Thick Wall (Long)
The Fox Model 601 bassoon was first offered in 1991. Designed to produce a bigger, dark tone to meet the needs of soloists and orchestral players, it was the first Fox instrument with thicker walls and larger, longer tone holes. In addition, it has extra length in both the bass and wing joints to produce a greater depth of sound and a more powerful low register while increasing the resistance in the tenor.Body
All wood naturally aged and processed in Fox's own facilities. Long bore with natural rubber linings in the wing and small bore of the boot joint. Choice of German (white) bell ring or French (metal) bell ring as well as corked or string wrapped tenons.Mechanism
Nickel silver key parts, hinges, and machined parts. Full German system with high D and E keys. Right hand whisper key lock. Rollers on F, A(flat), E(flat) and D(flat). Metal tubes extending into the bore in the finger holes of the wing and boot joints to prevent water from entering the tone holes. Spring posts are locked with screws.
Further details can be found on the Fox website.