This is a new Concertante double bass that has had our full workshop set up carried out by our luthier and is fitted with Pirastro Original Flexocor strings.
Concertante Double Bass Setup with Flexocor Strings
Concertante Double Bass
This is a new, hand built by Eastman Strings, Concertante double bass (VB305) violin shape, that has had our full workshop set up carried out by our luthier and is fitted with Pirastro Flexocor strings.
The quality of the Concertante’s sound is remarkably clean and you can clearly hear the overtones. Harmonics are very pronounced and ring out perfectly with great depth and excellent sustain.
The Concertante double bass is not a production line model, but one that is hand built. Not only is the Concertante made from quality tonewoods, but there is a staggering attention to detail on this bass.
This double bass is in stock and available to try at our Derbyshire location.
Strings: Pirastro Flexocore
Level: Professional Eastman VB305
Pattern: 3/4 Violin & Gamba shape, 7/8 & 5 string by special order
Body: Hand carved highly figured maple and spruce with inlaid purfling
Finish: Hand-applied spirit varnish in a full antiqued aspect
Endpin: Quality Endpin Unit with brass key and Rosewood bulb.
Machine Heads: French pattern Machine Heads
Tailpiece: Ebony with metal rope tailgut
Violin Shape Length of Back: 1120 mm
Violin Shape Upper: 515 mm
Violin Shape Middle: 380 mm
Violin Shape Lower: 655 mm
Gamba Shape Length of Back: 1105 mm
Gamba Shape Upper: 495 mm
Gamba Shape Middle: 368 mm
Gamba Shape Lower: 655 mm
Other Eastman Concertante Double Basses Available in Our Stock
The Concertante double basses listed below are in addition to the one listed above on this page. The basses that are “setup and available for sale” in the list are setup ready for customers to try and available for immediate sale.
Basses that have the status “pre-workshop” are in stock and un-setup, still in their factory finished state, the state in which you will find some Concertante/Sinfonica basses advertised for sale on the internet. They don’t come with strings or a bridge and have had no setup work done to them as yet. These basses are available for sale with the option of our luthier’s full setup. Although we will also sell them as they are, without setup, and we will match any like-for-like price.
Our “pre-workshop” double basses give our customers the opportunity to discuss different options and how they would like their bass setting up. Our luthier’s setup includes:
- Adjusting the top nut
- Shooting the fingerboard
- Cutting and fitting the bridge
- Adjusting and fitting the tailpiece
- Adjusting and fitting the soundpost
- Fitting the customer’s choice of strings
We can offer various custom options with our setup ranging from different bridges to low C extensions.
We normally advise customers to allow up to two weeks for their bass setup. The actual time it takes us to setup a double bass varies depending on the volume and type of work we
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