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Kontrabassblockflöte „HP-Original“, Master, Schwarz lackiert, Paetzold by Kunath

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The instrument from the series MASTER with the article number: 469-AS from Paetzold by Kunath is a musical tool that gives lasting joy of playing in class as well as on stage.
This property is largely due to the clever combination of the groundbreaking design in combination with the advantages of the birch plywood used. The material of this instrument fascinates pleasantly by its special qualities. The special properties can be characterised in this way: Overtone-rich.

The scale

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

What music styles can the flute be used for?

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

Who is this recorder for?

As a result, birch plywood instruments are particularly suitable for beginners. A basic rule is that a more sophisticated instrument usually makes interaction less complicated than a seemingly inexpensive bargain.

The wind tunnel of the 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 of a flute. In interaction with the labium, this air leaf produces the oscillation that fundamentally generates the flute tone. The shape of the wind tunnel is thus one of the defining principles for the variability of the musical expression possibilities of the flute.

The model 469-AS by Paetzold by Kunath has a wind tunnel that is straight and conical.
Conical wind tunnels accelerate the air blade more than cylindrical ones.
Wind tunnels are of course extremely complex in their design and many parameters play together.

Wise of grip

The recorder Paetzold by Kunath MASTER 469-AS is delivered in the following version: Baroque fingering.


It is not always possible to place tone holes in the parts of the body that are pleasant and easy to grasp with the fingers. Especially with deep instruments, tone holes are located in places that are not ergonomically accessible due to tuning-relevant necessities. With such instruments, the instrument makers are fitted with key mechanisms that make gripping much easier or even possible in the first place.
The instrument 469-AS has the following keys: Paetzold full folding. This allows the recorder to be played strikingly even by players with smaller hands. The shape of the flaps is unique and legally protected. Especially in Asia, these instruments are often used in youth ensembles by well-known teachers for adolescent players.
But also older players with reduced grip span of the hands appreciate the advantages of Paetzold full folding.


The structural design in relation to the multi-part nature of an instrument has a fundamental influence on the way in which the recorder can be used, on the one hand, for easy assembly and, on the other hand, for convenient transport.
A point that is particularly important when transporting larger or multiple instruments. Ask veteran ensemble leaders once.

Packaging and accessories

The model comes standard with an optional bag / case and useful accessories: Fat jar, fingering chart, care instructions

Hygiene tips

If the instrument is played by several people, it makes sense to disinfect the headpiece if necessary to ensure hygienic safety. In these cases Flautisept has proven itself. Flautisept is available in our assortment.

Advice on finding a new instrument

How do you easily find a future instrument?
Get expert advice!
But don't let "expert" opinions stop you from testing a new instrument yourself. Your musical perception is as unique as you are. Therefore only you yourself can decide which wind tunnel shape will make you personally happy.
Our recommendation is therefore: Test unknown brands that you have never tried before. They can only gain new experiences.
More Information
Voice Contrabass
Fingering Barocke Griffweise
Tuning 442 Hz
Surface finish Schwarz lackiert
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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