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Barrick Stees, Bassoon

For Bassoon Students

Good Sources For Cane, Reed Making Supplies,
Equipment & Bassoon Music

Gouged, Shaped and Profiled Cane:

Frederic Weiner
168 Jericho Turnpike
Mineola, NY 11501-1701
Order the Van Doren (DVN1 gouged only, DVN3 g.s.&p.) or Glotin (DGN1A gouged only, DGN3A, g.s.&p.)
(800) 622-CORK

Gouged Cane:

Rigotti cane from:


Glotin cane (medium gouge thickness) from:

Edmund Nielsen Woodwinds
61 E, Park Blvd.
Villa Park, IL 60181
(630) 833-5676

Georg Rieger GmbH
Alois Degler Str.42a
Postfach 1446
76571 Gaggenau


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

600, 400 and 320 grade wet-dry sandpaper
Wire cutter
Needle nose pliers
Clear plastic ruler (6” in 1/32”)
Duco cement
X-acto knife

From a drug store:

Single edge razor blades
Pipe cleaners
Suede brush

Embroidery thread (fabric store)
Tackle box (sporting goods store)
Long rubber bands (office supply store)

22 gauge soft brass wire:
Malin Company
5400 Smith Rd.
Brookpark, OH 44142
(800) 967-9697

Specialty Items

(catalog numbers in parentheses, suppliers below)

Reed knife
Graf Swiss folding curved knife
Albert Alphin
(781) 449-4197


1 Reed knife
Landwell knife (#B-11)

1 Needle files
File set (#E-26)
Round (#E-27 RF)
Hand (#E-27 HC)

2 Holding mandrel

3 Sharpening stone
India stone

3 Placque
Plastic arrowhead

4 Reamer

Forming mandrel
General tool ¼” pin vise
Forming mandrel tips (from Prof. Stees)


1 Forrests
1849 University Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94703
(510) 845-7178

2 Keith Bowen Workshop

3 Edmund Nielsen Woodwinds
61 E, Park Blvd.
Villa Park, IL 60181
(630) 833-5676

Dial indicator:

Ken Potsic


Rieger #13 from
Justin Miller


Georg Rieger


R.D.G., Inc.
or Rieger



Beginner: Renard 240 (short bore)

Advanced and professional:
Moosman 150E – The best medium priced bassoon on the market. Plays more like an old Heckel than any other non-Heckel bassoon made.

Order Fox Bassoons from the following dealers:

Bob Williams
46601 W. Main St.
Northville, MI 48167
(248) 348-9864

Keith Bowen Bassoon Workshop

Moosman 150E from:

Miller Marketing


Heckel #2CD or #2CC
Order directly from Heckel:

Heckel GmbH
Stettiner Str.7
6202 Biebrich am Rhein
Postfach 12 0343
D65203 Wiesbaden, Germany

Or from:
Edmund Nielsen Woodwinds
61 E, Park Blvd.
Villa Park, IL 60181
(630) 833-5676
Nielsen offers a trial period and stocks over 200 Heckel bocals.

Fox bocals:

The double star bocals are best.

For models 601 and 660, the #3*CVC*
For long and short bore models and all Renards, the #3*CVX*

Case cover:
Altieri Instrument Bag Company
3003 Arapahoe, Suite 221
Denver, CO 80205
(303) 291-0658

Tuner: Korg CA20

Metronome: Seiko DM11

Seat strap: Cup style from Weiner (B06)

Neck strap: Harness style from Weiner (S40SH)

Swab: from Weiner (WGN)

Bocal brush: from Miller Marketing

Bassoon Music and Woodwind Chamber Music

TrevCo Music Eble Music
P.O. Box 4 P.O. Box 2570
Tallevast, FL 34270 Iowa City, IA 52244
(813) 758-7277 (319) 338-0313

Gail Warnaar Double Reed Shop
The Old Homestead
P.O. Box 150
Barnet, VT 05821
(802) 633-4014