Bass Collection SB301 - Matt Petrol Blue

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A young Chris Wolstehnolme on stage in 2001 with the soon-to-be-world-conquering Muse and his Japanese Built SB320 Series Bass...

Classic 1990's Japanese Bass Collection

A fine example of an original Nanyo Boeki SB300 Series instrument in a super-rare finish.

Made in Japan c.1999, this sumptuous 4 string features a brass nut, heavy duty Gotoh tuners and bridge and a cool, matt Petrol Blue finish.

In very good condition, fitted with a fresh set of Bass Centre Elites Stadium Series 45-105 strings and set-up by long-term Bass Centre tech, Chris Ward, the bass comes complete with a brand new Bass Centre gig bag.

All the hallmarks of the classic SB design are in place... distinctive, lightweight body contour, unique, heel-less, bolt on neck, 2 octave, unmarked, rosewood fingerboard, high density Gotoh bridge for maximum sustain and powerful active SGC twin band electronics.

Throughout the late 80's and 90's, The Bass Centre was synonymous with The Bass Collection range, with our Wapping store being the only place in the West to feature the complete range. This 1995 brochure features the See-Through Green SB325 alongside the other models that have informed the Bass Centre's current Speakeasy revival.

The classic line-up of SGC/Nanyo instruments still has a devoted following, with numerous online user groups and forums dedicated to chronicling the development of the brand and the myriad of variations. Notable users include Muse bass superstar, Chris Wolstenholme, who used a pair of Bass Collection SB300 Series basses, both live and in the studio, during the band's 2000/2001 "Showbiz" era.

 Bass Collection (1990's, Japan) SB301 4-String Bass

Body Alder
Finish Matt Petrol Blue
Neck Slim profile, 3-Piece Maple; heel-less, bolt-on design
Fingerboard Rosewood
Frets 24 jumbo nickel frets
Pickups 2 x Passive SGC single coil (P/J)
Controls 2-Band CQ95 9 volt active EQ (Master Volume /Pickup Balance / Individual Treble & Bass Cut/Boost)
Tuning Machines Enclosed Gear, Gotoh GB7
Hardware Black
Bridge Gotoh HWB-4 Hi-Mass, Hi-Sustain design
Scale Length 34" (864mm)
Neck Width at Nut 40mm
Neck Width at 24th Fret 60mm
Neck Depth at 1st Fret 21mm
Neck Depth at 12th Fret 23mm
String Spacing at Bridge 19mm
Strings Bass Centre Elites Stadium Series 45-105
Extras Bass Centre Padded Gig Bag
Warranty All Bass Collection instruments come with a 1 year warranty
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An Absolute Gem of a Bass
Saturday, 16 January 2016  | 

I have a 1988 model and it's one of only three basses I've kept over the years and wouldn't part with at any price (the others being my '72 Jazz and '83 4003).

Everything said in the description is accurate. Of particular note is the neck joint: it's rock solid.

If you want a modern(ish) sounding two octave bass which plays like a hot knife through butter, is as light as a feather yet durably built, you really can't go wrong with one of these.

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