Doug Heydon – Luthier


Products for Sale

In addition to selling new Shen basses and used double basses, I carry a complete line of music accessories and gear such as bows, bags, strings, etc. I am an authorized dealer and installer for Fishman, K & K, and Seymour-Duncan pick-ups. I carry Rotosound, S.I.T., Tomastik, and Pirastro strings. I can help you get the best sound out of your instrument.

Bass top and bridgeRepair Work

With over 30 years experience in instrument repair and restoration, I specialize in double bass repair, bass restoration and set up. I also work on all acoustic and electric stringed instruments. Call me about restoring or improving your favorite axe. Nothing gives me greater pleasure than bringing an instrument to life.


I am re-conditioning Shen factory seconds, most of which have very minor flaws, and I can offer them at a substantial discount. The repaired instruments are sold with a warranty and are delivered with a full set up.  Call or e-mail me for model availability and prices on these special instruments.

I have had incredible responses to the Thomastik Fretted Instrument Strings. If you are familiar with their violin, viola, cello and bass strings, you already know how good these strings are. They have applied the same care and thorough development to strings for all fretted instruments, including acoustic and electric guitars, acoustic and electric bass guitars, mandolin, banjo and several other. The performance and sound of these strings is astounding, and I have personally switched over to the Thomastiks on ALL of my fretted instruments. The strings are expensive, but they last 3-10 times longer and sound better than any other string I carry. Why put cheap strings on an expensive instrument?