HSBS Family Tree

HSBS #40

FALL 2018

5 String Romano Model.   Owned by Ben Crofut, bass professor at Alabama.

HSBS #39

SUMMER 2018

McKail Model bass.  Owned by Bradley Aikman of the Albany/Metropolitan Opera and The New York Philharmonic.  This bass is dedicated to Draylen Mason. His music silenced to soon. 

HSBS #38

Spring 2018

Romano Model. Owned by Steve Lester, Chicago Symphony Orchestra.

HSBS #37

Winter 2017

Romano Model.  Dedicated to Bill Collings.  

"New York Bill" is owned by the New York Philharmonic.

HSBS #36

Summer 2017

Romano Model.  Owned by Ali Cook.

HSBS #35

Summer 2017

McKail Model, 5-string that can be converted to 4-string solo or orchestra tuning. Owned by Volkan Orhan, bass professor at the University of Iowa. 

HSBS #34

Spring, 2017

Romano model. Owned by the New York Philharmonic. 

HSBS #33

Fall, 2016

McKail model, first flat back McKail. Owned by David Crowe, principal of the Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra, Colorado.

HSBS #32 "Josephine"

Summer, 2016

Katherine model, owned by Mark Lillie at The Colburn School in Los Angeles. 

HSBS #31

Summer 2016

Katherine model, first carved back Katherine. Owned by Joe Wandro at Butler University, Indianapolis, IN. 

HSBS #30

Summer, 2016

Romano model, flat back. Owned by Ryan Wentworth of the New York Philharmonic.

HSBS #29

Fall, 2015

Romano model, first flat-back Romano. Owned by Rich Ryan of the Kansas City Symphony. 

HSBS #28

2015

Katherine model, first 5-string bass, owned by Rob Green, Long Island, NY. 

HSBS #27 "Karli"

2015

Katherine model, dedicated to Karli Hilgenburg. Owned by Matt Frishman of the Minnesota orchestra. Previously owned by Blake Henson of the New York Philharmonic. 

HSBS #26

Nellie model, second flat back Nellie. Owned by Rob Ashley, San Fransisco. 

HSBS #25

Elizabeth model, first flat back Elizabeth. Owned by Paul Denola of the National Symphony, Washington, DC. 

HSBS #24

Nellie model, owned by Rich Cassarino of the Alabama Symphony. 

HSBS #23

Nellie model, owned by Isaac Trapkus of the New York Philharmonic. Isaac won auditions for the Detroit Symphony and the New York Philharmonic on this bass. 

HSBS #22

Nellie model, owned by Kate Nettleman of the Minnesota Orchestra. 

HSBS #21

Nellie model, owned by Adam Anello, St Louis, MO. 

HSBS #20

Nellie model, wenge neck. Owned by Jeff Takaki. 

HSBS #19

Nellie model, wenge neck. 

HSBS #18 "Elton Obrecht"

Nellie model, dedicated to Elton Obrecht. Owned by Drew Banzapf of the Miami New World Symphony. 

HSBS #17

Nellie model, owned by Sara Hogan of the St. Louis Symphony. 

HSBS #16

Nellie model, owned by Michael Lewis. Previously owned by Paul Denola of the National Symphony. 

HSBS #15 "Callie Boudreau"

Nellie model, dedicated to Callie Boudreau. Owned by Tim Pearson, Nashville. 

HSBS #14 "Nellie McDermott-King"

Nellie Model, dedicated to Nellie McDermott-King. Owned by Steve Metcalf of the Denver Symphony. Steve won both a section job and the principal job with the Denver Symphony on this bass. 

HSBS #13 "Geneva"

Elizabeth model, dedicated to Geneva Wiegand. Owned by Jeanette Welsh, Iowa City, IA.

HSBS #12

McKail model. Owned by Joe McFadden, Atlanta Symphony. Joe won the audition for the Atlanta Symphony on this bass and won the principal position for the Atlanta Symphony on this bass in 2017. 

HSBS #11 "Elizabeth"

Elizabeth model. Dedicated to Elizabeth Wiegand. Owned by Andrew Keller of Rice University. Previously owned by Ju-Fang, principal of the Indianapolis Symphony

HSBS #10 "Anna"

McKail model, dedicated to Anna. Owned by Brendon Kane of the New York Metropolitan Opera; Brendon won his audition for the Met on this bass. Previously owned by Leigh Mesh of the New York Met. Bass was played on the soundtrack to the remake of True Grit by the Coen Brothers. 

HSBS #9

McKail model. Owned by Michael Fuller of the London Symphonia, Michael won the audition for the London Symphonia on this bass. 

HSBS #8 "PJ"

PJ model, dedicated to PJ Fredenburg. Owned by Jeremy Kincaide of the Denver Symphony. 

HSBS #7 "William Patrick King"

McKail model, dedicated to William Patrick King. Owned by Jens Tensbroke of the Salt Lake Symphony. Jens won his audition for the Salt Lake Symphony on the bass. 

HSBS #6 "James B. Wiegand"

McKail model, dedicated to James B. Wiegand. Owned by Jeff Kail of the Kansas City Symphony. Jeff won the principal job with the Kansas City Symphony on this bass.

HSBS #5 "James Hesse"

McKail model, dedicated to James Hesse. Owned by Michael Hovnanian of the Grand Rapids Symphony. Previously owned by Matt Frishman and Alex Hannah. 

HSBS #4 "Patrick"

King model, dedicated to Patrick King. Owned by Brian Loeb, Seattle, WA. 

HSBS #3 "Katherine"

Katherine model, first flat back HSBS bass, dedicated to Katherine Wood. Owned by Troy Rinker, New York. Bass was played on last concert in Shea stadium with Billy Joel and on the soundtrack to the remake of True Grit by the Coen Brothers. 

HSBS #2 "Wallace"

2005

Wallace model, dedicated to Wallace Threlkeld. Owned by Matt McGory, Seattle, WA. Previously owned by Lee Mesh. 

HSBS #1

2003

Romano model, dedicated to Swede Bodreau. Owned by Dave Romano, New York. The bass was played on the last concert in Shea stadium with Billy Joel and toured with Barbara Streisand

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