RDG-Mack Oboe Shaper Tips
The Mack tips were designed by John Mack and are produced by RDG. The M+ is the shape that Mr. Mack endorsed and used, and is also the design most oboists prefer. There is also the M, which is slightly narrower, the M++, which is a slightly wider shape.
The Mack-Pfeiffer is a reproduction of the original John Mack tip made by Freddy Pfeiffer. The manufacturer sampled over a half dozen original tips and then averaged the results to make sure we were being faithful to the original specifications.
This tip lies in the middle of our comparative series, although the belly is narrower in proportion to the tip than most of the others. The tip is wider than the more contemporary RDG-Mack tips.
All returned shaper tips are subject to a 15% restocking fee.