Paetzold by Kunath Great Bass Recorder

Kontrabass-SchraegPaetzold’s revolutionary square recorders have been in production for nearly forty years. These instruments have proved very popular over a long period so you can be confident in their strengths as a solo instrument or in ensembles. Now Paetzold by Kunath instruments are produced by Jo Kunath and they keep on getting better. The model has been optimised repeatedly over the years to meet the increasing demands of professional players. Latest changes include  redesigned seals between sections, brass bearings within the key construction and new key pad material. The pads and bearings make for a much quieter key mechanism.

Many of the style-defining architectural features such as the 180 degree bend, the automatic thumb key, the self-regulating pad bearings and ErgoKey key mechanism were developed on the famous contrabass instrument. The instrument has a compact overall height of just over 1m.

The latest model features a telescopic floor spike allowing the player to sit or stand regardless of overall height

Individual item prices:

Greatbass recorder       £2495.00  ON ORDER

Hard case                      £220.00    ON ORDER 

Cross stand                    £90.00     IN STOCK


Prices shown are for birch finish (pictured) instruments. Prices for painted instruments will be advertised soon.

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