Chicago Bass Works instrument update

A few weeks ago I shared two beautiful basses by Andrew Hassel of Chicago Bass Works that were in the shop.  We had previously helped match one of Andrew’s basses with a talented college student so we were excited to have his next two instruments in the shop. ...

The role of sound

Sound is a big part of what I do.  I realize that might sound obvious, but I’ve been thinking a great deal lately about the role of sound.  When shopping for an instrument or bow, I often hear statements like “sound is most important” or “it...

Rostanvo – a new name in cello strings

I love hearing about a new product in the cello world.  So much of what we use every day has been around for so long, and I find it wonderful that there are still new ideas and people willing to bring them to market.  Rostanvo was a name I’d never heard before...

A quick trip to IU Jacobs School of Music

Although I spend the bulk of my time in the shop, there are days I get to load up a couple of basses, grab a cup of coffee, cue up some Taylor Swift, and hit the road.  Today was such a day, delivering two basses to one of the professors at the IU Jacobs School of...

Beautiful basses by Andrew Hassel

For the next week these two beautiful basses by Chicago Bass Works luthier Andrew Hassel will be in the shop.  This is a fantastic opportunity to play on hand-crafted, US-made instruments with premium hardware, innovative bracing, and incredible sound.  We had bass #2...