Great Bass and Contrabass Recorders

The recorders shown here are the great bass in C, and the contrabass in F, made by Paetzold.  Paetzold has also produced a bass in F and a subcontrabass in C (two octaves below the tenor, equivalent to the contrabass flute or the bassoon in range).  These recorders are now distributed in the US by the Boulder Early Music Shop (800-499-1301).

Dolmetsch is currently working on a series of enormous recorders, extending from Great Bass in C (range to down to C3 ) to a Sub-sub-contrabass recorder in F (two octaves lower than bass recorder, range to F1 ).  Subcontrabass production starts December 2002.  See their Millenium Recorders page for more details.

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