Each bassoon reed you order from Rivera Reeds is made by hand, beginning with gouged, shaped and profiled cane. I put the finishing touches on each reed and play every tip profiled reed myself before I send it to you.
Rivera Reeds offers reed blanks and tip profiled reeds:
- The reed blank is for experienced reed makers that prefer to hand finish and adjust a reed.
- The tip profiled reed is a blank that has had the tip cut and has gone through a tip profiler. The tip profiler removes cane off of the reed allowing it vibrate more easily. This reed will still need some finishing depending on your personal preference.
Rivera Reeds offers reeds made from Danzi and Reiger cane.