Bass Collection Speakeasy Pro 5

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"A well put together & handsome looking bass" 

Gareth Morgan | Guitar & Bass Magazine | February 2014

Based on the classic Japanese built Bass Collection SB460 Series, introduced by Nanyo Boeki and distributed exclusively in the UK by the Bass Centre in the late 1980's and 90's, the Speakeasy Pro combines a distinctive compact body profile with exotic good looks and a powerful, modern sound.

All the hallmarks of the original Bass Collection flagship design are in place... the unique, heel-less, bolt on neck, smooth ebony fingerboard, glamorous walnut body & headstock facings, gold hardware, high density bridge design for maximum sustain and active twin band electronics.

  • Soft Maple back with Walnut body & headstock facings
  • 3-piece, slim profile maple neck
  • 24 Fret, ebony fingerboard
  • Gold Hardware
  • 2 Band Active EQ

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.

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 model 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 Speakeasy Pro 5-String Bass

 Body Back  Soft Maple
 Body Facing  Select Walnut with Matching Headstock
 Neck  Slim profile, Maple; heel-less, bolt-on design
 Fingerboard  Ebony
 Frets  24 jumbo nickel frets
 Pickups  Passive P/J single coil
 Controls  2-Band 9 volt active EQ (Master Volume /Pickup Balance / Individual Treble & Bass Cut/Boost)
 Tuning Machines  Gold, Enclosed Gear Gotoh GB7 Style
 Hardware  Gold Control Knobs & Strap Buttons
 Bridge  Gold, Hi-Mass, Hi-Sustain design
 Nut  Brass
 Scale Length  34" (864mm)
 Neck Width at Nut  46mm
 Neck Width at 24th Fret  7mm
 Neck Depth at 1st Fret  21mm
 Neck Depth at 12th Fret  23mm
 String Spacing at Bridge  19mm
 Strings  Bass Centre Elites
 Extras  Bass Centre Padded Gig Bag
 Warranty  All Bass Collection instruments come with a 1 year warranty

Guitar & Bass Magazine

In the February 2014 issue, G&B's Gareth Morgan road tested the Speakeasy Pro, welcoming the reappearance of the sleek, small bodied Bass Collection design and digging its "modern good looks" and "fine playability"

"A well put together & handsome looking bass that should appeal to those players for whom Fender-type dimensions are a major obstacle".

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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"

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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"

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