Eastman Master Series Double Bass

///Eastman Master Series Double Bass

Eastman Master Series Double Bass


This is a new Eastman Master Series double bass otherwise known as an Eastman VB502. It has been fully setup by our luthier and is in stock available to try.


Eastman Master Series Double Bass

The Eastman Master Series double bass is offered in a fully antiqued finish. These handmade and hand varnished instruments offer the highest level of workmanship from Eastman’s excellent workshop. They produce a powerful and robust tone. These instruments are aimed at the professional player and are supplied with quality fittings.

Known as the Master Series in the UK it’s also known by its original Eastman model number, the VB502.

The Eastman Master Series double bass is made with a beautifully flamed maple back and a highly select spruce top. The sophisticated amber colored spirit varnish of the Master Series is reminiscent of Italian makers.

Furthermore, our luthier has performed a full and comprehensive setup on this bass and at the same time fitted Pirastro Flexocore Deluxe strings which work really well with the Master Series and as a result complement the bass greatly.

This double bass is in stock and available to try at our Derbyshire location.



Strings: Pirastro Flexocore Deluxe
Level: Professional
Pattern: 3/4 Violin shape only
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.
Fingerboard: Ebony
Machine Heads: Individual French pattern Machine Heads
Tailpiece: Ebony with metal rope cord
Topnut: Ebony
Length of Back: 1120 mm
Upper: 515 mm
Middle: 380 mm
Lower: 655 mm

Other Eastman Master Series Double Basses Available in Our Stock

The 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.

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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 Master Series 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 have on at the time.

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