This is a modern large bore interpretation of the classic valved Italian bass instrument. For opera and chamber music a cimbasso offers a lighter sound than a tuba, and blends more with the trombones. A contrabass valve trombone is what this is. And it's a big one - monster movies will be well served with a Cerveny 652 in the orchestra.
The Cerveny 652 Cimbasso is usually seen with 5 rotary valves and two triggers. This one has 6 valves, which is just a bit more better. No triggers though. :-/
Built in the Czech Replublic, this unique instrument is not easily available these days. Though production continues at Amati/Cerveny, there is some conflict about ownership...Lidl/Stoezel or Amati. Whose Phoenix is it? Who do we buy from?
The Cerveny cimbasso includes a Bruno Tilz mouthpiece, hard case with wheels, and 1-year Horn Guys warranty, excluding finish. Ships in a 16x16x48" box, which is about the size of the case.
An instrument stand is recommended since there is hardly a good way to place a cimbasso down on the floor. I recommend the K&M cello stand or the WoodwindDesign cimbasso stand, both of which are usually in stock here.
Bore: 18.2 mm (.717")
Bell: 280 mm (11")
Body: Yellow brass
Valves : 6 rotary valves, 4+2, nickel silver spatulas, nickel silver valve casings and all trimmings, valves manufactured by CNC lathe.
Trim: Nickel-silver hand lapped inner and outer tuning slides, nickel-silver stays.
Features: Minibal action, 2 adjustable hand rests, long adjustable peg, adjustable thumb ring, bell with position markers, receiver for tuba mouthpiece, 3 waterkeys, engraved valve caps and levers, lightweight construction.
Finish: High gloss polished and lacquered.
Outfit: Silver-plated mouthpiece, hard case.