Eastman VB80 Double Bass Setup by Our Luthier


Eastman logoA great student-level laminate bass with lovely amber shaded finish. Available in 1/10, 1/8, 1/4, 1/2 and 3/4 sizes with optional set up by our Luthier.

Our Eastman VB80 double basses for sale are an excellent student level instrument in a gamba pattern of laminate construction. Our Eastman VB80s are unlike others benefiting greatly from our workshop set up, much improving them in terms of playability and sound against a standard Eastman VB80. Making our Eastman 80s ideal to commence learning with and combined with the range of sizes available they make great basses for children and adults alike.

Our Eastman 80 basses are available in sizes 1/10,  1/8,  1/4,  1/2  and  3/4 all coming as a complete outfit that includes a bow and a bass case.

Eastman VB80 Shop Setup or Luthier Setup

Shop setup is how you would buy the bass from a general high street music shop or an online retailer. The bridge will be stood and the strings tensioned. In addition, we also check the basses to make sure that everything is working as we would expect from the factory.

Our Luthier setup is a much more comprehensive set up which greatly improves the sound and playability of the bass. No matter what the size, all of our basses are set up meticulously by our luthier to our professional high standard. Within the setup, we check, adjust and refit as appropriate, the top nut, the bridge, the fingerboard and the sound post. We also check fittings like the machine heads and the endpin are all in top working condition. Our Luthier setup is explained in full on our Luthier Setup page.

Years of educational experience lead us to recommend our Luthier setup; learning progress with a properly setup instrument is greatly improved.

Eastman 80 Double Bass – Great for beginners

When starting to learn the double bass it is important that you or your child has a bass that is easy to play; this greatly improves progress as the player isn’t fighting the instrument. Our Luthier set up provides the best experience for beginners. The smaller VB80 double basses are great for children as they are lightweight and robust due to their laminate construction; this makes them easy to carry and less prone to damage.

 Our Price Includes

  • Shop setup or Our full workshop set up carried out by our luthier
  • Good factory strings, Upgradeable upon request
  • A case
  • A Composite double bass bow worth £130

We can also offer various upgrades including your choice of strings and any Pickups you specify.

We always have Eastman 80s in stock that have been through our workshop set up and are available for customers to try and buy.

Eastman VB80 Double Bass Specifications

  • Level: Student
  • Body: Lightly figured laminate maple back and laminate table
  • Bow: K. Holtz fibreglass bow
  • Bag: Padded Eastman Strings bag
  • Head: German tooled solid brass machine tuning
  • Endpin: Quality endpin unit
  • Fingerboard: Solid ebony
  • Tailpiece: Solid ebony with a metal rope cord
  • Top Nut: Ebony


Most of our customers like to visit us to try the double bass before they make a purchase. However, if you need the double bass delivering we can do that, we deliver to many postcode areas (see our delivery information page) as standard and your delivery cost will be calculated on the checkout page. However, if your area isn’t covered, just give us a call to get an up to date price and make the arrangements. We deliver the basses on our van so that we can guarantee the safety of the bass in transit. We do not use courier companies unless we are specifically asked to do so, due to the risk of damage to the bass.

We also have all sizes of Eastman VB80’s available for hire. Contact us for details.


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