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Pete McGregor Music Double Bass Shop

New Zealand's only Specialist Double Bass Shop

Pete McGregor Music have the largest range of new and used double basses for sale in New Zealand.

In fact the only place in New Zealand where you have a choice of over 14 instruments at any one time.

Pete McGregor Music is the only place in New Zealkand to stock a full range of double bass accessories, spare parts, strings and bows.

Plus a full range of specialist amplifiers and transducers and accessories for double bass. many of these products exclusive to Pete McGregor Music in New Zealand

We also stock amplifiers suitable for a wide variety of acoustic instruments such as acoustic guitar and cello along with transducers for a wide variety of instruments including strings, saxaphone, brass, woodwind, guitar and piano.

Specialist and enthusiastic advice for bassists from a working professional bass player

Pete McGregor Music bass shop showroom
Pete McGregor well known New Zealand bassist


new basses New double basses for sale - large range priced from $1700.00 to $45000.00 (German, Czech, Korea, China)
travelling double bass The Christopher RN removable neck bass with flight case
used basses used double basses for sale, we try to have a choice
acoustic image Acoustic Image amplifiers for double bass and other acoustic instruments
schertler Schertler Amplifiers and pickups for bass and other instruments
markbass Markbass amplifier combos for acoustic bass and bass guitar
phil jones bass Phil Jones Bass amplifiers - extremely compact and light weight models ideal for upright bass players
pickups and transducers to amplify your bass
flight cases airline flight cases for double bass
accessories huge range of accessories, tuners, metronomes, wheels, gig bags, polish, humidifiers, humidifiers, and stands for double bass players
parts large range of bridges, tailpieces, bridge adjusters, sound posts, tailpiece wires etc
double bass strings double bass strings from Thomastic, D'Addario, Corelli, Velvet, Clef, Lenzner, Eurosonic, Obligato and Supernil New Zealand's best selection
tuition books Tuition books for double bass players
electronics tuners, metronomes, cables
performance aids all sorts of things to make performing easy for all musicians
play along cd's music minus one and pocket cd play and sing a long cd's
rosin a range of rosins for bassists
bows a range of new and used bows for bassists of all grades plus bow cases and quivers
basses wanted we want used basses to sell - we even sell on your behalf
rent a bass / flight case rent a double bass while you learn, also rental double bass flight cases
used equipment used amplifiers, pickups, bass guitars and other musical equipment
piano pickups K & K pure piano pickup for both grand and upright piano
violin pickup violin transducers
superscope Superscope recording & play along hardware systems for vocalists, transposers, musicians


Pete McGregor is a well known full time professional jazz and rock bassist and band leader.
Pete has been involved in the Entertainment business since the age of 6, and professionally involved since the age of 13 when as a youthful bassist he started working Friday and Saturday nights in dance bands in his home town of Tauranga. In his late teens he was hired to perform 3 nights a week in Rotorua backing touring floor shows. He moved to Auckland in 1969 to pursue a professional musical career.
During periods out of the entertainment industry Pete has been (among other things) a goat farmer, a war games paint ball site manager, a sewing machine retailer, a car dealer/importer.
Returning to full time musician Pete formed his own rock covers band Beats Working and his jazz band All That Jazz and his swing band Prima Swing Riot.
He is also first call bassist for many of Auckland's top jazz band leaders. Working regularly with the Mike Walker Trio and backing iconic NZ entertainer Ray Woolf.
In 1998 Pete started Pete McGregor Entertainment, this operation now occupying much of his busy weekly schedule along with his 2 staff.
More recently Pete started his other business Pete McGregor Music Double Bass Shop
Both businesses are operated out of large premises at his Auckland residence
Pete is married to Yvonne and together they have 3 children and 4 grandchildren

Pete currently uses a circa 1870 Saxony manufactured curved back carved solid wood bass. He favours Thomastik Spirocore Weich strings, and an adjustable bridge. His bass was given a complete makeover recently by Neville Whitehead, Luthier, of Sydney Australia - thanks Neville - great job!
For amplification Pete uses and loves his Wilson adjustable bridge pickup and Pete now uses and endorses Phil Jones Bass Super Flight Case amplifiers on his Jazz and Rock gigs.

Pete McGregor
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Pete's circa 1870 saxony bass " Zelda"


NZ purchase price includes GST - freight free

No charge for shipping in NZ
Shipping to other countries calculated automatially in shopping cart.
Unless otherwise requested shipping is by courier post
Shipments will be sent within 3 working days of order being placed.
If goods are not in stock at time of order you will be notified by email and you not be charged until goods are available.
In all cases there is a tracking system for keeping track of parcels in the system. You will be allocated a track and trace number by email.

Your card will be charged the amount including freight shown in shopping cart.
If goods are not in stock at time of order you will be notified by email and you not be charged until goods are available.
In this case a deposit of 15% will be charged to confirm order, then balance on completion of order.
should you not be completely satisfied with your purchase please return by insured mail or courier to Pete McGregor Music (address below) for complete refund. Strings must be unopened for refund. Please include original order details with returns for accurate refund

Authorised New Zealand agents for:
Poellmann double bass
Christopher double bass
PMM brand double bass manufactured in South Korea and China
Shimro Double Bass
Schertler amplification for bass and other instruments
Acoustic Image amplifier for bass and other acoustic instruments
Phil Jones Bass amplifiers
Wilson, David Gage, Revolution Solo, Schertler, Underwood and K & K transducer and pickup for double bass
Pop's Rosin
PMM flight case for double bass
PMM gig bag for double bass

sister sites:
Pete McGregor Entertainment - New Zealand's largest on line Entertainment booking agency
Auckland Jazz and Blues Club - keeping jazz alive in Auckland
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