANCE

YOU WILL NEED
  • Cloth for cleaning the instrument
    after playing

  • Cloth for cleaning the instrument’s
    mechanical parts.

  • Special paper for cleaning
    the pads after playing
  • Reed guard
  • Cork grease for junctions between
    the instrument’s joints
  • Special oil for screws
1EVERY DAY

• Grease your corks on the instrument junctions before you start playing

• Store your reeds in a reed guard

• Swab your oboe inside every time after playing and use special paper to absorb any excess moisture from the pads.

7EVERY WEEK

• Swab the mechanism of the instrument to remove any fingerprints

30EVERY MONTH

• Check all the screws to make sure they are tightened up and oiled. Damage or fouling of screws may lead to slops in the mechanism and interference with normal tone-hole closing by the pads.

• Timely preventive maintenance of the instrument can considerably extend its life

• Check your cork gaskets in the mechanism and on junctions between joints to make sure they are fit for use

365EVERY YEAR

• Take advantage of SOUNDS GOOD services for annual check-ups of your instrument. Our free-of-charge technical diagnostics will help you make an informed decision as to preventive repair and/or maintenance to make sure your instrument sounds its best.

SOUNDS GOOD recommends to keep all the maintenance materials separately
from the instrument to prevent darkening of the cover and tarnishing
of the metal parts of your instrument.