Double Bass Expert Rikkers
Looking for an exclusive instrument? You will find old and new basses in almost every price range. We deliver our basses leveled and with a comfortable set-up, with good strings and a good comb. For renting a double bass or leasing a bass and also for professional double bass repairs Rikkers is the right place.
Rikkers is the double bass expert in the north of the Netherlands. On thursday- and fridayafternoon we’d love to make time for you. You can also visit us on saturdays but be sure to inform beforehand if Ferdinand Rikkers will be available!
Buying a Double Bass
Our collection starts with the Chinese laminated double basses. Because of quality differences on the market we often choose them ourselves at our supplier – we are keen on quality. Even the more moderate priced basses come with an ebony fingerboard. We provide them with good combs and strings, level the fingerboard and give them a good set-up. We thereby offer an affordable option for beginners.
As a higher quality alternative we can deliver the double bass of Czech manufacture: the basses of Strunal have a full, crisp sound and, thanks to their refined spirit-finish are a feast for the eye. They are made with a solid top, laminated sides and rear, ebony fingerboard and tail and fine hardware. Many players find this a fine jazz bass by the robust lows and full sound. Also, this bass has proven as an excellent base for your conservatory training Light Music to start with and even to complete it.
Higher up in the program we offer you the solid wood double basses. We have beautiful handmade basses from Wilfer of South Germany, beautiful Hungarian basses of Laszlo Rac, basses of the Hungarian double bass luthier Balogh and excellent double basses from the Romanian luthier Ducur.
We also have many old double basses in the higher price-range. Basses with sometimes a long history and a lot of character.
Are you interested in one of these basses you are welcome to try out a few, at us or at your own location. A specialty of our workshop – next to the careful tuning and repairing of double basses – is the Rikkers double bass pickup. This high-end pickup is glued to the comb of the bass, which gives it a particularly powerful sound. Also we supply and fit the elements of quality brands such as Shadow, Highlander and B-Band.