Here at Bass Bags, we could talk to you for hours about our double basses. We can tell you how we set them up, how great they are to play and how they sound. However, we didn’t just want you to take our word for it, so we came up with the idea of getting an independent video review filmed.
We’ve been a fan of Geoff Chalmers’ DiscoverDoubleBass.com online videos for some time. We felt that Geoff’s naturally clear and easy to understand approach in his videos would suit our instruments perfectly.
We contacted Geoff and arranged to deliver one of our Eastman VB200s (this one) to him to try for a few weeks. Geoff has done an excellent job of capturing this bass on video with the audio being a real treat and exceptionally true to life. In the video, Geoff covers the importance of double bass setup, the bass’ sound and playability with examples of walking bass, a funk groove, thumb position and playing with the bow.
Check out Geoff’s video below to see what he has to say about the Eastman VB200 and our setup.
About the Eastman VB200 Used in the Video
The double bass used in this video is an Eastman VB200 with our setup and fitted with Pirastro Evah Pirazzi Strings, a Realist Lifeline pickup and Realist Docking Station. You can view this double bass and it’s full specification here: Eastman VB200 Fitted with Evah Pirazzi Weich Strings