Topic: What makes of contrabassoon are used by professionals?
Contrabassoonists and others:
I'm curious to know what makes of contrabassoon are used most commonly by symphony orchestra players these days, because I imagine there is much more variety than in the makes of bassoon. I'm nearly certain that Arlen Fast of the New York Philharmonic plays a Fox, and that Gregg Hennegar of the Boston Symphony plays a Mollenhauer. Does anyone know of any others? Is anyone out there a pro contra player with good experiences to share about a certain maker? I've played on an Amati (earlier model; not very good) and a Mossmann (pretty solid). Just trying to get a little more educated.