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 Heckel bassoon with French system key-work
Author: heckelmaniac 
Date:   2013-02-14 06:55

Today I came across Heckel bassoon #4994 (made in 1911) that a friend of mine has inherited.
This instrument has FRENCH system key-work, in the style of Buffet.
This instrument is for sure NOT a "World System" Heckel bassoon.
Can anyone confirm that any other Heckel bassoons with French system key-work
exist?

With thanks in advance,
Peter

Oboes.us

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 Re: Heckel bassoon with French system key-work
Author: wkleung 
Date:   2013-02-14 20:48

Hello Peter,

I have a Buffet-Crampon bassoon and have played many French instruments. Would you have photos of the Heckel $4994 to share?

Sincerely,
Wai Kit Leung

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 Re: Heckel bassoon with French system key-work
Author: Chris P 
Date:   2013-02-23 04:43

I've only ever seen true French system Heckels in their catalogues (both bassoons and contras) but not in the flesh. Only seen a couple of "World Systems" in the flesh.

Also a photo of a Mollenauer which could be French bore German system, unless it's just a standard German bore with French style bell (as Heckel offered):
http://web.archive.org/web/20041217183857/http://www.jdri.jp/products/bassoon/mollenhauer.html

Chris.

Post Edited (2013-02-23 04:46)

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 Re: Heckel bassoon with French system key-work
Author: wkleung 
Date:   2013-03-06 17:14

Hi Chris,

Thanks for posting the Mollenauer. The "French" type is definitely a German bassoon, just with the outer contour of the French bell.

Sincerely,
Wai Kit Leung

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