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Double Bass Point Viersen

1969
Sven-Henrik Gawron begins double bass study at the age of 12 in Germany.
1979-84
Attends Folkwang-Hochschule (Conservatory) studying classical double bass with Professor Rolf Heister in Essen (Germany) while participating in serval modern jazz formations.
1980
Begins autodidactic study of repair and restoration of the classic acoustic double bass.
1988
Opens “Studio für Kontrabässe” in Germany, a full service double bass shop specializing in pickups and amplification as well as a showroom for one of the most impressive collections of rare double basses in the world.
1992
Presentation of the first prototype “Vektorbass” a collaboration with M. B. Schulz Design/Düsseldorf. This instrument develops into the modern classic that is known as the “Vektor™ Electric Upright Bass.”
1995
Vektor Germany is a registered trademark in Germany and the USA
2001-02
Vektor Basses are the preferred instruments of Rhonda Smith during the One-Nite-Alone-Tour with Prince. They make about 60% part of the show. Also the famous Coltrane-Bassist’s (Jimmy Garrison) son , Matthew Garrison has become endorsee for Vektor.
2005-06
Developement of the Vektor Double Bass Pickup, which is mounted inside the bridge foot. Originally only designed for the Vektor Upright this pickup unexpectedly opene new horizons in acoustic bass amplification!
2009

Presentation of the mobile version of the Vektor Kontramike. This product finally is easily mounted and adjusted.
2010

Return to the roots! Back to bass repairs and restorations… in addition to that extending the collection of rare old bass bows of any origin for sale.

Marktstr 5. VIERSEN-DUELKEN, 41751. Germany

Contact Sven-Henrik Gawron
Tel +49 2162 53309 or 49 0177 5432938
Fax+49 2162 45692


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