Bassoon Reeds

>>In May of 2017 I was diagnosed with stage 2 esophageal cancer.<<<<
As a result of surgery to remove the tumor on November 3, I have stopped taking orders for the immediate future. Recovery from my surgery should about 3 months. Please check back to this page for updates on orders, or send me a message and I’ll put you on a list to let you know when I’m taking orders again. Thank you for your understanding.

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

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“Pop goes the Weasel” reeds, made with a Popkin profile and shape. Narrower than the standard Weasel reed and with a spine in the profile. $23

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Contra reeds also available. Fox F2 shape (a slightly smaller version of the Rieger K2). $23

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Click here for more detailed descriptions of my two reed styles.

Reeds are shipped using USPS First Class shipping with a flat charge of $4.00 per order for US and Canadian customers. Other International customers click here for shipping info.

Please note, if you order a mix of bassoon and contrabassoon reeds you’ll pay a double shipping charge. I don’t know how to get around that paypal issue yet, but I’ll refund the extra $4.00 right away. Sorry for the inconvenience.

Also available at Midwest Musical Imports

Please allow 3-4 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