Butler Bassoon Reeds are made from high-quality cane and use very standard specifications for shape, wire placement, length, etc. They are designed for general everyday use, i.e., they aren’t ‘high-register’ or ‘low-register’ reeds. They are suitable for use by beginning to advanced bassoonists. Professional bassoonists or very advanced students may prefer to buy our blanks and custom finish the reeds themselves.
All of our reeds leave our shop in good playing condition. We test them to ensure that they:
- seal well on the bocal
- play at A=440 with no sagging E-naturals or C-sharps
- speak easily from low B-flat (Bb1) to high B-flat (Bb4)
- all testing is done by advanced bassoonists using Heckel #1 and/or Fox #2 bocals
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