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Heartland String Bass Shop is getting ready to dip our toes into the waters of Lake Michigan!!!!!

The first phase will begin mid May with a Bass Shuttle service between Chicago and Iowa City!! A lot of details to work out, but there will be a designated drop off spot in Chicago where basses will be picked up, serviced and returned. I will be present when clients pick up their instrument so that minor adjustments and preferences can be addressed on the spot.

If all goes well this summer the goal is to open an additional shop in Chicago this coming Fall.

I’m really excited about this and can’t wait to spend more time with my friends in Chicago!!! It really is a toddlin’ town!


Photos: Legal note

UltraStealth Tailpieces are Trademarked and Patent Pending, C-Horse Endpins are Trademarked and Patent in Progress, Ry’s Comet electric bass guitars and guitars are Trademarked and Patent in Progress, Geneva 1.0 and Geneva 2.0 cellos are Trademarked and Patent in Progress.

I am obligated to take legal action against anyone infringing on my intellectual property rights.

HSBS Dedications

Many HSBS basses are dedicated to Chris' family, friends, and other inspirational people.  While we don't have images for everyone, we want to introduce you to some of these amazing people. 

Descriptions are mostly from my (one of Chris' sisters') point of view.

Please enjoy Chris playing his composition of Blackbird

Have you Heard?

The original motion picture soundtrack to the 2019 Joker movie includes Troy Rinker on HSBS #3 and Dave Romano on HSBS #1.

Brendan Kane (HSBS #10) and Troy Rinker (HSBS #3) play on the original motion picture soundtrack to the Coen Brothers' 2010 True Grit remake.

Troy Rinker (HSBS#3) and Dave Roman0 (HSBS #1) played with Billy Joel in the last concert in Shea Stadium.

Dave Romano played HSBS #1 on tour with Barbra Streisand.

HSBS Scrapbook