Welcome to The Spa


 
News:    We now have reproduction water slide tailpiece decals available for Kay Basses from 1938 to about 1949.
 
We also have a 3" weatherproof vinyl Kay sticker suitable for your vehicle's window or your hard case!

The Bass Spa is the Canadian Distributor for Innovation Double Bass Strings.

*** The entire line of Innovation Strings is now available through Long & McQuade stores coast to coast. ***
 

 Meeting Roland Wilfer (left) in his family's 111 year old Double Bass Workshop in Mohrendorf, Germany


 'The Bass Spa' is the home of Jake de Villiers' double bass setup & repair service in the Vancouver, BC region.
We welcome all double bass, upright bass, stand-up bass & bass violin players and their instruments.
Services range from simple re-stringing and pickup fitting to full setup & repair work. 
 
Double Bass Setup  can include: fingerboard planing, carving a new nut, cutting a new bridge,
installing bridge adjusters, carving a handmade light weight tailpiece to fit your instrument,
installing and adjusting a stainless steel cable tailpiece wire,
after-length tuning & Mode Matching. 

Double Bass Tuning The house specialty is 'Mode Matching', tuning the tailpiece assembly to work in harmony with the note of the
neck and fingerboard extension in order to release the full power and tone of your instrument.
 Until you've experienced it, it sounds like voodoo, but after you've heard the difference you'll believe, too!
Tuning the after-lengths and Mode Matching remove tone-robbing phase cancellations from the bass,
 letting the bridge, top & bass bar vibrate fully as their maker intended.

Double Bass Repair includes: closing open seams, crack repairs, breaks, endpin & fingerboard replacement.