Model Fg 4 / Fg 4
fourth bassoon in F
(Length: 92.5 cm – weight: 1.2 kg)
The quart bassoon, also known as the “tenoroon”, could occasionally be found in the 19th century. B. in military music – hold. There is solo and ensemble literature from the 18th century, as well as modern compositions (specially written for our instruments). It sounds a quart higher than the normal bassoon. It is also suitable as a children’s bassoon for early instrument lessons and also particularly good for brass music, because when played in the treble clef, B-voices can be blown untransposed. Modern bassoon handles apply to the bass clef (transposed).
Our bassoons are – as is usual with bassoons – made from sycamore maple with natural rubber lining. With a light approach with a normal bassoon reed, they are characterized by an even response with full sound from the lowest to the highest notes. The mood is stable in all positions with the usual bassoon fingering (models Fg 4 and Fg 5). Thanks to our many years of experience in building small bassoons, we have succeeded in developing a new generation of bassoons with perfect playing characteristics, which is constantly being improved in exchange with teachers and students. The early entry into bassoon playing (at around 5 years old) that has been made possible has meanwhile been successfully established and proven.
The model Fg 4 is also available in the equipment variant model Fg 4 plus / Fg 4 plus “Tiger” with a complete piano mechanism.
Our bassoons can be used in a variety of ways:
• as an alto and tenor instrument in an ensemble
• as a timbre in brass music
• as a bass in the recorder group
• as a solo instrument for historical and modern literature
• as a musical effect – optically and acoustically
• and of course as a children’s instrument for early instrumental lessons
(the youngest fifth bassoon student known to us was 3 1/2 years old)
Due to increasing nickel allergies, our mechanics are generally silver-plated.