Choosing a Bassoon
Selecting Wall Thickness
The sound varies depending on the thickness of the wood that surrounds the bore
A bassoon with walls of regular thickness has a rich sound, with a high degree of flexibility that can easily produce sound with a soloistic, song-like and expressive quality. More power is required when playing a bassoon made with heavy, thick walls, but its sound has a uniquely solemn, dark quality, and is particularly suited to orchestral performances.