Bass Collection Mod Bass

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Cool Britannia!

The Bass Centre is pleased to present the new Mod Bass... the award-winning single-pickup Bass Collection Power Bass in pristine china white, proudly flying the flag in honour of all things Great & British - including Bass Collection afficionado Phil Spalding, who has already added one of these beauties to his touring arsenal.

The Mod Bass re-imagines a iconic design, blending a classic sound with light weight construction & a super fast, satin finish neck with the Bass Centre's own "Super Slim 60's" profile. In addition, the Mod Bass sports a thoroughly modern flourish with the appointment of the revolutionary Babicz Full-Contact Bridge. Courtesy of its patented eCAM saddle technology, this awesome piece of kit offers dramatically enhanced sustain, tonal transfer, stability and full ,lockable control over both string action and intonation.

  • "Super Slim 60's" neck profile
  • New, light weight, balanced body contour
  • Vintage spec pickup
  • Matching headstock
  • Babicz Full Contact Hardware Bridge System

With its striking look, authentic tone, superb build quality, flawless finish & expert set-up, The Mod Bass is an affordable, pro-grade instrument that represents astonishing value for money.

Model Bass Collection "Mod" Power Bass
Body Basswood
Finish China White with Matching Headstock
Neck Satin Finish Maple with "Super Slim 60's" Profile
Fingerboard Rosewood with Pre-CBS-Style Clay Dot Markers
Frets 20 Medium Nickel Frets
Pickup Passive Vintage-Style Split Single Coil
Controls Master Volume/Master Tone
Tuning Machines Chrome Vintage-Style, Open-Gear Tuners
Hardware 4 Bolt Chrome Neck Plate, Chrome Control Knobs
Bridge Chrome Babicz Full-Contact Bridge System
Pickguard Metallic Union Jack
Scale Length 34" (864mm)
Neck Width at Nut 40mm
Neck Width at 12th Fret 57mm
Neck Depth at 1st Fret 20mm
Neck Depth at 12th Fret 22mm
String Spacing at Nut 11.5mm
String Spacing at Bridge 19.5mm
Weight 4.1kg (9.0lbs)
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
Country Of Origin World Musical Instruments Co. Ltd. • South Korea

Phil Spalding


Bass Collection artist, one-take powerhouse bassist and all-round ace face, Phil Spalding, caught in action with Simon Townsend at Islington's O2 (by lensman Alan Barnes), with his "No.1 Bass" - The Bass Collection "Mod" Power Bass.

      

Phil Spalding has been at the top of the bass playing game for many years now and has been a Trace Elliot endorsee since the early 1990's. In that time he has helped to make some truly iconic and internationally successful recordings with the likes of Elton John, Robbie Williams, Seal, Bernie Torme, Mick Jagger, Joe Cocker, Tina Turner, Right Said Fred, Chris de Burgh, Roger Daltrey, Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark, Randy Crawford, Kylie Minogue, Suggs and many more.

Known as a 'one take wonder' musician many of his best known performances have been recorded in exactly that way ... "in one take, with no drop-ins and no edits!".

Phil says, 'I don't have much patience for agonising over a bass part for a record ... I always see a musical performance as a journey through the song, ebbing and flowing with the rest of the instruments and the vocals. For me, that's the way to record something that's going to have the dynamics and feel required to achieve truly great recordings".

In between gigging up a storm lately with The Who's Simon Townsend and Roger Daltrey, Phil has taken to the road as a solo act with a unique clinic 'show' that showcases the talents that have helped him to maintain his long career and to produce such a powerful body of work, as well as dishing out behind-the-scenes secrets and stories from his career.

Phil has been using the Bass Collection Power bass as his "no. 1 bass" throughout the last couple of years and - with his trusty Trace Elliot rig  - gives him "an awesome combination of rock and soul ... hardcore in yer face bass!!!"

JazzWise Magazine Jive & Power Bass • Issue #16 • March 2011


"Extreme playability, stylish looks and lightweight design... 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"

  << Read the full review

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 were awarded outstanding 91% and 90% ratings respectively

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Guitar & Bass Magazine Jive & Power Bass • Gear Of The Year • 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 hot on it's heels in 2nd place… need we say more!?

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Guitar Interactive Jive Bass • Dan Veall • Issue #16 • December 2013


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

  << Full interactive issue with video demo        << Download PDF version

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"

  << Read the full review at Guitar-Bass.net       << Download PDF version 

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"

  << Full review at BassGuitarMagazine.com      << Download PDF version

Bass Guitar Magazine Bass Centre Profile Bass • Joel McIver • February 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"

  << Full review at BassGuitarMagazine.com      << Download PDF version

Joe Hubbard Bass Videos Bass Collection Bespoke Jive Bass April 2017


"Lightweight, resonant & 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"

  << Watch Joe's Bass Collection Jive demo on his excellent YouTube Channel

Guitar & Bass Magazine Steve Cook • September 2013


RATING : 93% "With the FCH bridge, the sound was bigger & richer and we noticed more overall volume, both acoustically & amplified. If you care about the quality of your sound, you'd do well to look into one." 

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Jeff Berlin 


Considered by many to be the one of the finest electric bass players on the planet, Jeff's solos are amongst the greatest ever played on a bass guitar and his harmonic and melodic approach to playing are part of bass legend. Now using Babicz bridges exclusively, his signature model Cort bass RITHMIC Bass also features the FCH Bass Bridge as standard.

"Jeff Babicz re-invented the bass bridge and made it as necessary as my amp and my bass. I only play equipment if it sounds great... which is why the Babicz Bridge is on my bass"

Dave Swift Jools Holland's Rhythm & Blues Orchestra


Through his long-term gig with Jools Holland, Dave has laid down his immaculate, grooving bass lines for just about every major name in contemporary music.

"I'm extremely happy with Babicz bridges and my Fender basses have never sounded better! The qualities in a good bass bridge for me are accurate intonation, adjustability with a solid and reliable design. Also, I mute the strings with the edge of my hand at the bridge a great deal, so comfort is also important. There are no annoying sharp edges and aesthetically the bridges looks great too!"

Jesse Stern Los Angeles Based Session & Touring Bassist


Since 2011, Jesse Stern has equipped his Fender basses with Babicz FCH Bridges. In demand as a versatile and dynamic performer Jesse has toured and recorded with Sly Stone, American Idol winner Jordin Sparks, teen pop sensations Hanson, Mario Reyes of the Gipsy Kings and alt.Rock stalwarts Weezer.

"The Babicz bass bridge is compatible with my Fender basses, and all the adjustments lock. Super solid, and it has a great tone. Keep up the good work!"

Joey Vera Armored Saint • Fates Warning


Alongside full-time gigs for Armored Saint and progressive metal band Fates Warning, Joey keeps a busy schedule as independent producer & session bassist (including a 2004/05 touring stint replacing Frank Bello in Anthrax). He has equipped his entire stable of Fender basses with Babicz FCH Bridges...

“Solid design mixed with quite a few options makes this bridge a force to be reckoned with! This thing is super stable with every adjusting element locking in place. It’s road worthy AND studio worthy.”

Pancho Tomaselli War • PHILM


Since 2003 Pancho Tomaselli has been holding down the low end with legendary Chicano funk band War and is also the bassist for new power trio supergroup PHILM - alongside guitarist/vocalist Gerry Nestler (from prog metal band Civil Defiance) and Slayer drummer Dave Lombardo.

"I love Babicz Full Contact Hardware because it gives me more of a 'piano-like' feel for my bass... it also gives me more tone and more mid-range frequency"

Rodney O'Quinn Pat Travers Band


The long time touring and recording bassist for The Pat Travers Band, is currently using his Tony Franklin Signature Precision Bass equipped with a Babicz Bridge. "I love what the FCH has done to My P-Bass!!"

Rodney's boss, blues rock legend PAT TRAVERS, also uses FCH on his Telecaster - with a nice line in deadpan humour... "Babicz Full Contact Hardware technology turns mediocrity into magnificence!"

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