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Bassoon Mouthpiece?

Discussion in 'The Double-Reed Family: General Discussion' started by jbtsax, Aug 12, 2009.

  1. jbtsax

    jbtsax Distinguished Member Distinguished Member

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    I am looking for a bassoon single reed mouthpiece for some acoustic experiments that I am planning to study the effects of extending the cone of conical woodwind instruments. I have found a new Runyon on line for $55 dollars. Does anyone have a used one they are willing to sell, or can anyone share their experience with using one on bassoon? Thanks.


    John
     
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    Carl H. Distinguished Member Distinguished Member

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    Used are very difficult to find. I think your new one is the way to go.
     
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    Ed Founder Staff Member Administrator

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    I think the Runyon is the way to go. I can't recall seeing very many used through the years.
     
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    Gandalfe Administrator Staff Member Administrator

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    QuinnTheEskimo showed me some for the sarrusophone. The sound was not very good compared to the double reeds but then we aren't double reed players.
     
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    Merlin Content Expert/Moderator Staff Member CE/Moderator

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    Sarrusophones need a big enough piece that an alto sax m/p can be used. You plug the end with a rubber stopper, and drill a hole in the stopper to fit the bocal.
     
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    Gandalfe Administrator Staff Member Administrator

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    Hmm... it looked like a soprano sax mouthpiece to me.
     
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    Heckelphone Double Reed CE Staff Member CE/Moderator

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    Do not deny their true nature ;)

    I have a bass sarrusophone that came with two mouthpieces. One was a soprano sax mpc with a drilled cork in the tenon end; the other was made from an alto mpc blank, with a hole drilled to fit the bocal, and a chamber apparently carved out with a knife in the approximate shape of the interior of a double reed. The prior owner was a concert bassoonist/contrabassoonist (also tuba!), so I assume that the mpcs were just experiments.

    I use a double reed instead of either mpc. :emoji_relaxed:
     
  8. Groovekiller

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    Merlin's right. The old Conn contrabass sarrusophone mouthpieces looked like alto sax mouthpieces from the 1920s, and they used standard alto sax reeds
     
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