Topic: Makeshift expanded crutch
Hey guys! I am a high school bassoonist with pretty large hands. For a while now I have had the problem of my right hand sort of collapsing on itself while I'm playing -- a normal crutch just isn't quite big enough to keep my hand nice and round.
Fortunately, I think I might have stumbled upon a solution. I took one of those plastic reed-shipping cylinders and wedged it onto the bulby part of the crutch, with that end pointed down. Now the crutch extends further down and out, supporting my hand in a round position. When I get my dropbox working I'll post a picture of it.
Does anyone know of a commercial product that serves the same purpose? Or another, better, makeshift solution? If not, large-handed bassoonists, try it out and spread the word, and call it the Brookner Crutch