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Blade and bore measurements of the contrabassoon reeds are in "Reed Measurements Part 2: Bassoon and Contrabassoon Reeds," Scrapes 8/1 (April 2001): 65-77. Authors Terry B. Ewell and Todd Goranson. Republished in the Dutch edition of Scrapes 8/2 (May 2001): 51-63.


Modern German Style Contrabassoon Reeds

#5 Haus Wisse-contrabassoon reed.

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This contrabassoon reed was 68mm in length. The blade was 31.5mm in length. Projected width at the tip was 19mm. Width at the collar was 10mm. The reed had a string wrap. Three brass wires, possible #23, were at app. 6mm, 21.5mm and 31.5mm.

#18 Guus Drall, Europe-contrabassoon reed

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This contrabassoon reed was 74mm in length. The blade was 36mm in length. The projected tip width was 20. Width at collar was 11mm. This reed had a string wrap. Three brass wires at 7mm, 24.5mm, and 29mm.

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