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Anthony Houska - Director of The Contrabass Shoppe
Double Basses all in a row within the Contrabss Shoppe
Anthony Houska - Director of The Contrabass Shoppe Ltd
Double Basses all in a row
The Shoppe Workshop with newly completed glass-fibre roof. Insulation and skylights fitted too!
The Shoppe Workshop with newly completed glass-fibre roof.
Insulation and skylights fitted too!
Jerome Bruynooghe concentrating on the final few finishing touches to our rebuild of an early Venetian double bass at the Contrabss Shoppe
Oct 2010. A job well done. Jerome Bruynooghe concentrating on the final few finishing touches to a "rebuild" that consumed over 400 hrs of his time.
The instrument is very early Venetian.
Christopher Hunter
The Contrabass Shoppe was delighted to sponsor Christopher Hunter's performances of "The Double Bass" at the New End Theatre in Hampstead, London during April 2011.
The tragic-comic one man play was written by Patrick Süskind and is about an orchestral bass player in crisis. Something that many of us can relate to!
The production was a near sell-out and received excellent critical reviews.
Regraduation work in progress at the Contrabss Shoppe
Regraduation work in progress © Phoe 2008
Jerome Bruynooghe and Colin Margalhan-Ferrat at the Contrabss Shoppe Workshop
Oct 2010. Visiting from France and hard at work are restorers Jerome Bruynooghe and Colin Margalhan-Ferrat. The brief was to set-up as many basses as possible. Mind those fingers Colin.
Leon Bosch with Tony Houska and Ruan Baartman and Jeroen Bruynooghe

Leon Bosch (with one of our Italian basses) - having given Shoppe director Tony Houska a copy of his newly released CD - "The Russian Double Bass".
Holding Bosch's first two CD's are young talent Ruan Baartman (far right) from South Africa and visiting restorer Jeroen Bruynooghe (far left) from France.

Director Tony Houska with freelance bow consultant Stephen Thomson
Director Tony Houska with freelance bow consultant Stephen Thomson
Sven Ljungberg from Sweden had his golden-amber Carbon Fibre Flight Case dropped off at London Heathrow T3 - June 2010
Sven Ljungberg from Sweden had his golden-amber Carbon Fibre Flight Case dropped off at London Heathrow T3 - June 2010. Sven bought and collected the case for his son. What a great Dad to have! If you are at all worried about the traffic warden - I'm pleased to say that this one was reasonably friendly.
Marc Ramirez in the snow of 2009!
Bass guitar player Ian King
Not the Swiss Alps! In early Feb ’09 the UK experience the heaviest snow falls for 18 years. Despite transport being paralyzed Marc Ramirez – principle bass of the Orchestra Gulbenkian Lisboa – showed incredible determination in getting to the Shoppe for his appointment.
Bass guitar player Ian King had his new acoustic bass customised with mother-of-pearl dots. Ian is a band member for various West End shows and has performed with Rick Astley, Sister Sledge, Gloria Gaynor and James Taylor Quartet. Ian is seen here using The Realist Transducer and Schertler Unico Amplifier.
John from Nizlopi collecting a Double Bass Case
Tony Houska congratulates Marcin Maciejewski on purchasing a J. Haide L'Ancienne bass
John Parker from Nizlopi (Famed for their No.1 hit single 'JCB') with his new Carbon Fibre Flight case in black
Tony Houska congratulates Marcin Maciejewski on purchasing a J. Haide L'Ancienne bass. Marcin plays with the 'Polska Orkiestra Sinfonia Iuventus', in Poland.
Double Trolleys delivery arriving at The Shoppe
Double Trolley's delivery arriving at The Shoppe
Basses loaded on truck ready for exhibition.
Fully wrapped to protect from cold and bumps - our superb Neuner and Hornsteiner 5 string bass is all ready to be crated and then flown to its new home in Japan.
May 09 - Basses loaded and ready to go to the Junior Guildhall Double Bass Day at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, London. The Contrabass Shoppe sponsored the event and the day was enjoyed by the many that participated and attended.
Feb 10 - Fully wrapped to protect from cold & bumps - our superb Neuner & Hornsteiner 5 string bass is all ready to be crated and then flown to its new home in Japan. In height it measures 217cm, in width 87cm!
Hybrid Double Bass Flight Case Exterior
Gary in his workshop with six platinum coloured Hybrid Flight Cases made for the Trondheim Syfoniorkester, Norway. A seventh case is nearing completion for a player in the USA
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