Topic: Contrabassoon tools?

I'm beginning to make my own contrabassoon reeds. Can anyone tell me where to find a forming mandrel with removable pins for contra? Thanks.

Phil
NYC

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Re: Contrabassoon tools?

I got some pins from Justin Miller. They fit the same handle I use for bassoon pins, so you can probably use what you already have unless you have an unusual handle/pins for bassoon.

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

Re: Contrabassoon tools?

Hi Phil,

I don't use pins because I am a big fan of the Rieger forming mandrel - they are the right price so that you can buy a few instead of using pins.  I just haven't found pins that I like as much.

Good luck!
Leigh

Leigh Munoz

www.gobassoon.com