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What Type of Reed Does a Bassoon Use?

The bassoon uses a 'double reed'. A double reed has two pieces of cane (Arundo Donax) that are attached to each other and vibrate against each other, when blowen, to create a sound. You then put this reed on the bassoon to play music!

The best bassoon reeds are handmade by specialist bassoon reed makers as bassoon reed making is a fine art!

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The Bassoon Family and Double Reeds

The bassoon is one of the lowest instruments in the double reed family. It's big brother is the Contrabassoon which has larger reeds and can play an octave lower than the bassoon. The double reed family also includes the Oboe & Cor Anglais which are higher pitched than the bassoon.

The Contrabassoon is commonly played by bassoonists as well but it uses a a different type of double reed from the oboe. You can find Contrabassoon reeds here.

You can find out more about the bassoon, how to start it & what it sounds like HERE.

Matthew Petrie


Bassoonist at Crook and Staple

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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 habve extended this to 30 days. This excludes the products listed as exceptions below.

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

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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.

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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)
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-> 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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