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 bocal question
Author: Jaysne 
Date:   2009-08-08 22:20

So I'm checking the tuning on my bassoon and most of the notes in the mid-range are sharp. The stock (no name) bocal I'm using in stamped "1." I get a Fox #2 bocal, which should be longer, right? So it would lower my pitches, right? Well, it didn't--it made them sharper! I compared the two bocals, and the #2 is shorter than the #1!

How could this be? My teacher said something about Fox bocals being "one number off," but wasn't sure. Anybody know anything about this? Thanks.

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 Re: bocal question
Author: Ian White 
Date:   2009-08-14 19:35

What you have been told about Fox lengths is true when compared to Heckel & some other brands. Heckel 1 = Fox 2. However there is no standard length for bocals.

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