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sod9728 said:
So which brands?

The only one I know about is Fibracane/Fibracell.
Bassoon? Fox Renard. The ones you mentioned I believe are synthetic sax reed makers...I don't think they make bassoon ones.
 

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I'm just thinking that they might be good for a beginner (me) who doesn't have much experience with the bassoon, and just wants to be able to play without the reed dying.

I recall seeing a Fibracane advertisement, but oh well.
Fibracell makes sax reeds, but theres also Fibracane...
 

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I'm just thinking that they might be good for a beginner (me) who doesn't have much experience with the bassoon, and just wants to be able to play without the reed dying.
I usually take the opposite view--that a beginner should start on very standard equipment (i.e. ordinary cane reeds) before experimenting with novelties (i.e. plastic reeds).

I suppose I would agree that plastic reeds don't technically "die," since when you buy them they already play like "dead" cane reeds.

My advice: start with real reeds!

Good luck,
Bret
 

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Haha thanks.

I was hoping to prevent paying extra for bassoon reeds, but oh well.

Combined with my (non-existent) reed shaving technique, I'm sure I'll be able to make some good reeds :D .
 

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From my experience with plastic bassoon reeds, stay away from plastic ones at all costs.
They sound quite terrible, have a tendency to have wild intonation, and don't prepare you for playing on decent cane reeds.
Price-wise, you'd be better off buying a few la voz basson reeds (pretty good for $7!), they last a decent time and have a full sound.
Just my little opinion, hope it's helpful.
 
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