This is an innovation! The stand is easy to assemble, good looking and light. The best part is that if the bassoon is with me the stand is with me too. For years I have dragged heavy stands and bags to rehearsal. The last half year or so I have skipped the heavy bassoon stand and leaned my costly bassoon on a chair. I am happy to be able to carry my bassoon stand inside my gig bag with the bassoon. I have two bassoon stands made of metal. They are no doubt very stable but I am happy to say that my new stand, yet very light, is just as stable as my old ones. This is what I call good work Gijs. Thank you.
I have already 3 reeds from Gijs and they play fantastic. They where made to fit my sound and response choice and 2 of them where developed specially for my Tenor clarinet/mouthpiece which is unique. The challenge was bigger since we where looking for a reed which fits a new type of mouthpiece, yet the result is fantastic! The reeds are maintaining their qualities throughout the playing time and their life time is impressively long. I highly recommend that you try this reeds to understand the difference.
Al een aantal jaren gebruik ik rieten die mijn leraar Gijs voor mij maakt. De rieten zijn altijd goed. Gaan lang mee en zijn minder snel beschadigd. De voor mij hoge prijs is het uiteindelijk toch echt waard.
I am fully satisfied with my bb Olive Stand. Very cute and not heavy thanks to carbon feets. I have had problem with the french postal services, but Gils was very friendly in solving it. If I buy a bass clarinet, I will for sure buy the bass clarinet stand
My custom bassoon stand #12 is both a wonderful work of craftsmanship as well as a very functional and sturdy bassoon stand. I’m very pleased and have shown it to a few of my colleagues here in New York City. I’m quite sure that there will be a few more coming to the US because of the simplicity of design and the lovely functionality. I asked Gijs to make the central stock of the stand out of a beautiful wood (in honor of my father) and he chose a very lovely and figured birds eye maple (Kirilian Birch) as the strong core of the stand. The beauty of it is the contrast between the black carbon fibre and the lovely organic wood. Really stunning. Congratulations to its maker and a hearty “Braveaux” to your continued success!