Fox Model 601 Bassoon

Thick Wall (Long)

The Fox Model 601 bassoon was first offered in 1991. Designed to produce a bigger, dark tone to meet the needs of soloists and orchestral players, it was the first Fox instrument with thicker walls and larger, longer tone holes. In addition, it has extra length in both the bass and wing joints to produce a greater depth of sound and a more powerful low register while increasing the resistance in the tenor.

Body

All wood naturally aged and processed in our own facilities. Long bore with natural rubber linings in the wing and small bore of the boot joint. Choice of German (white) bell ring or French (metal) bell ring as well as corked or string wrapped tenons.

Wood Options

  • European Mountain Maple
  • Red Maple

Finish

Special resonant finish in light mahogany with flamed tiger striping. Ebony finish available on request. 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) and D(flat). Metal tubes extending into the bore in the finger holes of the wing and boot joints to prevent water from entering the tone holes. Spring posts are locked with screws.

Intonation

All Fox bassoons are designed to be played at A:440 but can be turned higher with a combination of shorter bocals and higher pitched reeds.

Bocals

Unless otherwise requested, the Model 601 comes standard with two *CVC* bocals, #2 and #3 lengths, silver plated.

Accessories

Professional case and cover, neck strap, seat strap, wooden crutch, polishing cloth and silk swab.

Popular Options

  • High A Bridge to Whisper Key
  • Rotary Style Right Hand Whisper Key Lock
  • Left Hand Whisper Key Lock
  • High F Key
  • Two Piece Bass Joint
  • A(flat)/B(flat) Trill Key
  • E(flat) Trill Key
  • Rollers for Right and Left Hand Thumb

Please refer to Professional Bassoon Options for a full list of options.

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