Double Reed Ltd. Trading as Normal
March 24th, 2020
As an online business, Double Reed Ltd. is open and continuing to offer our full range of services as usual. All items on our website m...
Keeping bassoonists safe from COVID-19
March 20th, 2020
The safety of our customers and staff is of paramount importance and we have introduced a comprehensive set of procedures in order to s...
Overhauling a contrabassoon!
March 5th, 2020
Over 16 feet of maple and metal contrabassoon tubing being overhauled in the Double Reed Ltd. bassoon workshop!
January 7th, 2020
We are currently recruiting for a trainee bassoon repair technician.
Bassoon Quintet - A Christmas Medley
December 18th, 2019
Bassoon quintet: hear our Christmas medley, featuring three bassoons, a contrabassoon, and a mini bassoon! Can anyone guess how many Ch...
Re-homing forgotten bassoons this Christmas
November 19th, 2019
This is a poignant season for many, as forgotten bassoons wing their way from attics and cupboards into the hands of bright-eyed musici...
Making a bell ring - what a mess!
November 15th, 2019
Our latest video shows how we custom make bassoon bell rings - it can be messy work (especially without the vacuum on!), but it's very ...
Leitzinger, masterfully designed bassoons
November 13th, 2019
The attention to detail a hand-crafted product provides is a delight to experience, when produced by a master craftsman benefiting from...
Making a tenon ring for a bassoon
October 29th, 2019
Making a tenon ring for a bassoon in the Double Reed Ltd. bassoon workshop
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...
What is it about pre-war bassoons?
March 8th, 2018
Exploring what makes pre-war bassoons special.