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Re: Purchase of New Bassoon and Oboe
The plastic bassoons are fine, but your comment about "just as good if not better" has no basis in reality. A plastic bassoon sounds like a plastic bassoon.
Go with plastic Fox bassoons. There isn’t the “stigma“ between plastic and wood for bassoons like the areas for any other woodwind instrument. The plastic bassoons are much more durable than the wooden ones, and they sound just as good if not better. The internation is also much more consistent. At the beginner or intermediate level.
I am looking to buy two new bassoons. One to use with a beginner (6th grade) and another for a student switching from clarinet going into 8th grade. Our budget is very limited and I am looking for the best bang for the buck. Any recommendations will be appreciated.