The name Trommetbass is mentioned only by Adlung, who writes:
There is a Trommetbass 8' at Gera in which the resonators are of tin-plate, but the shallots are made of wild service-tree wood (Elsebeern Holz) that has been boiled in linseed oil. The tongues are coated with paper to prevent the crackling sound.
It is presumably a synonym for the other names (not mentioned in the literature), which indicates a Trompete that appears in the pedal.
Osiris lists fourteen examples of Trompetenbass at 8' pitch, three at 16', and two examples of Trommetenbass at 8'. The earliest examples are given below. No examples are known of Trommetbass other than that mentioned above.
Trommetenbass 8', Pedal; St. Stephanskirche, Tangermünde, Germany; Scherer 1624.
Trompetenbass 8', Pedal; St. Jakobi, Hamburg, Germany; Schnitger 1693. A different source spells this stop Trommet; we do not know which is correct.
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