“Brett’s lifelong woodworking experience leaves him with an intuitive knowledge of the characteristics of timber. The choice of a Butternut body mated with a chestnut fret-board provided light weight without sacrificing sustain and yielded a full, clear sound, rife with harmonic overtones. Combined with the physical architecture of the Bass, I was able to pull every type of attack in my arsenal out this instrument. It was particularly suited for slap style but I was able to lay out smooth warm ‘upright’ sounds, pops, funky grooves and went from pizzicato to legato with out a single twist of a knob.”
Chuck Hinton - Binghamton, NY
Tech Guru at McIntosh Labs, contributor to ‘Home Toys’ Magazine and member of the Monkeys Typing band.
"Finally, a custom built bass for the working bassist. Brett's basses are rugged yet responsive, rustic yet refined. His "stump-to-stage" building process allows Brett to draw from his knowledge of the tree, his experience in the wood shop and his creativity to craft an instrument that truly is like no other. If you want a unique bass that's fun to play, that sounds great, and is responsibly sourced then you should consider a Chiselhead."
Nathan Giordano - Albany, NY
The Kamikaze Hearts, The Traditional Strings
"Chiselhead basses have an edge over most of the basses that the average musician rifles through at the local music shop- the fact that each bass is carefully built one at a time, by an experienced craftsman, not to mention, an expert woodsman. Brett's basses make the player feel as though the bass was made especially for him...I know when i sat down and played each one of Brett's finished models, the playability was so natural, like nothing i had ever felt in any bass I had ever picked off a hanger in an instrument store. The simplistic controls made for easy tone control, and the unique wood combinations that was used to make each bass conjured up a sound that was unique to each instrument. Each Chiselhead bass has its own personality, just like each player."
Joe Noval - Los Angeles, CA