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The Bass Doctor


Felton CA - 831.335.1281

By Appointment Only

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The Bass Doctor


Felton CA - 831.335.1281

By Appointment Only

For whatever Double Bass related reason you’ve arrived at my website, welcome! I’m glad you’re here and I encourage you to take a little time to check out all of my pages.

Located in the redwoods of Felton, California, my shop is 10 minutes north of Santa Cruz and 1.5 hours south of San Francisco.

After playing the double and electric bass for 20 + years, I began studying luthiery of the violin family of instruments under Dennis English & David Morse while continuing to play professionally.  I believe the experience of being a player for so long provides me with a huge advantage as a bass luthier; I know the discomfort and tone issues that inevitably come from playing a poorly set up bass.

My goal is to work with you to find the right balance between your playing requirements and what will sound the best on any given instrument. I look forward to exploring the possibilities of your instrument together!

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Restoration & Repair


It doesn't matter what level of instrument is being played, I'm here to help you reach the goal of making your bass the best it can be.

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Restoration & Repair


It doesn't matter what level of instrument is being played, I'm here to help you reach the goal of making your bass the best it can be.

If it can be done to a double bass, I can talk you through your options. Each instrument has many possible voices and my job is to help you realize the voice you are looking for.

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Inventory


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Inventory


I pride myself on being one of few who primarily sells basses which I’ve personally restored, repaired, and set up. I keep a small inventory of basses & bows for purchase & rental in my shop that I vouch for. Check back often to see what's new!

 

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Luthier's Corner


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Luthier's Corner


From my custom made & designed extensions, handmade bridge adjusters, pearl inlays, and my favorite accessories and providers, check out Luthier's corner to find all the little things that bring out the personality in your bass