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
Re-finishing a Püchner bassoon
The Püchner bassoon in the photo has been with its current owner for 50 years. During these last 50 years, as you would expect from a well-loved, well-played instrument, the varnish and colour had naturally worn, to an extent which could have caused harm to the wood if it were not restored. In order to preserve the bassoon, the owner asked us to re-finish it.
Music and the Meaning of Life
Music, out of all human activities, has probably brought more meaning and value to people’s lives, across all cultures and historical periods, than just about anything else. If music-making brings us the best that music can offer, how can we introduce it into our lives?
We are open to visitors!
From today, Monday 22 June 2020, customers may now visit the Double Reed Ltd. premises once again to try out our fantastic range of bassoons.
Five reasons why re-padding a bassoon is so complicated
Modern bassoons have one of the widest ranges in the orchestra, from B♭1 (below the bass staff) and go up to about G5 (above the treble staff). Plenty of instruments have mechanisms which allow the player to open and close all of its toneholes, but with the bassoon this is true in the extreme. In total, the average bassoon has 40 pieces of keywork, which if lined up end to end would stretch almost 5 metres! Here are five reasons why re-padding a bassoon is so complicated...
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.