Any in stock bocal is available for a one week trial (within the United States).
We have two options for shipping:
Shipping and insurance to you for $20.00 or
Shipping and insurance to you plus return shipping for $35.00
Customer is responsible for the bocal during this time.
Please call Forrests at 800-322-6263 to arrange a trial.

Leitzinger Bocals

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:
Taper
E 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.
(#Q-32) $890.00
Leitzinger Bassoon Bocal, Silver Plated British Bend
Free ground shipping (in the U.S.)!
Silver plated British bend bocals available are: N-ML-1, N-SL-2, & V-ML-2.
(#Q-37) $890.00
Leitzinger Bassoon Bocal, Silver Plated British Bend
Leitzinger Bassoon Bocal, Gold Plated
Free ground shipping (in the U.S.)!
Gold plated bocals available are: E-M-1, E-ML-1, E-SL-1, E-SL-2, N-M-1, N-M-2, N-MD-1, N-MD-2, N-ML-1, N-ML-2, N-SL-1, V-ML-1, & V-SL-1.
(#Q-33) $950.00
Leitzinger Bassoon Bocal, Platinum Plated
Free ground shipping (in the U.S.)!
Platinum bocals available are: E-MD-2, N-M-1, N-M-2, N-ML-1, N-ML-2, N-SL-2, V-M-1, V-M-2, V-MD-2, & V-ML-2.
(#Q-34) $1350.00
Leitzinger Bassoon Bocal, F Taper, Silver Plated
Free ground shipping (in the U.S.)!
Models available are: F-M-1 & F-M-2.
(#Q-35) $1450.00
Leitzinger Bassoon Bocal, F Taper, Platinum Plated
Free ground shipping (in the U.S.)!
Models available are: F-M-1 & F-M-2.
(#Q-36) $1900.00
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Paraschos Wooden Bocal

Paraschos Wooden Bassoon Bocal
A unique bocal hand made of palisander wood. This bocal gives a smooth, warm and broad sound in all registers and provides a fast staccato and stable intonation.
Now available in 2 models: Unlined (the original) has a brass tenon and tip, Lined is fully lined with a brass tube.
Free ground shipping (in the U.S.)!
(#Q-24) $895.00
Paraschos Wooden Bassoon Bocal

Fox Bocals

Fox bocals are 1 size shorter than other bocals, a Fox #2 is the same as a #1 from most other companies, such as Heckel and Leitzinger.

Fox C Bassoon Bocal
The Fox "C" Bocal stresses resonance and clarity of sound. It is smooth and uniform, with excellent, slightly flexible intonation.
Made of nickel plated brass.
Free ground shipping (in the U.S.)!
(#Q-04) $212.00
Fox CVX Bocals
The "CVX" Bocal is proportioned like the "C" bore, but somewhat larger, and with variable wall thickness for increased resonance and flexibility of pitch along with an increase of lower partials in the sound.
Made of nickel silver, silver plated.
Free ground shipping (in the U.S.)!
The CVX bocals available are: CVX Length No. 1, CVX Length No. 2, & CVX Length No. 3.
(#Q-06) $425.00
Fox *CVX* Bocal
The newest "R2" model CVX double star bocal, #2 length.
Free ground shipping (in the U.S.)!
(#Q-06D-02) $750.00

moosmann bassoon bocals

Moosmann Bassoon Bocal A1B
'Interpret' series, gold plated bronze, #1 length.
Free ground shipping (in the U.S.)!
(#Q-31-1) $750.00
Moosmann Bassoon Bocal A2B
'Interpret' series, gold plated bronze, #2 length.
Free ground shipping (in the U.S.)!
(#Q-31-2) $750.00

Electronic Pickups    Which Kind of Pickup Should I Buy?

Bassoon Bocal Pickup Kit, With Adapter and Cord
This is the first reasonably priced bassoon pickup assembly available. Suggested by Jarret Rossini, and endorsed by Paul Hanson and Michael Rabinowitz.
The kit includes the Telex pickup (125 Ohm), a 5' cable (with 1/4" plug) and the special machined brass adapter (made in Forrests' shop).
Installation by a repair technician is required, the adapter must be soft soldered to the bocal, and a small hole drilled in the bocal. There is a small possibility that installing this unit may minutely affect the sound of the bocal, so you may not want to do this to your best bocal. Forrests cannot predict, and is not responsible for, possible changes to your bocal due to the installation of this product. This does NOT require a pre-amp.
(#S-29) $125.00
Bassoon Bocal Pickup Kit, With Adapter and Cord
Plug for S-29 Adapter
Fits in the S-29 bocal adapter so you can use the bocal without the mic.
(#S-29-P) $10.00
Bocal Pickup with Fox 2C Bocal
Now available, a Fox 2C bocal with pre-installed S-29 Bocal Pickup. Perfect if you're not quite sure you want to try this on your own bocal. Included are the bocal (with adapter installed at no cost), electronic pickup, and cord. This does NOT require a pre-amp.
Free ground shipping (in the U.S.)!
(#S-29-B) $337.00
Bocal Pickup with Fox 2C Bocal
"Little Jake" Pickup with Fox 2C Bocal
Now available, a Fox 2C bocal with pre-installed S-32-T "Little Jake" threaded Bocal Pickup. Perfect if you're not quite sure you want to try this on your own bocal. Included are the bocal (with adapter installed at no cost), electronic pickup, cord, and pre-amp. A $450.50 value!
Free ground shipping (in the U.S.)!
(#S-32-B) $399.00
"Little Jake" Pickup with Fox 2C Bocal
Plug for S-33-T
Fits in the S-33-T bocal adapter so you can use the bocal without the mic.
(#S-33-P) $2.50
"Little Jake" Bassoon Bocal Pickup
Custom made high quality microphone for superior sound and response. Available with standard mounting (interchangeable with #S-29) or with threaded mount (10-32 thread). Includes 42" cord with 1/4" plug. Order Adapter (#S-33-A or #S-33-T) separately. This MUST be used with a pre-amp (see #S-32-P).
(#S-32) $99.00
"Little Jake" Bassoon Bocal Pickup
Which Kind of Pickup Should I Buy?
Pre-amp
Small, lightweight, battery powered with belt clip. Custom made for use with the "Little jake" microphone. Color is factory select.
(#S-32-P) $63.50
Pre-amp
Bocal Microphone Adapter
Special brass adapter made in Forrests' shop. Installation by a repair technician is required, must be soft soldered to the bocal and a small hole drilled in the bocal. There is a small possibility that installing this unit may minutely affect the sound of the bocal, so you may not want to do this to your best bocal. Forrests cannot predict, and is not responsible for, possible changes to your bocal due to the installation of this product. Available in 2 styles; standard fits S-29 & S-32, threaded fits S-32-T.
(#S-33) $46.00
Plug for S-33-T
Fits in the S-33-T bocal adapter so you can use the bocal without the mic.
(#S-33-P) $2.50

Bocal Cases

Bassoon Bocal Wallet
Each bocal is held against the cushioned interior with elastic straps, and a thick cushion seperates the 2 halves of the case. The outside has lightweight but rigid panels for maximum protection.
Hold 4 bocals, measures 6 3/4" X 11 3/4" X 1 5/8", weighs 14 1/2 oz.
(#V-38) $59.00
Bassoon Bocal Wallet
Contra Bassoon Bocal Wallet
Each bocal is held against the cushioned interior with elastic straps. The outside has lightweight but rigid panels for maximum protection.
Holds 2 bocals, measures 7 1/4" X 15" X 1 1/8", weighs 1lb. 1oz.
(#V-39) $59.00

Bocal Brushes

Dutch Bassoon Bocal Brush
6" of medium soft bristles on a stainless steel "snake". Much better than other brushes because it easily passes the bocal vent insert, even on Heckel bocals. Imported from Holland.
(#O-24) $14.95
English Horn & D'Amore Bocal Brush
6" of medium soft bristles for bocal cleaning.
(#O-24-EH) $14.95
German Bassoon Bocal Brush
This is a single ended brush with soft bristles and a plastic covered snake. Excellent quality, made in Germany.
(#O-31) $9.50
German Bassoon Bocal Brush

Low A Extension

Bassoon Low A Extension
Glossy black ABS plastic tube inserts in the bell. Much classier than a cardboard tube! Approx. 1 1/2" X 7"
(#Q-23) $8.95
Bassoon Low A Extension

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