Black, purple, white, or tan? Which reed should I order? This might help.
Our bassoon reeds are hand made. The color identifies our reed maker. Your reed choice should be based upon your playing ability and your teacher’s recommendation.
Our BLACK and PURPLE bassoon reeds are recommended for beginning bassoon players. Each is made by a different person so they differ slightly from each other.
Our WHITE and TAN reeds are suitable for use by more advanced players. The white reed is slightly wider than our tan reeds and has a Reiger shape. We would suggest that you try one of each to decide which one best fits your individual needs.
The “perfect” bassoon reed is hard to find, but we hope this will help.