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Fox Bassoon
Symphony Bore (Long)

Description
Originally designed by Hugo Fox, for 27 years principal bassoon of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the long bore design can be identified by a very warm "round" tone, evenly balanced, with excellent intonation throughout the entire range. It is the most secure design and its tone quality fits well into both chamber music and orchestral bassoon parts. It was redesigned and developed in 1970 with higher resonance levels under the supervision of Alan Fox in conjunction with prominent bassoonists in major symphony orchestras. Like all Fox bassoons, it features freedom of response, intonation, tonal quality, and projection that will satisfy the requirements of the most discriminating performers.

Body
Tiger Striped European Mountain Maple, all wood naturally aged in our own facilities. Natural rubber linings in the wing and small bore of the boot joint. Choice of German (white ring) or French bell (metal ring).

Finish
Naturally cured varnish in light mahogany or ebony to enhance the reflections of the maple. Silver plated keys and trim.

Mechanism
Nickel silver key parts, hinges, and machined parts. Full German system with high D and E keys. Right hand whisper key lock. Rollers on F, A(flat), E(flat), D(flat), right thumb B(flat), E, F(sharp), G(sharp), left thumb whisper key, C(sharp), low D, and low C. Metal tubes extending into the bore in the finger holes of the wing and boot joints to prevent water from entering the tone holes. All spring posts are locked with screws.

Intonation
Each Bassoon is tuned individually to a modified just scale, with ample flexibility to accommodate the most demanding requirements. Tuning basis A-440.

Bocals
Numbers 2 and 3, CTX Bore. (Choice of any 2, option of lengths 0 through 4.)

Accessories
Deluxe round cornered case with case cover, neck strap, wooden crutch, one silk swab, seat strap.

Repair/Warranty Policy
Within one year, the instrument may be returned to the factory for fine tuning, acoustical adjustment, and mechanical servicing, with costs limited to freight and parts.

Popular Mechanical Options
 • High A Bridge to Whisper Key
 • Right Hand Whisper Key Lock, Type III
 • Left Hand Whisper Key Lock
 • Double High E & F Keys
 • Two Piece Bass Joint
 • Thumb A(flat)/B(flat) Trill Key
 • Right and/or Left Thumb Rollers

Wood Options
 • Black Maple
 • Big Leaf Maple
 • Red Maple

 
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