Topic: Contrabassoon Reed Help
Now I know this is a rather vague and difficult question, so I'm not hoping for much, but just in case I figured I'd make a post anyways that might give me some ideas.
I've played a little bit of contra for the last year now, and I don't claim to be proficient on the instrument at all. The instrument is a questionable but playable Oscar Adler & Co contra, and the reeds I ordered from Forrests Music. The only problem I have with playing (despite my own inabilities and things I personally have to work on) is that Low C, C# and especially D tend to overblow if too much air is put into them. I don't know if this is a typical problem with contra and that it simply means you need to control the air and thus limit your dynamic on these notes, or if there is some adjustment I can try to make on one of the reeds that may remedy this problem.
I thank you in advance for any suggestions!
University of Calgary