Reply To: Choosing a Bass Recorder

Janice Lee

I have a Mollenhauer Canta bass in cherry, and I’m very happy with it. It has a nice tone and I find the finger span isn’t too wide for my right hand, a problem I’ve had when trying recorders. I have both Moeck Rottenburgh and Mollenhauer Denner recorders in other sizes and have found them comparable in quality.

As for pearwood, I have a Mollenhauer Canta bent neck tenor in pearwood, which is a wood I wouldn’t normally buy but it was the only bent neck tenor with keys that I could find. I think the sound is fine, but I personally would opt for a more expensive wood for a bass.

I hope that you will report back after buying a bass because I’d be interested in hearing what you found and how you like it.