After years of trying to adjust bulk processed bassoon reeds students would bring to lessons, Eryn realized it would be much easier to make and sell her own reeds made from high quality cane. In 2012 she developed her own reed making company, RAFFE REEDS. The company is named for the stuffed giraffe Spottacus, a teaching prop in her Studio and YouTube videos that students adore. In August 2021 Eryn made the decision to stop sales of her handmade bassoon reeds to focus her efforts on bassoon repair and music education.

In the almost 10 years of production Raffe Reeds shipped reeds world wide. Each reed measured 26 mm tube and 29 mm blade, creating a warm robust sound. The length matches most professional and student model bassoons with minimal adjustment. The reeds were made from either Donati or Danzi cane and feature a unique cross hatch scoring that allows for displacement of cracks and a darkening of the sound.

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Happy Bassoon Reeds, Everybody!

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