Topic: Bassoon reed shapers
I am currently thinking about trying a new shaper for my reeds. I am quite happy with my current one (a Rieger #2) for most situations but I am finding myself having to play a lot of second bassoon lately and would like something that might be more conducive to playing softer and flatter, especially in the lower register (maybe something wider than I'm using now). What different shapes actually do is one aspect of reed making that I am reluctant to say I don't know much about. I am wondering if anyone has any suggestions.