The Bass Recorder

The bass is the largest and deepest voice of recorders available in ABS plastic.  It is F fingered with a general range of the first F below Middle C to G'' (two octaves above Middle C.)  Size and weight of differing models vary dramatically.  Most basses sport a bocal (much like as is seen on the bassoon,) hovever a few models incorporate the bent-neck design.  Both types are pictured on this page.  The bass is almost always keyed in several places, and, ironically, requires less of a finger spread than does the tenor.

Sound Files:
bass range
demo tune