The professional bassoons made by , an American company based in Indiana, are also extremely popular and extremely well made. Is there any stamping at all on any joint? It also has a covered third finger hole to help with smaller hand reach. It is carried in a black case that looks very similar to a violin case. If the exchange rate stays in our favor, I feel very good about wholeheartedly recommending these oboes to students. The thieves were wearing black overcoats and had long green noses. Moosmann is also delightfully charismatic.
Wood Each Moosmann bassoon is manufactured out of mountain maple. As a result of the Munich agreement of September 1938, the Czech Republic, occupied by a majority of ethnic Germans, was annexed by the Third Reich. Josef Puchner passed away at the age of 91 in 1988. Allow me to briefly add a word here about bocals. Be ready to shop around for those, too.
Putting a rubber plunger on the end of these and storing them in a bathroom might be the only good use for either of them — even then, I doubt they would hold up. If you have any information, please contact me. This oil bath protects the bassoon from deterioration. Honestly, the value will probably depend more on how it plays, the condition it is in and the bocals you have with it more so than whatever brand it happens to be, unless it is a Heckel unlikely since you don't see a stamp. . Most student oboes and bassoons -- especially those Foxes and Yamaha 441s -- are going to be sold by someone at some point, since most everyone that buys one is going to either quit playing or upgrade to something better, and, if they are well maintained, they usually still have a lot of life left in them.
The cork on the wing and the long joints had been sanded down a little. Schwiezer is a Brazillian company that makes three models; a basic, a 'junior', and professional. There they started making the Moosmann bassoon. Fox Products Corporation is an American manufacturer of bassoons, contrabassoons, oboes and English horns. Furthermore, the date indicated above may occasionally be off by one year. After the loss of World War I, the multi-national state of Austria-Hungary, of which Bohemia was a part, broke up into a number of national states.
When it is time for manufacturing process to begin, the wood is soaked in a oil based solution until every pore is thoroughly saturated. Regardless, 'Conn' made very few bassoons, most were made by Lesher, Fox, Riedl, and Kohlert. This instrument also comes with the high D key Physically this bassoon is in fine shape. In 1981, Bernd Moosmann took his Masters examination and became a Master craftsman! Please help to return this instrument to a very heart-broken bassoonist. Most of these individuals can also send you instruments to try, once you leave a deposit with them. Note: Peru Centeral school peru New York 12972 116 margert street. Conn stopped producing their bassoons in 1969.
Current orders result in a 12 to 16 month waiting period. The resale value of wooden oboes tends to be fairly low, so getting a used Loree, for example, is always significantly cheaper than a new one, and, for a promising high school student, a 10 or 20-year old Loree, assuming its been taken care of, can be a great instrument to own. Is there a serial number on the instrument? While I like the idea of a plastic bassoon for school programs, I will admit that it's rare for me to meet a plastic bassoon, even a Fox, that behaves terribly well; for the individual student looking to make the investment in their own personal instrument, I think the extra cost of buying a wooden instrument is well worth making. National Music Museum Click on this link to go to the which is housed at the University of South Dakota. This allows the instrument to fit in a significantly smaller case. All of the critical tone holes are lined in nickel silver for stable pitch and focused tone. Red maple body, full German system plus high D and E keys, short bore.
Double check with them before ordering to make sure that, if you try out the instrument you order and it doesn't meet your specifications, you can send it back and get another one at no additional cost, and see if they might be willing to send more than one of the same model so you can compare them. Comes with two crooks and spike. It is so difficult that Bernd is the only manufacturer to use this variety and he has to keep a toolmaker on staff in order to maintain the types of tools required to work with this wood. Please contact me at 801 521-2972 or if you have any information on this bassoon. In fact, sometimes an older Heckel is preferable. These bassoons bare little resemblance to what most would expect from the current Fox bassoons. Where to Buy New Instruments either oboes or bassoons If you know exactly what you want to buy -- a Fox Renard 222 or 330, for example -- and don't feel the need to try other models, then all you need to do is find a local instrument dealer who can order one for you.
With it were two bocals, one fox, one heckle along with my tools and reeds. The whisper-key plating is worn and you can see the brass. It was in its case with a blue lining and case-cover. Posted on by Posted in Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , Post navigation I have a Linton that I have used for 20 years and is an amazing instrument. It comes with a leg rest that is already fitted to the instrument. There are two bocals, a small red taktell metronome, wooden reed-case, linen swabs, bocal cleaner, and two plastic black hand crutches one broken, one okay.
Good luck, and remember, don't settle -- if you're going to spend a lot of money, it should be on an instrument that you love! Surprisingly, they can even be bought on Amazon! His experience as a musician helped him immensely and from the beginning he placed a high value on quality craftsmanship in the construction of his oboes, clarinets, bassoons and flutes. My Maestro bassoon was one of the items stolen. More about used instruments below. The American professional oboe world has been dominated for many decades by , and, while their reputation is certainly well founded, there are many, many other types of professional oboes out there that are competitive with Loree. There are also several individuals who run websites selling used and new instruments; here are a few that I would recommend.