It's our 7th anniversary - thanks to YOU! May 1, 2011, we opened our doors to serve the Houston string community and the bass community worldwide. You came - you saw - you asked for more. You're really the ones who built QBC - thanks for 7 years of more resources for bassists everywhere!
New service: Glasser bows INSTANT EXCHANGE - your Glasser bow, any condition, exchanged for a like-new, factory reconditioned bow on the spot - for less than rehairing alone! Schools or individuals - stop by or mail them in today!
WE HARDLY EVER HOLD A SALE!! SO DON'T MISS IT!!
May 26-28 is a Texas Tax-Free Weekend for energy-efficient products, and what can be more energy-efficient than a stringed instrument? So, QBC will support the cause and pay your sales tax on anything we sell that was designed before the invention of electricity (pretty much everything we sell*). Since our margins are extremely low, and our prices are already deeply discounted, we VERY RARELY can hold a sale, and have not held one in years. This sale is LIT, so fire up your energy-efficient checkbook and take advantage of this one-weekend-only chance to save on that instrument or bow you've been wanting! The only other way to save this much is to leave the state!
All our acoustic instruments feature VIRTUALLY NO power consumption, and are low-emission and re-usable. Several of them have been conserving valuable resources by being re-used for well over 100 years and counting! They're great for emergency preparedness, as they can even be used during a power outage. For an extra layer of preparedness, consider buying some of our non-powered SHEET MUSIC, printed on re-usable and recyclable PAPER.
*some consignment instruments exempted from sale prices
New! Wednesdays-Thursdays walk-in customer specials! Come see us & save!
Instruments and bows $50 off!
Strings $10 off sets!
New rentals 30% off first month!
Seam gluing - regular $30 - Wed/Thurs $25
Fallen sound post re-set - regular $15 - Wed/Thurs $10
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OUR MISSION: To foster the lifetime growth of bassists and all string players through access to highest-quality equipment and education.
- Group classes (multi-studio, students of all private teachers are welcome)
- Private bass lessons with teachers highly trained in the most current double bass pedagogy
- Master classes and workshops, teacher training
- Reference library of recordings and sheet music (in addition to large retail inventory of the same)
- Fine double basses, bows and electric basses, consignments
- Select violins, violas and cellos
- Bass trunk rental, shipping of double basses
- Accessories in store, or convenient 24/7 via our web store: popular strings such as BelCanto, Spirocore, Evah Pirazzi, Passione, Corelli, Obligato, and many more! Mutes, Pops’ and Kolstein rosin, electronic tuners, bow quivers, bass wheels,cases, sheet music, and other bassists’ necessities, at unbeatable prices.
- The Laborie-style angled endpin and installation