HSBS Family Tree
Meet the Threlkeldians

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Fall 2022

HSBS #53

53 is a Kane McKail model.

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Summer 2022

HSBS #52

52 is a Kane McKail model.

Owned by Brian Knott, assistant principal of the Boulder Philharmonic.

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Spring 2022

HSBS #51

51 is a Flat Back Romano model

Owned by Justin Smith, Julliard.

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Fall 2021

HSBS #50 "Enzo"

50 is our newest 5/8 model (Enzo).

#50 is a carved/round back, made of walnut.  Owned by Justin Kujawski, principal of the Shreveport Louisiana Symphony.

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Winter 2021

HSBS #49 "Francesca Grace"

49 is a Kane McKail model with carved/round back, made of walnut.  Owned by Paul Erhard, Professor of Double Bass at University of Colorado, Boulder. 

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Spring 2021

HSBS #48 "Gretchen"

First McKail wedge model.  Owned by Ken Vork, St. Cloud, MN.  Dedicated to Ken's wife, Gretchen, "Queen of the Universe".

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Fall 2020

HSBS #47 "Brittney"

McKail Model.  Dedicated to Brittney Ann Heying.

Owned by Zachary Marzulli, Julliard.

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Summer 2020

HSBS #46 "Robert Schmidt"

Romano Model.  Dedicated to Robert Schmidt.  Owned by Emmet Hanick, Indianapolis, IN.

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Spring 2020

HSBS #45

McKail Profundo Model.  Owned by Luke Rogers, Shreveport Symphony Orchestra.  Luke won his audition for Shreveport Symphony Orchestra on this bass.

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Spring 2020

HSBS #44 and 43

44 is a McKail Flat Back Model.  Owned by Dante Ascarrunz.

43 is a Romano Profundo Flat Back Model.  Owned by Steve Clark, Knoxville, TN.

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Fall 2019

HSBS #42

Romano Profundo Flat Back Model.  Owned by Hans Peterman, Chicago, IL.

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Spring 2019

HSBS #41

McKail Model.  Owned by Sayuri Mamoto, Hawaii Symphony Orchestra.

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Fall 2018

HSBS #40

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

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Summer 2018

HSBS #39 "Draylen"

McKail Model.  Owned by Bradley Aikman, Principal of Albany Symphony, Metropolitan Opera, and American Ballet Theater.  This bass is dedicated to Draylen Mason.  His music silenced too soon.

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Spring 2018

HSBS #38

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

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Winter 2017

HSBS #37 "New York Bill"

Romano Model.  Dedicated to Bill Collings.  "New York Bill" is owned by the New York Philharmonic.

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Summer 2017

HSBS #36

Romano Model.  Owned by Ali Cook.

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Summer 2017

HSBS #35

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

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Spring 2017

HSBS #34

Romano Model.  Owned by the New York Philharmonic.

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Fall 2016

HSBS #33

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

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Summer 2016

HSBS #32 "Josephine"

Katherine Model, dedicated to Josephine.  Owned by Mark Lillie at The Colburn School in Los Angeles.

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Summer 2016

HSBS #31

Katherine Model, first carved back Katherine.  Owned by Joe Wandro.

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Summer 2016

HSBS #30

Romano Model, flat back  Owned by Rion Wentworth of the New York Philharmonic.

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Fall 2015

HSBS #29

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

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HSBS #28

Katherine Model, first 5 string bass that can also be strung up as a 4 string.  Owned by Bradley Aikman, Principal of Albany Symphony, Metropolitan Opera, and American Ballet Theater. 

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HSBS #27 "Karli"

Katherine Model, dedicated to Karli Hilgenberg.  Owned by Tyler Vittoria, Manhattan School of Music.

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HSBS #26

Nellie Model, second flat back Nellie.  Owned by Rob Ashley, San Francisco.

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HSBS #25

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

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HSBS #24

Nellie Model.  Owned by James Peterson.

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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.

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HSBS #22

Nellie Model.  Owned by Kate Nettleman of the Minnesota Orchestra.

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HSBS #21

Nellie Model.  Owned by Adam Anello, St. Louis, MO.

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HSBS #20

Nellie Model, wenge neck.  Owned by Jeff Takaki.

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HSBS #19

Nellie Model, wenge neck, owned by Avery Cardoza, Boston Philharmonic Orchestra.

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HSBS #18 "Eldon"

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

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HSBS #17

Nellie Model.  Owned by Sara Hogan Kaiser of the St. Louis Symphony.

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HSBS #16

Nellie Model.  Owned by Sam Dugo, principal of the  Atlanta Opera.  Sam won principal with the Atlanta Opera and his position with the Atlanta Ballet on this bass.

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HSBS #15 "Callie"

Nellie Model, dedicated to Callie Boudreau. 

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HSBS #14 "Nellie"

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

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HSBS #13 "Geneva"

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

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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 with the Atlanta Symphony on this bass in 2017.

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HSBS #11 "Elizabeth"

For Sale.

Elizabeth Model, dedicated to Elizabeth Wiegand.  5/8 model, 40" string length, mother of pearl fingerboard position inlays, low B extension, Ziricote UltraStealth with a Cocobolo cap.  This bass won auditions for Rice University, Madison Chamber Orchestra and the Utah Symphony,  Our 13 year old audition winner is for sale.  Contact us if you're interested.

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HSBS #10 "Anna"

McKail Model, dedicated to Anna.  Owned by Brendan Kane formerly of the New York Metropolitan Opera, now Principal Bass of the Israel Philharmonic.  Brendan coined the phrase "American Muscle" to describe the sound of HSBS basses.  Brendan won his audition for the Vancouver Symphony and the Metropolitan Opera on this bass.  This bass was played on the soundtrack to the remake of True Grit by the Coen Brothers.

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HSBS #9

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

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HSBS #8 "PJ"

PJ Model, dedicated to PJ Fredenburg.  Owned by Jeremy Kincaide of the Colorado Symphony.

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HSBS #7 "William Patrick King"

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

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HSBS #6 "Sam"

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.

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HSBS #5 "Jim Hesse"

McKail Model, dedicated to James Hesse.  Owned by Michael Hovnanian of the Grand Rapids Symphony.

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HSBS #4 "Patrick"

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

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HSBS #3 "Katherine"

Katherine Model, first flat back HSBS bass.  Dedicated to Katherine Wood.  Owned by Troy Rinker, New York.  This bass was played on the last concert in Shea stadium with Billy Joel and can be heard on the soundtrack to the remake of True Grit by the Coen Brothers and the 2019 Joker movie.

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HSBS #2 "Wallace"

Wallace Model, dedicated to Wallace Threlkeld.  Owned by Matt McCory, Seattle WA.

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HSBS #1 "Swede"

Romano Model  Dedicated to Swede Boudreau.  Owned by Dave Romano, New York.  This bass was played on the last concert in Shea stadium with Billy Joel and toured with Barbra Streisand.