Urbach bassoon reeds have a good following amongst British bassoon players. And for good reason - they have stable and free blowing playing character, and make a warm, round tone. They are accurately made and require minimal or no adjustment out of the box.
We stock Urbach's F1, F1-2 and F2 bassoon reeds. The F1 reed is a soft reed, the F1-2 is a medium soft and the F2 is a medium.
Urbach softness ratings lean towards the harder side so an Urbach F2 in our opinion is more like what most people understand as a medium-hard.
Traditional red binding.
All Urbach reeds we stock are the same dimensions. Total length: 56.0mm; blade length: 28.5mm; blade width: 14.5mm.
See our Reed Dimensions Comparison Chart for dimensions of all our reeds.
Jörg Urbach makes these reeds in Germany for us.
How Jörg Urbach makes them:
Traditional production and the latest CNC technology allow me to consistently meet the highest demands.
Thorough wood selection and repeated blowing guarantee a bassoon/contrabassoon reed that can be played immediately.
40 years of professional experience as a solo contrabassoonist with the Munich Philharmonic and many years of reed making experience are decisive for the quality of my mouthpieces.
Why not take advantage of our discounts?
- Buy any 3 reeds and we'll discount £6.00 from the price!
- Buy any 6 or more reeds and we'll discount another £6.00 on top!
*Savings automatically deducted in the shopping cart.
Please contact us if you need advice on which reed(s) to buy.