Charles Traeger


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Traeger Basses

Charles Traeger had an impressive reputation in the world of bass making and bass restoration.  His long career began when he was a musician in the big band era looking for someone who could help with his own instrument.  He learned all he could and noticed there was a real need for literature for repairing and restoring double basses.  He created the Traeger Principal that says that all elements of the bass vibrate and thus play a role, however large or small, in the sound of the instrument.  Chuck dedicated his entire career to improving that sound! He passed away in the Fall of 2016 at the age of 90.