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Samuel Eastman Model 80 basses are ideal for schools, rentals, and beginning players. Their sturdy design balances great sound and playability with durability. With fully laminated top, back, and ribs, excellent quality German brass tuning machines, and ebony fittings, Samuel Eastman Model 80 basses are durable, easy to maintain, and a pleasure to play.

  • Finish:High-Gloss Varnish
  • Fingerboard:Ebony
  • Top:Laminated Spruce
  • Ribs:Laminated Maple
  • Back:Laminated Maple
  • Purfling:Painted
  • Bridge:Despiau
  • Tuning Machine:Rubner Brass Tuning Machines Tyrolean
  • Tailpiece:Ebony
  • Available Patterns:Gamba
  • Available Sizes:3/4 - 1/8

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Our Bassists

Artist - Dante Fire

Dante Fire


Dante Fire is a talented cross-genre bassist that has worked with musicians such as Ice-T, Al Jarreau, Take 6, and many others.

Artist - Alex Hernandez

Alex Hernandez


Alex Hernandez is a first generation cuban-american born in Miami, Fl. He studied electric and upright bass in South Florida with Matt Bonelli, Dennis Marks, and others.

Artist - Jason Heath

Jason Heath


Jason Heath is the host of Contrabass Conversations, a podcast devoted to exploring music and ideas associated with the double bass...

Artist - Cielito De Jesus

Cielito De Jesus


Cielito de Jesus is an innovative music educator nurturing the talents of young bassists throughout Southern California. Her creative teaching methods are tailored to...

Artist - Andrés Martín

Andrés Martín


Native of Buenos Aires, Argentina, bassist, arranger, and composer Andrés Martín has performed with orchestras, chamber ensembles and as a soloist in Argentina, Costa...

Artist - Edwin Livingston

Edwin Livingston

Jazz Bassist

Hailing from Dallas, Texas, Edwin was exposed to music early in his life. In addition to a full playing, touring and recording career, he is also on the faculty at USC...

Artist - Brandino



Kevin has found great success working with many of the world's top recording artists, entertainers, musicians, and is involved in a myriad of events...

Artist - Chuck Israels

Chuck Israels

Jazz Bassist

Chuck Israels is a composer/arranger/bassist who has worked with Billie Holiday, Benny Goodman, Coleman Hawkins, Stan Getz, Herbie Hancock, and many others.

Artist - Simply Three

Simply Three


With old school training but a new school sound, Simply Three is re-shaping convention with its original works and innovative arrangements...


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Samuel Eastman VB80

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