Bass Collection Jive Bass - Guards Red

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"These brilliant instruments are a steal at this price point... in fact it's hard to think of any bass range that offers so much quality for so little money" - Jazzwise Magazine

Vintage Style. Authentic Tone. Classic Cool.

Inspired by a healthy obsession with vintage basses from the swinging '60s & informed by The Bass Centre's communication with professional players and customers throughout the world, a truly iconic design has been re-imagined to blend period accurate looks and a classic sound with a modern, light weight construction & a super fast, satin finish neck.

  • Light weight, balanced body contour
  • "Super Slim Sixties" neck profile
  • Vintage spec single-coil pickups
  • Classic colours & pickguards
  • Chrome pickup cover
  • Classic Roller Bridge (Upgrade to Babicz Full Contact Bridge available)
  • Premium Quality Bass Centre Gig Bag included

With its cool retro features, authentic tone, superb build quality, flawless finish & expert set-up, the Jive Bass is an affordable, pro-grade instrument that represents astonishing value for money & is genuinely regarded as being consistent with instruments three times the price.

Upgrade to Babicz for Full Contact

The Babicz Full Contact Hardware system is available on all applicable Bass Collection models as an optional upgrade.

This revolutionary new approach to bridge technology provides "full contact" between the vibrating string and the body of the instrument, with over 50 times more contact surface per saddle compared to conventional saddle designs, maximising sustain and tonal response.

Courtesy of its patented "eCam" saddle technology, this unique design also adds considerable sustain to the instrument's already rich sound as well as providing enhanced stability and precision adjustment for string height and intonation.

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 (please use the "Customer Comments" field when you check out).

Body Basswood
Neck Satin Finish Maple with Bass Centre "Super Slim Sixties" Profile
Fingerboard Rosewood with Pre-CBS-Style Clay Dot Markers
Frets 20 Medium Nickel Frets
Pickup 2 x Passive Vintage-Style Single Coil (J/J)
Controls Volume/Volume/Master Tone
Tuning Machines Chrome Vintage-Style, Open-Gear Tuners
Hardware Chrome Pickup Cover, 4 Bolt Chrome Neck Plate, Chrome Control Plate & Control Knobs
Bridge Babicz Full-Contact Hardware Bridge
Pickguard 3-ply Vintage Mint-Green
Scale Length 34" (864mm)
Neck Width at Nut 38mm
Neck Width at 12th Fret 57mm
Neck Depth at 1st Fret 20mm
Neck Depth at 12th Fret 22mm
String Spacing at Nut 10mm
String Spacing at Bridge 19mm
Weight 4.05kg (8.9lbs)
Strings Bass Centre Elites Player Series Nickel Plated Roundwound Standard Gauge .045 - .065 - .085 - .105
Extras Bass Centre Padded Gig Bag
Warranty All Bass Collection instruments come with a 1 year warranty

Jazzwise Magazine Jive & Power Bass • March 2011

"These brilliant instruments are a steal at this price point... in fact it's hard to think of any bass range that offers so much quality for so little money."

Guitar & Bass Magazine Jive & Power Bass • Gareth Morgan • July 2010

"Classy & impressively accurate takes on two classic templates (with) authentic sounds & an excellent level of build quality" the Jive and Power Basses were awarded 91% and 90% ratings respectively

Guitar & Bass Magazine Jive & Power Bass • December 2010

Bass Collection swept the board In the best basses under £1,000 category with the Jive winning the coveted Bass of the Year award and the Power Bass in 2nd place… need we say more!?

Guitar & Bass Magazine Bass Centre Wyman Bass • Gareth Morgan • September 2011

"An excellent mix of passive tones... if you're looking for a bass that's a little different, the Wyman is a welcome new contender."

Guitarist Bass Centre Wyman Bass • Roger Newell • December 2012

"Pros: Compact & lightweight, super fat sounds – Cons: Provided you like the small proportions, there's nothing to dislike!"

Guitar Interactive Jive Bass • Dan Veall • December 2013

"The attention to detail is welcome, not only in the feel of the neck profile but also in that this instrument is nicely balanced and surprisingly lightweight. A very good bass for not a lot of money."

Guitar & Bass Magazine Speakeasy Pro 4 • Gareth Morgan • February 2014

"A well put-together & handsome-looking bass... it’s fair to say that its modern good looks and fine playability make it an instrument that many will be happy to pay a little extra for."

Bass Guitar Magazine Speakeasy 4 + 5 • Ian Glasper • October 2014

"Exceptionally well built and finished for the price tag – a joy to play... small and perfectly formed, these guitars are easy on both the eye and the ear"

Bass Guitar Magazine Bass Centre Wyman Bass • Ken Sanders • July 2015

"A great Fender-ish vintage rock 'n' roll tone which will sit perfectly in any blues trio... it continues the company’s tradition for quality basses at affordable prices."

Bass Guitar Magazine Bass Centre Profile Bass • Joel McIver • January 2016

GEAR OF THE YEAR 2016 • BEST FRETTED BASS UNDER £500 "Bravo, chaps... a wonderful bass that you will not want to stop playing. And all for £495? A great F*nder alternative... Snap one up if you can."

Joe Hubbard Bass Videos Bass Collection Bespoke Jive Bass • April 2017

"Lightweight, resonant and extremely versatile... I really love this instrument and I’d recommend it to anybody looking for that classic J-Bass design at a super-affordable price point."

Bass Guitar Magazine Bass Centre Betsy Bass • Mike Brooks • February 2020

"An absolute joy to play... a cool finish, playability and comfort by the bucketload, and a tonal performance that out-boxes many a bass at double the price. The Bass Centre have a winner on their hands."

Huge thanks to long-term Bass Centre collaborator JOE HUBBARD for taking time to produce this great video demo featuring his brand new BASS COLLECTION BESPOKE Jive Bass...

To Joe's spec, the stock instrument has been tricked out with black scratchplate and Omega "Badass" style bridge as well as with a pair of Aguilar Super Single pickups and Mike Pope Flex Core electronics installed by long serving Bass Centre technician Chris Ward.

Here, he puts his augmented Jive through it's paces, ably demonstrating its effortless playability and broad tonal palette

"Very fast and easy to play... I really love this instrument and I’d recommend it to anybody looking for that classic J bass design at a super-affordable price point... lightweight, resonant and extremely versatile in delivering a wide range of sounds"

Joe Hubbard’s professional background is represented by a collective body of experience that spans three decades as an internationally acclaimed educator, author and contemporary jazz fusion recording artist. He has also recorded and performed with a huge and diverse range of musicians including Morrissey Mullen, Denny Laine (Moody Blues, Wings), Gary Numan, Nigel Wright (producer: West Life, X-Factor), Alvin Lee, George Benson, Everything But the Girl, Mose Allison, Colin Blunstone, Elkie Brooks, Bill Nelson, Ben E. King, Alan Murphy, Dave Weckl, Frank Gambale, Gary Husband and Mose Allison and Dave Weckl.

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