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Academy Bassoon Reed by Crook & Staple

Academy Bassoon Reed by Crook & Staple

Crook and Staple's academy bassoon reed is an excellent value bassoon reed which is ideal for semi-pro bassoonists. You will find it easy to play due to its medium strength and will have a  longer life than most reeds due to its thicker tip. read more...

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Crook and Staple's academy bassoon reed is an excellent value bassoon reed which is ideal for semi-pro bassoonists. You will find it easy to play due to its medium strength and will have a  longer life than most reeds due to its thicker tip. read more...

Product Description by our Music Experts

Crook and Staple's academy bassoon reed is an excellent value bassoon reed which is ideal for semi-pro bassoonists. You will find it easy to play due to its medium strength and will have a  longer life than most reeds due to its thicker tip.

Key Features

  • Perfect for bassoonists from ABRSM grades 2 - 5
  • Easy to play due to its medium strength
  • Lasts a long time because of its thicker tip
  • attractive thread at base
  • Great value for semi-pro bassoonists!

Ideal for beginners - grade 2 - 5

If you are a grade 2 - 5  bassoonist the Crook and Stable Academy Bassoon Reed is ideal for you. It has many features which allow you to improve your technique and musicality without being held back by using heavier reeds. They are also hand-made in the UK by an experienced professional bassoonist and bassoon reed maker.

Warm tone & easy to play

The medium strength of our academy bassoon reed helps you to develop a free and open embouchure, which later in your development will make creating a warm singing tone on the bassoon much simpler. It will also allow you to play for longer sessions, as it does not wear out your embouchure as quickly.

Durable, adjustable & good value

Our excellent value Academy Bassoon Reed's thicker tip helps to avoid accidental damage! It has also been designed so that your teacher can easily make slight adjustments to the reed to suit you and your playing. The reed is bound in an attractive thread binding.

All reeds are handmade.

Approximate dimensions

Blade Length: 25mm
Tube Length: 31mm 
Total Length: 56mm
Tip Width: 16mm
Tip Shape: Straight
Throat Opening (at the collar): 9.5mm

Condition: New
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Academy Bassoon Reed by Crook & Staple has a rating of 4.7 stars based on 35 reviews.
SKU: CSACABSNREE GTIN: 0637028941574
Special Order. Usually dispatched within 7 days

Customer Reviews

Based on 34 reviews
Helen T.
Good reeds

Good reeds, good service as usual from Crook and Staple.

Helen B.
OK reed, excellent service

These reeds needed quite a lot of adjustment: new wire, some reshaping before they would play well. Meanwhile, Crook and staple are a great business.

Mary Q.
Academy bassoon reed

Excellent reliable service. Super sounding reed made with a little Christmas sparkle . Nice surprise.

Olwen I.


David B.
Academy bassoon Reed... my daughter favorites

My daughter has started the bassoon and love this Reed...

Olwen I.
Great service

Reeds arrived quickly.
Good quality.

Dear Olwen,
Many thanks for the review, we love hearing from our customers. We are pleased to hear you love the academy reeds and we hope to see you again at C&S.
Best wishes,
Eliza @ Crook & Staple

Amy H.
Good reeds

I am more experienced on single reeds than double reeds so I don’t know much about double reeds but these reeds make my sound much nicer and seem to be good quality.

Dear Amy,
Welcome to the dark side! Double reeds have double the fun! If you would like any further advice on reeds please feel free to get in touch. As a single reed player the Academy reeds are a good reed to start with as they are in between the C&S student and professional reeds- not too soft or hard. If you would like some extra information on Bassoon reeds, download our free PDF guide on reed adjustment, it provides a useful insight on double reed problems and how to solve them.

Very best wishes,
Eliza @ Crook & Staple

Mixed quality reeds

I've bought these in the past, had great service, and been very happy with them. This time, however, there was a delay in sending them out but no one bothered to contact me to let me know - I only found out when I made the enquiry. When they did arrive, one was great but the other one extremely 'buzzy' preventing me from playing playing anything but loudly. Obviously I can't do anything about it once I have tried them because then 'they've been used' - very disappointing and frustrating.

Dear Karen,
Thank you for leaving us a review, we appreciate feedback from all our customers as we always strive to offer the best service we can and that involves hearing from customers who aren't so pleased.

We do say on our website that it is usually a two week wait for some reeds, we can only provide an estimate for this. As mentioned in my last email we were unfortunate with a bad batch of cane and the rise in these reeds popularity which caused a slight delay, again apologies for this. We are now back on schedule with these reeds.

With regards to your reed, all is not lost, by adjusting the wires that reed can be saved! We recommend gently squeezing the sides of the middle wire (one nearest the thread) and then doing the same to the top wire - in this order. The great thing about wire adjustments is that it can always be put back by just doing the opposite. Reed adjustment is a very common practise and if you would like any more information on this we have a useful free PDF guide which can be found here:

If you need any more help/advice on this feel free to get in touch, we hope your next visit will be a more positive experience.

Very best wishes,
Eliza @ Crook & Staple

Jayne B.
Thanks again.

Thanks again.

Rosalind M.
Bassoon reeds

Initially found reeds too thin but my embouchure seem to have adjusted on further playing

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Occasionally you may need to return items – please email us with the details of the return within 30 days of receiving the order. We'll then send you an email back to confirm the return the refund or exchange along with out return address to one of our stores or via post for an exchange or refund.

Under the Distance Selling Regulations, if you purchase online or by phone your consumer rights entitle you to a full refund if you request one in writing within 14 working days of delivery; we have extended this to 30 days. This excludes the products listed as exceptions below.

Conditions of Return
Items must be in their original condition with the packaging unopened and accompanied with your receipt of purchase.

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We will cover the postage for returning/replacing items that were sent in error or defective when delivered (please contact us to advise the delivery method), otherwise you will be responsible for any costs incurred in returning items to us. We highly recommend that you send items back via a traceable service and take out postal insurance to cover their value, as we are not responsible for the risk of loss or damage to such goods.

Products we are Unable to Exchange or Refund
Unless faulty or not as described, we cannot refund or offer an exchange on:

-> Earrings
-> Items intended for aural use, such as reeds
-> Digital Sheet Music Downloads & Print on Demand item(s)
-> Labour/Parts to customise an item(s)
-> Unsealed CDs, DVDs or other recording media, software or video's
-> Software Site Licenses (for Schools, Colleges & Universities)
-> Personalised, Specially made or made to measure products cannot be returned unless faulty
-> We are unable to cancel 'Digital Sheet Music Downloads & Print on Demand' items.

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