Audio Interview - talking about my approach to my work.

Click Here to listen to a podcast interview I did with Jason Heath for Contrabass Conversations!

I also do a bloggy thing from time to time. Thoughts about what I'm working on at the time, etc.


My name is Matthew Tucker. I have been working with double basses in Sydney since 2002.

I do setups, repairs and restorations, sell old and new instruments, sell some parts and accessories, and make new instruments on commission.

My hand-made basses have won several international tone awards.

Before becoming a double bass luthier I had a career as screen editor, documentary maker and film studio manager.


I am mostly self taught, but have also studied with internationally renowned bass luthiers particularly at the excellent biannual Oberlin Double Bass Workshops.

In my approach to building, repair and restoration, I have a great respect for tradition, but I am not shy of innovation in the right context.

I use very careful and considered methods in all my work and take great pains to explain to my clients exactly what I am doing and why.

Work with Me

My clients include some of Australia's top orchestral and jazz double bassists, many students of all levels, and adult enthusiasts.

​I welcome all bass players to look through these pages to find out what I'm about. If you like what you see, come in and see how I can help you to achieve great things with your instruments.

Get in touch with me using my contact form to discuss rates, scheduling and more.

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