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.


PRODUCT DETAILS


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

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PRAISE FOR BASS COLLECTION


Guitar Interactive praised the Jive Bass as... "a classic take on a classic".

READ THE FULL GUITAR INTERACTIVE REVIEW HERE

Jazzwise Magazine said  "these brilliant instruments are a steal at this price point... in fact it's hard to think of any bass range that offers so much quality for so little money".

READ THE FULL JAZZWISE REVIEW HERE

In Guitar & Bass Magazine's round-up of 2011's best instruments, Bass Collection swept the board in the bass category… with the Jive Bass taking the "Bass of the Year" award… and the single-pickup Power Bass hot on it's heels in 2nd place… need we say more!?

READ GUITAR & BASS MAGAZINE'S FULL REVIEW OF THE JIVE & POWER BASSES HERE