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Schreiber 5016 Bassoon Outfit

2WBASC6

£5,096.00

Schreiber 5016 Bassoon Outfit

Manufacturer: Schreiber

2WBASC6

£5,096.00

This product qualifies for free mainland UK delivery - Scottish Highlands and Islands contact us for details

Here at Omega Music we love bassoons! One of our directors is a keen player and has been involved with this instrument for many years. Professional instruments are vastly expensive while cheap Chinese copies are difficult to play and likely to put players off. It has to be said that this very important member of the woodwind family is a strange one. You are unlikely to find a perfect student instrument. The fingering for some notes can be different from bassoon to bassoon, even if they're the same model!
However, we've found found,after several comparisons and talking with players and teachers alike, that the Schreiber bassoons are some of the best student instruments, and in our opinion, fulfil most players' needs.

WS5016-2-0 S16 "Conservatory" model
 Instrument Specifications:
  • 25 keys including high-D key
  • Double C-touchpiece
  • Whisper key lock for the left hand
  • 4 rollers F-Ab, C#-Eb
  • Silver-plated keywork
  • Body from 10 year old alpine maple wood
  • A special epoxy resin lining in the wing and to over Ab tone hole in the boot joint
  • 2 hand-hammered, soldered and bent bocals, silver-plated
  • Durable and attractive case with cordura cover, backpack construction, music compartment and accessories
  • Options: high E key, balance holder, large Bb/F# key guard plate, spike with cap, more options on request
Other things you should know
The S16 bassoon is made from selected alpine maple body: slow growing dense wood
Special Luracast bore lining to Ab: resists moisture-induced wood rot
Hand varnished, matt finish: elegant finish, high playing comfort
Brass socket liners in the boot joint: prevent chipping and cracking, offer durable stability
Metal tenon caps: stabilise the tenons of wing and long joint, prevent cracking and damage
Natural cork tenon wrappings: easy fitting, durability and stability
Drawn and bent brass U-tubes: regular bore continuation for best sound projection and response
Hard rubber finger hole inserts protruding into the bore: prevent moisture build up
Tone holes hand-sanded and sealed with a special oil varnish: perfect seating of the pads, excellent airtightness and moisture protection
Bright silver-plated nickel-silver keys: long durability,and feels good under the fingers
Headless pivot screws: easy to repair and regulate
Anatomically-formed hand crutch, adjustable in height: comfortable hand positioning
We would test each instrument before sending it out.