We’ve taken a standard fully carved Westbury double bass made by Eastman Strings and given it the complete Jazz treatment. The result is amazing.
Eastman Westbury Jazz Bass
This bass is now sold. We have more Westbury’s arriving in August 2017 and we are taking pre-orders for these over the telephone.
The Westbury Jazz Bass is a standard fully carved gamba pattern Westbury double bass that we’ve set up giving it the full Jazz treatment. The result is fantastic. The photographs are actual instrument photos, not stock photos. Having had all of the necessary Luthier work carried out by us already, the Westbury Jazz bass is available for viewing, playing and immediate sale at our Derbyshire location.
This is a brand new Eastman VB200 Westbury double bass that we’ve set up predominantly for Jazz or Pizz playing.
Included in Addition to the Standard Westbury Double Bass
- Spirocore strings – Great, if not the best for Jazz
- An adjustable bridge – To give you flexibility
- Realist Lifeline Pickup – To give you more punch
- Realist Docking Station – Volume at your fingertips
Westbury Jazz Bass Setup
The Westbury Jazz bass has been set up from the outset as a Jazz bass. We’ve performed our complete set up on the bass which has included:
- Reshaping the top nut
- Shooting the fingerboard
- Refitting the soundpost
- Recutting and fitting an adjustable bridge
- Fitting of an Ebony tailpiece with a high-quality steel rope tail wire.
- Installation of the Realist Lifeline pickup and Docking Station.
We’ve strung the bass with Spirocore bass strings as the Jazz standard, and we’ve set the bass up with these strings in mind. However, there are other string options available upon request.
Realist Pickup System Fitted
We’ve chosen the Realist Lifeline pickup as it gives a little more punch than the Copperhead, making it ideal for Jazz players. Having used the Realist Docking Station ourselves, we can’t imagine why you wouldn’t want one on a bass. It gives you instant control of your volume at your fingertips.
Eastman Strings Company