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Parts, Repair and Upgrades

Parts, Repair and Upgrades

If you're repairing, upgrading or otherwise modifying your bass - or maybe building a custom project - we have a variety of useful parts. Quality German-made tuning machines, real ebony fingerboards and tailpieces, steel and carbon fiber endpins, maple necks, spruce soundposts, quality bridges... even cool add-on "Kay" and "Engelhardt" logos for your tailpiece!

You might also check out our books section for some great "how-to" books on setup/repair and bass building.

Not finding what you're looking for? You can always email or call us with questions. Just because something is not on the site doesn't necessarily mean we can't get it for you.

  • Moser HVU - height-adjustable upright bass saddle, shown on bass

    Height Adjustable Raised Lower Saddle (HVU)

    Moser Klangwerkstatt

    Our Low Price: $115.00
    You can use this height-adjustable saddle to achieve different afterlength-to-bridge string angles. Why would you do that? The height of the saddle can affect several things on your bass; your instrument's tone, the hard or soft "feel" of your strings...
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    Our Low Price: $115.00
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    B-Stock Tailgut - steel wire with adjustable clamp

    Tailpiece cable for Upright Bass - stranded steel with adjustable clamp - B-STOCK

    Trusted Gollihur Music Partner

    Special Price: $9.49
    Regular Price $19.50
    Note - these units are being sold at a discount as "B-Stock" because the ends of the stranded steel cable are not dipped or treated, and they have some fraying issues (see photo.) They are perfectly fine to use, and you could even just salvage the hex...
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    Special Price: $9.49
    Regular Price $19.50
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    Kolstein Deluxe Adjustable Ebony Upright Bass Tailpiece (3/4 size)

    Kolstein Deluxe Adjustable Ebony Upright Bass Tailpiece (3/4 size)

    Kolstein

    Special Price: $195.00
    Regular Price $215.00
    Kolstein's "Adjustable Harmonic" seasoned ebony tailpiece is top-quality, and offers adjustable intonation control for each individual string's afterlength. Beautifully crafted, with a subtle but classy inlaid "K" on the face, it includes a stranded...
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    Special Price: $195.00
    Regular Price $215.00
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    NS Design Tuning Machine Set for NXT or WAV Bass (5-string, OEM)

    NS Design Tuning Machine Set for NXT or WAV Bass (5-string, OEM)

    Special Price: $27.00
    Regular Price $45.00
    This is a standard set of OEM tuning machines from a stock NXT5. They were carefully removed by me (Mark) for a customer who purchased a new bass and wanted to upgrade to the Hipshot machines we sell. They are as new, as they were pulled off a brand new...
    Special Price: $27.00
    Regular Price $45.00
  • Fancy Decorative Ebony Upright Bass Tailpieces (Tulip and Compensated Styles)

    Fancy Decorative Ebony Upright Bass Tailpieces (Tulip and Compensated Styles)

    Our Low Price: $125.00
    These ornamental tailpieces add a touch of old-world style to your bass; they are made by the same people who make our standard tailpieces, but they have intricate carvings on the front surface. Like our standard tailpieces, they have a uniform black...
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    Our Low Price: $125.00
  • Hollow Steel Replacement Endpin Assembly for Upright Bass by Weidler, product view

    Hollow Steel Replacement Endpin Assembly for Upright Bass

    Weidler (Germany)

    Our Low Price: $92.00
    This hollow 10mm replacement endpin is very nicely made by Weidler in Germany. It's stiff and durable, but removes a lot of the mass from the endpin, which some luthiers recommend for tonal improvement.The plug (the part which inserts into the bass...
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    Our Low Price: $92.00
  • Endpin reaming tool for upright bass

    Endpin Reaming Tool

    Our Low Price: $399.00
    This is a specialized luthier tool, specifically made for installing endpins into the endblock of an upright bass. If you've been shopping around for one of these, you'll find that an upright bass endpin reaming tool can actually cost upwards of $500. (I...
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    Our Low Price: $399.00
  • Moser Flex Tailpiece for 3/4 Size Upright Bass

    Moser Flex Tailpiece for 3/4 Size Upright Bass

    Moser Klangwerkstatt

    Our Low Price: $215.00
    The "Moser Flex" tailpiece features four V-shaped string-hanging options, to allow for various "afterlength" distances for your four strings. It can provide yet another valuable, easy-to-use tool for individual sound tuning of a double bass. It allows...
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    Our Low Price: $215.00
  • Multi-photo of various bridges by Aubert, Despiau, and Teller

    Special Order: Bridges for Double Bass (Multiple Sizes and Designs)

    Various

    Our Low Price: $121.00
    Sometimes you want something a little outside the norm; bridges come in a variety of shapes, designs, and sizes - and although our "standard" bridges are quite well made and popular, if you're looking for something in particular, perhaps we have it here...
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    Our Low Price: $121.00
  • GaiaTone fingerboard, product shot

    GaiaTone Eco-Friendly 3/4 Size Fingerboard for Upright Bass

    V. Richelieu

    Our Low Price: $495.00
    These new eco-friendly fingerboards offer many benefits over natural ebony. For one, you're saving the trees. Now, that's only a hippie platitude if the switch to an alternative to the real ebony stinks in real-world application, but that's not the case...
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    Our Low Price: $495.00