Scott Pool Cane and Reeds Available!
As any serious bassoonist knows, the art of making reeds is essential to learning the instrument. Whether you depend on a supplier or make your own, a good reed is necessary to make a proper sound on the instrument. The reed is what comes to define you as a performer, and is the single most important piece of equipment the bassoonist uses.
I discuss the elements of reed adjustment and construction in nearly every lesson. Students interested in learning the art may take separate reed-making lessons.
Over my time in Texas I have discovered the local Arundo Donax, which grows wild all over the area, is a wonderful source of good solid cane.
I embark on yearly "cane harvest" field trips to collect cane growing in the wild. The cane is cut into bundles and cured for 2 years before considered for processing.
Once cane is cured, I process the cane from tubes to finished reed, including the steps of gouging, shaping and profiling.
Many shapes are available, including my special "SP" shape.
Send me a message with your requests or for a reed lesson
Scott Pool Reeds and Cane are available for purchase at the following rates:
Tube or Split cane (full tube length) $1.00 per tube
PreGouged (120mm) $1.50 per piece
Fully Gouged cane $2.00 per piece
Gouged and Shaped $2.50 per piece (1A, 2 or Herzberg)
Gouged, Shaped and Profiled $3.00 per piece (additional shapes available: Berdon 1,2 plus special "SP" and "La Mimi" shapes)
Scott Pool Bassoon Reed $15.00 each