Below are links to some useful sites. Enjoy!
John Peterson (the Oboe Doctor) has been working as an oboe and clarinet repairman at RDG Woodwinds for over 20 years. Visit his site to learn valuable oboe adjustment tips, get pointers on how to take care of crack and stuck swab emergencies, read about his custom clarinet barrels, and even see some pictures of his two adorable cats, Timmy and Sammy!
The International Double Reed Society is the worldwide organization of double reed players, instrument manufacturers and enthusiasts. They issue a quarterly publication dedicated to double reed topics, sponsor a yearly convention, and provide support for double reed artists.
Clarion Musical Instrument Insurance provides excellent all-risk insurance to musicians for their instruments and musical instrument supplies. Most of the employees of RDG Woodwinds use Clarion for their own instrument insurance. We have found them to provide excellent coverage and great customer service for us and for our customers.
"Making Reeds Start to Finish" by Dr. Nancy Ambrose King is an eBook that offers an in-depth look into the entire oboe reed-making process. Created specifically for the iPad, the book contains a plethora of videos, diagrams and images that help illustrate the text. Links to reed-making tools are also provided. The book can be downloaded through iTunes.