Douglas WVEB-833 Short Scale Violin Bass VS

Douglas WVEB 833VS

Light Weight, Hollow Body, Short Scale!

Get that Classic Violin Bass Sound for 1/4 the Price!

  • Stand out with this traditional violin style bass
  • Features a genuine tiger maple flamed top and back
  • This semi-hollow bass has tons of sustain and is fairly loud even without an amp
  • Features a maple trus-rod adjustable set neck with rosewood fingerboard and high quality electronics
  • 2 volume controls and a 1 tone control
  • Very thin, easy to play neck
  • Chrome hardware
  • Simply gorgeous!


  • Overall length: 43"
  • Scale length: 30 1/3"
  • Body length: 17 3/4"
  • Width of lower bout: 12 1/2"
  • Width of upper bout 9 3/4"
  • Width of the neck at the nut: 1 1/2
  • Width of the neck at the 22nd fret: 2 1/16"
  • Thickness of body: 2"
  • Pickup dimensions: 1 1/4" x 2 3/4"
  • String spacing at the bridge: 1 3/4"
  • Weight: 6 1/2 pounds

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    Customer Comments:

    Kurt, I have played a Douglas WVEB 833 VS sunburst violin bass professionally for 4 or 5 years now. I'd like your bass customers to know this is an outstanding instrument by any measure. The neck is straight and highly playable, the wooden bridge intonates well, the neck pickup has solid thick bottom end while the bridge pickup adds an adjustable amount of color to an already good neck pickup sound. The set-neck construction is strong and the finish durable. Its V-V-T controls offer simplicity and flexibility not found in the counterpart German violin bass. The electronics have been quiet and trouble free through years of regular use with an occasional spray of contact cleaner. The instrument is light and easy on the shoulder with an ordinary 2" guitar strap. I use Thomastic-Infeld JF-344 flatwounds on it and have found nothing to complain about as the bass paid for itself a hundred times over, always ready for the next gig. I'm not easy to please, and for me this bass is a winner.

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