We will be releasing an interview with Heartland String Bass Shop owner and luthier Chris Threlkeld-Wiegand this weekend on the Contrabass Conversations podcast network. Chris worked for several years at the Robertson and Sons Violin Shop in Albuquerque, New Mexico prior to opening his own operation. Chris makes absolutely wonderful basses that, in addition to sounding great, are real works of art. I’ve been a fan of his for years–my low B extension was made by Chris, and it is a beautiful and flawlessly crafted piece of equipment.
We’ll be including several photos of basses by Chris in the episode show notes and featuring a clip of double bassist (and Bad Boyz of Bass member) Volkan Orhon performing on one of Chris’ basses. Come to think of it, Anthony Stoops, our guest on episode 67 will also be performing on one of Chris’ basses during their upcoming performance in Indianapolis…and I’m interviewing this group this weekend to boot! See how small this bass world of ours really is?
In the meantime, check out this scroll by Chris, and stay tuned for his interview this weekend!