Bass Collection Power Bass - China White

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Bass Collection Artist

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

Single Pickup Perfection!

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.

  • New, light weight, balanced body contour

  • Vintage spec pickup

  • Classic colours & pickguards

  • Chrome "Ashtray" bridge cover

  • "Super Slim 60's" neck profile

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 & is genuinely regarded as being consistent with instruments three times the price.

Bass Collection 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 Chrome "Ashtray" Bridge Cover, 4 Bolt Chrome Neck Plate, Chrome Control Knobs
 Bridge Vintage-Style Roller Bridge
 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

 

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Thursday, 18 August 2016  | 

After ‘retiring’ nearly 10 years ago, I needed a new bass for a drunkenly conceived reunion project. I’d been “working out” on a Les Paul bass which, although looked cool, was solid mahogany, weighed a ton, was fret worn and didn’t have the best action.

No, I really needed a replacement for my relic '73 Fender P, now safely locked away and in too delicate a state to hump around on public transport.

So a search for a good, affordable alternative was on. As part of my research I "Googled" Bruce Thomas, and found my way to The Bass Centre.

At first I slavered over the Bass Masters range but, as the reunion might only be a one off, I couldn’t justify to myself the extra cost of a Profile. So I went for the Power Bass. I’d plumped for the original model based on Bruce’s reasoning on vintage bridge sustain.

Also, “back in the day” we used to use the rubber rings from Grolsch bottle tops as strap "locks" and I wanted to recreate that extra bit of nostalgia as well!

Order made, I duly took receipt of the bass on the day of the first reunion rehearsal. Opening the box revealed a quality gig bag where inside I found a beautiful China White (white body and headstock with tortoise shell scratch plate).

Like other reviews it honestly arrived almost in tune! Straight away its feel was extremely comfortable, from the lightness of the basswood body to the neck and action which are fantastic and comparable to my ’73.

That evening it was given its first outing and serious real test. As you may have guessed I’m a bit of an Attractions fan, although I'm more in awe of Mr Thomas rather than having developed any Bruce Thomas-like skills. I also love The Stranglers as well (which is why I got the original Fender in the first place).

So my left hand is wannabe Bruce Thomas, whilst my right hand is wannabe early - JJ Burnel. Would the bass stand up to this pick punishment? Yes it would and its response to my playing style sounded great too!

I’ve already had comments admiring both how it looks and sounds and I’m delighted with the bass. I didn't expect to get something so good for this price and I would seriously recommend the range to anyone from amateur to pro level.

My old Fender was a bit of find at a time when the quality of what little was available were at polar opposites.To buy a brand new instrument of such quality and price is a revelation and if I was twenty years younger I’m sure I’d be ordering a few more!

For now we’ll see how the reunion pans out first, the bass is already sounding great though!

Thank you Bass Centre!

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