|There have been many new models of tenor, bass, great bass, and larger recorders that have emerged in recent years. Some closely follow the styles of Renaissance or Baroque instruments, but there are many others which are much more modern designs that improve upon the ergonomics, range, volume, and intonation of instruments which were previously available. For example, there are now many basses being produced with bent necks, which eliminates the need for a bocal while increasing the facility with which a player can reach the holes and play fast passages. These basses have not only the facility to play Baroque music, but also the volume and power required of a bass in a Renaissance consort. And the prices are much lower than they have been in the past, as well!