Heartland String Bass Shop Basses

HSBS #33
HSBS #33
HSBS #31
HSBS #31
HSBS #31
HSBS #31

Heartland String Bass Shop produces basses using the finest materials. From unfinished wooden boards to a completed instrument, each piece of the bass is crafted entirely within the shop. By exercising complete control over the process, Chris is able to produces basses of superior quality, playability, and sound.

To place an order for a bass, please contact the shop. Generally basses are completed in 2.5 - 3 months (there is currently no waiting list). Basses require a $5,000.00 deposit. Upon completion, Chris will deliver the bass to the customer and the customer will have approximately 2 weeks to try out the instrument. If the customer is not satisfied (for any reason), then the bass may be returned to the shop. The deposit will be returned, in full, as soon as the bass sells to someone else. 

 

All basses can be customized based on customer preference.

Heartland String Bass Shop offers 6 models of basses:

  • Romano (7/8)

  • Katherine (7/8)

  • McKail (McFadden/Kail) (3/4)

  • Nellie (3/4)

  • Elizabeth (5/8)

  • Enzo (our newest 5/8 design) - see the family tree for in progress pictures

Standard and optional features:

  • Standard string length is 41.5" - 42" and can be customized

  • Ribs come in standard rib depth or deep rib depth

  • Arching can be traditional or ridged

  • Mother of pearl accents are optional

Prices - all prices include a low C-extension, an HSBS Trademarked and Patent Pending UltraStealth tailpiece & bass bag.  There is no sales tax on HSBS instruments, because there is no sales tax on labor in Iowa : 

  • Flat back: $35,000.00

  • Carved back: inquire for price

  • 5-string: inquire for price

Romano
Romano
Katherine
Katherine
McKail
McKail
Nellie
Nellie
Elizabeth
Elizabeth