attn: non-american tb'ers

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by john turner, Nov 17, 2001.

  1. john turner

    john turner You don't want to do that. Trust me. Staff Member Administrator

    Mar 14, 2000
    atlanta ga
    how's about posting some links to some luthiers from countries outside the us. some pics too, if you got 'em. i for one would like to learn more about what's going on outside the ole conklin factory - i mean - the us. :D ;)
  2. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Commercial User

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    Boom Bass Cabinets, DR strings
  3. I don't know how foreign Canada is... Not very I'd guess. I'd guess you're familiar with F-bass and Dingwall, but I'll post the links anyway.

    Here's one that you may not have seen before. The guy's name is Vadim Rubstov, he's based out of the Toronto area and makes some very nice instruments.

    There are probably a few more kicking around up here, let me do some digging.
  4. Not really a luthier but Godin makes their basses in Montreal, Canada.
  5. Godin's BG-IV and BG-V basses are a real good buy for the $$$, relatively unknown and underrated basses. They may not be hand made custom basses but very well made and sounding nonetheless!!!
  6. Blackbird

    Blackbird Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 18, 2000
  7. Christopher


    Apr 28, 2000
    New York, NY
  8. He aint a bass maker (yet), but ther is a guy called Joh Lang, in New Zealand. He makes guitars out of VERY rare New Zealand native woods.

    My dad plays guitar and has one of his guitars. It is made out of Kauri and cost him about $5000 (about $3000 Us dollars).
    And it plays like a dream, and is about a heavy as my MIM Jazz 5 string!

    Icant find a site, sorry
  9. And here's one of those "nice instruments" which I hope to have in my hands in the next couple of months -

    (My Vadim bass - previously posted)

    Of course, there's also Mike Kinal (in Vancouver, Canada), who will be making my next fretless 5. His website is and here's pic of my bass (an MK5 fretless) -

  10. Christopher


    Apr 28, 2000
    New York, NY
    And in addition to Sei, Wal, Overwater, et al, this bloke from the UK just came on line. No pics yet though; bollocks.
  11. barroso


    Aug 16, 2000
    here's what italy has to show on the web:
    absolutely GREAT. don' judge by those silly headstocks, these basses are incredible. the fretless is unbeliaveble. prices are HIGH. more than $3000...
    more traditional. something like a lakland/sadowski in the look. watch the 6 string. the fretless real bass is great
    interesting look. never tried one but they are high quality instrument.
    played one at an italian music "namm". plays like butter.
    not handmade. but eko was the biggest name during '60s and '70s they seem to do basses and guitars in italy too, but now the import basses from korea and china. they have a musicman knockoff that's really good for the money.
    ??? it seems a bashin shark instrument.
  12. David-Adler


    Feb 28, 2001
    Bonn, Germany
  13. JMX

    JMX Vorsprung durch Technik

    Sep 4, 2000
    Cologne, Germany
    ok, some more from Germany:

    Basslab (it's Basslab, not Basslabs!)

    Jens Ritter:


    Le Fay



    Christoph Kost




    No webpage yet -

    Schack (distributor)


    Magnus Krempel

    lots more I can't think of right now




    Sieben Audio Design (S.A.D.)


    Tech Soundsystems

    Hughes & Kettner
  14. Oysterman


    Mar 30, 2000
  15. Yvon

    Yvon Supporting Member

    Nov 2, 2000
    Montreal, Canada
  16. Luis Fabara

    Luis Fabara

    Aug 13, 2000
    Ecuador (South America)
    Audio Pro - Ecuador
    That luthier offers you whatever you want.
    I could...

    How much $$$ , and How good?
  17. notduane


    Nov 24, 2000
    hey barroso! :D

    I just stumbled onto the Manne site the other day. Good stuff!

    I couldn't help noticin' their "Acoustibass"...let's see here...
    chambered body, string-through, a piezo in the bridge AND
    a single coil J-type magnetic pup :eek:. What a cool idea! :)

  18. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Commercial User

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    Boom Bass Cabinets, DR strings
    You just described my Elrick, except I have a soapbar instead.