Reeds and Cane

A note about my handling of your reeds, in light of COVID-19 and Influenza

Handmade professional quality bassoon reeds.
Vibrant, responsive, in tune. Made with a custom shape. Finished and ready to play. $23

Canadian customers, please contact me for pricing as shipping rates are different outside of the US.

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Gouged, Shaped, and Profiled cane! Custom shape at 116mm, and profile designed to be easy to work with. Sold in bundles of 10, shipping included in price. $50

Suggested wire measurements: 32mm and 40mm from the fold, 3rd wire at 4.5mm from the end.

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Contra reeds. Free and easy blowing with a rich sound. Fox F2 shape (a slightly smaller version of the Rieger K2). $23
I ream these to fit a Heckel/Fox bocal. If you play a Mollenhauer bocal or other bocal with a smaller end, let me know and I won’t ream them so much.

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Use this button below to add a contrabassoon reed to your cart without a double shipping cost (only when buying regular bassoon reeds as well)

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>In May of 2017 I was diagnosed with stage 2 esophageal cancer.<
I have needed to begin new chemotherapy treatments in April of 2019 due to a recurrence of my cancer. Thankfully treatment has not impacted my ability to play or make reeds, so wait time for orders is generally unaffected.

Thank you for your understanding.

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Reeds are shipped using USPS First Class shipping with a flat charge of $4.50 per order for orders in the USA.

Canadian customers and other international customers, please contact me for shipping quotes, as standard rates to Canada have jumped significantly.

Please allow 3-5 days for me to finish the reeds in your order if I don’t have any finished in stock. Busy times of year can be 7-10 days. I’ll let you know via email how long to expect to wait.

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“The five Weasel reeds I’ve played so far have been the most consistently high quality of any that I’ve tried, no contest, and all of them have ended up in regular rotation with a minimum of adjustment.  I’ve spent a lot of money trying other commercial reeds that were unusable, so it’s been both a surprise and a huge relief to find a source where every reed I buy is genuinely enjoyable to play right out of the box.”
– N.E. in California

“…as soon as I took them out of my reed water, the reeds were absolutely amazing. They produced a smooth and consistent sound on my contrabassoon that I haven’t had from any other reeds … the even-ness in tone quality between registers was just so awesome. I can’t even express how much I love these contrabassoon reeds.”
– L.S. in Australia

“The best out of the box I have ever used.”
– W.D. in Oregon