16 October 2015

Bass heaven

I like to visit bass shops - no secret there. I was in Adelaide for family matters and I got out to Belair to meet Peter McLaughlin of BassWorks. I had little time to spare for this hilly drive and a chat with this informed bassist and a drool in this room of basses. The website claims over 100 basses in stock (and some cellos): there were ~15 basses in the office, including his McLachlan (Quenoil model) inspired by Francois Rabbath's instrument. It's something special to be surrounded by instruments of such bulk and earthy colour and musicality. A pleasure.

Peter McLaughlin is the head of BassWorks Australia, a small family business dealing with double basses and other stringed instruments. BassWorks is located in Belair in the Adelaide Hills.

  • BassWorks website
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