Our Team

Established in 1992 The Gallery – Bass Merchant has grown to become one of the most important places for all things bass. We pride ourselves in providing the widest range of new, used and vintage instruments, amplifiers and accessories, in a friendly, welcoming environment and backed up with our setup, after sales and repair expertise. Whatever your bass needs; The Gallery has the answer.


Meet The Team


Martin Petersen

Martin Petersen

After completing his HND in Modern Fretted Guitar Making at the London College of Furniture Martin began hand-crafting fine custom basses going by the name of Sei Bass. In 1993 Martin decided to open up his own bass shop, The Gallery, filling a gap in the market, with a combination of bespoke custom basses and products as well as more traditional lines. In the 'in house' workshop of The Gallery, Martin has since built over 450 custom instruments.


John Chapman

John Chapman

John Chapman joined the Gallery in 2001 and has learned all aspects of instrument construction and repair. John is an experienced guitarist specialising in electric and acoustic instruments. In addition to crafting Chapter Guitars John, along side Martin is responsible for instrument setup and repair.


Henry Thompson

Henry has been with us since 2022. As a professional bass player and music lover in his own right, Henry has great knowledge of all things bass.


Jamie Walton

Working with the Bass Gallery team since 2021, Jamie is also a session bassist. Since getting in the music industry, he has gathered good knowledge in everything music related.

Luca Brandas

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