LeCompte Electric Bass

Fine quality, handmade basses, crafted in the U.S.A.

The time has come to end a chapter.  I have decided to shut the doors on this thing I've been calling "LeCompte Electric Bass".  As competition grows and the used market expands I've found myself at a place where I'm just not able to maintain the kind of consistent workload needed to keep things running.  It's been a great ride with lots of highs, an abundance of growly low notes and plenty of sawdust.  I’ve learned a lot and don't regret a minute of it.

I would like to thank all my customers, supporters and players of LeCompte basses worldwide.  Special thanks go out to my many repeat customers. The trust you put in me time and time again gave me a lot of confidence and helped me realize I could build a great bass.  Other big thank you(s) go out to Bass Player Magazine, Rod Taylor, Tom Bowlus at Bass Gear Magazine, as well as the guys over at No Treble.com. Thanks for the great articles and helping get the word out.  I also want to thank my wonderful wife, Lynda, for her support and putting up with the clutter.  You’re the best!

I'm going to leave the website and the Facebook page up for posterity's sake for as long as possible...and who knows…even though I'm formally closing the doors you just might see a new LeCompte bass pop up for sale from time to time.


Keep on Groovin’


Bud LeCompte
June, 2014