Bassoon Model 601
The demand for power by modern orchestras
prompted the introduction in 1991 of the Model 601 bassoon, which featured
thicker walls than earlier designs. This results in longer, larger, more resonant
tone holes, and a tone quality that is bigger, yet slightly less concentrated
than the short or long bore models. The Model 601 is the longer version and
is slightly flatter with a warmer tone quality. It is somewhat more work to
play, but it delivers more power when pushed, yet can easily handle soft attacks.
It was designed and developed under the supervision of Alan Fox in conjunction
with prominent bassoonists in major symphony orchestras. Like all Fox bassoons,
it features freedom of response, intonation, tonal quality, and projection
that will satisfy the requirements of the most discriminating performers.
Tiger Striped European Mountain Maple, all wood naturally aged in our own
facilities. Natural rubber linings in the wing and small bore of the boot
joint. Choice of German (white ring) or French bell (metal ring).
Naturally cured varnish in light mahogany or ebony to enhance the reflections
of the maple. Silver plated keys and trim.
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. All spring
posts are locked with screws.
Big Leaf Maple