New for 2013.... The Bass Collection Portrait Bass

Tuesday, 30 April 2013  |  Dave Good

Brand new for 2013, The Bass Centre is proud to offer a first look at the latest fantastic addition to the Bass Collection range... The Portrait Bass.

Based on the hugely popular and critically lauded Bass Collection Jive Bass, The Portrait Bass, with it's smooth, lined fretless, rosewood fingerboard and distinctive scratchplate-free body, is a direct tribute, in both name and design, to the late Jaco Pastorius, whose maverick talent and fretless virtuosity forever redefined the role of the electric bass.

The Portrait Bass further consolidates the tradition established by the Bass Collection's Jive and Power models, offering period-accurate appointments as well as superb build quality, finish, playability and tone. Taking it's cue from the vintage designs of the 1960's, the Portrait features an authentically classic feel and styling... vintage spec pickups, "Super Slim 60's" neck profile, chrome pickup cover and beautiful "Solar Flare" finish.

Of course, with a design informed by The Bass Centre's 30 years of experience and expertise, the Portrait Bass also features a thoroughly modern flourish - being the first Bass Collection instrument to be factory-fitted with the Babicz Full Contact Bridge system. Delivering increased sustain and harmonic response, particularly appropriate to a fretless instrument, Babicz hardware will soon become standard issue for all Bass Collection models.


Model: Bass Collection Portrait Bass

Colour: Solar Flare

Neck: Satin Finish, Maple ("Super Slim 60's" profile) with 4 Bolt-Neck Plate

Fingerboard: Lined Fretless, Rosewood

Pickups: Twin Vintage Style Single Coils

Controls: Volume, Volume, Tone

Tuning Machines: Chrome

Hardware: Chrome

Bridge: Babicz Full Contact Hardware

Scale Lenth: 34”

Width at Nut: 1 5/8"

Strings: Bass Centre Elites Player Series Nickel Roundwound - Gauges: .045, .065, .085, 105

Extras: All Bass Collection basses are supplied with a Bass Centre padded gig bag
Origin: Manufactured in Korea to the exacting specifications of the Bass Centre, London, England

Warranty: All Bass Collection basses come with a 1 year warranty

UK RRP: £495