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"Short bore"    20:48 on Friday, June 05, 2009 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

flute_n_bassoon
(309 points)

Hello-
Recently I have seen some ads for heckel bassoons for sale. They say "pre-war vintage heckel bassoon. great condition. short bore".
What exactly does "short bore mean?"

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Re: Short bore    12:57 on Saturday, June 06, 2009 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

JOhnlovemusic
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Long Bore vs. Short Bore
Long-bore models: typically have a warmer tone, even intonation, and are more "stable".

Short-Bore models: have greater flexibility and project better. (supposedly preferred by many orchestral players).

FOX also has a Thick-Wall model which is supposed to combine the most desirable charateristics of both.

You may also look at the type of wood being used; mountain maple, sugar maple, red maple,dark maple.


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Re: Short bore    03:09 on Sunday, June 07, 2009 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

contra448
(690 points)

I think with Heckel, as with most makers, you don't get a choice of wood. Fox are unusual in offering the player a choice of wood.

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Re: Short bore    11:37 on Tuesday, June 09, 2009 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

flute_n_bassoon
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just curious, would a short bore model look noticeably different from a long bore model?


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Re: Short bore    11:27 on Wednesday, June 10, 2009 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

contra448
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The difference will only be noticeable by putting two the models side by side.

   

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