Feroleto’s Reeds is an artisan workshop born in Amantea ( a small village on the Thyrrenian coastline in Calabria) who specialized in the production of shaped reed canes and reeds for bassoon. The personal competence has been acquired after many years of study and researches focused on the environment, the growth, the maturation and the manufacture of the reed.
Feroleto’s reed borns in a SPONTANEOUS way and grows in a totally NATURAL way, without being altered by pumping water.
The growth and the ripening process of the reed is not altered using ovens, but happens exclusively using natural climatic factors. The sun and the wind typical of the Tyrrenian coast of Calabria are particularly favorable both for the growth that for the ripening of the reed.
The reed, after the ripening process, is selected in a very careful way in order to offer an high quality products that can satisfy every kind of need of each bassoonist.
• pumice Stone
Our pumice stone comes from the Stromboli volcano and its processing requires almost a year of time. After the harvest the pomice stone is subjected to various processing stages in which it is dried in the sun in a completely NATURALway, as to ensure that the properties of the stone remain intact in order to achieve excellent quality.
The pumice stone is used by wiping it on the tip of the reed creating a tiny dust inside of it that dampens the vibrations and creating in this way a darker sound that better blends with the sound of the archs.