Old Plywood Bass in need of a good set up in Minnesota

Discussion in 'Setup & Repair [DB]' started by Wildcat, Feb 23, 2006.

  1. Wildcat


    Apr 14, 2003
    Anyone have an idea of a good repair shop in the Twin Cities Metro Area (Minnesota). I want to start playing my upright again but between the 30 yr old strings and warped bridge and a rattle inside (sound post?) it isn't staying that well in tune. It's been a long time since I dealt with music repair shops and have no idea where to bring it. (I'd even run it to Rochester or Duluth areas for a good shop. ) This isn't a museum piece but an old friend that I spent many years learning on. I also would think about putting on a pick up too. Any suggestions on brands?

    Thanks in Advance
  2. John Sprague

    John Sprague Sam Shen's US Distributor

    Mar 10, 2003
    Rochester, NY
    Sales Manager, CSC Products Inc.
    Here's a good one:

    John Michael Smith, Luthier
    2190 Carter Ave
    St. Paul, MN 55108
    (651) 647-1148
  3. Kam


    Feb 12, 2006
    Minneapolis, MN
    +1 on John, does fabulous work. He's working on my bass right now!
  4. John is the guy to see, from what I've heard.