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Urbach Bassoon Reed

Urbach Bassoon Reed

10+ In Stock. Ready for Immediate Dispatch

These reeds are still in production and the reed maker has not retired! (there have been rumours that the reed maker had retired but these are completely incorrect - we will continue to stock these reeds as normal) read more...

Product Description by our Music Experts

These reeds are still in production and the reed maker has not retired! (there have been rumours that the reed maker had retired but these are completely incorrect - we will continue to stock these reeds as normal)

They are made in Germany by a very established reed maker. The reeds are held together with brass wire & use a red thread knot as binding.

PLEASE NOTE: They no longer use a black plastic imitation knot.


Approximate dimensions

Blade Length: 28mm
Tube Length: 28mm 
Total Length: 56mm
Tip Width: 14mm
Tip Shape: Flared
Throat Opening (at the collar): 8.5mm

Condition: New
27 Reviews

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Urbach Bassoon Reed has a rating of 4.7 stars based on 27 reviews.
SKU: URBBSN GTIN: 0637028936501

Customer Reviews

Based on 27 reviews
Eleanor G.
Great Reed

This is a brilliant reed- it arrived in good time and was easy to break in. It does have a sort of buzzing timbre but there must be a way to tweak the reed to avoid this. Quite strong in higher and lower registers and very responsive.

Karen H.
Should be good, once it's broken in

This reed has potential but it's still a bit raucous. I'm preferring the 'C&S Professional' reed at the moment, but I've had the Urbach ones before and they've turned out well after a blowing-in period.

Dr G.
CGG---- initially good -- subsequently

CGG---- initially good -- subsequently needed a bit of knife work---had stiffened up but that's ok --- now play brilliantly

Lydia B.
Great, reliable reed

I’ve ordered this reed twice now, both times it has arrived promptly and in good condition, and has been a consistent and reliable bassoon reed. Plays in tune throughout the register, and is easy to ‘break in’. Will be ordering again next time I need new reeds!

Helen T.
My favourite reed from my favourite reed supplier

Good item and excellent service

Dear Helen,
Thank you very much for you kind words, we are glad you found the right reeds for you!
Hope to see you at C&S again soon.
Very best wishes,
Eliza @ C&S

Nalin R.
Good reed

Good reed

Dear Nalin,
We are pleased to hear you love these reeds. Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. Happy bassooning!
Best wishes,
Eliza @ C&S

Graham C.
Reliable reed

I alternate between Urbach and Crook & Staple Professional reeds and very satisfied with both. Although these are expensive, they do seem to last longer with more reliable sounding than the cheaper ones

Giovanni C.
A bit more expensive than

A bit more expensive than others reeds but it definitely worth

Keith M.
My initial impression is that

My initial impression is that these reeds seem rather too harsh & bright sounding due to quite thick sides to the reeds. Though this makes very high notes easier middle range & lower notes tend to be 'snarly' & unstable pitch-wise.

Dear Keith,
Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review, we appreciate hearing from all our customers.
Sorry to hear this reed doesn't suit your playing, if you would like to get in touch with us perhaps we can help find a reed that better suits your personal requirements and style of playing, we would be more than happy to help.
Hope to see you at C&S again soon.
Very best wishes,
Eliza @ Crook & Staple

Darrell W.
Great reed.

Daughter has tried various reeds, but the Urbach seems the best compromise for her needs. Plays well and long lasting.

Dear Darrell,
We are pleased to hear your daughter gets on well with this reed. There's nothing more satisfying than finding a reed that works well and meets your needs. Thanks for leaving us a review and happy bassooning to your daughter!
Best Wishes,
Eliza @ Crook & Staple.

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Delivery Information

Free Delivery on Orders CA$168+

Standard Tracked Delivery (usually 4-8 business days) - FREE on orders over CA$167.85, CA$6.34 on orders over CA$106.30, otherwise CA$9.70

Express Courier Delivery (1-3 business days) - CA$57.81

Most orders are arriving within their expected delivery time frame, however, as is to be expected during COVID-19, some orders may take a little longer to arrive

Prices may vary by a very small amount in the checkout (usually cheaper!)

Delivery of heavy / expensive orders may incurr additional postage fees which will be displayed in the checkout.

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Occasionally you may need to return items – please email us with the details of the return within 30 days of receiving the order. We'll then send you an email back to confirm the return the refund or exchange along with out return address to one of our stores or via post for an exchange or refund.

Under the Distance Selling Regulations, if you purchase online or by phone your consumer rights entitle you to a full refund if you request one in writing within 14 working days of delivery; we have extended this to 30 days. This excludes the products listed as exceptions below.

Conditions of Return
Items must be in their original condition with the packaging unopened and accompanied with your receipt of purchase.

Delivery Charges
We will cover the postage for returning/replacing items that were sent in error or defective when delivered (please contact us to advise the delivery method), otherwise you will be responsible for any costs incurred in returning items to us. We highly recommend that you send items back via a traceable service and take out postal insurance to cover their value, as we are not responsible for the risk of loss or damage to such goods.

Products we are Unable to Exchange or Refund
Unless faulty or not as described, we cannot refund or offer an exchange on:

-> Earrings
-> Items intended for aural use, such as reeds
-> Digital Sheet Music Downloads & Print on Demand item(s)
-> Labour/Parts to customise an item(s)
-> Unsealed CDs, DVDs or other recording media, software or video's
-> Software Site Licenses (for Schools, Colleges & Universities)
-> Personalised, Specially made or made to measure products cannot be returned unless faulty
-> We are unable to cancel 'Digital Sheet Music Downloads & Print on Demand' items.

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