Bass Collection Jive Five - Solar Flare

UK Price :  £995.00 - Inc. 20% VATExport Price (EU/USA/Worldwide) :  £829.17


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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

A New Modern Classic from The Bass Centre

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" neck profile
  • Vintage spec, exposed-pole, single-coil pickups
  • Hi-mass bridge
  • 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.

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 Figured Ash
Finish Solar Flare
Neck Satin Finish Maple with Bass Centre "Super Slim" 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

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."

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The Holy Grail!
Monday, 10 July 2017  | 

I have quite a number of Bass Collection basses, and I adore all of them, they're unbelievably good.

However, this is the bass I've spent my career looking for!!

It is perfect, and I mean perfect.

I've always found five strings I've used over time never quite felt right, but this is finally it. It plays like a four string almost, but with the low B there ready for action.

If you're gonna play a fiver, this should be your number one choice.

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