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Need a good luthier in Europe!

Discussion in 'Setup & Repair [DB]' started by Batbass, Feb 25, 2008.

  1. Hi to all of you.
    I would need to set my acoustic bass, I'm living in Italy:
    could you please suggest some really good luthier for jazz set up?
    Maybe in france or switzerland...unfortunately in italy we don't have any good chance. I thank you very much in advance!

  2. arnoldschnitzer

    arnoldschnitzer AES Fine Instruments

    Feb 16, 2002
    New Mexico. USA
    Luciano Bini in Cremona.
  3. adamhiggs


    Jan 29, 2008
    Dublin, Ireland
    Sergio Scaramelli is supposed to be very good. Don't know first hand though. He's based in Ferrara in italy.

  4. Nuno A.

    Nuno A. Velvet Strings Customer Service

    Jul 9, 2001
    Sergio Scaramelli - Ferrara - http://www.contrabbassi.it/
    Cremona has some good ones too, near Milano(Bernareggio) you have Pino Cazzaniga(my luthier) , i can try to get you phone number tomorrow when im at Velvet strings, theres a bunch of great luthiers in Italy.
    a domani, saluti

  5. ninnlangel

    ninnlangel Supporting Member

    Dec 14, 2005
    France, Switzerland
    David Hoefflin - Geneva, Switzerland.

    He does fantastic setups, and he takes time to do it well, as a maker, he mostly builds beautiful double basses and violas, and he plays double bass.

    He has a website:

  6. Thanks a lot Arnold for your quick reply!
    Unfortunately I must say I had a bad experience with him repairing my bass from a back crack. So I would prefer to find another luthier...but I will give him another chance. In case do you know someone else somewhere...not to distant from Italy?
    Thanks again!!
  7. Thanks a lot to you all! I will follow your suggestions.
    Hope in one month or two I can give you a positive feedback...cross fingers because my bass is in poor conditions...thin sound, a lot of overtones, it is difficult to control, probably it needs soundpost and fingerboard setting.


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