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Kung Superio Bass Recorder in Pearwood

by Kung
4 reviews
£1,229.17 excluding VAT (UK Export Price)


Küng's Superio series is based on original recorders by Stanesby Jnr. They have a wide, baroque bore which produces a strong sound, rich in overtones. These recorders have a large expressive range and will cope with the most demanding repertoire. The Superio recorders are highly ergonomic, with great attention given to comfort and the ease of fingering. The bass is a knick style bass which provides easy reach for the player and direct articulation.

This bass recorder is made of pearwood and comes in a hard case with a cleaning rod, cork grease, maintenance instructions, sling and a screw-in spike accessory.

  • Baroque fingering
  • Double keys F/F#
  • Knick head joint
  • 4-Piece
  • Made of pearwood
  • Wax impregnation
  • Pitch: a´= 442 Hz
  • Includes hard case, cleaning stick, cork grease, sling, spike and fingering chart
  • Spike included
  • 3 year warranty
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Sietske d.
United Kingdom United Kingdom

Majestic sound - speaks easy

Of course, a big instrument requires getting used to, but this bass is doing everything it can to accommodate small hands: a sling, spike, comfortable F-F# keys and and movable thump-rest gets you a long way. The sound is good and clear throughout.

Charles B.
United Kingdom United Kingdom

Powerful sound through two octaves

A wonderful instrument. The lovely folks at the Early Music Shop put me in a room with all the basses I wanted to try and left me to it. This one was a clear winner, mainly because of the strength of the bottom notes. The low F and F# are glorious. The gentlest note is probably the low B but that's still pretty firm and my technique might be an issue! I expected the instrument in cherry to be preferable but I clearly preferred the sound of the pearwood model. I'm still carefully playing it in but have already established that I can get a great sound through two octaves. It comes with a handsome case and all the accessories too. The spike is a real bonus and does away with the need for a strap. Highly recommended.

Judith H.
United Kingdom United Kingdom

Kung Superior Knick bass recorder in pearwood

From the first trial of this recorder I enjoyed the experience. The screw-in spike gives the chance for different playing positions. The Knick style also makes it easy to reach all of the holes easily even with small hands. The sound at the lower end is rich and the high notes speak very easily. I am looking forward to playing in consorts and orchestras when we are allowed!

Sheila R.
United Kingdom United Kingdom

Kung Superio Bass Recorder in Pearwood

I am very pleased with the above recorder. This is the second Kung bass recorder I have purchased from Early Music. However, I have been unable to use the spike with it because, at its shortest, I am still unable to play the recorder. It appears that Kung has done insufficient research into a length suitable for shorter players. This aspect has been very disappointing and I feel Early Music has to resolve this issue with Kung.