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Barrick Stees, Bassoon

Making Reeds

Recommended Reed Making Equipment

Good Sources For Cane, Reedmaking Supplies, Equipment & Bassoon Music:



or order from:
American Bassoon Company
(800)ITS A601

Frederic Weiner
168 Jericho Turnpike
Mineola, NY 11501-1701

Order the Van Doren (DVN100 gouged only, DVN300 g.s.&p.) or Glotin (DGN1A0 gouged only, DGN2A0, g.s.&p.)

Steve Morgan
Double Reed Ltd

For all suppliers specify 120mm gouged bassoon cane.

Reed Making Tools:

The following reed making tools may be found at a good hardware store:

From a drug store:

22 gauge soft brass wire

Malin Company
5400 Smith Rd.
Brookpark, OH 44142

Specialty items:

Catalog numbers in parentheses, suppliers below.


1Albert Alphin
590 South St, Needham, MA 02492-2758
Phone: (781) 449-4197

1849 University Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94703

3Keith Bowen Workshop

4Edmund Nielsen Woodwinds
61 E, Park Blvd.
Villa Park, IL 60181

5SteesBassoon Products

Dial Indicator:

Ken Potsic


MD Reed Products Stees model straight shaper
available from:
Paul Deegan
129 W. Minneapolis Ave
Salina, KS 67401

Rieger #13 from
Justin Miller

SVH Sakakeeny straight shaper from

Stees Model from


MD Reed Products profiler
available from:
Paul Deegan
129 W. Minneapolis Ave
Salina, KS 67401
(888) 540-5530

Georg Rieger


R.D.G., Inc.,
or Rieger,

Cane/Reedmaking Retailers/Suppliers