Barry Trent Bassoon Reeds
Professional bassoon reeds produced by Barry Trent are designed for the most discriminating performer. Manufactured from carefully selected and tested cane, Trent reeds are delivered reed box ready. They are responsive, carefully tuned, and produce a refined, elegant, professional sound in all dynamic ranges for the most discriminating performer.
Model 1, exclusive to Hodge Products, are 56mm in total length with a 26mm blade that flares to 15mm wide at the tip. Tuned to A=440, this style of reed compliments bassoons with standard to moderately thick walls. Wider shapes and reeds tuned to A=442 and higher are available for special order. They come in blue or black thread.
Model 2, also exclusive to Hodge Products, are a bit wider than model 1. They are 55mm in length with a 26mm blade that flares to 16mm wide at the tip. They produce a greater dynamic range and are best suited for thicker walled modern bassoons. If you are a principal player, a soloist, or member of a band, the model 2 will more than meet your needs. As always, requests for custom modifications are always welcome. They come in red/bright blue or bright blue/red thread.