Custom Blank


Uncut and unfinished Reed. Choose your Shape, Cane, Density, Tube Length, and Thread Color. Additional customization may be accommodated. Contact or 703-951-7791 for more information.

Made to order. Ships in 3-4 weeks.

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Uncut and uncarved bassoon reeds ready for finishing.

Your choice of cane, shape, and hardness level


Danzi, Donati, Gonzalez, Neuranter, Rieger, Rigotti


Medium, Medium-Hard, Hard


Rieger 1A (Standard), Rieger 2 (Wide), Rieger 14 (Narrow)


Colors will vary, and may be requested if available

Finishing Instructions

  • Ream if necessary.
  • Soak blank for 2-3 minutes.
  • Clip the tip at 28mm from the 1st wire. Final blade length should be between 27 and 28mm from the first wire.
  • If the tip is closed, gently squeeze the first wire from side to side with pliers. The opening of the blank should be about the width of a dime.
  • If the wires are loose, tighten the first 2 wires so they are snug. Be careful not to over tighten.
  • Clean/ remove excess cane from the collar of the reed with a razor blade or Exact-o knife.
  • Carve the thumbnail and lightly file the sides.
  • Lightly scrape or file the back of the reed if the reed is too hard or too bright (Hold the reed up to a light to look for dark spots)
  • Allow the reed to sit for a couple days before testing and removing any more cane.
  • Test the reed and make adjustments. Allow the reed to sit for a couple more days. Repeat as necessary.
  • If the pitch is flat or the E and or C# in the staff are unstable, check if the wires are loose.
  • If the wires are loose, tighten them. If the wires are snug, clip the tip in .5mm increments until the pitch is stable.

Additional information


Rieger 14 (Narrow), Rieger 1A (Standard), Rieger 2 (Wide)


Danzi, Donati, Gonzalez, Neuranter, Rieger, Rigotti


Medium, Medium-Hard, Hard

Overall Length


Tube Length

28mm, 29mm, 30mm