We’ve recently heard that some woodwind repairers are replacing damaged Fox crooks with cheaper, “no brand” crooks. Please, do not accept this option! The crook is a very important part of your bassoon, affecting tone, intonation and overall response. Putting an inferior crook on your Fox or Renard bassoon will seriously lower the overall quality of the instrument. We can supply replacement Fox crooks if necessary. To avoid damage to crooks, see our Hints and Tips section.