Bass Collection Power Bass - China White

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Pat Davey

"All Or Nothing" MD and bassist with Jim Cregan & Co, Jo Burt and classic hard rockers Diesel, 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.

Model Bass Collection Power Bass
Body Basswood
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
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

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"

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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 complete Bass Collection Jive demo on his excellent YouTube Channel

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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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