High end repair in Indiana

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner [DB]' started by Steve Swan, May 8, 2019.


  1. Steve Swan

    Steve Swan

    Oct 12, 2004
    Burlingame, California
    Retailer: Shen, Sun, older European
    Who would be the go-to high end repair resources for Indiana? A customer referral photo shows a large oblong hole knocked out of a Pollman.
     
  2. Eric Hochberg

    Eric Hochberg

    Jul 7, 2004
    Chicago
    If around central Indiana I'd go to Cincinnati Bass Cellar. Northern IN go to Chicago and pick your favorite.
     
  3. csrund

    csrund Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2011
    Bloomington, Ind.
    +1 for CBC. If you're near Bloomington, our local luthier Stephen Schock is an excellent craftsman and has done a fair amount of bass work, including my own couple of instruments.
     
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  4. Eric Hochberg

    Eric Hochberg

    Jul 7, 2004
    Chicago
    Good to know. I've been to the shop to check out an older German bass for sale.
     
  5. Steve Swan

    Steve Swan

    Oct 12, 2004
    Burlingame, California
    Retailer: Shen, Sun, older European
    I will let the distraught owner of the Pollman know her options. Thanks !!
     
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  6. csrund

    csrund Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2011
    Bloomington, Ind.
    Last time I was there, he had a beautiful violin-shaped, red-label Juzek for sale. His most recent work for me was patching a web of c-bout cracks that occurred when the bass fell against the seat of a heavy concert stage stool. He did an amazing and very clean repair job, fishing linen through the f-hole and avoiding a top removal. A few years back, he put an extension on my other bass and did a perfect job; got the action and string height absolutely precise. One of my former classmates is a local working pro and gives him high praise for his bass work.
     
  7. Eric Hochberg

    Eric Hochberg

    Jul 7, 2004
    Chicago
    Could be the same bass if it had a fairly rough neck splice?
     
  8. csrund

    csrund Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2011
    Bloomington, Ind.
    I believe that's the one. I remember it was a beautiful sight... until I saw the neck. Never heard the history behind that instrument.
     
  9. Eric Hochberg

    Eric Hochberg

    Jul 7, 2004
    Chicago
    I actually looked into a scroll graft, but too much $$$ for that and the bass.
     
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