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Kontrabassblockflöte „HP-Original“, Master, Edition „Red Cat“ , Paetzold by Kunath

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The instrument of the series MASTER with the model name: 469-ERC manufactured by Paetzold by Kunath is a recorder, which is always fun to play.
This characteristic is due to the masterly combination of the above-average design in combination with the expressive possibilities of the birch plywood used. The material of this instrument impresses with its unique sound characteristics. The characteristics can be described as follows, whereby it is in the nature of things that sounds can only be described inadequately with words. Therefore, the material-typical sound of recorders is perceived and described a little differently by each person in the details: Overtone-rich.

The scale

The inner bore of the instrument is cylindrical and wider. This type of drilling process gives the model its typical sound.
In principle, instruments with a further bore sound warmer, fuller, more fundamental and thus more ensembleable than recorders with a narrower bore.

For which music styles can the instrument be used?

Birch plywood is predestined for recorders that are used in ensembles, in choral playing and as solo instruments.

Who is this recorder for?

The above facts show that recorders made of birch plywood are particularly suitable for beginners. Another generally accepted law is that a more demanding instrument makes making music more beautiful than a supposedly cheap one in most cases.

The Wind Tunnel of a Recorder

The wind tunnel is the area in the head of the recorder in which the blowing air of the musician is formed into a thin air sheet. This air leaf is the determining element of the sound production of a flute. At the labium, the oscillation generating the flute tone is generated from the air leaf. The shape of the wind tunnel is thus one of the defining features for the musical expressiveness of the flute.

The model 469-ERC by Paetzold by Kunath has a wind tunnel that is straight and conical.
Conically shaped wind tunnels accelerate the breathing air more than cylindrical ones.
Wind tunnels are of course extremely complex in their design and many parameters influence each other.

Wise of grip

The flute Paetzold by Kunath MASTER 469-ERC is offered in the version: Baroque fingering.


It is not always possible to place tone holes in the instrument body where they can be easily and pleasantly reached with the fingers. Especially with larger instruments, some tone holes are located in places that are not ergonomically accessible due to the need to address the instrument. With such instruments, the instrument makers are fitted with flaps that make gripping much easier or even possible in the first place.
The instrument 469-ERC has the following keys: Paetzold full folding. This allows the recorder to be played by players with smaller hands. This form of flap mechanism is unique and legally protected. Especially in Asia these recorders are often used in schools by internationally renowned teachers for adolescent players.
But even adult players with small hands appreciate the advantages of Paetzold full folding.


The structural design with regard to the multi-part nature of a flute has a fundamental influence on the way in which the woodwind instrument can be used in daily life, on the one hand to ensure uncomplicated handling with regard to easy assembly and on the other hand to ensure compact transport.
A point that becomes particularly important when larger or more instruments need to be carried. Experienced ensemble players can sing you a song about it.

Packaging and accessories

The model is supplied as standard with optional bag / case and matching accessories: Fat jar, fingering chart, care instructions

Hygiene tips

If the recorder is lent again and again, it makes sense to sterilize the blowing area again and again in order to keep it clean. Flautisept has proven itself here. You will find Flautisept in our assortment.

Comments for searching for a new recorder

How do you easily find a next instrument?
Get expert advice!
But don't let "generally valid" rules, such as "the brand xy doesn't go at all in the ensemble / for professionals" prevent you from playing a new flute yourself. Your musical feeling is as unique as you are. Therefore, only you can decide for yourself which construction method tempts you to "make endless music".
Our recommendation is therefore: Play on different designs that you have not yet tried out. You can only win.
More Information
Voice Contrabass
Fingering Barocke Griffweise
Tuning 442 Hz
Surface finish Edition: Red Cat
Windway Gerade, konisch
Blowing type Anblasrohr
Article group Blockflöten
Sound characteristics Birkensperrholz: Tragender aber weicher Klang
Keys Vollbeklappung (Paetzold by Kunath)
Construction 3-teilig (Kopf-, Mittel-, Fußstück)
Bore zylindrokonisch
Musical use Ensemble, im chorischen Spiel und solistisch
Material structure Birkensperrholz: Das Holz ist zäh, biegsam, elastisch, schwer spaltbar und mässig schwindend.
Packing Verpackung optional
Model series MASTER
Material Birkensperrholz
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