Musette

Musette 3d printed Art Mechanical parts The real deal with an oboe reed!
The real deal with an oboe reed!
Musette 3d printed Art Mechanical parts The real deal with an oboe reed!
Musette 3d printed Art Mechanical parts The real deal with an oboe reed!
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Musette 3d printed Art Mechanical parts The greenman face - a bt of closeup
Musette 3d printed Art Mechanical parts The greenman face - a bt of closeup
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Musette 3d printed Art Mechanical parts
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A "musette" is the smallest member of the shawm family. Shawms were the renaissance/early baroque version of the oboe. This musical instrument has been created to exacting dimensions to play in the key of F (like a sopranino recorder). It has been designed to use a standard oboe reed. The dimensions are taken from a historical model. The decoration, including the greenman face, twisted flutes, and turning, are my own addition.

Dimensions

IN: 2.16 w x 2.162 d x 14.609 h
CM: 5.486 w x 5.492 d x 37.106 h
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And another year later... do you know how it sould in WSF polished? The sound file below is actually a lot better than I expected after reading all the comments.
July 24, 2012, 11:36 am
Ahh, word to price .. it's about $150 in WSF and $275 in White Detail with a less than $15 markup.
June 3, 2011, 9:04 pm
Hey guys, after having this for a while, I would say a wooden musette would yield better results than the WSF material, or the White Detail - both of which I've printed this out of. In the case of the WSF material, it does have a rougher finish, and as a result the windway does not effect as stable a tone as polished would might. That said, it still plays nicely and gives the sound of a high pitched oboe, but I think it could be better. White detail delivers a more stable tone, but I have noticed it warps with age. Plus it has a slightly waxy finish from it's support material. It is based on the measurements in the Robinson book with some tweaks. I can get a clear octave + a 6th from the instrument and I am not an oboe player. I have played a few renaissance reed instruments, but I wouldn't consider myself anything more than a passable consort player. I expect a good oboe player could get more notes out of it.
June 3, 2011, 9:02 pm
Great Job! I's great idea! But so many questions! Did you use Musette's blueprint from Robinson's "Amature wind instruments maker"? What pitch do you have now - baroque 415 Hz or Modern 430? Your musette is 2 octave or single, chromatic or diatonic (with fork fingering )? Material looks like too granular. It's polishable? And last :))) What is total price?
June 3, 2011, 7:20 pm
What material did you print it out in? Is it cheaper than buying a "real" musette?
March 31, 2011, 9:22 pm
sounds great I don't play but I might start.
October 27, 2009, 7:50 pm
 
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