Topic: Do bassoon reeds ever leak?
Dear Listers (and Listerines),
Being an oboist and no expert on bassoon reeds, I ask...
Do bassoonists ever have a problem with their reeds leaking air from the line of contact between the blades of the reeds, the way oboe and English horn reeds sometimes do? In other words, does air ever leak from the sides of the blades?
If so, what methods exist for solving this problem?
Crispin's Creations and Accessories
freelance oboist. Mississippi Symphony Orchestra