SHOPS & SUPPLIERS
If you are looking for reputable places to buy bassoons, reed supplies, and other accessories, here are some recommendations from bassoonists around the world.
Berkeley, California, USA
Located right off the campus of UC Berkeley, Forrests Music is one of the oldest and most reputable music suppliers in California specializing in double-reed instruments, accessories & supplies.
Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
Trent Jacobs provides custom made reeds that are ideal for music students just starting off on the bassoon. He is also the creator of the “Little-Jake” electric bassoon pickup.
WOMBLE/WILLIAMS DOUBLE REEDS
Robert Williams, Principal Bassoonist of the Detroit Symphony, and his wife, Treva Womble, retired DSO Oboe/English hornist, founded Womble/Williams Double Reeds in 1984. They have over 90 years of professional experiance between them and are experts in the field of double reed instruments, tools and cane. They are an authorized Fox instrument dealer and importer for Georg Rieger’s fine double reed tools. The WW bassoon cane in their shop is amongst the finest cane available for making consistent reeds for all levels of bassoonists. They also produce bassoon mandrels and sell bassoon reamers.
MIDWEST MUSICAL IMPORTS
Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
MMI specializes in supplies for the bassoon in addition to a variety of wind instruments.
Richardson, Texas, USA
The Bocal Majority Store specializes in reeds, instruments, tools, supplies and gifts for bassoon, oboe, clarinet, and flute.
Norristown, Pennsylvania, USA
Miller Marketing specializes exclusively in double-reed supplies as well as the Moosmann Bassoon.
Chicago, Illinois, USA
Based in Downtown Chicago, Nielsen Woodwinds is a highly respected double reed store where discerning oboists and bassoonists look to for reeds, reed-making supplies, accessories, and bocals.
La Pobla Llarga, Spain
Based in La Pobla Llarga near Valencia, Spain, ZASMUSIC is a music store providing musicians with any bassoon, oboe, and clarinet needs.
Atelier Goncharov is a reputable music supplier that specializes in a wide variety of wind instruments, supplies, and music.
One of the world's leading suppliers of oboes, bassoons, clarinets and saxophones, offering a comprehensive range of accessories and woodwind sheet music.
The staff are all players and can help you however long you have been playing, even if you haven't started yet!
Experienced technicians in the workshops on the premises can undertake repairs and custom modifications to customers' instruments.
Ovidio Danzi was able to achieve the best results thanks to his long-standing experience, which he gained during twenty-five years as a solo bassoon in the Teatro alla Scala Orchestra in Milan, as well as to his constant research about the physical and dynamic features of canes and the shape of reeds. These experiences led him to a reed production on a large scale. The quality of his products is renowned and appreciated by top soloists and the best orchestras in the world.
Manufactured at the foot of the Black forest, Georg Rieger's tools and machines for Bassoon and Oboe are delivered worldwide and MADE IN GERMANY. Behind this, are 60 years of experience in development and production.
Georg Rieger and his son Johann have been carrying on the traditon of their family business over the last six decades.
Hand-crafted Balance Hangers, Bridge Keys, Bassoon & Contrabassoon Spiral Reamers.