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June 21, 2016

King Bassoon Reeds is now offering GSP for bassoon. The bassoon gouged, shaped, and profiled cane sells very fast and so is hard to keep supplying, but now with the school year out (less orders) we have more time to process cane. 

This cane is made u...

May 29, 2016

      The Herzberg Shape is a favorite amongst bassoon reed makers, especially in California. Norman Herzberg taught at the University of Southern California for 40 years and was considered a reed guru. His style of reeds live on through his students and continue to be...

June 30, 2015

After having a very successful harvest I am now selling gouged bassoon cane. This is all California cane that has been aged and sunned from last year. It sells in lots of 10 pieces per pack for $22.00 under the "cane" tab. It is medium hard density for stable reeds, if...

June 21, 2015

 The shapes used to make King Bassoon Reeds are very common to most bassoonists. For the professional bassoon reeds, the Herzberg shape is the best fit. This shape is narrow with a flare in the tube; which results in an easy response without loosing high notes. This is...

February 16, 2015

I tried an experiment last week involving a Green Reed for Contraforte. I just harvested some cane in early January and decided to try to immediately make a reed out of it instead of letting it dry. And this is what turned out! I regular reed that sounded and acted li...

December 20, 2014

Bassoon Cane can be bought from stores and shipped out. Most of the cane that is bought in the United States is from South America, France or China. However Arundo Donax (cane) grows all over the United States, especially in California. Here in California Arundo Donax...

December 16, 2014


Kingbassoonreeds.com is now more affordable for contra players! The Price of Contrabassoon reeds and Contraforte reeds has dropped due to a great turnout of harvested cane from last spring. So Now there is no penalty for being a contra player!


December 14, 2014

I started making bassoon reeds in high school and by senior year I was self sufficient, I only played on my own reeds. I only mention this because I was fortunate enough to have many fine reed makers as teachers, who put an emphasis on reeds. In Los Angeles it is comm...

December 8, 2014

This might be an odd topic to write about on a reed website but I do have some experience playing with Legere Bassoon Reeds over the last few years. The first time I heard about these reeds was from Stephen Paulson, the Legere reed company was working with him to get i...

December 6, 2014

King Bassoon Reeds has moved to a new location just outside of San Francisco. More space means more reeds! The orders have been overwhealming and so I have hired on part time reed makers from my studio of students. I have been teaching my students reed making lessons f...

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