WOW, I was very excited to get such a great reed. I took one reed and was so happy to find a reed that was so responsive. All of the problem notes normally associated with the bassoon presented no problems. I do make my own reeds, but this reed was like a dream. I am a former bassoonist with the US Air Force band system. I have tried many reeds in the past, and none of them can compare. I also play on a Fox Model 1, which is one of the bassoons that I think Mr. Brundage plays. Thank you very much for such a great reed.
Brundage Professional Bassoon Reed
Mr. Brundage makes his reeds from a variety of brands of cane, selecting the best pieces from each, and he shapes them on a customized shaper. They are then play-tested to meet his exacting standards on both his professional bassoon and his Fox bassoon for testing. His reeds are expected to work well on a wide variety of instruments. The Brundage reed is our most popular bassoon reed. It performs extremely well through the entire bassoon range, and it has a very nice dynamic range and good response. These reeds produce an incredibly dark sound, with no buzz, having a very even tone color and scale. The consistency from reed to reed is fantastic! They have a thicker profile. These reeds are best suited to those who want a harder reed. Some advanced high school students may find these reeds work well for them, though they may be best suited for university and higher level players.
Read a comparison of all the bassoon reeds offered on this website on our blog. Bassoon Reeds: How Do I Wade Through the Choices?
really nice, needed no manually adjust the opening a little bit since it made me kinda out of tune, but overall a very very good rees
These reeds are consistent, easy to play, and have a great sound! I highly recommend!
My husband's choice of reed. I'm Santa's elf each year, topping up his supply at Christmas time.
I have purchased several bassoon reeds from this website in the past and never had a complaint. This is the first time I was sent two bassoon reeds that were terrible. I won't be able to use them.
My son has tried many different brand reeds, and this is his favorite. They are consistently play well and are all similar, they do not fluctuate in their ability from one reed to the next (like other brands). He is extremely happy with these reeds.
We are very happy with the quality of these reeds, thanks!
Great reed, would buy again
Easiest reeds to break in, great quality, feel better than any other reeds I’ve used.
very good bassoon reed!
Tried a few reeds, the Brundage is by far the best. Thank you !
The Brundage reed performs extremely well through the range of the bassoon octaves. Almost no adjustment was needed out of the tube. Very nice dynamic range.
These reeds were recommended by my son’s bassoon instructor when he first started lessons a year ago. They’re the only reeds we use.
Best reed I've used so far
Very impressed with the speed and quality
I purchased three of the reeds recently. When they arrived, there was little I needed to do to get them to play to my satisfaction: the throat had to be reamed a little to fit properly on my Fox bocal. Range and intonation were better than more expensive reeds. There Brundage reeds are well made and reasonably priced.