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Patricola Evoluzione Professional OboePatricola Brothers oboes are a handmade Italian oboe that are common professional instruments and are found in major symphonies all across the world. The Patricola PT.1 S6 Evoluzione is one such professional oboe, equipped with the semi-automatic system, also featuring silver-plated keys, a double F key (left hand F) and double low C key. It has a 3rd octave key, forked F resonance key, low C to C# and low B to C# trill keys, C to Eb trill, C to E trill ring, Ab-Bb trill key, G#-A trill key, and independent connection from low B to low C.Made with selected Mozambique grenadilla wood or Brazilian rosewood naturally seasoned for about eleven/thirteen years. It is characterized by fine intonation, a lightly dark and controlled tone with powerful, free sound emission. It is also notoriously easy to play.
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I was lucky enough to actually go to WWBW and spent 4 hours trying top oboes. I've had a Laubin for 33 years and had a Loree for 2 years. I've had the Patricola now for 8 months and love it. The tone is centered and stable. It is easy to hit the low b, bflat at piano. The air moves through the instrument easily and produces the best sound of all the oboes I've played. A major bonus is that the keys of the right hand are set slightly closer together, which makes it much easier for me. I am a female with medium to large hands. The lie of the keys under the right hand is really a major point for anyone who plays enough that overuse injuries become an issue. PLUS, the rosewood, (which I chose) has a lovely sound, and talk about comments in orchestras, band, and solo work!
I have now had this instrument just short of a year. I have had no problems at all with it that could not be adjusted for. I did run into an issue with the C# and D above the staff being extremely sharp. I have closed the half hole completely in hopes of lowering the pitch. That was not enough. I have to intentionally lower the pitch on each note as I play to an extreme measure. This may just be an issue with my particular instrument. I still stand by the craftsmanship of the Patricola firm and the beauty and fluid motion of the keys, mostly even scale, and ease of response in all registers. Good luck oboe buying. I have the one I will need for at least the next ten or fifteen years.
I couldn't believe the response of this oboe. I tried many brands and styles, but I kept coming back to this professional model. Not only is the rosewood gorgeous, but the sound is sweet, round, full, and fluid. The scale is very even, meaning that the low notes are just as easy as the high notes. I recommend this oboe to anyone who is wanting to go forward in their muscial studies!
While looking for a new oboe (coming from a used but good Loree), I tried everything I could get my hands on. The Marigaux was too sweet, Yamaha a little hard to control, Fossatti not stable enough, Bulgheroni kind of thin, and Lorees felt too resistant. I tried the Patricola on a hunch (I'd never seen or heard one before), and sold my Loree as soon as I played the first few notes. Wonderful, even, scale that requires no favoring. Superb craftsmanship in the wood and keys. Tone is warm but projects, and the biggest thing is just the easy, comfortable feel that you have to experience to understand. I just play better on it because I'm not thinking about the horn (if only I could get reeds that played this well). Including some staples and accessories was a nice touch. I was very impressed all the way around and intend for this instrument to last me another 10 years like the last one. And the price was a nice bonus!
OK, I admit it, I am a lazy oboist. I want the oboe to do as music work for me as possible. Well, that?s exactly what my Rosewood Patricola S6 Ev does? it plays in tune with a consistent sound in all registers, all by its self. Finally, I can have a ?bad reed day? and not get frustrated. My instrument is very forgiving, without being too flexible; and yet maintains enough flexibility to play with expression. I have a long history of playing on ?dark? sounding oboes: Chauvet AC, Gordet -Kreul, Loree -AK, and Laubin -an oldie from Alfred?s hands. The Rosewood Patricola has a ?somewhat dark? sound with quit a lot of carrying power, but not ?muffled? ?as my old Laubin had. The best part is this? I did not have to wait 8 years, and I purchased mine on sale ?one of those things that happen rarely.
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