The forming pins, designed by bassoonist and eConnect123 instructor Conrad Cornelison, can be used with any shape of bassoon cane, have been thoughtfully designed with the Herzberg bassoon shape and "Herzberg Bevel" technique in mind.
Sensing a need for a product which would allow one to monitor consistent forming depths as well as post-bevel depths, we took average measurements of over 100 recently formed and finished reeds to determine where on the forming pin a bassoonist could form his/her reeds to add another element of consistency to one's reed-making.
Each forming pin is laser-inscribed with two lines: one which marks a recommended forming depth, and one which marks a recommended depth after performing the beveling process. We made sure not to include any hard ledges along the length of the forming pin so that our users have the option of deviating from our marks if they so choose. In this instance, our marks could be used as a consistent reference point.Mer