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The Story of Vektor Germany / 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
1996

Sven-Henrik Gawron literally now also offers selected winemakers' wines, spirits & delikatessen right beside his double basses...

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 exterior application of the Vektor Kontramike in cooperation with F. Moser - Klangwerkstatt. This version is easily mounted and offers far better sound quality as the built-in-bridge-version before.

Watch and listen live to the Vektor Bass...

Rhonda Smith

 

 
 
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