The Jive Bass... Versatile. Authentic. Affordable.

Of course there are no prizes for guessing the heritage of The Jive Bass; the offset body & twin single coil pickup arrangement are part of bass history - but this is no run-of-the-mill, carbon copy clone.

Inspired by the wealth of experience that the Bass Centre has accumulated over its 30 year history, as well as by our communication with pro players and customers all over the World, The Jive sports a number of unique features as well as The Bass Centre's own take on tradition. With a body profile that has had 4mm shaved from the familiar outline and The Bass Centre's own satin finished "Super Slim Sixties" neck profile (significantly slimmer than the classic "C" shape), The Jive provides a lightweight, comfortable and super-fast playing experience.

Soundwise, The Jive truly delivers all you would want... and then some. The vintage style single coil pickups produce an authentic tone - glittering harmonics, clear, zingy highs & earthy, growling lows are all present & correct, with an even response and stacks of sustain and resonance thanks to the revolutionary Babicz Full Contact Bridge, which is now standard issue on all Jive Models.

And the Jive looks fantastic too, with a choice of flawlessly applied, period accurate finishes and pickguards, matching headstocks and cool, chrome pickup cover crowning an instrument that boasts superb build quality, awesome playability and a superb, versatile tonal range - all at a astonishingly good price.

The Personal Touch

All Bass Collection instruments are re-strung and set up prior to despatch by Chris Ward, long serving Bass Centre guitar tech for all of our 36 years... he's getting quite good by now!

Accordingly, you can choose which gauge and type of Elites Strings you prefer, and specify set-up requirements.


Take complete control over your Bass Collection specifications - Choose your own colour/pickguard combination and select custom hardware, pickups and electronics from a wide range of suppliers including Babicz, Omega, Aguilar, Sims, Mike Pope, EMG, Sadowsky, etc.