This Eastman VB200 is the model and specification as reviewed by Geoff at DiscoverDoubleBass.com
This Eastman VB200 violin pattern double bass has been fully setup by our luthier, during the setup it has been fitted with an adjustable bridge, Evah Pirazzi weich strings, an optional Realist Lifeline Pickup and a Realist Docking station can also be fitted.
The Eastman VB200 is an entirely carved or solid bass, made from figured Maple (back & ribs) and Spruce (top). The fingerboard and top nut are both ebony. We fit an ebony tailpiece with a steel rope tailwire and an A grade quality bridge.
We have done the following work to this Violin Pattern Eastman VB200
- Reshape top nut
- Shoot fingerboard
- Cut and fit grade A quality bridge
- Fit bridge adjusters to bridge
(We don’t use off the shelf adjustable bridges because of quality. We pick a normal bridge and then make it adjustable with components that we’ve chosen and that work well together)
- Fit Endpin unit
- Fit Tailpiece
- Fit Evah Pirazzi Weich strings
- Refit the Soundpost
- Fit a Realist Lifeline pickup (optional)
- Fit a Realist docking station volume control (optional)
The Eastman VB200 represents excellent value for money and with our setup, it makes for a great jazz or orchestral double bass.
The Eastman VB200 is made by Eastman Strings and finished off by our luthier.