For over a quarter century, MMI has been serving musicians around the world with expertise in a careful and thoughtful manner. Our staff of conservatory trained instrument specialists and highly skilled repair technicians are here to provide you with the care and expertise that comes from years of performing and teaching.
The staff at Midwest Musical Imports has extensive experience performing and teaching on our respective instruments, in addition to the sales we do every day. In order to help you make better decisions on your instrument, bocal, reed making, and reed purchases, we have written a number of helpful articles to make you a more informed consumer.
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Choosing the Right Oboe, Oboe Reed-Making Basics, English Horn bocal information, and more.
Choosing the Right Bassoon, Bassoon Keywork, Heckel Bocal Information, Reed Tips, and more.
Choosing the Right Clarinet, Clarinet Mouthpieces and Ligature information, Reed Information, and more.
Kolbl reed cord (ligature)
Cord specifically designed to be used as a ligature substitute for any single reed instrument. The Kolbl cord is extra long, and will need to be cut to length for your instrument, especially smaller mouthpieces like soprano saxophone and Eb soprano clarinet. Using this style of ligature is more..