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3-pc basset recorder in F, A= 442 Hz.
The instrument has a range of over 2 chromatic octaves, F3- G5.
Through a patented right, the instrument is the most compact basset recorder worldwide.
The instrument is usually played while seated, with the instrument resting on the edge of the seat.
With the specially constructed keys, the instrument has a smaller fingering span than that of the alto recorder in F, making this unique design easier for small players. Even the individual automatic thumb keys allow for easier playing of harmonics on this instrument.
The instrument is overall 31 inches in length. The inner bore is about 33½ inches long.
Paetzold by Kunath basses have the following unique patented construction:
Ultra-compact design with the bore turned at 180°
All tone holes are fully keyed, which allows for a shorter fingering span
Automatic thumb/ harmonic keys enable easier playing in the higher register
Key pads are seated in a flexible fashion to help against air leaks.
With the 180° turned headjoint, the bocal is only approximately 6 inches long. Bocals that come out of traditional basset recorders in F are around 4x longer.