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Good Sources For Cane, Reed Making Supplies, 
Equipment & Bassoon Music


Gouged, Shaped and Profiled Cane:

Frederic Weiner
168 Jericho Turnpike
Mineola, NY 11501-1701
Order the Van Doren (DVN1 gouged only, DVN3 g.s.&p.) or Glotin (DGN1A gouged only, DGN3A, g.s.&p.)
(800) 622-CORK



Gouged Cane:


Rigotti cane from:



Glotin cane (medium gouge thickness) from:

Edmund Nielsen Woodwinds
61 E, Park Blvd.
Villa Park, IL 60181
(630) 833-5676


Georg Rieger GmbH
Alois Degler Str.42a
Postfach 1446
76571 Gaggenau



Reed Making Tools:

  • The following reed making tools may be found at a good hardware store:

  • 600, 400 and 320 grade wet-dry sandpaper

  • Wire cutter

  • Needle nose pliers

  • Clear plastic ruler (6” in 1/32”)

  • Duco cement

  • X-acto knife

  • From a drug store:

  • Single edge razor blades

  • Pipe cleaners

  • Suede brush

  • Embroidery thread (fabric store)

  • Tackle box (sporting goods store)

  • Long rubber bands (office supply store)


22 gauge soft brass wire:
Malin Company
5400 Smith Rd.
Brookpark, OH 44142
(800) 967-9697



Specialty Items 

(catalog numbers in parentheses, suppliers below)


Reed knife
Graf Swiss folding curved knife 
Albert Alphin
(781) 449-4197




1 Reed knife
Landwell knife (#B-11)

1 Needle files
File set (#E-26)
Round (#E-27 RF)
Hand (#E-27 HC) 

2 Holding mandrel

3 Sharpening stone 
India stone 

3 Placque
Plastic arrowhead

4 Reamer

Forming mandrel
General tool ¼” pin vise
Forming mandrel tips (from Prof. Stees)




1 Forrests
1849 University Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94703
(510) 845-7178


2 Keith Bowen Workshop


3 Edmund Nielsen Woodwinds
61 E, Park Blvd.
Villa Park, IL 60181
(630) 833-5676



Dial indicator:

Ken Potsic




Rieger #13 from
Justin Miller




Georg Rieger




R.D.G., Inc.
or Rieger





Beginner: Renard 240 (short bore)


Advanced and professional: 
Moosman 150E – The best medium priced bassoon on the market. Plays more like an old Heckel than any other non-Heckel bassoon made.


Order Fox Bassoons from the following dealers:


Bob Williams
46601 W. Main St.
Northville, MI 48167
(248) 348-9864


Keith Bowen Bassoon Workshop


Moosman 150E from:

Miller Marketing




Heckel #2CD or #2CC
Order directly from Heckel:

Heckel GmbH
Stettiner Str.7
6202 Biebrich am Rhein
Postfach 12 0343
D65203 Wiesbaden, Germany


Or from: 
Edmund Nielsen Woodwinds
61 E, Park Blvd.
Villa Park, IL 60181
(630) 833-5676
Nielsen offers a trial period and stocks over 200 Heckel bocals.


Fox bocals:

The double star bocals are best.

For models 601 and 660, the #3*CVC*
For long and short bore models and all Renards, the #3*CVX*


Case cover: 
Altieri Instrument Bag Company
3003 Arapahoe, Suite 221
Denver, CO 80205
(303) 291-0658


Tuner: Korg CA20

Metronome: Seiko DM11

Seat strap: Cup style from Weiner (B06)

Neck strap: Harness style from Weiner (S40SH)

Swab: from Weiner (WGN)

Bocal brush: from Miller Marketing



Bassoon Music and Woodwind Chamber Music


TrevCo Music Eble Music
P.O. Box 4 P.O. Box 2570
Tallevast, FL 34270 Iowa City, IA 52244
(813) 758-7277 (319) 338-0313


Gail Warnaar Double Reed Shop
The Old Homestead
P.O. Box 150
Barnet, VT 05821
(802) 633-4014

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