Reeds and Cane

August 16, 2022: Busy with back to school orders! Currently about 3-5 days to shipping.

All cane and reed orders have a flat shipping charge of $5.50. Non USA customers, please contact me for shipping quotes.

Bassoon Reeds $24

Handmade professional quality bassoon reeds. Click here to order

Vibrant, responsive, in tune. Made with a custom shape. Finished and ready to play, but if you would like suggestions on adjustments, see this post.

See how they’re made!

Contra reeds.

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. Two shapes are available. My normal daily use reeds use the F2 shape. Click here to order

Fox F2 shape (a slightly smaller version of the Rieger K2) produces a free and easy blowing reed with a rich sound. Especially good for orchestral playing and most solo rep. $28

Fox F1 shape (narrower and straighter than the F2) is very stable, and produces a potentially brighter tone and might need less air depending on how you adjust the wires. Suitable for solo rep and band music or extended playing in the high register. $28

The video below is a comparison between two representative samples of the two shapes. If I would describe the character difference between the shapes, I would say the F1 roars like a lion, the F2 growls like a grizzly.

Gouged, Shaped, and Profiled cane

Custom shape at 116mm, and profile designed to be easy to work with. Suggested wire measurements: 32mm and 40mm from the fold, 3rd wire at 4.5mm from the end. Sold in bundles of 10. $50

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“I … only get to play bassoon as an amateur. These reeds have brought back my joy and desire to make the time to play. Thank You! I have not found anything close to the reeds that you make.”

-T.L. in Pennsylvania

“The best out of the box I have ever used.”

-W.D. in Oregon

“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

“Trent, I have to tell you that your contra reed is a dream to play on.”

-D.M. in Michigan

“…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