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.

  • Kay Logo Vinyl Sticker Emblem for Bass Tailpiece, on tailpoiece

    Kay Logo Vinyl Sticker Emblem for Bass Tailpiece

    Gollihur Music

    Our Low Price: $6.95
    If you've always wanted to add the old "Kay" logo to your tailpiece, but shuddered at the thought of drilling holes through the ebony to install a metal badge (and aren't really sure you could put a waterslide decal on without screwing it up), I have a...
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  • Upright Bass Sound Post Setter Tool

    Upright Bass Sound Post Setter Tool

    Our Low Price: $42.00
    This top quality bass soundpost setter is the tool for both inserting and adjusting your soundpost. Over 16" long, it is the preferred standard amongst luthiers. Simple and effective; you use the sharp point to "stab" the soundpost and place it into...
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  • Fixed/Solid Bridge for Double Bass

    Fixed/Solid Bridges for Double Bass (Multiple Sizes Available)

    Our Low Price: $54.00
    We have here the most common 3/4 size, as well as versions for 1/4, 1/2, 7/8 and 4/4 size basses. These fine quality "fixed" bridges are made of a high grade of instrument-quality maple, which can be observed in the photo above. Ready to be cut, shaped...
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  • Ebony Upright Bass Tailpiece, three models in one photo

    Ebony Upright Bass Tailpieces (4-string, 5-string, Compensated)

    Our Low Price: $62.00
    We've added some new options to our beautiful ebony tailpieces, which have always been a worthy upgrade or replacement for any upright bass. They have a uniform black color and are finished and ready for installation; no sanding or staining is required...
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  • Upright Bass Sound post - Spruce - several in a bundle

    Upright Bass Sound post - Spruce

    Our Low Price: $18.00
    Spruce Soundpost This quality bass soundpost for ¾ size upright bass is made of quality, properly dried spruce (no "green" wood here!) We now have two diameters; the more commonly used one is approximately 3/4 inch or 19mm. We also have a...
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  • Chuck Traeger's String Instrument Setups - 10 Setups

    Chuck Traeger's String Instrument Setups - 10 Setups

    HS Publisher

    Our Low Price: $19.99
    Includes 10 Setups That Will Make Your Instrument Louder, Better, and Easier to Playby Chuck Traeger, with a "seven-word" by Ron Carter Chuck Traeger was a well-known player, recording artist, and bass luthier for many years in New York, and...
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  • Ebony Upright Bass Saddle

    Ebony Upright Bass Saddle

    Our Low Price: $7.50
    Like the nut we also sell, this saddle is pre-shaped to ease installation, but will likely need some shaping/trimming to fit your project. Made of a very nice piece of ebony, the saddle is the piece of wood at the bottom of the bass on which the wire...
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  • Carbon Fiber Replacement Endpin Assembly for Upright Bass, full view

    Carbon Fiber Replacement Endpin Assembly for Upright Bass

    Our Low Price: $79.50
    Carbon Fiber Upright Bass ENDPINWhy make an endpin of carbon fiber? CF has a high strength-to-weight ratio, while having a much lower density than steel. So this high-quality endpin assembly weighs only 248-250 grams (about 8.8 oz.) and has the strength...
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  • Replacement/Upgrade Thumbscrew - Tightener for Endpin Collar (fits Kay/Engelhardt), with example of stock thumbscrew for comparison

    Replacement/Upgrade Thumbscrew - Tightener for Endpin Collar (fits Kay/Engelhardt)

    Our Low Price: $7.00
    I often hear from folks who have a Kay or Engelhardt with the factory endpin - that big ½" plain steel job with the straight-fit collar. (We sell replacement OEM units that we get directly from Engelhardt if you're looking for a replacement.) A...
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  • Heavy duty rubber endpin for 12mm upright bass endpin

    Heavy Duty Upright Bass (tip, cover) for 12mm Endpin Shaft (non-threaded)

    Weidler

    Our Low Price: $8.50
    This endpin tip is sized to fit 12mm endpins. It is a slip-on tip, made of dense, long-lasting rubber, and will fit tips that have threaded ends (like the one pictured above) as well as non-threaded ones. It has a metal insert in the bottom to keep the...
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  • Pre-Fitted Select Grade Fixed Bridge for Double Bass, 3/4 size

    Pre-Fitted Select Grade Fixed Bridge for Double Bass, 3/4 size

    Teller

    Our Low Price: $101.50
    These "deluxe" select grade "fixed" bridges are made in Germany of lovely densely-grained maple, which can be seen in the photo. Unlike the other bridges that we sell, though - the bulk of the fitment work has already been done for you. "Wait a...
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  • To Make a Double Bass - Book by H.S.Wake

    To Make a Double Bass - Book by H.S.Wake

    Wake Publishing

    Our Low Price: $45.00
    Harry Wake, a longtime professional cellist and engineer, originally self-published this book in 1982 -- and then revised it in 1995. Whenever someone on the online forums pipes up "where can I get detailed plans to build my own upright bass," this book...
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