Leitzinger Bassoon Bocal, Silver plated
Leitzinger bocals have gained worldwide acclaim and are played in top orchestras around the world. Based on traditional German sound culture, Stephan Leitzinger created a completely new bocal type which combines modern requirements with traditional sound quality ideals. He succeeded in accomplishing a tone which is equally rich in all registers while providing secure intonation and excellent response quality. With these bocals the musician can play in a relaxed manner, be it pianissimo or fortissimo, while achieving the richest sound volume. The large range of bocal models make it possible to find the perfect type to match every instrument and complement any playing style.
Each bocal is individually soldered, hammered and bent by hand, then plated with either silver, gold, or platinum.
Leitzinger bocal models are defined by 4 factors:TaperE
offers more resistance and very warm tone with secure response in the upper registers.N
offers less blowing resistance, powerful upper register and richness of overtones.V
offers a very open sound, low blowing resistance and a very rich lower register.F
is made from a special alloy and offers an extraordinary sound.Material
Every type comes in five different versions: M, ML, MD, S and SL.
M is made of thicker, S of thinner metal. L offers excellent response qualities and tone color flexibility and an excellent upper register. MD is a special "Gold" brass alloy, which favors the uppermost register while providing unaltered playing and tone quality in all other registers.Length
Leitzinger bocals are available in the standard lengths of 0, 1, and 2, which are equivalent to Heckel bocal lengths.Plating
Leitzinger bocals are available plated with Silver, Gold, or Platinum.
Leitzinger bocals are distributed in the United States exclusively by Forrests Music.Free ground shipping (in the U.S.)! Silver plated bocals available are: E-M-1, E-MD-1, E-ML-1, N-M-1, N-M-2, N-MD-1, N-MD-2, N-ML-1, N-ML-2, N-S-1, N-S-2, N-SL-1, N-SL-2, V-M-1, V-M-2, V-MD-1, V-MD-2, V-ML-1, V-ML-2, V-SL-1, & V-SL-2.