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Clearance Sale - Shaper Handles and Tips for Bassoon, Baroque Bassoon, and Shawm
The following items are one-of-a-kind stock. Most are permanently out of production; the others are discounted below the prices of other retailers. Please inquire about quantity discounts.

Be sure to check the socket diameter of your shaper handle before ordering - some tips are too large to fit certain handles.

SOLD Heckel Shaper Handle and #2 Tip. $150.00. A little wider in the tube than Rieger #2. The maker's name is stamped on the traditional cam/slipnut handle in the familiar pre-war font.

Name or number/(Shank diameter) Tip width(of shaper) Butt width Throat width Throat height(below tip)
Heckel 2 (3.5 mm) 16.0 mm 10.5 mm 9.2 mm 36 mm

 

Shaper handles
SOLD H-1. Berdon (accepts tip shanks to 4 mm), like new, $20.00
SOLD H-2. Bhosys, New York (accepts tip shanks to 3 mm), good used cond., $35.00
SOLD H-3. Luxe (accepts tip shanks to 4 mm), like new, $95.00 ($113.50 retail)

From left: Berdon, Bhosys, Luxe shaper handles

Modern bassoon shaper tips (butt is 60 mm below tip)

Name or number/(Shank diameter) Tip width(of shaper) Butt width Throat width Throat height(below tip)  
SOLD Berdon 1 (4 mm) 15.85 mm 11.1 mm 8.9 mm 41 mm $60.00
SOLD Bhosys 1 (3 mm) 14.9 mm 9.1 mm 8.45 mm 43 mm $60.00
SOLD Prestini 3 (4 mm) 15.75 mm 10.50 mm 9.0 mm 35 mm $70.00
SOLD Anon-A. (3.15 mm) 16.05 mm 9.95 mm 9.05 mm 43 mm $45.00
SOLD Anon-B. (3.05 mm) 15.65 mm 9.75 mm 8.75 mm 43 mm $45.00

From left: Berdon 1, Bhosys 1, Prestini 3, Anonymous A, Anonymous B tips

SOLD Soprano/Alto Shawm Shaper Tip (butt is 60 mm below tip)

Anon-C. (4.70mm) 13.7 mm 10.30 mm 8.2 mm 40 mm $45.00

Baroque Bassoon Shaper Tip (butt is 71 mm below tip)

SOLD P. Levin (3.85 mm) 18.45 mm 11.3 mm 11.15 mm 60 mm $85.00

From left: Anonymous soprano/alto shawm, P. Levin baroque bassoon tips