Adam Trussell Double Reeds

Houston Symphony bassoonist and purveyor of double reed instruments, accessories, bassoon reeds, and instruction.

Fox Model 685 Bassoon

A “hybrid” bore bassoon, the Fox Model 685 was created to combine the power and depth of “thick wall” bassoons with the singing, flexible, and expressive tonal characteristics of the original Fox bassoons. The Model 685 is a modern bassoon with a powerful and stable tone throughout the entire range of the instrument. This bassoon features updated tone hole locations to facilitate more reliable pitch centers.

Standard Features

  • Choice of hand-selected and aged red maple or mountain maple body with bordeaux finish
  • Silver-plated keys, posts, bands, and boot cap
  • Long bell compact model
  • German bell ring (synthetic ivory)
  • Lining in the wing joint and small bore of the boot
  • Wood hand rest
  • Cork wrapped tenons
  • Two professional B bocals


Recommended Keywork

  • Full German system keywork
  • Rotary style right hand whisper key lock
  • High D and E keys
  • High F key
  • High A bridge to whisper key
  • Crowned pancake key
  • Right thumb A♭- B♭ trill
  • Rollers for left little finger E♭ and D♭, left thumb whisper key and C♯, left thumb low C and D♯
  • Rollers for right thumb B♭ and F, and right little finger F and A♭


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