Fresh from The Bass Centre - and the latest addition to our British Bass Masters Series - we're proud to unleash the result of a truly unique collaboration with bass icon, Bruce Thomas... The Profile Bass.
Bruce, one of the all-time great UK bass-men, whose sinuous, inventive & melodic bass lines contributed to one of the greatest British groups of the post-punk era, Elvis Costello & The Attractions, has been a friend of the Bass Centre and a loyal Elites user for 20 years and counting, so we naturally jumped at the chance to team up to produce a bass to Bruce's specifications.
Just like its Brtiish Bass Masters siblings, the Woodstock, Blockhead and Wyman instruments, the Profile is a genuine player's bass - inspired by and developed directly with the artist himself.
When Bill Wyman started rehearsing with the Rolling Stones in early 2012, expectation was high that he would be re-joining the group to celebrate their half century. Unfortunately such hopes seemed to be dashed the legendary bassman declared... "I don't fly, so there's no way I'll go on any tour".
So, it was a wonderful surprise when Bill guested with the band on the first of their 50th Anniversary shows at London's O2 Arena on November 25th, helping them tear through the classics "Honky Tonk Women" and "It's Only Rock 'n' Roll"...
And of course, it was even better that Bill took his Bass Centre "Wyman" Bass with him!!
Bill Wyman & The Bass Centre Wyman Bass
Sunday, 3 June 2012 | Dave Good
Bill Wyman stepped out last night with his trusty Bass Centre "Wyman" Bass, to hitch up with his old Rolling Stones bandmate Ronnie Wood, to entertain revellers at snooker ace Jimmy White's testimonial.
Celebrating the Whirlwind's 50th birthday, as well as his illustrious career, the all-day junket at London's Grosvenor Hotel included a slap-up dinner, a challenge match between Jimmy and Ronnie "The Rocket" O'Sullivan, tributes from a host of fellow snooker world champions as well as an amazing show from an all-star band featuring Ronnie Wood, Bill Wyman, Charlie Watts, drummer Andy Newmark, keyboard players Andy Wallace and Geriant Watkins and Simply Red mainman, Mick Hucknall.
Here's Bill with the "Wyman" Bass, joining Ronnie Wood, drummer Andy Newman and Mick Hucknall for a great version of the Valentine Brothers' classic "Money's Too Tight To Mention"...