Bass Collection Power Bass 2015 - China White

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Pat Davey, superb UK bassist with Jim Cregan & Co, Jo Burt as well as classic hard rock act Diesel, live on stage with his China White Power Bass

The Power Bass... Evolved.

The new 2015 Bass Collection Power Bass sees a premium upgrade to The Bass Centre's award winning, single-pickup workhorse's already impressive spec with the addition of the Babicz Full Contact Hardware Bridge System.

Babicz FCH means better tonal transmission, increased sustain, locked-in tuning stability and superior control over string height and intonation setting.

This revolutionary new approach to bridge design, as the name suggests, provides "full contact" between the vibrating string and the body of the instrument, with over 50 times more contact surface area per saddle compared to conventional saddle designs. In addition, thanks to its unique, patented "eCAM" saddles, the Babicz FCH allows string height and intonation to be set with pinpoint precision, with adjustments firmly and securely locked into place, ensuring that the bridge saddle can never "sink" or "shift" while playing.

Another neat twist is the addition of the new Twistlock Strap Button from Diago, an ingenious Brit designed system that provides an elegant, low-profile means of quickly and safely securing your guitar. Its nifty one-piece design also allows you to easily swap instruments using the same strap.

The 2015 Bass Collection Power Bass features...

  • New, Light Weight, Balanced Body Contour
  • Bass Centre Designed "Super Slim 60's" Neck Profile
  • Vintage Spec Pickup
  • Classic Colour & Pickguard Combination, Matching Headstock
  • Ultra Modern Babicz FCH Bridge System
  • Diago Twistlock Strap Buttons
  • Factory Fitted with Bass Centre Elites Strings
  • Complete with Bass Centre Padded Gig Bag

In addition, the 2015 Power Bass is now offered for the first time with a a choice of fretted or lined fretless rosewood fingerboard.


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 period accurate looks & a classic sound with a modern, light weight construction & a super fast, satin finish neck.


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

The Bass Collection 2015 Power Bass - China White

 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  Babicz FCH Bridge System
 Pickguard  3-ply Tortoise-shell
 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

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

 

The brand new Twistlock Strap System from Diago
 

 

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