Woodwind Oddities

Woodwind players often try new things to “spice up” their playing. Even new instruments emerge with the amount of experimentation, new compositions, technology, and new materials available. Here are a few of my favorite double reed innovations of the last ten years.

German bassoon system add ons:

Moosmann low A belllow a

wing joint system to high G

high G

more about Robert’s bassoon can be found at his website

http://www.robertronnes.com/MyBassoons.html

Guntram Wolf Instruments

Kontraforte (revised contra bassoon)

kontraforte

Kontraforte

Lupophon (revised bass oboe)

lupophon

more information about Wolf instruments and products can be found at:

http://www.guntramwolf.de/englisch/instrumente.html

Loboe (low A oboe)

Full Oboe Comparison

The new PΓΌchner oboe bell

puchnerbell

Marigaux plexiglass oboe

MarigauxClear

Fox plexiglass bassoon

Fox

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2 Replies to “Woodwind Oddities”

  1. Hi, just a curiosity: is this Plexiglass Bassoon made by Fox Products from Indiana?? Do they still make instruments with this material? Thanks

    1. Yes it is a plexiglass bassoon made by Fox in Indiana. People tell me that it sounds terrible and just sits in their offices as a novelty. I don’t think that they would put this into production.

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