Part of the Bass Centre's British Bass Masters Series, the Live & Dangerous Bass celebrates one of the music world's coolest cats - legendary Thin Lizzy frontman, Phil Lynott. West Bromwich born, Dublin bred and proudly and passionately Irish, he was a loveable rogue, a charismatic rocker, a gifted songwriter and a unique performer who will forever be the foremost bassist from the British Isles that we most regret not having to the pleasure to meet.
Formed in Dublin in 1970, Thin Lizzy initially only enjoyed modest notoriety in Ireland and the UK, but by the end of the decade, it had become a household name the world over with the band's most celebrated line-up of Lynott, drummer Brian Downey, and guitarists Scott Gorham and Brian Robertson well and truly claiming their place in rock 'n' roll history with the release of three genuinely classic studio albums within the space of three years - "Jailbreak", "Johnny The Fox", "Bad Reputation" - as well as immortalising the sheer, visceral thrill of their amazing live shows with 1978's Tony Visconti produced "Live & Dangerous" LP. Reaching No. 2 in the UK charts (held off the top spot by the "Grease" soundtrack) and certified double platinum for selling over half a million copies by the following year, the LP continues to draw critical acclaim and, although debate still rages over how much of the recording was actually overdubbed in the studio, is often cited as a rival to The Who's "Live At Leeds" as one of the greatest live albums of all time.
Appropriating the album's title and re-creating the distinctive looks and sound of Phil's famous mid-'70s, mirror-plated, jet black beauty from the cover of the landmark double live document, this superb, premium quality instrument blends period accurate looks and classic tone with a modern, light weight construction and a super fast, satin finish neck.
The Bass Centre Live & Dangerous Bass Features
- "Super Slim Sixties" neck profile
- New, light weight, balanced body contour
- Vintage spec pickup
- Matching headstock
- Mirrored pickguard
- Chrome "Ashtray" bridge cover
- Available with upgraded Babicz Full Contact Bridge
With its cool retro features, authentic sound, superb build quality, flawless finish and expert set-up, the Live & Dangerous Bass is another super-affordable, pro-grade instrument from The Bass Centre that seriously represents astonishing value for money.
Although the Bass Centre never had the pleasure of welcoming Phil Lynott through the doors of our Wapping showroom prior to his passing in 1986, we do enjoy some proximity to his enduring legend by virtue of our longstanding association with Limehouse Lizzy, the UK's most successful Thin Lizzy tribute act.
Founded in 1993 by supreme entertainer, lead singer, bassist, and Elites artist Wayne Ellis and guitar ace Greg Alcock, while both were employed at the Bass Centre's landmark Wapping superstore, Limehouse Lizzy (named after the region of East London adjacent to Wapping) have enjoyed a quarter century at the top of the tribute game, with a hard won international reputation for their fantastic, energetic live shows.