School repair season is in full swing. And that means that quite often you will see another repairman’s handiwork and innovation. And then you’ll come across someone’s Popsicle stick bracing on the underside of a cello top…

School repair season is in full swing. And that means that quite often you will see another repairman’s handiwork and innovation. And then you’ll come across someone’s Popsicle stick bracing on the underside of a cello top…

Double Bass repair:

This neck repair was quite a bad break. Not only did it need metal pins on both sides of the exterior peg box, but stabilizing struts were needed on the interior. And although the struts reduce sideways motion of the neck when it’s played, the bass tone suffered very little, as a result.

Bass endpin rods sometimes can be tricky to fit with a non slip tip. But if you find yourself with an oversized rubber crutch tip, an in between sized drumstick, then here’s the solution:

Bore out the stick, cut her to the length of the crutch length, then…


Who are you kidding? Take it into a luthier.

1862 Hornsteiner Double Bass. This beauty was handed over by expert bassist, Trey Henry, for sound and playability improvement, with complete free reigns to do what is required for optimum tonal production. I will post the after results with a full description of the tonal and playing enhancements.