Fox Model IV Bassoon

Symphony Bore (Long), Polypropylene Body

Introduced in 1960, the model IV was the original Fox plastic bassoon. Acoustically patterned after the Fox Model II, the Model IV is available with many professional key work options. The long bore design can be identified by its warm and round tone quality, with even balance and excellent intonation throughout the entire range. It is appealing to military bands, university music programs and budget conscious purchasers for a first instrument.

Body

Polypropylene, long bore, hand finished. Body lock.

Mechanism

Nickel silver keys with nickel plating. Full German system with high D key. Ring key for wing joint third finger hole. 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 IV comes standard with two *CVX* bocals, #1 and #2 lengths, silver plated.

Accessories

Standard case, neck strap, crutch, 2 drop swabs, seat strap.

Popular Options

  • Whisper Key Lock
  • High A Bridge
  • Silver Plating
  • Additional Rollers

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

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