Well... Accents aside, I can include my observations about most Spanish bassoonists I have sat beside. Danzi reeds ( Miller has those), are quite popular here, also the Rieger #1, 1a and 2 shapes are quite popular. Many bassoonists prefer a narrower ( in the middle), higher voiced more soloistic reed. I prefer less flare in a reed, more wood in the middle, more bass. Spanish orchestras are on the low side for Europe, in general A=442. My orchestra, funny enough, plays at A=441. Our past director also often demanded quite extreme dynamics, very ppp to very fff, so I often, (not always), will play a program with more than one reed ( in general a 3 light wires for quiet, 4 thicker wires for a louder more resistant reed). Quite often our student orchestra subs have a problem playing quietly enough, the pros know better and we have some excellent subs. I think, in general, the bevel is common practice, but this is just the people I have worked with. I am most fond of the French school of playing, Maurice Allard etc. my friend Alex said I have a NYC playing style, whatever that is, I do look for a fairly dark, but very focused sound, and have found the Walt shape is excellent for what I look for. I seem to have a rather nasal Midwest accent in English and my oldest says, more than an accent, I always sound sarcastic in Spanish.
Principal bassoonist, Orquesta Sinfonica de Galicia, A Coruña, Spain. Bassoonist, bassoon dad, bassoon husband, bassoon uncle, bassoon brother and bassoon son.