Bass Collection Mod Bass

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Bass Collection Artist

Phil Spalding, Bass Collection afficionado and "one-take" powerhouse performer, on stage with Simon Townsend at the O2 in Islington with his Bass Collection "Mod" Power Bass.

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.

Bass Collection Mod 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 43mm
 Neck Width at 12th Fret 57mm
 Neck Deoth 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

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!!!"
 

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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