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Setup in Sussex -

Does anyone know where I can get my double bass setup in the Sussex area (preferably, though I'll include south London or the south-east )?  I've googled but can't find anyone who isn't the other end of the country.

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39 minutes ago, Jus Lukin said:

I don't know the guy, just know he's there but there is a specialist in Guestling just north of Hastings.

http://www.gallerystrings.com

As I go to Hastings every couple of weeks that might be easier. Many thanks

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You won’t go wrong with Laurence Dixon. Lovely guy as well as being a first-rate luthier. For the quality of his work, he’s not expensive...

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Malcolm Healey.  Box Hill.

  http://www.google.com/aclk?sa=l&ai=DChcSEwjQ68fGzrjmAhWYrO0KHSvVBPUYABAAGgJkZw&sig=AOD64_01QoWDRxeebqRJVhjrSPhNXK60mA&ved=2ahUKEwivk8DGzrjmAhWNEMAKHbUWC8UQ0Qx6BAgLEAE&adurl=

  Gallery Strings (used to) contract everything to Malcolm, they are dealers not repairers.  

PS: Bought my first and only double bass from Peter Giorgardis at Gallery strings; setup by Malcolm and I still have the same bridge and soundpost 30 years later (though he finger board fell off and had to be glued back)

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nothing really, just waffling
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Jerome Davies. Top man, lovely guy and a player himself. Google him, he's near Cranbrook in Kent. The only luthiers I let play with Meghan are Jerome and Martyn Bailey

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Jerome Davies. Nice guy, great luthier, really decent bassist.

Not even remotely expensive for the quality of his work.  DId some fine work on my EUB, but have also seen work that he's done repairing, building, setting up double basses.

Well worth seeking out.

http://www.realmusicservices.co.uk/jdstrings/index.html

 

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Last time I saw Jerome, he glued up an open seam, fixed a small crack in the back and adjusted the sound post, all for the princely sum of £60. Always helpful, always happy. Lovely guy, does great work

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Another for Laurence Dixon. He's far from you but if it's a fairly quick job, he may be able to turn it around in one day while you wait.

parking is right outside the shop and it's at south London prices (£2.70) per hour? He is very close to herne  hill station so if you can park and ride, that might work. Great guy though. Very knowledgeable and helpful too.

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