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Heckel Bassoon

Heckel Bassoon

The Heckel bassoon is characterised by its tonal fineness, timbre and register fidelity, which is due to careful selection of the best woods which are dried naturally for more than 12 years. The symbiosis of centuries-old craftsmanship and the latest work techniques ensures decades of playability for this bassoon. We offer our customers the possibility to choose from a variety of additional mechanisms and customisations to meet their wishes and requirements, so that each of our bassoons becomes unique.

Heckel Contrabassoon

The Heckel contrabassoon is distinguished by a noble, sonorous tone that sounds one octave lower than the bassoon. Thanks to its three-joint design, it can be played with the same fingering as the bassoon.

Even with the Heckel contrabassoon, our customers have the opportunity to customise their instrument to adapt it to their own preferences and requirements. Thus, our customers can choose from a variety of additional mechanisms, making each Heckel contrabassoon unique.

Heckel Contrabassoon

Heckelphone

Heckelphone

The idea of the heckelphone, introduced in 1904, goes back to Richard Wagner, who in 1879, during a visit to Wilhelm Heckel, longed for an instrument that sounded an octave lower than the oboe, and at the same time possessed the soft and powerful sound of the Alpenhorn.

The was due, in particular, to its bore length and spherical bell, also called love foot, the heckelphone produces a sonorous tone, while retaining its soft and lovely sound.

S-Bocals

We offer our customers a diverse selection of S-bocals for their bassoon, contrabassoon and heckelphone. Our continuous development work in the field of S-bocals has led to a wide range of different alloys, diameters, diapasons, lengths and galvanisations. This wide variety of S-bocal types offers our customers the opportunity to find the right S-bocal for their every need and every occasion. In particular, the acoustic problem areas of an instrument that cannot be fixed directly by means of tone hole change can be minimised, or even eliminated completely, by the choice of a suitable S-bocal.

Since every single S-bocal sounds individual, we always recommend our customers to play the same type of S-bocal sample.

Further information on the Heckel S-bocals can be found in our S-bocal description.

S-Bocals