The Bass Shop has been providing the bass community with quality set-ups and restorations since the early 1980s. No matter if you are a beginner or a professional musician you can have confidence in our quality service. At the shop we have a great range of parts and accessories for sale, as well as new and vintage instruments.
We provide professional care for your instrument from the smallest repair through to the most extensive restoration. Its all about the tone, and helping each player reach that with they’re instrument.
Working closely with our customers, The Bass Shop strives to achieve “maximum result for minimum effort” this means the bass should speak naturally with out requiring force.
The Bass Shop has also have been an important supporter of the music education system; supplying schools and individual teachers with appropriate instruments and setup work to assist their students develop into confident players for the future.
Some of our services• Bow Restoration, Repair and Rehair. • Double Bass restorations and repairs. • Electric Bass setups. • Cello restorations and repairs. • Custom made instruments. • Instrument valuations.
The Shop’s main attributes is the restoration of a damaged or unloved bass back to its original condition. this quite often can be quite an intensive job and requires special skills to achieve the correct results. While we try and maintain the makers original intent, often the damage areas need to be re built and this can involve new parts to be made. Our workshop is fully equipped to handle all aspects of this type of work. We try to replace all wood with similar grain types and as close to the age as possible
Some types of Restorations work;
- Scroll rebuilds and neck grafts.
- New bass bars.
- Edge doubling and fitting.
- Extensive Belly repairs.
- Block replacements.
- Strut repairs and replacements.
Restoration work requires us to thoroughly go over the instrument this can take up to an hour we will then give you and accurate quote for the work including any parts, strings, ect (the quotation is $55) If you decide to go ahead with the repair we require a 30% upfront deposit and payment with in 7 days of completion. Please be aware in some rare cases extra work may be needed this may incur additional costs but you will be informed before I proceed.
Restoration work can take some time depending on the level of work required. We try to complete the work to a schedule but it can not be rushed. if you require a bass for a gig we can provide you with one if yours is not complete
- Fully Gated C Extension
- Fully Gated B Extension
- E and D gate Extension
- Single E Gate extension
Custom mods and inlay
- High level inlay work
- Wiring upgrades and modifications
- hardware upgrades
- body modifications