Tim Kill Custom Stick Bass

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Tim Kill Custom Stick Bass


Many years have gone into the design of this convenient instrument.
Tim's intimate knowledge of the working double bass & double bass player, has resulted in
an instrument which is designed with the player's needs at the forefront.

Unlike many other designs on the market, this bass has the convenience of double bass fittings which can be
serviced and customised by any quality bass repairer or maker throughout the world.
Using the standard string length of 42", standard ebony fingerboards, quality french bridges, and the simplicity of a transducer pickup ensures that this instrument will sound as realistic as any amplified Double Bass.



Each instrument is superbly crafted in Tim's workshop, and individually set-up for the player's needs. 
Tim's background as one of our leading makers & restorers, as well as the maker behind his famous Tim Kill Custom guitars, have combined to create
an instrument which is superbly made in every aspect.

This ensures not only a convenient, beautiful instrument for today, but an investment for the future.



Instrument Includes

Your strings of choice

David Gage Realist Pickup

Hip Rest

Convenient Heavy-Duty Stand

Choice of 4 string or 5 string set up

Optional Extras

Fibreglass Hard Case

Padded Cover


Price on Application

Each Tim Kill stick bass is custom made to order. Please contact us for further details.


For purchasing details and further information regarding these basses, please contact timkillbass@benedictgpuglisi.com

Price is inclusive of 10% Australian Goods and Services Tax (GST). This tax is not applicable to overseas customers. 



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The month of July marks the 21st anniversary of the opening of my Showroom and Atelier in Hawthorn.
Time goes fast when your having fun! Times like this I reflect on one of my biggest inspirations. My Nonno Puglisi. A proud and hard-working fruiter, who understood the meaning of honest caring service. I just love this photo! Taken in 1966 i believe . I was just 1yo.
And I should mention that he was also an amazing fisherman! And could build anything he wanted.
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