Topic: For those interested in French system contrabassoon...

There are TWO for sale from the same owner on the musicalchairs.info website.

https://www.musicalchairs.info/bassoon/sales

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Re: For those interested in French system contrabassoon...

...and cheap - talk about flooding the market! I didn't know they made the tall model as late as this (#58xx).

Simon

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Re: For those interested in French system contrabassoon...

I heard Buffet contras are very well made, lucky buyer somewhere,
Thanks for the link!
Steve

Principal bassoonist, Orquesta Sinfonica de Galicia, A Coruña, Spain. Bassoonist, bassoon dad, bassoon husband, bassoon uncle, bassoon brother and bassoon son.

Re: For those interested in French system contrabassoon...

Same guy has a Moennig for.... holy crap should I bust out the credit card?!

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: For those interested in French system contrabassoon...

The great thing is that there are fewer tenons - the long tubes are turned from one piece of wood. Incidentally, there's sometimes also a R Thumb b-flat key (for trills), although it is very small.

Simon

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Re: For those interested in French system contrabassoon...

Wish I could afford one of the Buffets-- they are certainly beautiful!

David Bell
Alexandria, VA

David Bell
Alexandria, VA
amateur bassoon and contra bassoon

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