Topic: Paraschos bocals

Anyone besides Robert Rønnes tried these?  $750 is pretty spendy.

www.paraschos.gr

They look fatter than a regular metal bocal, which scares me when it comes to securing it in a bassoon case.

Any thoughts from anyone?  It's an interesting idea.

M.M.A., D.M.A. University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign: B.Mus. Lawrence University
Bassoon professor at University of Wisconsin Eau-Claire
Maker of the Little-Jake electric bassoon pickup and Weasel bassoon reeds