I'm a Moosmann Bassoon Artist and I play a Moosmann AP 200 bassoon. More Gear Below!
Right now as of 2019 as I'm touring with
Billy Cobham-I'm happy with this setup:
This I use with the Trent Jacobs Little Jake Pickup-I go into the MXR Bass Envelope Filter-then the Pog 2 made by Electro-Harmonix-then the TC Helicon Voice Live 2. This does great reverbs, delays, and great harmonies. But the Pog handles the octaves-especially upper octaves-as the octave 8VA sounds better on the Pog but doesn't do chords which sound wonderful on the TC. I power it with a Pedal Power brick that's connected to the floor pedal rack.
Below-there's a bunch of stuff in this old Cirque Du Soleil rack that's not mine. That is old stuff I don't use anymore.
The shot below the first one features a lot of instruments besides bassoon that I play. I'll go from left to right.
Yamaha Soprano Saxophone (won it in 1995 from JAZZIZ Magazine). I use a Bari rubber soprano sax mouthpiece with Rico Royal 3 reeds.
Selmer Mark VI Tenor Saxophone (serial numbers around 64,000). Now I play a Theo Wanne Gaia mouthpiece that is great with a Legere Tenor Saxophone reed strength 2 3/4ths. That's about a 3 for a cane reed.
Selmer Mark VI Alto Saxophone. I use a brass Lawton mouthpiece that's medium open with Rico Royal 3s.
My beautiful Moosmann 200AP bassoon. I use Legere Reeds Bassoon Reeds and I am proud to be a Moosmann bassoon artist. I currently use Leitzinger bocals-I alternate between the gold-plated one for ease of playing in loud and high passages and the silver bocal for more of a classical sound.
In terms of pedals-I have had a lot of them. I do also use the Line 6 Helix LT. There are some great things inside this pedal!
In the last few years-great strides in bassoon pickup microphones have been made. Most notably at the top of the list is Trent Jacob's Little Jake Pickup microphone. Here's a shot of it on my bassoon. I have been using it on tour since March and it is really great. I never thought I'd ever stop using my FRAPs but I have.
This can be purchased at Forrests Music online.