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Closed until Tue 16th July. Orders will be sent, backorders ordered & customer service processed upon reopening

Britannia Bassoon Reed (Britannia Reeds)

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Original price ¥137.00
Original price ¥137.00 - Original price ¥137.00
Original price ¥137.00
Current price ¥132.00
¥132.00 - ¥132.00
Current price ¥132.00

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Product Description

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The Britannia bassoon reed made by Britannia Reeds is suited to playing all positions. This reed is of a medium strength and so many bassoonists in the early stages would suit this reed although, these reeds are used by many advanced players too. The bassoon reeds are made in the UK and are held together with brass wires and the classic Britannia reeds purple thread binding.

The Britannia bassoon reed is responsive & produces clear articulation. It has a good dynamic range & wide tonal breadth.

Britannia Reeds has been a popular make of reed since it began in 1989. All of the reeds are made in a very controlled environment to help ensure consistency and reliability for those moments that you need a bassoon reed to 'help you out'. All of the cane selected is of the highest quality with a large proportion of the cane bought to make reeds being thrown away due to it being a natural material.

Finally, all Britannia bassoon reeds are tested and adjusted personally by professional bassoon reed experts leaving you with a brilliant selection of reeds, ready to play straight out of the box!

Approximate dimensions

Blade Length: 28mm
Tube Length: 28mm 
Total Length: 56mm
Tip Width: 16mm
Tip Shape: Straight
Throat Opening (at the collar): 9mm

Customer Reviews

Based on 41 reviews
Lorna H.

Easy to get blowing, good tone across the registers, lasts well.

Kathryn S.
Very good

Not cheap but good quality

Martin L.
Beginner’s Review

My acquisition made a huge and beneficial difference to my playing-rather important to a beginner!

Rosemary B.
Prompt service. Thanks

Prompt service. Thanks

Sarah D.
Excellent service in every way

Excellent service in every way A+

Thank you for your kind words and for the A+ ! We wish you all the best and happy bassooning!
Many thanks,
C&S Team

Jean O.
Medium quality reed

Immediately playable but tone could be better. Needs some scraping.

Eleanor G.
Not great for me

This Reed can be very variable. Some days it is ok but others the tuning can be very bad. I am not to keen on the tone either. However, that may just be the specific one I used, others in the past have been very good.

Marjorie G.

Good reed and pricing

Nalin R.

Not as I expected

Ian M.
I purchased my first Britannia

I purchased my first Britannia Reed a couple of months ago and it was excellent, responding first time with an excellent croak. Based on this experience I ordered 3 more but the croak is missing and are not as responsive.