Fox Professional Crutch Bracket Threaded
(Threaded Stem Crutch sold separately)
The Fox Professional Crutch and Bracket with the Threaded Stem is a professional upgrade of the student plastic crutch with all the student or Renard bassoons or the same standard-style bracket for wooden crutches with a smooth stem found on newer professional bassoons. The advantage of the upgrade is that you can find a more customized placement in height and rotational angle, which will make your playing more comfortable. Its use can also give your right hand more control of your bassoon in space while standing.
The bracket fits in the same footprint on the boot joint when ordered as an upgrade or replacement. If you already have a crutch bracket installed, simply remove the four screws from the base plate of the bracket, take the old bracket off, position the new bracket, insert and tighten one screw partially, then line it up with the remaining screws and tighten them. The professional crutch then screws into the bracket's receiving post, and the locking nut rotates on the stem to lock against the bracket post.
Don't forget to order the Fox Professional Threaded Crutch to go with the Bracket!