Reed Making / Reed Supplies

There will be formal instructional reed making sessions daily for those who need them (how to shape, how to profile, how to make a blank, how to trim a blank, etc.) as well as informal sharing of information as we sit down and make reeds together whenever we have a spare moment.
If you have cane and tools, DO bring them. If you do not have cane and tools and have never made reeds before, don’t worry!

There will be a fully equipped reed making area with a Benson Bell profiler, Fox shapers, a Rieger Tip Profiler and all the little things required for making reeds.

The #virtualbvbd2020 reed making doubled as a popular socializing opportunity for those near and far!  

Reed Tuck Shop

The Reed Tuck Shop is sponsored by Jim Ewen of Skookum Reeds (Winnipeg Manitoba).
  • Gouged, shaped and profiled cane $8/piece
  • Gouged only cane $5/piece
  • Quality reed wire (3 different gauges available) $15/spool
All Jim Ewen's materials are 100% donated with full proceeds going to the Paul Buttemer Scholarship Fund.

Also available in the Reed Tuck Shop are:

  • Finished reeds from Filippo Rossi $28/reed, with partial proceeds going to the Paul Buttemer Scholarship Fund.
  • Finished reeds from Andrew Burn  ( $25/reed.
If you want to reserve reeds from Andrew Burn before BVBD2023,  order via his website (prices are in Swiss Francs), pay via PayPal, input his business address as the shipping address and select ‘local pickup’ and there will be no shipping charges
Bassoon Market Place
The Bassoon Market Place is sponsored by Shane Wieler of Marcus-Wieler Bassoon Workshop (Brampton ON).
Shane will be bringing a variety of bassoon accessories such as seat straps, harnesses, reed boxes, swabs, My Grips etc.
He is also bringing reed tools such as mandrels, plaques, pliers, files, reamers etc.
All payments can be made in cash or by e-transfer at the Reed Tuck Shop and the Bassoon Market Place.

Bassoon Accessories

Shane Wieler of Marcus-Wieler Bassoon Workshop will hold a “bassoon market” at some point during the week.