Renaissance Sackbuts

 

The measurements of the STANDARD, HISTORIC and MDC sackbuts are identical; they are all reproductions of historical instruments. The bell is therefore in 4th position, which is historically the most common, and not in the usual 3rd position found on modern trombones. This proportional setup effects not only the acoustical functioning of the instrument, but also its sound quality.

The SLOKAR sackbuts, which have been developed together with Branimir Slokar and his Quartett, are designed to enable an easy and frequent change from the modern to the historical instrument. The shape of the bells and the diameters of the tubes are authentic at the essential points. The concept, however, has been altered so that the 3rd slide position corresponds now with the bell rim, as is usual for modern trombones.

STANDARD
Instrument in brass; bell entirely hand hammered; German silver (nickel silver) inner slides, chrome plated; sleeves decorated; garland and bell stay engraved.
HISTORIC
Instrument in brass; bell entirely hand hammered; brass slides, with chrome plating on request; all tubing except slides and sleeves made from hammered sheet metal with soldered seam according to historical examples; sleeves, garland and bell stay decorated and silver plated; the instrument is burnished by hand according to historical methods before it is polished.
MDC
Instrument in brass, richly decorated; bell entirely hand hammered; brass slides; all tubing except slides and sleeves made from hammered Nuremberg brass sheet metal with soldered seam according to historical examples; garland hand engraved; sleeves, garland and bell stay decorated and silver plated; flat bell stay riveted; slide stay soldered, hinged on the bass sackbut, all the remaining connections glued; the instrument is burnished by hand according to historical methods before it is polished.

 

The original instruments did not have tuning slides. However, we furnish our alto and tenor sackbuts with a tuning slide at the bell bow because it is both useful and easy to integrate into the design.

Through the slow working of the sheet brass and the directed use of historical production techniques, we are able to produce a similar material structure as is found in historical brass. This explains the clear differences in sound between MDC, HISTORIC, and STANDARD sackbuts despite sharing the same dimensions, and despite the use of historical production techniques on parts of the STANDARD model.

Pitch notations refer to a’=440 Hz.

 

RENAISSANCE ALTO SACKBUT in Eb

after Hieronimus Starck, Nuremberg 1670
Original: Germanisches Nationalmuseum, Nuremberg
Bore: 10.0/10.0 mm, bell diameter: 94 mm

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RENAISSANCE ALTO SACKBUT in Eb
Componenet PartCurrencyPrice
STANDARD model CHF 3.790,-
HISTORIC model CHF 6.040,-
MDC model CHF 7.120,-
SLOKAR STANDARD model CHF 3.750,-
SLOKAR HISTORIC model CHF 5.540,-

 


RENAISSANCE TENOR SACKBUT in Bb

after Sebastian Hainlein, Nuremberg 1632
Original: Historisches Museum, Frankfurt
Bore: 10.5/11.0 mm, bell diameter: 98 mm

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RENAISSANCE TENOR SACKBUT in Bb
Component PartCurrencyPrice
STANDARD model CHF 3.955,-
HISTORIC model CHF 6.120,-
MDC model CHF 7.240,-
SLOKAR STANDARD model CHF 3.910,-
SLOKAR HISTORIC model CHF 5.635,-

 

Model Sebastian Hainlein, Nuremberg, ca. 1632, large bore in Bb
Original: Deutsches Museum, Munich
Bore: 11.5/12.0 mm, bell diameter: 120 mm
To be used as a tenor-/bass-sackbut

RENAISSANCE TENOR SACKBUT in Bb, large bore
Component PartCurrencyPrice
SLOKAR STANDARD model CHF 3.910,-
SLOKAR HISTORIC model CHF 5.635,-
Thumb valve, removable CHF 3.000,-
Thumb valve, not removable CHF 1.650,-

 


RENAISSANCE TENOR SACKBUT in Bb


after Anton Schnitzer the Elder, Nuremberg 1579
Original: Accademia Filarmonica, Verona

 

RENAISSANCE TENOR SACKBUT in Bb, Schnitzer
Component PartCurrencyPrice
HISTORIC model CHF 7.100,-
MDC model CHF 7.850,-

 


EXTRAS / ACCESSORIES FOR RENAISSANCE ALTO- AND TENOR SACKBUTS

 

Water keys

Water keys
Component PartCurrencyPrice
Kruspe model, fitting included CHF 150,-
Modern water key, fitting included CHF 90,-
Amado water key, fitting included CHF 90,-

 

Extensions

Extensions
Component PartCurrencyPrice
Tuning bits (1 pair) for 415 Hz for alto or tenor sackbut CHF 80,-
Tuning bit for 430 Hz for alto or tenor sackbut CHF 70,-
The slide positions change in relation to the bell when the tuning bit for 430 Hz is used. They change only slightly with the use of the 430 bow.
Tuning bow for 430 Hz for alto or tenor sackbut STANDARD CHF 350,-
Tuning bow for 430 Hz for alto or tenor sackbut HISTORIC CHF 400,-
Tuning bow for 430 Hz for alto or tenor sackbut MDC CHF 420,-
G crook (a'=466) for tenor sackbut STANDARD CHF 495,-
G crook (a'=466) for tenor sackbut HISTORIC CHF 645,-

 

Gig Bags and hard cases

Gig Bags and hard cases
Component PartCurrencyPrice
Gig Bag for alto sackbut CHF 350,-
Hard case for alto sackbut CHF 180,-
Hard case for tenor sackbut CHF 240,-
Hard case for 2 tenor sackbuts or alto and tenor sackbut CHF 310,-
Back pack fitting CHF 20,-

 

Extras

Slide lock and spring on request.

 

RENAISSANCE BASS SACKBUT in F or Eb

after Isaac Ehe, Nuremberg 1612
Original: in Eb, Germanisches Nationalmuseum, Nuremberg
Bore: 11.5/12.0 mm, bell diameter: 124 mm
The tuning slide for both the F and Eb instrument can be pulled out to reach 430 Hz. The F slide can also be pulled out to E and the Es slide to D, but the instrument functions better when a half-tone bow is used instead.
On the STANDARD and HISTORIC models the slide handle has a single joint; a ball joint is available for a surcharge (CHF 285.—).

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RENAISSANCE BASS SACKBUT in F or Eb
Component PartCurrencyPrice
STANDARD model CHF 5.875,-
HISTORIC model CHF 9.225,-
MDC model in F, incl. ball joint on the slide handle CHF 12.550,-
MDC model in Eb, incl. ball joint on the slide handle CHF 13.125,-
Eb slide for F sackbut, D slide for Eb sackbut, STANDARD, each CHF 500,-
Eb slide for F sackbut, D slide for Eb sackbut, HISTORIC, each CHF 590,-
Eb slide for F sackbut, D slide for Eb sackbut, MDC, each CHF 990,-

 


RENAISSANCE BASS SACKBUT in F, straight

Derived from the instrument of Isaac Ehe, Nuremberg 1612
Bore: 11.5/12.0 mm, bell diameter: 124 mm
On the STANDARD and HISTORIC models the slide handle has a single joint; a ball joint is available for a surcharge (CHF 285.—).

RENAISSANCE BASS SACKBUT in F, straight
Component PartCurrencyPrice
STANDARD model CHF 4.985,-
HISTORIC model CHF 6.350,-
MDC model, incl. ball joint on the slide handle CHF 9.775,-
Tuning bits (1 pair) in 415 Hz for straight bass sackbut CHF 90,-
Tuning bow for 430 Hz for straight bass sackbut: STANDARD CHF 400,-
Tuning bow for 430 Hz for straight bass sackbut: HISTORIC CHF 480,-
Tuning bow for 430 Hz for straight bass sackbut: MDC CHF 680,-

 


RENAISSANCE BASS SACKBUT in G 440 and 465

RENAISSANCE BASS SACKBUT in G 440 and 465
Component PartCurrencyPrice
Slightly smaller sound than bass sackbut after Isaac Ehe, specially developed by Egger for high bass-parts (or low tenor) CHF Price on request

 


EXTRAS / ACCESSORIES FOR RENAISSANCE BASS SACKBUTS

 

Water keys

Water keys
Component PartCurrencyPrice
Kruspe model, fitting included CHF 150,-
Modern water key, fitting included CHF 90,-
Amado water key, fitting included CHF 90,-

 

Gig Bags and hard cases

Gig Bags and hard cases
Component PartCurrencyPrice
Gig Bag for bass sackbut CHF 420,-
Hard case for bass sackbut CHF 315,-
Backpack fitting CHF 42,-

 

Extras

Extras
Component PartCurrencyPrice
Counter weight for bass sackbut, permanent CHF 160,-
Counter weight for bass sackbut, detachable CHF 190,-
Ball joint for bass sackbut CHF 285,-
Slide lock and spring available, price on request. CHF price on request

 

November 2016