An eight ft tall contrabassoon!
October 16th, 2020
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...
Bassoon COVID-19 risk no greater than talking
July 23rd, 2020
According to the latest research by the Freiburg Institute for Musicians’ Medicine (FIM), bassoon playing presents no greater risk of s...
New Recruit for our Bassoon Repair Department
July 16th, 2020
We are very pleased to welcome Tristan Lambert to our bassoon repair team this month, July 2020. Tristan has BMus and MMus degrees in m...
Re-finishing a Püchner bassoon
July 3rd, 2020
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 w...
Music and the Meaning of Life
June 24th, 2020
Music, out of all human activities, has probably brought more meaning and value to people’s lives, across all cultures and historical p...
We are open to visitors!
June 22nd, 2020
From today, Monday 22 June 2020, customers may now visit the Double Reed Ltd. premises once again to try out our fantastic range of bas...
Five reasons why re-padding a bassoon is so complicated
May 22nd, 2020
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...
Re-finishing a Heckel bassoon - Part 1!
May 1st, 2020
Watch Part 1 of the transformation of this world-class Heckel bassoon. This Heckel 6000 series bassoon had been poorly finished with a ...
The old musician
April 23rd, 2020
We found this label in the case of a pre-war (1920s) Mollenhauer bassoon in our workshop - after translating it we discovered this beau...
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.