Tropical Bassoon Reeds


The Tropical Bassoon Reeds are made using the combination of the most precise machinery to process the cane and the expertise of a bassoonist with a professional career in the US and South America. Every step from the tube cane to the finished reed is carefully inspected by the maker, which has more than ten years of experience making bassoon reeds. Stable intonation, excellent response, and beautiful sound are the trademark of Tropical Reeds. The tube length is 27mm, and the blade length is 28-27mm.

The Soloist type helps the bassoonist that wants more sound projection and play higher notes without sacrificing the lower range. They come in three different shapes: Rieger 1a, Fox 2, and Herzberg. The Rieger 1a and Fox 2 are similar, but the Rieger 1a is slightly wider at the tube and the middle of the blade. The Herzberg shape is an overall narrower shape, which helps bassoonists to bring up the pitch of the tenor range.

The Student reed helps the bassoonist to play the softer sections and blend with the woodwind section. They are softer than the Soloist reeds, which can also be beneficial for students or simply if you like softer reeds. The same quality control of the Soloist reeds is used for the Student reeds.

Once you receive your reeds, the wires will probably be loose, that is normal and happens when the reed has dried for a few days. They should be soaked for 5-10 min before the first use so the cane can expand and the wires won't be loose anymore. If the wires are still tight after a 10min soak, they will need to be tightened so the reed can function optimally.

Every Tropical reed comes in 6 colors: dark green, neon yellow, purple, navy, red, orange, and grey. We can send the colors you want if they are in stock.



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