Bass Collection Jive Five - Solar Flare

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Bass Collection Artist

Michael Dagnall, bassist with Geneshish and Souled As Seen, on stage at Liverpool's World famous Cavern Club with his Bass Collection Jive Five

A New Modern Classic from The Bass Centre.

"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

Inspired by a healthy obsession with vintage basses from the swinging 60's & informed by The Bass Centre's communication with professional players & customers throughout the World, a truly iconic design has been re-imagined to blend vintage sounds with a strikingly cool, contemporary look and enhanced, active tonal versatility.

Taking its cue from the hugely successful Bass Collection Jive Bass, the 5 string Jive Five sports a new, light, weight body contour and super-fast, satin finish neck alongside a wealth of additional modern flourishes... 21 fret ebony fingerboard, lush, figured ash body with contrasting ash-veneered pickguard, twin band active EQ and a hi-mass, hi-sustain bridge system.

  • Figured ash body
  • Grained, ash veneer pickguard
  • Satin finish, "Super Slim 60's" neck profile
  • Vintage spec, exposed-pole, single-coil pickups
  • 2-band, 9 volt active EQ

With authentic tone, superb build quality, flawless finish & expert set-up, the Jive Five is an affordable, pro-grade instrument that perfectly blends classic and modern stylings.

Bass Collection Jive Five - Solar Flare

 Body  Figured Ash
 Finish  Solar Flare
 Neck  Satin Finish Maple with "Super Slim 60's" 5-String Profile
 Fingerboard  Ebony with Pre-CBS-Style Clay Dot Markers
 Frets  21 Vintage-Skinny Nickel Frets
 Pickup  2 x Passive Vintage Style Single Coil (J/J)
 Controls  2 Band 9 volt Active EQ - Volume/Pan/Treble & Bass Cut/Boost
 Tuning Machines  Chrome Vintage-Style, Open-Gear Tuners
 Hardware  4 Bolt Chrome Neck Plate, Chrome Control Knobs
 Bridge  Hi-Mass, Hi-Sustain Bridge
 Pickguard  Figured Ash Veneer
 Neck Radius  R400
 Neck Width at Nut  45mm
 Neck Width at 12th Fret  64.3mm
 String Width at Bridge  98mm
 Strings  Bass Centre Elites Player Series Nickel Plated Roundwound Standard Gauge .045 - .065 - .085 - .105 - .130
 Extras  Bass Centre Padded Gig Bag
 Warranty  All Bass Collection instruments come with a 1 year warranty


Guitar Interactive

In 2013, GI's resident bass guru, Dan Veall, praised The Jive Bass as a "classic take on a classic".

Dan singled out the finish ("immaculate"), the frets ("absolutely brilliant"), the finish, the newly-appointed Babciz Full-Contact Bridge, the meticulous set-up and the great range of tones available before summing up this "fantastic instrument" as a "a very good bass... for not a lot of money".

<<< click on the cover to read the full Guitar Interactive Jive Bass review

OR visit the GI website and check out Dan Veall's Jive Bass video showcase in all its glory

Jazzwise Magazine

In March 2011, reviewing the Jazz & Power Basses, Jazzwise Magazine raved that "These instruments offer players of all abilities truly stunning instruments that are more than adequate for getting to grips with the finer points of becoming a working musician".

"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".

<<< click on the cover to read the full Jazzwise Bass Collection review

Guitar & Bass Magazine

In the July 2010 issue of Guitar & Bass, Gareth Morgan declared the Jive & Power Basses "Classy and impressively accurate takes on two classic templates" with "authentic sounds & an excellent level of build quality" awarding them, respectively, outstanding 91% and 90% ratings.

In their subsequent annual review of the year's best instruments, Bass Collection swept the board in the "Basses under £1000" category… The Jive Bass taking the coveted "Bass of the Year" award… with The Bass Collection Power Bass hot on it's heels in 2nd place… need we say more!?

<<< click on the cover to read the full Guitar & Bass Bass Collection review


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