Bass, Great Bass & Subbass Recorders

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2601: KUNG Superio F BassPear (shown) & Cherry 2722: KUNG Superio C GreatbassMaple, stained 2822: KUNG Superio F SubbassMaple, stained 2541: MOECK Rondo Bent-neck F BassMaple natural & stained (shown) 4521 : MOECK Rottenburgh F BassMaple natural & stained (shown) 2620 : MOECK Rondo C Great BassMaple natural (shown) & stained

KUNG SUPERIO F BASS

Description

This bass is a real success story. With its development, Geri Bollinger gained a very fine reputation as a maker of recorders. There was a good year of research and development before the first instrument could be delivered. In the last 10 years, many hundreds of instruments have been sent all around the world and are delighting countless ensembles with their sound.

Characteristics

blowing pressure: medium, requires a lot of air
fingering: large finger holes, somewhat wide, baroque fingering
length: 89.7 cm
weight: 1200 g
outer shape: not historical, adapted to the SUPERIO line
block height: medium
bore: wide
window: large
treatment inside: paraffin
treatment outside: oil
speciality: Good, low register with a clear highest register, extremely versatile (ensembles and solo). The angle gives an acoustically excellent instrument, which would not be the case via a crook.

Woods

2601 Pearwood, sound: earthy, warm, strong NZ$3,004
2603 Cherry, sound: elegant, powerful NZ$3,403
recorder case

This very elegant case firm rigid finished in material and leather comes with each SUPERIO Bass instrument. The carry strap for the Superio Bass is supplied. The stand base and the Bass EndPin are also available.

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stand base end pin
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Piers Adams likes to play on the SUPERIO Bass. Here is what he says:
"In my opinion, there is no better Bass recorder on the market than the top-range 'knick' Bass made by Kung recorders - a wonderful throbbing sound."


KUNG SUPERIO C GREATBASS

Description

A further milestone in the history of KUNG "Recorder Maker" Cleverly designed, it is a powerful instrument with many technical details. Delivery time approx 3-4 months!

Characteristics

blowing pressure: medium, requires a lot of air
fingering: easy fingering thanks to the keys
length: 115 cm
weight: 1.8 kg
outer shape: free interpretation of Kynsecker (greatbasses with 2 octaves are false, from a historical point of view)
block height: medium
bore: wide, angled
window: large
treatment inside: paraffin
treatment outside: stained, lacquered
position: on floor
speciality: strong, deep register with absolutely clear high register. Extremely versatile (ensemble and solo), strong F sharp thanks to ring key.

Woods

2722 Maple Stained, sound: deep, warm NZ$5,641*
*Price to be verified at time of order

Here are some interesting details:

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Just place the greatbass on the floor and start to play.

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Thanks to the ring key, F sharp is full and clear at both bottom and top.

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The rollers facilitate to-ing and fro-ing between the half-tones. The third key may take some getting used to, but it gives E flat a full sound.

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The magic eye provides a special element in your playing!

recorder stand
Art 9735: The specially designed stand for the Greatbass, which holds the instrument.

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KUNG SUPERIO F SUBBASS

Description

The Subbass is probably the most extensive project of Kung. These instruments have been extremely successful in the market. Number 200 was recently delivered to a customer in Celle, Germany.

Characteristics

blowing pressure: medium, requires much air
fingering: good, more comfortable to play if standing up
length: 200 cm
weight: 6 kg
outer shape: according to Kynsecker
block height: medium
bore: wide, early baroque
window: large
treatment inside: paraffin
treatment outside: stained, lacquered
speciality: Strong low register with clear high register - thus very versatile (ensemble, solo).

Woods

2822 F Subbass NZ$10,906*
*Price to be verified at time of order
recorder case recorder case

A rigid case is supplied with each Subbass instrument, with rollers for comfortable transport.
A Subbass Rostrum in Maple, for playing while standing and a Maple Subbass stand are available; prices on request.

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MOECK RONDO F BASS

WITH BOCAL, IN MAPLE AND MAPLE STAINED

Description

The MOECK Rondo F Bass has a balanced tone in all registers, which can be achieved without perfect breathing technique and which blends in well in ensemble playing. The wood of choice is therefore maple wood.

Woods

2520 F Bass, RONDO Maple with keys, Bocal NZ$2,059
2521 f Bass, RONDO Maple stained, keys, Bocal NZ$2,106
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MOECK RONDO F BASS

BENT-NECK IN MAPLE AND MAPLE STAINED

Description

The MOECK Rondo bent neck F Bass has a balanced tone in all registers, which can be achieved without perfect breathing technique and which blends in well in ensemble playing. The wood of choice is therefore maple wood. This instrument gives the player a choice of bocal (above) or bent neck. Both bocal and bent neck instruments speak the same.

Woods

2540 F Bass, RONDO Maple natural, Bentneck, keys NZ$2,059
2541 F Bass, RONDO Maple stain, Bentneck keys NZ$2,106
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MOECK ROTTENBURGH F BASS

WITH BOCAL, IN MAPLE AND MAPLE STAINED & OPTIONAL MIDDLE JOINT (Can be purchased later)

Description

In 1966 the renowned recorder maker Friedrich von Huene (Boston, USA) had the chance to play and examine nearly all the original recorders kept in European museums. His work resulted in the basic model of the Moeck Rottenburgh baroque recorders in modern tuning. These instruments are true all-rounders and they remain reliable and easy to play even after extensive use. Even very small hands can manage the Rottenburgh F bass recorder with its multiple keys.

Woods

4520 F Bass, ROTT Maple, Natural, keys, with bocal NZ$2,607
4521 F Bass ROTT Maple stain, keys, bocal NZ$2,659
recorder case

The ROTTENBURGH bass recorder with bocal with two middle joints, for pitches 442 or 415 Hz. Each bass can be obtained complete; the extra middle joint can be purchased later.

 
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MOECK ROTTENBURGH F BASS

BENT-NECK IN MAPLE AND MAPLE STAINED

Description

In 1966 the renowned recorder maker Friedrich von Huene (Boston, USA) had the chance to play and examine nearly all the original recorders kept in European museums. His work resulted in the basic model of the Moeck Rottenburgh baroque recorders in modern tuning. These instruments are true all-rounders and they remain reliable and easy to play even after extensive use. Even very small hands can manage the Rottenburgh F bass recorder with its multiple keys.

Woods

4540 F Bass, ROTT Maple, Natural, Bentneck, keys NZ$2,476
4541 F Bass ROTT Maple stained, Bentneck, keys NZ$2,529
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MOECK RONDO C GREATBASS

WITH BOCAL, IN MAPLE AND MAPLE STAINED

Description

The MOECK Rondo bent C Great Bass has a balanced tone in all registers, which can be achieved without perfect breathing technique and which blends in well in ensemble playing.

The new key system
Just looking at the new key system tells you that it is robust and reliable. We made sure that you can play the larger recorders even with small hands. Fingering is the same as with double holes so no rethinking is needed.

Our special series of models
The Rondo is a balanced instrument for more advanced players. We only make models which fulfil your expectations. All recorders with baroque fingering now have double holes and keys - they are the guarantee for perfectly pitched chromatic playing.

Woods

2620 C Great-Bass RONDO, Maple, Bocal, keys NZ$3,651
2621 C Great-Bass RONDO, Maple stained, Bocal, keys NZ$3,749
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