Bassoon Reed

Bassoon Reed

Bassoon Reed

Regular price $149.95
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The Légère Bassoon reed is the first synthetic double reed on par with a well-made cane reed. The reed is easy to play and comfortable in the embouchure. It has the consistency, durability and dependability that players demand, while maintaining the warmth and body of cane. It is recommended for Bassoon players of all experience levels.

Customer Reviews

Based on 14 reviews
Brennan Hites (Glenpool, US)
Incredible reed!

Amazing reed! Works perfectly for my needs.

Peter Lutek (Toronto, CA)
Bassoon Reed much improved

Haven’t played on the Légère bassoon reeds since 2018; at that time, my biggest issue was that the tip opening was too small, resulting in sharp reeds with a limited dynamic range. I had to open them up with a mandrel or plaque and hot water, which was always a bit dicey. This new Medium model is actually slightly too open, which is a better place to start! I closed the tip very slightly, and it is now very close to excellent. The only remaining issue is a bit of balkiness in extreme soft playing - it just doesn’t have quite the smooth tail on a niente fade that a well-adjusted cane reed has. Still, much more generally usable for many situations than the 2018 reeds! I’ll be buying and living with a few more of these, to see how the tip openings and extreme soft response vary amongst individual reeds. There’s certainly more variability between reeds than there is with the single reeds, so the improvements are enough to justify more testing.

Thank you for the thoughtful and detailed review, we appreciate your comments!

Christian Leichenauer (Atlanta, US)
Great bassoon reed

I like the feel and the cut of the reed I’ve been using them for years

Thanks for the kind review!

Janet Eary (Olympia, US)

Great reed! Very bright and plays easily

Glad to hear you're enjoying the reed!

Austin M (Owensboro, US)
Synthetic Bassoon Reed

Great reed! Works well for what I need.

Thanks for the review!