Inspired and encouraged by our 30 years of experience and communication with professional players and customers throughout the World, The Bass Centre is proud to present an all-new Bass Collection for the 21st century.
From the authentic sounds, eye-catching looks and period-accurate appointments of the Jive, Power and Detroit Basses, to the cutting edge PowerHouse, the sleek, small bodied Speakeasy and the unique, rubber string Ashbory Bass, you simply won't find better attention to detail, build quality and expertly set-up instruments at this price point.
BRITISH BASS MASTERS
Affectionately known as "a few basses we built with our mates", the British Bass Masters series extends the award-winning Bass Collection range with an exciting selection of artist-inspired instruments that pay tribute to a galaxy of Brit bass all stars, including several long-standing Bass Centre customers and friends.
NS DESIGN UK
With decades of dedicated brand knowledge, the Bass Centre offers superlative customer service and comprehensive stocks of the complete NS Design range at the BEST prices in Europe, with FREE SHIPPING to the United Kingdom and selected EU mainland destinations on all instruments.
Acoustic Guitars Made to Rock 'n' Roll
Designed by The Acoustic Centre, London, England, the Acoustic Collection is a brand new range of pro-grade, electro-acoustic instruments that combines solid, seasoned tone woods and cool, classical stylings with cutting edge, premium quality Fishman electronics, making it a compelling and affordable choice for all modern songwriters and performers.
I just received my Betsy Bass, all the way down here in Australia. Let me say I could not be more pleased. I'd say this be would about the best value bass on the market. It's amazing you can do what you've done for the money. I'm well pleased and very happy to have made the purchase... so, thank you!
Just brought some thicker than usual bass strings (Hooky signatures) and got an amazing handwritten note, reminding me to incrementally wind them on! Super kick ass service and hugely appreciated! Consider me a hugely impressed and satisfied customer. Please send my thanks to whoever did that and for going above and beyond!
I ordered this bass with a couple of modifications to it. I had the bridge changed to the Babicz gold and a Black Scratch plate. I'm blown away with the standard of finish and how the bass has been set up. Out of the box ready to play, no rough edges along the frets and no fret buzz and the neck plays well.
This purchase was originally meant to be a decent backup bass, But It stands tall against my Fender USA bass and may even become my bass of choice.
If you are looking for an alternative to the mainstream basses on offer, Don't hesitate to go for one of these Basses. I seriously can't fault this bass, I'm absolutely blown away.
My decision to buy this Jive bass was influenced by the Power Bass (with Babicz bridge and flatwound strings) that I purchased a few days ago. It exceeded my expectations! It looks beautiful and sounds stunning - and a good price too.
If any of you are on the fence about this bass, let me just say this: I got mine about a year ago, and it is my favorite Jazz, by far; even more so than my Geddy Lee bass, which the bass playing consensus ranks that bass highly. It is my go-to funk machine, it just has the right feel and sound!! I even love the strings it came with - 100-40 Elites Stadiums. I am gonna try my usual DR High Beams when I change them (soon), but I have a feeling I am gonna end up with more Elites or something similar (I haven't looked for a US dealer, but ordering strings overseas, especially right now, seems a bit silly). The Elites do have a great feel and sound.... sometimes I wish they had a bit more bite, but they are nearly a year old now and have logged quite a few hours - haha.
But, for the price, you can't beat it. Similar money to (maybe even less than) a Mexican Fender and nearly the quality of an American Fender Jazz Bass. They save a little money on the hardware, but most of you serious players swap that stuff anyways. I just don't find the need to because like I said, I love the feel and sound of this bass!! Only people who look at the bass up close will notice the bridge and tuners to be on the cheap side, but from 5 feet or further away, who can tell?
The wood work feels great!! It's not the most beautiful neck grain, but it feels perfect and the fingerboard looks great!! Who looks at the back of a neck during a show? The basswood body is very lightweight by comparison and, coupled with the EMG, it's a sound machine!
Man, I look like a crazy Guy worshipper, but it just fell that way. He is one of my several bass heroes, but the ABM-600 was my favorite that I tried when my old SWR SM-400 finally died on me 5 years ago. I admit that I noticed he used Ashdown with David Gilmour which is what put it on my radar, but I was pretty positive I was going to go with Aguilar or Eden. Tried them, like the ABM the best. Then, I saw the Bass Centre Betsy bass (when I was trying to find out the story of the actual Betsy) and thought, "cool, but I don't need a knock-off Fender, especially in that weird color" LOL. I told my bass playing buddy & fellow Guy fan, but kind of put it out of my mind. A few months later I saw some serious players who also worship at the throne of Fender (in a Fender Jazz bass forum) give soaring reviews to this bass, ranking it comparable to their American Fender Jazz basses. Coming in at a bit under $800 with the exchange rate, I had to give it a whirl (and had assumed I could get rid of it on Reverb if I didn't like it). Man, from the second I played it, I connected with it, and my Geddy and a few others have not received much attention since (except I still use my #1 Precision a lot, but 2 totally different sounds). It's a bit flashy for me, but if I am playing funk, I am playing that one and could probably use something (anything) to flash up my stage presence... because who listens to bass players, except bass players?! 🤣
Anyways, sorry to be long-winded, but to sum it up, if you are thinking about it, DO IT!!
PS - this has me wanting to try other Bass Centre basses!
PPS - just noticed it says it is out of stock. It was out of stock when I decided to order, but I signed up for them to email me when it came back in stock, and they did! It went to my junk mail folder, but luckily I went through it and saw it, and immediately order it!! I was opening it roughly 2.5 weeks later!!!
I am really pleased with the bass which I purchased as a result of the article in Bass Player magazine.
As I am not a fan of the rubber strings as fitted to the bass, I looked on line to try and find a metal round wound string set that would fit the 24 inch scale of the Ashbury bass. As a result I purchased a set of Goldtone strings which are made to fit Goldtone's own mini basses of both 23/25 inch scale. These fitted perfectly and play really well.
I hope this may be of help if you have any questions from potential buyers who like me would want to do a string change.
I did contact you asking about a possible set of strings like the Goldtones but you replied that you did not have any.
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