Cody Hunter Bassoon Reeds

Cody Hunter Bassoon Reed

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Cody Hunter Bassoon Reed


Cody Hunter reeds begin with consistent, high quality gouged cane (Gonzales) which he then profiles and shapes with a Fox 2 shaper. The reeds are then tip profiled and carefully scraped and adjusted to ensure a free blowing reed that does not sacrifice pitch. The overall length is at 55mm, with the collar being at 28mm. Since the reeds are not as resistant, they will play very nicely across all ranges of the instrument. These reeds do not come in different strengths, but will be suitable for any level of player.

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Cody Hunter

Bassoonist and educator, Dr. Cody Hunter is currently professor of music at Mayville State University in North Dakota. After earning his bachelor's degree in music education from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, he began his graduate studies in orchestral performance at the University of MN-Twin Cities and the University of Memphis where he earned his masters and doctorate degrees, respectively. As a bassoonist, Dr. Hunter has performed with the Memphis Symphony, Symphony Orchestra Augusta, Arkansas Symphony, and the Eroica Ensemble of Memphis among others. As an educator, Dr. Hunter has taught at both the secondary and collegiate levels in Wisconsin, Tennessee, Arkansas, and West Virginia before coming to North Dakota.
Dr. Hunter is privileged to have studied with some of the finest bassoonists known today: Patricia Holland, Norbert Nielubowski, John Miller, and Lecolion Washington.
The Cody Hunter reeds are also remarkably consistent. They are medium hard in strength. These reeds have a very reliable and consistent scale in terms of pitch and sound quality, but they have some flexibility to be able to move the pitch where necessary. They have little to no buzz, so they produce a dark sound. They have a very good core sound with a big dynamic range, and a medium fast articulation speed. These reeds are suitable for advancing high school level players and up but a stable embouchure is important. The overall stability of these reeds increases as they are played on and broken in. A thicker profile is found on these reeds. If you are looking for stable reeds overall with some flexibility, these reeds might be a great option.

Return Policy

Please note that we do not accept returns on reeds or cane unless damaged on arrival.

Reviews (2)

Cody Hunter Reed

Written by marty smith on Oct 16th 2020

Nice reed, and played well right out of the box. I am very happy with this purchase.


Written by Marty on Jan 11th 2020

Plays well right out of the box. Good tone, very responsive.

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