Direct Blow Basset Recorder in F by Paetzold, made from high-tech 3D printed black resin.
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The new Solo series from Paetzold is built upon on years of research and development. Utilising state of the art Resona plastic that allows for precision 3D printed manufacture, these recorders are up to 40% lighter than their wooden counterparts. This ushers in a new era of affordability for those looking for the renowned Paetzold clarity and strong lower register across the full range of bass recorder sizes. This model is the Direct Blow Basset in F.
Paetzold recorders are now available in a wide range of colours, please click here to view the image gallery showing example instruments in all finishes.
The range of Paetzold recorders is the same as that for standard baroque recorders - more than two octaves (A-442) with six sizes now available. A comfort tenor in C, a basset (bass) in F, a great bass in C (an octave below a tenor), a contrabass in F (one octave below a regular bass), a subgreatbass in C (two octaves below a tenor), and now a massive subcontrabass in F (two octaves below a bass).
One Major attraction of Paetzold recorders, in addition to their lovely tone, in tune notes and unusual appearance, is that their sound, even on the lowest bottom notes, is very strong, in contrast to many other makers' low instruments. The Paetzold recorders also have a much sweeter and richer sound than other brands' low instruments, mostly because of their very large bore. All notes on each of these Paetzold recorders are played with keys, and include double keys for the two bottom notes. Key design and placement on Paetzold recorders allows easy playing of all notes, even for people with small hands or those with limited range of use or facility. The basset (bass) is slightly longer than a tenor and has the quick and light response of a treble recorder.
Paetzold recorders do not include a case or stand. These available for purchase as separate items. There is a waiting time for these instruments as they are made to order.
1. Instrument made to order - 5-6 month approximate turn around time
2. Images shown for display purposes and are not photos of the actual instrument for sale
3. All prices are subject to change due to currency fluctuations
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