Why did you choose the bassoon?
The answer to this question is always fascinating, so we took to Facebook to ask the bassoon community…
Download 'The Double Reed Bassoon Guide'
September 25th, 2018
In The Double Reed Bassoon Guide, our experts have collated their most useful tips for bassoonists.
Growth fuels expansion of our repair department
September 6th, 2018
Polly Horton has joined our repair department as a bassoon repair technician.
How to care for your bassoon
August 23rd, 2018
A well-cared for bassoon will last indefinitely; a neglected bassoon is liable to fall into disrepair. Read our guide on how to care fo...
How to assess a bassoon – top ten tips
July 26th, 2018
How to decide what bassoon to buy, where to buy from, how much to spend and how to avoid buying a dud - here are our top ten tips for a...
Long-distance trials are effortless...
July 24th, 2018
Double Reed Ltd. are specialists in curating and selling top quality bassoons online - our online model means long-distance trials and ...
Website Issue Fixed
July 10th, 2018
Due to a technical error by our domain hosting company, our website and emails were down from the evening of Friday 6th July to the eve...
The bassoon; an aesthetic debate
June 28th, 2018
To what level should one restore a bassoon’s appearance? Should it leave our workshop looking as it did the day it was made? Or do we h...
Six Steps to Practicing the Bassoon and Achieving Results Fast
June 21st, 2018
In this guide we outline a method of practice called ‘deliberate practice’, drawing on research conducted by Professor of Psychology K....
What’s more important in a bassoon, sweetness of tone or lots of projection?
June 12th, 2018
Poll results: 82% of bassoonists prefer sweetness of tone in their bassoon than lots of projection.
What is it about pre-war bassoons?
March 8th, 2018
Exploring what makes pre-war bassoons special.
Finger-hole liners: does my bassoon need them?
March 16th, 2018
Everything you ever wanted to know about bassoon finger hole liners
Am I too old to learn the bassoon?
February 15th, 2018
Why not join the select group of older bassoon learners?
Visit from Dr Liam Fox, International Trade Secretary
December 2nd, 2017
Visit by Dr Liam Fox, International Trade Secretary
Five reasons to play the bassoon in retirement
July 12th, 2017
You'll soon be dusting off your instrument.
Selling on commission: 5 questions to ask
January 22nd, 2018
Five questions to ask when thinking of selling your bassoon on commission.
How to stop your practice being counterproductive
June 14th, 2017
Is your practice achieving as much as you want?
How to look after your silver bassoon keys
June 7th, 2012
We all want shiny keys. Here's how to keep them that way.
21 Years to Find the Perfect Bassoon
November 10th, 2016
How long does it take to find the right bassoon? Many professional bassoonists play different bassoons for years before finding one wit...
Why the mini bassoon may make your child smarter
March 22nd, 2017
Playing an instrument from a young age is proven to improve brain power. Here's why the mini bassoon is the ideal instrument for your c...