A specialist in-house bassoon repair service. From minor adjustments to a full overhaul, including wood finishing, keywork and tuning, we can repair your bassoon to a very high standard.Learn More
Wales’ COVID-19 Firebreak Lockdown and Double Reed Ltd.
Wales’ COVID-19 Firebreak Lockdown and Double Reed Ltd. Will Double Reed Ltd. still be open for business? Emphatically, yes. Very little will change for our customers. As a primarily online business which has never served walk-in customers, we will stay open for business.
An eight ft tall contrabassoon!
An eight ft tall contrabassoon! When this almost eight ft tall (235 cm) contrabassoon was brought to us at Double Reed, it was known as the ‘unnamed contra’ - its maker was unknown, and there were no easily discernible markings that could be used to identify it. After some careful investigation in our workshop, however, we were finally able to reveal a hidden stamp: ‘J. Higham, England, Manchester, T.C. Camdens’.
Bassoon COVID-19 risk no greater than talking
According to the latest research by the Freiburg Institute for Musicians’ Medicine (FIM), bassoon playing presents no greater risk of spreading the coronavirus than talking.
New Recruit for our Bassoon Repair Department
We are very pleased to welcome Tristan Lambert to our bassoon repair team this month, July 2020. Tristan has BMus and MMus degrees in modern bassoon performance from the University of British Columbia (Vancouver, Canada) and is just completing an MMus in Historic Bassoon performance from the Royal College of Music in London.
Customer care is our top priority and we work hard to provide a friendly, professional service. Our expert staff have detailed knowledge of all the instruments in stock and can offer pre- and post-sales advice.