CREMS' Paezold by Kunath™ Bass Recorders

Over several years CREMS members raised the funds to buy three of these fascinating instruments - a great bass in C and two contrabasses in F.  Paetzold’s unique instruments are based on the principle of a cranked wooden organ pipe. The design makes use of a doubled over bore so that the overall size is reduced without any reduction in sound which  is very powerful throughout their two octave range. The large key pads allow for them to be played by people with even the smallest of hands. These wonderful instruments attract attention wherever they are played and are the source of many questions after our concerts!

Members of CREMS are able to play them at our regular orchestra sessions and they are available for members to borrow under certain conditions.

The CREMS Instrument Borrowing Policy can be viewed and downloaded here.

To apply to borrow one of the CREMS instruments please download the CREMS Instrument Borrowing Form here