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out of tune bassoon

Discussion in 'Bassoon' started by Romtsa777, Nov 16, 2016.

  1. Hello to everyone. Help me, please!
    The thing is I have bought the bassoon called "mollenhauer" 3000 model and It's note "a" in tenor joint so high. When I trying play this note by piano It's sounds pretty clean. But when by forte - It so out of tune, It's so high, that all of that just dissapoint me ...
    All pads on each joint setted sealed way and there is leaking of pads nowhere...
    I tried use another bocal for example Heckel but all It in vain ..
    What could It be? Thank for helping!
  2. Merlin

    Merlin Content Expert/Moderator Staff Member CE/Moderator

    There are so many factors.

    It could be the reed. Have you tried a few?

    It could be you. Have you had another player try the instrument?

    It might be a combination of both factors.

    Are you an experienced bassoonist?
  3. Thank you!
    Of course, I tried another reeds: hard, easy, medium, all It doesn't helps, Unfortunately ...
    Yes, sure I gave bassoon play to my colleagues, (I work in Opera theatre) but result the same ...
  4. Gandalfe

    Gandalfe Administrator Staff Member Administrator

    Sounds like this could be a voicing challenge. Or you find a alt fingering that might flatten the note; I had to do that on some vintage saxes. One time a tech added a wedge to the tone hole to get the notes (on a sax in the palm key altissimo range) closer to reality. Sounds like a real challenge.
  5. I have tried all possible fingering and no one are suitable to get a stable note. Thank for response
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