Topic: Leather Bassoon Balance Hanger
Has anyone ever used the "Leather Bassoon Balance Hanger" sold by Forrests? (http://www.forrestsmusic.com/bassoon_straps.htm; scroll about half way down the page)
I bent my standard balance hanger and am considering this cheaper alternative. I use a BG Bassoon Harness when I play standing. Looking at the picture of the leather balance hanger on the Web site, I'm concerned the angled hook on my harness attached to the perpendicular ring on the balance hanger will torque the bassoon awkwardly. I'm also concerned the leather straps will interfere with the key mechanisms and possibly put pressure on the key posts, damaging my instrument.
-An Allegedly Professional Conductor