Bass Centre
Ashbory Bass

Brand new from The Bass Centre, we welcome the return of the original travel-ready, rubber string bass with the big upright sound.


Bass Collection
Power Bass

Powerful tone, timeless design, stylish good looks, superlative build quality, and extreme playability... all at an astonishingly good price.

from £395

Bass Collection
Jive Bass

Period accurate colourways and authentic sounds are combined with a modern, light weight construction and a super fast, satin neck.

from £395

Bass Collection
Detroit Bass

Sporting classic vintage specs, and strung with Elites Detroit Flatwounds, this is our tribute to the the golden years of Motor City soul.


The Live & Dangerous Bass

Our affectionate (and affordable) tribute to one of rock 'n' roll's coolest cats, the legendary Phil Lynott.


The Bass Centre Rhythm Stick

A cool, twin-pickup tribute to veteran Brit bassist Norman Watt Roy's famous workhorse 1972 Precision Bass.


The Bruce Thomas Profile

Authentic retro specifications and killer sound, inspired by Bruce Thomas' storied salmon pink classic.


Bass Centre Frankenstein

A tribute to Bass Centre friend and consummate British Bass Master John Entwistle's infamous hybrid P-Bass.



FREE Bass Centre Polishing Cloth with Elites Strings

Order any quantity of Superior Quality Bass Centre Elites Strings and get a free Bass Centre Microfibre Polishing Cloth.

FREE Bass Centre Vegan Strap with Bass Collection

For a limited period, this elegant and comfortable, 100% vegancustom strap is free with every Bass Collection purchase.

£5 Worldwide Shipping plus 20% Discount on Elites

Outside the UK, alongside an additional tax-free 20% saving, all international Elites orders now ship worldwide for just £5.00.

BG75 Double 4

The revolutionary, fully featured micro bass combo amplifier


BG110 Bass Cub II

A seriously high definition portable combo with a BIG sound


HA-2 Bighead Pro

Smartphone-sized headphone amp and digital audio interface


Designed by The Acoustic Centre, London, England, the Acoustic Collection is a brand new range of pro-grade, electro-acoustic instruments featuring solid, seasoned tone woods, cool, classical stylings and premium quality Fishman electronics, making it a compelling and affordable choice for all modern songwriters and performers.



Superior Dreadnought style with a big, rich, deep and rounded tone



Stylish, all mahogany model with great presence and clarity 



Petite mahogany/spruce guitar with enhanced clarity and projection



Mahogany/cedar Grand Concert cutaway with a balanced, powerful voice


WAV Radius Bass

An affordable variant of Ned Steinberger's radically ergonomic bass design in a choice of 3 stunning colours

from £925

NXTa Radius Bass

The latest version of the NS Design triumph, featuring cutting edge, battery-free, active electronics

from £1,750

CR Radius Bass

See what the future of electric bass design looks like with the full premium range, exclusive to the Bass Centre

from £2,965

WAV Double Bass

NS innovation and quality in a brand new, super affordable passive design

from £1,125

NXTa Double Bass

Unique NEW battery-free, active version of the best selling upright bass

from £1,525

CR Double Bass

Fully featured, hand-crafted version of Ned Steinberger's original upright electric bass

from £3,295

WAV Series Cello

NS innovation and quality in a brand new, super affordable passive design

from £925

NXTa Series Cello

Unique NEW battery-free, active version of the best selling concert instrument

from £1,575

CR Series Cello

Fully featured, hand-crafted version of Ned Steinberger's original electric cello design

from £2,925

WAV Omni Bass

NS innovation and quality in a brand new, super affordable passive design

from £925

NXTa Omni Bass

Unique NEW battery-free, active version of the unique NS Design crossover instrument

from £1,825

CR Omni Bass

Fully featured, hand-crafted version of Ned Steinberger's innovative bass instrument

from £3,250

WAV Series Violin

NS innovation and quality in a brand new super affordable passive design

from £625

NXTa Series Violin

Unique battery-free active version of the best selling concert instrument

from £1,425

CR Series Violin

Fully, featured, hand-crafted version of Ned Steinberger's original electric violin design

from £2,275

NXTa Series Viola

Unique NEW battery-free, active version of the best selling concert instrument


At the Bass Centre you will find comprehensive stocks of the complete Ned Steinberger range of electric concert instruments and accessories...

CR Series Viola

Fully, featured, hand-crafted version of Ned Steinberger's original electric viola design


Really pleased
Tuesday, 19 October 2021  |  Peter

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.

Excellent strings
Monday, 18 October 2021  |  Oscar

One of the best strings I ever got... love the sound of it, especially if you use a chorus pedal.

Great little unit
Monday, 18 October 2021  |  Tom

Love playing through this combo, so dynamic and musical.

Great bass
Friday, 1 October 2021  |  Stephen

I bought the WAV4 as a new string to my bass guitar playing. I also bought it after recently buying the WAV4 violin (the instrument I learnt for 11 years as a kid) and being suitably impressed by it’s design, playability and sound. After getting to grips with the larger string length and spacing, I find the WAV4 solidly built. I’m only plucking and so have had the pickup in pizz. mode only, which gives a rich, full tone with a significant sustain. It has a low action that suits me, but I think may need to be modified if you wish to play slap (which can be easily done by raising the bridge). The position markers are particularly useful for a beginner to the instrument.
As for the Bass Centre, well they delivered as they said with no fuss.

Betsy is really cool!
Monday, 30 August 2021  |  Stian

Betsy arrived from London, and was put to work at first chance. This seems to be a very very nice bass. It's a lot easier to play than my Squier Precision '70s retro that I got last year, that I thought was super... It sounds great and very loud, has very good balance, and is set up better from the start than the Squier. No adjustments needed on this one! Frets are precise. Really amasing sustain and nice tones. Holds the tuning very well. A lot of bass for the money! Happy bringing this one home to Norway!

Excellent instument
Monday, 23 August 2021  |  Mike

Really impressed with the Betsy bass.

The build is excellent and the cherry on the cake is the set up by Chris Ward. Cannot believe the price as it is superior to many instruments three times the price, especially as it is fitted with the EMG pickups.

Great service from the Bass Centre. Would highly recommend.

I love this bass!
Tuesday, 10 August 2021  |  Mike

I love this bass! Along with my Betsy Bass this has been become my go to gig bass! More expensive basses stay at home.

The tone, balance and finish is very good. Really astounding value of money, and has a real feel-good feeling every time I play it.

Couldn't recommend it more.

Cruelty Free Comfort
Tuesday, 27 July 2021  |  Patrick

I've been in the market for a wider, more comfortable bass strap for a little while. The problem is, they're predominantly made from leather! This strap is exactly what I've been looking for: comfortable, good value for money, and importantly - cruelty-free. Thanks, Bass Centre!

Good strings
Friday, 2 July 2021  |  Robert

I use these on my Betsy, and they stay in tune well and have stayed bright for a long while as well as being very responsive.

Great service and the instrument plays even better
Thursday, 17 June 2021  |  P.J.

Some time ago - some decades, actually - I had one of the original styles of Ashbory Bass and even had Ashley Jones re-build it with upgraded electronics. I was made an offer I could not refuse for the instrument, so have had to do without since. But then I saw a review of the new version and decided that I just had to have one for the sake of completeness, if nothing else. Good decision, the dinky little fellow is better than it ever was, The Bass Centre gave great service and the instrument plays even better.

Buy one!