HSBS Family Tree
Meet the Threlkeldians
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.
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.
HSBS #11 "Elizabeth"
Elizabeth Model, dedicated to Elizabeth Wiegand. Owned by Andrew Keller of Utah Symphony. Andrew won the audition for the Utah Symphony on this bass.
Here is Andrew performing an UltraStealth wood species comparison:
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.
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.
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.