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See what they say about Tim's basses and his workmanship:

"Hi Tim, I just had to drop you a line to thank you for the work you did on my double bass last week. You really have transformed it into an instrument I cannot stop myself picking up just for the pleasure of playing. Previously it just stood in the office, now it distracts me from my work! Thanks once again.
" Mick Moor, amateur bassist
Thank you for your kind attention yesterday. It wasn't simply "here's a bass and here's the bill". I appreciated the respect you afforded my young lad, as he has a very high regard of you from hearsay and the little contact he had with you. He and I were well impressed with the whole "experience". This I am pleased to observe is not uncommon among the music fraternity and professionals, but is sadly missing in most of the rest of "humanity". Thank you again, and we wish you continued great pleasure from your music, instruments and inspiring others. (he is "well-rapt" with the bass. I eventually prised him off it at 00.30 ) Chris and Fabian Martin.
"Wow! Tim, your fantastic work has transformed this bass into a full sounding and responsive instrument that is a pleasure to play. Many thanks for your skilled and sympathetic workmanship."
Keith Wood, professional bassist (formerly principal bass, Bournemouth Sinfonietta)
"Hey Tim, I don't know what you've done to my bass, but it's playing like a dream!!!!!!
Thank you very much - I REALLY appreciate your effort, extraordinary
skills and care." Andy Baker, professional bassist.
"Hi Tim, ... re: my pupil and the bass she bought off you. Just wanted to say thanks for sorting that out... She brought it to show me last week in her lesson. Really impressed with it. It's so even through the registers! And she seems to be really happy with it..." Ben Wolstenholme, professional bassist and teacher

Double Bass Repairs

Bass neck


Contact us: Email: tim@batchelar.com      Tel: +44 (0)116 2899798
We always have a good selection of student double basses - Old, new, English, German, French, Chinese, Hungarian and so on. Brand s include Hawkes, Stentor, Zeller, The Sound Post, Cellini, Graziani, Ivrogny etc
.bows NEW !!
Carbon Bows
Beautifully balanced
Superb curve
Very responsive
ONLY
£175 !!

Bass
Student Double Bass
By Andreas Zeller
All the basses in this range are hand crafted in Rumania exclusively using ebony fittings throughout. Individually setup and voiced by Timothy Batchelar in his Leicester workshop to his own exacting standards.  These instruments come in three specifications:
Laminated front, swell back and ribs £950 inc VAT (out of stock)
Solid European spruce top with laminated swell back and ribs £1,075
inc VAT (out of stock)
Solid European spruce and solid maple flat back and ribs - one second hand £1,100 inc VAT
(This price is for the double bass only - padded bag, French or German style bow, rosin and so on at available at extra cost. We always have a good selection in stock)
Bass
extension

C/E FOURTH STRING EXTENSION

£585 inc VAT
plus cost of E 2.10 string (up to £100 depending on type)


fully fitted to your double bass complete with C sharp, D and E and E flat locking catches
  (please add about £71 to this price for Pirastro Flexocor E 2.10 m string, or £91.42 for Pirastro Flat Chrom Original, which we recommend as the most reliable and decent sounding low E/C strings, here fitted to "A" peg, but which can sometimes be fitted to "E" peg depending on shape of scroll and peg-box)
We specialise in "awkward" necks. This old German bass has a very long neck which has been shortened, putting the "E" catch about an inch along the neck.
ALSO AVAILABLE - "Fawcett" mechanical extensions - POA
Extension
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This bass has a sweet tone and a lightly figgured back in two pieces of well quartered sycamore that is very attractive. It benefits from the usual high standard of Timothy Batchelar set up including Thomastik "Bel Canto" strings, Despiau bridge, ebony tail-piece and fingerboard, and has of course been "voiced" by Timothy Batchelar personally.

Jaroslav Krehbiel swell back Double Bass
 £2,650 including VAT




(Please not that this is just for the bass - we would be delighted to show you our range of cases and bows, but these are available at extra cost)
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D Basss

Francesco Graziani swell back Double Bass
Figured sycamore carved, solid swell back,  ribs of similar wood, selected straight grained pine belly, ebony fingerboard , German solid brass tuning machines, boxwood tail-piece, antiqued finish, Despiau French bridge, German sound-post all individually fitted and voiced by Timothy Batchelar to give that unique sound that we are so well known for, and your choice of  Pirastro, Thomastik, D'Addario or Jargar Strings (up to £150 value)
Also available in viol outline, without "violin" style corners.

  £3,950 inc VAT
(This price is for the double bass only - we would be delighted to supply padded bag, French or German style bow, rosin and so on at extra cost. We always have a good selection in stock)
D Bass
German Bass

  German flat back DOUBLE BASS

Made in Dresden, Germany bewteen the wars, this instrument has a new bass bar, ebony fingerboard and nut,, ebony saddle, Swiss sound-post, Despaiu bridge and Priastro Passione strings, Tom Martin eboiny tail-piece and new spike, all fitted by Timothy Batchelar in England. This superb instrument has a wonderful orchestral sound with a really solid bass..

SOLD
(This price is for the double bass only - we would be delighted to supply padded bag, French or German style bow, rosin and so on at extra cost. We always have a good selection in stock)
German Bass
bass bag
  • NEW GENERATION MODEL Tom & Will
  • DOUBLE BASS GIG BAG
  • £215.10p with free delivery
  • in blue canvas fabric with blue interior
  • full length all-around opening from spike to scroll with oversized tomandwill heavy duty zips
  • high density padding for ultimate protection with high tensile stitching
  • no-rip toughened hard wearing polyester exterior, soft no-scratch interior linings, high tensile double stitching, RCS multiple rivet and cross stitch strap reinforcement
  • with hideaway backpack & shoulder carrying system with side pads and adjustable waist band
  • 188.5cm x 74cm / 74.21" x 29.13" (overall length x lower bout), weight 4.74kg
bass bag

1970s laminate Double Bass
Neck repaired but solid
nice tone - Pirastro strings
He's called Basil, reluctantly offered for sale by a lady who has given up playing.
pictures to follow

only £700


bass


A fine old German


DOUBLE BASS

CIRCA 1860

in superb condition, with neck grafted and new ebony fingerboard, wonderful warm tone with solid carrying power, also sounds great in the studio, thoroughly restored. Presently set up with Bel Canto strings and Despiau bridge. String length 41 3/8" (1051 mm)

£6,000

(This price is for the double bass only - we would be delighted to supply padded bag, French or German style bow, rosin and so on at extra cost. We always have a good selection in stock)
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Lowendall FrontLowendall Sode
A good Double Bass
by

Louis Lowendall
Berlin
circal 1890s
Swell Back and with later neck


£10,000


(This price is for the double bass only - we would be delighted to supply padded bag, French or German style bow, rosin and so on at extra cost. We always have a good selection in stock)
Lowendall Back

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logo We generally have more instruments coming through the workshops that we have not yet put on this site - please email or telephone for details.
Coming up shortly:
Interesting nineteenth century German flat back bass, probably mittenwald, lovely tone. Presently being restored.
Hawkes "Professor" circa 1905, currently awaiting restoration.

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Contact us:
tim@batchelar.com
email: tim@batchelar.com Tel: +44 (0)116 2899798

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