Purple Music (Suffolk) LLP


The next in a series of instruments altered to 31-tone equal temperament, the Yamaha bass (belonging to original company partner Jools Tyler) has been expertly re-fretted by our good friend and collaborator Jerry Crosson, at The Fret Workshop.

The instrument will be used by Stuart Stevens in his experimental compositions, notably the current commission we are arranging on behalf of Charlotte Delaney. Jerry has put 100s of hours into ensuring that every part of this unique bass guitar is free of buzzes and rattles. The bass now has 62 frets instead of the conventional 24; this will allow the composer and performer to explore a whole new world of microtonal musical relationships. For more information about this and the other specialist instruments we have completed, visit Stuart Stevens instruments page on his website at www.stuartstevenscomposer.com