Brad Close Renaissance Sackbuts

All sackbuts are hand made with thin gauge brass. Bells are hand-hammered, burnished, and scraped. Inner slide tubes are of chrome-plated nickel. The more historically correct 4th position bell is recommended. Third position bell (modern style), can be made if requested. I have tried to make the sound and feel of these as authentic as possible.

Sackbuts can be ordered from The Brass Ark Click on the "sackbuts" tab.

Eb Alto - after Hieronimus Starck, Nuremberg 1670

Optional Sterling Silver Kranz

Optional Full Engraving

Bb Tenor - after Anton Drewelwecz, 1595 (with full engraving)

With whole step crook

Bass in F with pull to E - Hainlein model

Bass sackbuts can be made in F with pull to E, or Eb with pull to D.

Bass in Eb with pull to D - Ehe model

Classical F bass bell - after Johann Joseph Schmied, Pfaffendorf 1785

Classical Eb Alto Bell - after Schmied

Sackbut mouthpieces:

Historical style mouthpieces with flat rim, bowl-shaped cup and sharp edge between cup and throat. All mouthpieces are $125 in raw brass or $160 in silver plate.


#1 - Wide rim, deep cup and large throat. Produces a dark sound.

#2 - Narrower rim, more shallow cup and smaller throat. Focused and colorful sound. Recommended for all around playing.

#3 - Smallest cup and throat. Brighter sound. Excellent high register.

Bass: Bigger rim diameter, cup, throat, and shank to fit bass sackbut.

Alto: Specifically designed to work with alto sackbut. Shank is smaller than the tenor mouthpieces.