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21st Century American Made Double Basses

Discussion in 'Basses [DB]' started by escrime99, Jan 11, 2019.


  1. escrime99

    escrime99

    Jan 2, 2019
    Question: who makes basses today in America? There is Upton, but who else?
     
  2. mark286

    mark286 Proud to be a Gold Supporting Member Gold Supporting Member

    Sep 6, 2009
    Central New Jersey
    Engelhardt comes to mind.
     
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  3. Eric Hochberg

    Eric Hochberg

    Jul 7, 2004
    Chicago
    Many USA luthiers and shops make handmade basses.
     
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  4. Ed Fuqua

    Ed Fuqua

    Dec 13, 1999
    NYC
    Chuck Sher publishes my book, WALKING BASSICS:The Fundamentals of Jazz Bass Playing.
    Nick Lloyd, Arnold Snitzer, Jeff Bollbach, Luciano Golia (since he's in Michigan does that mean these are now American basses, not Italian basses), Jed Kriegel, Wil daSola, just off the top of my head.
     
  5. LaFaro01

    LaFaro01

    Aug 27, 2018
    Cole Guy, Seth Kimmel,Trevor Davis and Daniel Hachez seem to build extraordinary basses too in the US :) just off the top of my head ;)
     
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  6. wathaet

    wathaet

    May 27, 2007
    Daniel Hachez, Evan Davenport, Trevor Davis, Guy Cole, Chris Savino, Chris Threllkeld are the top dogs. Then there is Lloyd, Schnitzer, Golia, McIntosh, Mayne and a handful others.
     
  7. Chris Fitzgerald

    Chris Fitzgerald Student of Life Staff Member Administrator

    Oct 19, 2000
    Louisville, KY
    The shop basses from the Cincy Bass Cellar are also great.
     
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  8. Solano...
     
  9. Mgaisbacher

    Mgaisbacher Supporting Member

    Oct 18, 2012
    Nashville, TN
    I'll also add Keiran O'Hara, Andrew Hassel, Joey Naeger. Also probably still more that haven't been mentioned yet.
     
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  10. escrime99

    escrime99

    Jan 2, 2019
    This is great!
     
  11. eh_train

    eh_train Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jan 12, 2004
    Toronto
    Owner, Stand Up Guy Basses (Repair/Sell/Buy upright basses)
    If you want to consider North America, the Canadians include: Mario Lamarre, James Hamm, Kai Arvi, Donald Gorman, Gerard Samija, and no doubt a few others. I will join the list one of these years!
     
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  12. escrime99

    escrime99

    Jan 2, 2019
    Yes! Canada should definitely be included. Thank you.
     
  13. Phil Rowan

    Phil Rowan Supporting Member

    Mar 2, 2005
    Brooklyn, NY
    I played a Joey Naeger bass at Gage’s a few years back that was simply fantastic. Same with a Nick Lloyd bass.
     
  14. Phil Rowan

    Phil Rowan Supporting Member

    Mar 2, 2005
    Brooklyn, NY
    Also, Hannah Mayne. Got to play one of her basses at Gage’s while bass shopping, and had it not been slightly out of my range...
     
  15. lrhbass

    lrhbass Supporting Member

    Apr 20, 2009
    Dallas,Tx.
    Aaron Reilly also!
     
  16. Ed Fuqua

    Ed Fuqua

    Dec 13, 1999
    NYC
    Chuck Sher publishes my book, WALKING BASSICS:The Fundamentals of Jazz Bass Playing.
    Bob Ross
     
  17. A lot of them are in the flyover state of New Mexico - Hannah Mayne is one of them. Roberston's has very old basses and new ones as well. Pedersen et al are in house luthiers.
     

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