Cornelison Bassoon Forming Pins by LC Double Reeds
Intuitively designed bassoon forming pins by LC Double Reeds. These steel forming pins utilize an alloy and taper which slides easily through the throat of the reed to promote a smoother forming process, while providing enough grip to the cane when fully inserted to promise a sufficient hold while aging the blank. The LC Double Reeds forming pins feature two laser-inscribed lines on each pin: the bottom line indicates a recommended depth for how far down on the pin the blank should be formed, while the top line recommends where the blank should fit after the beveling process. No hard ledges were used along the length of the forming pins, so that users may deviate from the recommended measurements as they so choose.
Endorsed by the fine professor of bassoon at Rice University in Houston:
LC Double Reeds “Cornelison” mandrel tips are hands-down the best system I have seen for making well-formed bassoon reeds using the Herzberg shape. They have excellent guiding lines on the tips so you know exactly how far on the mandrel to go when forming the tube. As they go further into the reed they bridge the gap between blade and tube giving sturdy, integrated structure to the reed. I give them my highest recommendation.