Leitzinger Bocals

Exquisite bocals

Bocals for Bassoon

Based on the traditional German sound, Stephan Leitzinger has created a completely new bocal type which combines modern requirements with traditional sound quality. Stephan Leitzinger has succeeded in achieving a sound that is equally rich in all registers while providing secure intonation and excellent response quality. Each bocal is individually soldered, hammered and bent by hand, then plated with either silver, gold or platinum. With these bocals the musician can play in a relaxed manner, be it pianissimo or fortissimo, while achieving the richest sound volume.

Types

E
has more resistance, a very warm tone and secure response in the upper registers
N
has less blowing resistance, a powerful upper register and richness of overtones
V
has a very open sound, low blowing resistance and a very rich lower register
F
offers an extraordinary sound and is a special combination of different metals Leitzinger „super bocal“

Material

M
made of thicker metal
S
made of thinner metal
L
offers excellent response qualities, tone color flexibility and excellent upper register
D
special alloy based on a traditional recipe

Traditional bend

Leitzinger S-Bögen, traditionelle Biegung

Straight bend

Leitzinger S-Bögen, flache Biegung

Bocals for Contrabassoon

Each bocal is individually soldered, hammered and bent by hand, then plated with either silver, gold or platinum. Leitzinger Contrabassoon Bocals are available in standard lengths of 0, 1 and 2. Customizations such as straight or ergonomic bends are available upon demand.

Through years of experience and the worldwide success of our bassoon bocals, we have now created two extraordinary contrabassoon bocal types.

Leitzinger S-Bögen für Kontrafagott

Type M

  • relaxed playing, even in dynamic extremes
  • full tone with exceptional projection
  • even scale and tone throughout the entire range of the instrument
  • optimal blowing resistance

Type F

  • more stable intonation without affecting the evenness of tone
  • more voluminous
  • secure response and projection in all registers and dynamics
  • full, soft tone throughout the entire range