Bassoon repair and restoration

Repairing, servicing and overhauling bassoons is at the core of what we do. 

We have fully equipped workshops with lathes, milling machine, drill press and a myriad of hand tools. Plus of course highly trained and capable repair staff to operate it.

Every bassoon we sell goes through our workshop and comes out operationally as good as new, and cosmetically often pretty close to new as well. In addition we have many, many customers sending us their bassoons for servicing and overhaul - from the UK, Europe and further afield - including bassoonists from top orchestras around the world.

This section links to articles and videos discussing bassoon repair and showcasing what we do. 

Articles:

Is now the time to have your bassoon serviced? Five reasons why re-padding a bassoon is so complicated Bassoons: repair and re-use for a sustainable world Help – my bassoon has a crack! The bassoon sanctuary Overhauling a contrabassoon! Can a bassoon be vegan? Finger-hole liners: does my bassoon need them?

Videos:

Watch: Restoring a Heckel Bassoon Making a tenon ring for a bassoon Re-finishing a Püchner bassoon Maple bassoon wood - an optical illusion! Repairing a rotten bassoon bore! Heckel bassoon restoration - before & after! Repairing a Bassoon Crook - Before and After Re-assembling a Heckel contrabassoon! Making a bell ring - what a mess! Re-finishing a Heckel bassoon - Part 1!

 

Bassoon repair and restoration