Product Type: Schreiber Wind Instrument
Newest Review: ... a budget, it is an ideal instrument. The case that this instrument (and all Schreiber bassoons) comes in is, unfortunately, no good fo... more
A good student instrument.
Schreiber S 16NB
Member Name: lizbsn
Schreiber S 16NB
Date: 28/05/10, updated on 28/05/10 (4 review reads)
Advantages: Nice sound, good for high notes (although not very high notes)
Disadvantages: Sharp in pitch, case is not protective
As student instruments go, this is quite a good instrument. It produces quite a nice sound, and goes up to high E flat very easily (although no further). It is a great instrument for a beginner (although the reach in the right hand is a little long).
However, it is very difficult to play in tune on it - even at A = 442, I always found I was sharp. It serves well as a student instrument, and will get a student as far as Grade 8, although not much further. Obviously it doesn't compare to professional instruments by better makers, but for a beginner or young student on a budget, it is an ideal instrument.
The case that this instrument (and all Schreiber bassoons) comes in is, unfortunately, no good for protecting the instrument. The bassoon constantly rattles around in the case, and I always had to put a thick cloth in between the bassoon and the front of the case. However, there is a lot of decent storage space in the case, and backstraps for carrying it.
Summary: Good for a beginner or young student, not so much for a more advanced student.
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