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Bassoon Reed Making Kit

Original price ¥940.00 - Original price ¥1,078.00
Original price
¥940.00
¥940.00 - ¥1,078.00
Current price ¥940.00

Crook and Staple's Bassoon Reed Making Kit includes everything you will need to start making your own bassoon reeds! Making your own reeds to suit your style of playing will greatly help you develop your tone quality and allow you to make reeds that will enhance your playing read more...

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Product Description

Crook and Staple's Bassoon Reed Making Kit includes everything you will need to start making your own bassoon reeds! Making your own reeds to suit your style of playing will greatly help you develop your tone quality and allow you to make reeds that will enhance your playing

Key Features

  • Includes everything you need to make reeds!
  • Save money on your reeds
  • Make reeds that suit your style of playing & instrument
  • A must for intermediate to advanced players
  • Great value

Ideal for intermediate to advanced players

Starting to learn to make your own bassoon reeds is a good idea once you have learnt the fundamentals of bassoon playing, or if you have already developed an interest in being able to adjust your bassoon reeds. So this bassoon reed making kit will provide you with the specialist bassoon reed making tools you will need and shows you how to make bassoon reeds.

If you are considering attending music college or are currently at one, it is vital that you learn to make your own reeds. Making your own reeds allows you to fully develop without unnecessary obstacles created by not having a reed suited to yourself and your style of playing. Many top bassoonists say that a major part of your practise should be based around reed making and they often spend 6+ hours a week making reeds. So this bassoon reed making kit gives you the starting point from which to work.

Everything you need at great value

This bassoon reed making kit includes everything to make your own bassoon reeds from scratch. The advantage of this kit is that it comes at a great value!

Make reeds suited to you

Shop-bought reeds are good, but will never allow you to perform at your best as everybody has different needs and there is a variety of different instruments. When you make your own reeds using this bassoon reed making kit, you will gradually develop an understanding of how to make reeds that suit your personal setup and increase the ease at which you can play your instrument. It will also help you to greatly develop your tone quality.

Contents of this bassoon reed making kit

Reed Knife

used to scrape the reed and cut the cane

Bassoon Mandrel

used to form the bassoon reed & provides stability when working on reeds

Bassoon Plaque

placed in between the blades of a reed whilst scraping to reduce the risk of the reed splitting and to provide stability when editing reeds

Reed Making Pliers

used to help form the reed, adjust the wires and change the shape of the throat of the bassoon reed. These come with a griping part, a flat part and wire cutters.

Bassoon Reed Reamer

has three highly sharpened spiral blades to remove cane from the inside of the bassoon reed. The spiral shape helps to keep the bottom of the bassoon reed very round

Bassoon Reed Wire

10 meters of 0.6mm wire. Used to hold the reed together. This special blend of metals ensures that the wire is not too malleable or brittle to allow the reed to vibrate correctly

Bassoon Reed Thread

used to wrap the bottom of the bassoon reed to create the 'knot' which helps to keep the reed stable and increase airtightness. The thread colour is picked at random.

Gouged, Shaped & Profiled Bassoon Cane

the cane (Arundo Donax) that bassoon reeds are made from. This cane has been part processed to enable you to efficiently learn the art of reed making

OPTIONAL EXTRAS

Bassoon Reed Making Book

'Making Bassoon Reeds is Easy!', this A5 size bassoon reed making guide has concise and clear instructions and includes 90 high-resolution photos of individual steps, helping to make learning to make bassoon reeds simple. If you want to add this product to your order, just use the dropdown box at the top of this page!

If you would like to upgrade any of the tools in this bassoon reed making kit please contact us

Customer Reviews

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Gailanne P.
Everything in the kit works

Everything in the kit works great

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April S.
Excellent value

Very pleased with the full experience. Great price, fast shipping, quality kit, friendly staff. Highly recommend!

Dear April,
Thank you for your kind words, we aim to please! We hope you enjoy the process of making your own reeds, you're certainly set up nicely!
Best Wishes,
Eliza @ Crook & Staple

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Helen H.
There were a few missing

There were a few missing ingredients, but once I got those, my first reed actually sounded pretty decent. My dad said that it was the best he’s ever heard me play.

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David O.
Excellent kit

I bought this reed making kit as a beginner bassoonist and complete novice reed maker. It's good value for money and I've used every part of the kit, so definitely better than buying the individual parts. You'll also need a few odds and ends, but all the main tools are here. You'll probably need a separate pair of wire clippers. The pliers in the set are nice and fine for the delicate work, but the clippers on them struggle to get through the wire. I'm already playing using my own homemade reeds, so this kit has worked out well.

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Samuel H.
Great stuff

Fantastic prices for a great range of equipment. Great for a young bassoonist who isn't studying music and who plays as a hobby.

Hi Samuel, thanks for your review. How do you think we could improve this kit so that you'd be willing to give it 5 stars? Many thanks, Matthew | Bassoon Specialist @ Crook and Staple

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craig r.
best materials

the reeds and tools were very high quality