Hand Made bassoon reeds
To order (minimum order two reeds please) just click on "buy this item" next to the picture below. Fill in your requirements and let me know what make of bassoon you play on as well as the make and length of the crook you use in the Instructions/Comments field. Even if you have done this before always enter this information as it saves hours of digging through emails.
Playing the bassoon is so much more fun when you have a good reed. I have spent many years perfecting reed making to produce reeds that I enjoy playing on personally and over the last five years I have found others like them a lot too! I currently make bassoon reeds for many professional players as well as for amateurs and students all around the world. The order system will let you order with Paypal. Please note you do not need a Paypal account to use this service as it also lets you use a debit or credit card. For tips and tricks visit the Facebook page and make sure you "like" it. www.facebook.com/tomhardybassoonreeds For those without Facebook I also post the videos on Youtube. http://www.youtube.com/tomhardybassoonreeds which you can subscribe to.
Please allow 4-8 weeks for delivery as I make reeds in batches and stages and allow them to settle and thus delivery time will vary. If you need reeds urgently let me know and I will try to help.
You will get a Paypal notification when the reeds are posted - please keep an eye out for this and let me know when the reeds arrive.
"The reeds are great, thanks! They really match what I was looking for and give me renewed confidence in being able to find decent reeds! I recently played in a concert including Firebird and Mozart D minor Piano Concerto at The Cadogan Hall and they worked a treat. Will certainly be ordering from you again. Many thanks. E.B."
"Thanks so much for prompt delivery and excellent selection - I've never been able to play a reed straight from the box before :-) Every single note seems to be in tune (not something I'm used to on a Puchner!) Very happy indeed. R.L.
"Received the reeds and tried them out – never had such luck trying them straight out of the box before! I’m going to set about playing them in of course, but thank you so much – these reeds are really wonderful. Will definitely be coming to you in the future!" J.B.
"Thanks for the four reeds. They are wonderful! I have not contacted you before this since I wanted to let them play in a bit. All of them produce a lovely rich sound, and even though they are free blowing, the upper register is clear and stable." Lewis Lipnick, National Symphony Orchestra, Washington.