Bass Collection Reviews

JazzWise Magazine Jive & Power Bass • Issue #16 • March 2011


"More than adequate for getting to grips with the finer points of becoming a working musician. These brilliant instruments are a steal... it's hard to think of any bass range that offers so much quality for so little money".

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Guitar & Bass Magazine Jive & Power Bass • Gareth Morgan • July 2010


Declaring them "classy & impressively accurate takes on two classic templates (with) authentic sounds & an excellent level of build quality" the JIVE and POWER were awarded outstanding 91% and 90% ratings respectively.

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Guitar & Bass Magazine Jive & Power Bass • Gear Of The Year • December 2010


Bass Collection swept the board In the best basses under £1,000 category with the JIVE winning the coveted Bass of the Year award and the POWER Bass hot on it's heels in 2nd place… need we say more!?

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Guitar Interactive Jive Bass • Dan Veall • Issue #16 • December 2013


"There's an attention to detail that is welcome, not only in the feel of the neck profile but also in that this instrument is nicely balanced and surprisingly light in weight. A very good bass for not a lot of money"

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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"

  << Read the full review at Guitar-Bass.net       << Download PDF version 

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"

  << Full review at BassGuitarMagazine.com      << Download PDF version

Joe Hubbard Bass Videos Bass Collection Bespoke Jive Bass April 2017


"Lightweight, resonant and extremely versatile in delivering a wide range of sounds... I really love this instrument and I’d recommend it to anybody looking for that classic J-Bass design at a super-affordable price point"

  << Watch Joe's complete Bass Collection Jive demo on his excellent YouTube Channel

 

Bass Centre Bruce Thomas Profile Bass

Bass Guitar Magazine Bass Centre Profile Bass • Joel McIver • February 2016


GEAR OF THE YEAR 2016 • BEST FRETTED BASS UNDER £500 "Bravo, chaps... a wonderful bass that you will not want to stop playing. And all for £495? A great F*nder alternative... Snap one up if you can"

  << Full review at BassGuitarMagazine.com      << Download PDF version

 

Bass Centre Wyman Bass

Guitar & Bass Magazine Bass Centre Wyman Bass • Gareth Morgan • September 2011


"An excellent mix of passive tones... with a tightness focus that belie the popular assumption about short scale basses... if you're looking for a bass that's a little different, the Wyman is a welcome new contender"

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Guitarist Magazine Bass Centre Wyman Bass • Roger Newell • December 2012


"The curious pickup pairing is great for unusual sounds - the surprise is just how good they are... Pros: Compact & lightweight, super fat sounds; Cons: Provided you like the small proportions, there's nothing to dislike!"

  << Read the full review on the Music Radar website

Bass Guitar Magazine Bass Centre Wyman Bass • Ken Sanders • July 2015


"Cool in a kitsch, early-60s sort of way... A great Fender-ish vintage rock 'n' roll tone which will sit perfectly in any blues trio... it continues the company’s tradition for quality basses at affordable prices. 

  << Read the full review plus BGM's exclusive interview with Bill Wyman

BMG Brian May Bass

Guitarist Magazine Bass Centre Brian May Bass • Roger Newell • September 2012


"If you want something off the beaten track, the Brian May Bass has a great deal to offer. Well styled... nicely built... delightful to play, with its own character and unexpected variety of solid sounds – recommended"

  << Read the full review on the Music Radar website       << Download a PDF version

Guitar & Bass Magazine Bass Centre Brian May Bass • Gareth Morgan • August 2014


"A fine-looking beast with a heap of 60s flavour which harks back to wilder times. The basic sound - both pickups on, tone knob at full - is excellent; nice & fat with growling lows & an overall feeling of controlled aggression"

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NS Design Radius Bass Reviews

 

Premier Guitar NS Design CR5 Radius Bass Steve Cook September 2013


"A blend of elegant form and practical purpose, with an array of dizzyingly meticulous details... Ridiculously well-made & engineered, it resembles a work of art... If you find one in a nearby store, you may not put it down"

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Bass Gear Magazine NS Design CR5 Radius Bass Cia Gould December 2013


"A really cool looking bass with great lines that mixes classic with more futuristic styling... A perfectly well balanced instrument that is meticulously put together. Ned Steinberger continues to push the design envelope" 

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Guitar & Bass Magazine NS Design CR5 Radius Bass  Gareth Morgan April 2014


"NS took plenty of time putting the CR5 together and not a single millisecond has been wasted... it is a wonderful instrument that manages to look cooler than a headless bass has any right to... we think it's worth every penny"

  << Read the full review at Guitar-Bass.net

Bass Musician Magazine NS Design CR5 Radius Bass  Todd Urban May 2014


"The Radius bass stands out among others as an instrument that not only offers innovation in terms of ergonomics, but also provides sonic advancements that offer the player the ability to take tone to a new level"

  << Read the full review at BassMusician.com

Harmony Central NS Design CR5 Radius Bass  John McVarish May 2014


"Pure elegance... looked and sounded fantastic... low B rings true & long with excellent definition... tuning is super precise... can happily play all night in comfort and style... responds perfectly to this bassist’s list of requirements"

  << Read the full review at HarmonyCentral.com

Bass Player Magazine NS Design CR5 Radius Bass  Ed Friedland  June 2014


"Once again, NS Design brings something new to the table with the ultra-cool Radius Bass. The build quality is excellent, the design is forward-leaning yet traditionally rooted, and it’s a pleasure to play"

  << Read the full review at BassPlayer.com

Guitar & Bass Magazine NS Design CR5 Radius Bass  Gear Of The Year December 2014


"Still head of the class"... In G&B's annual round-up of the year's best new instruments, the game changing NS CR5 Radius Bass saw off some stiff competition to be crowned winner in the BASS OVER £1,000 category.

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Music Players NS Design CR5 Radius Bass  Scott Kahn & Joseph Dubbiosi April 2015


"Nothing short of gorgeous... the Radius has outstanding playability with sumptuous comfort... an exceptional instrument with boutique build quality, pristine tone and modern appointments... a special instrument to be sure"

  << Read the full review at MusicPlayers.com

Bass Musician Magazine NS Design CR5 Radius Bass  Killian Duarte April 2016


"With a sleek ergonomic design and an innovative piezo/magnetic EMG electronics package, the NS Radius Bass provides the comforts of a headless bass with a much needed uograde in electronic flexibility"

  << Read Killian Duarte's full video review at BassMusician.com

Ortega Deep Traveller Series

Bass Guitar Magazine Ortega D-Walker Acoustic Bass • Joel McIver • June 2013


"An acoustic bass that punches above its weight... The neck finish is smooth and the small size of the body and neck unavoidably charming : you’ll find yourself grinning as soon as you pick it up"

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Brochures

The Bass Collection


Modern electric bass guitars from the Bass Centre sporting classic sounds, authentic style and vintage flavour

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NS Design CR Series


Double Bass • Omni Bass • Cello • Violin • Viola

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NS Design NXT Series


Double Bass • Omni Bass • Cello • Violin • Viola

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NS Design NXT ACTIVE Series


UPGRADED NXT SERIES MODELS AVAILABLE 2017 • Double Bass • Omni Bass • Cello • Violin • Viola

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NS Design WAV Series


A new super-affordable electric violin design featuring NS Design's Polar Pickup System

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NS Design CR Series Radius Bass


The ultimate evolution in Ned Steinberger innovative approach to electric bass guitar design

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NS Design WAV Series Radius Bass


An affordable take on Ned Steinberger's radical new electric bass guitar design

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