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Detroit Bass - Purple Haze

UK Price:  £545.00 Inc. 20% VAT
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FEVER IN THE FUNK HOUSE

The Motown inspired Bass Collection Detroit Bass is fast becoming a legend in its own right.

A truly soulful little number, strung with Elites flatwound strings and sporting a wealth of eye-catching, cool retro features, the Detroit is our tribute to the classic sounds of Hitsville, USA and to the Motor City's premier funk brother and all-star bass supremo, James Jamerson.

"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" — JAZZWISE

The lightweight, contoured body, satin finish neck profile and Bass Centre Detroit Flats make for a super smooth ride, but it's the sound that will really grab you — a pleasingly authentic, rich low end, stacks of grit and growl, and a lively, articulate midrange punch, equally perfect for upfront, struttin' funk, the sweetest soul or the greasiest rhythm 'n' blues.

The Bass Collection Detroit Features

BODY Lightweight, balanced basswood body with striking, period accurate color/pickguard combination
NECK  Satin finish, Bass Centre "Super Slim Sixties" ® maple neck
FINGERBOARD 20 fret Macassar ebony fingerboard with pearloid dot markers
PICKUPS Passive, vintage spec split single coil pickup with exposed pole pieces
BRIDGE Standard roller bridge
HARDWARE Chrome "ashtray" bridge and pickup covers / Chromed brass vintage flat top control knobs / Bass "C" engraved 4-bolt chrome neck plate
STRINGS Bass Centre Elites Detroit Flatwounds
EXTRAS Premium quality Bass Centre padded gig bag included

The Personal Touch

All Bass Collection and British Bass Masters instruments are re-strung and set up prior to despatch by Chris Ward, long serving Bass Centre guitar tech since 1984. Accordingly, you can choose which gauge and type of Elites Strings you prefer and specify set-up requirements (please use the "Comments" field when you check out, or contact the BC sales team directly).

Body Basswood
Finish Gloss polyurethane with 3-ply pickguard
Neck Satin finish maple with Bass Centre "Super Slim Sixties"® profile
Fingerboard Macassar ebony with pearloid dot markers
Frets 20 medium nickel frets
Pickup Passive, vintage style split single coil with exposed pole pieces
Controls Master volume / Master tone
Tuning Machines Chrome vintage-style, clover leaf, open-gear tuners
Hardware Chrome "ashtray" pickup & bridge covers / Chromed brass vintage style flat top control knobs
Neck Plate 4-bolt chrome, with engraved Bass Centre "C" logo
Bridge Chrome standard roller bridge
Scale Length 34" (864mm)
Neck Width at Nut 43mm (1.7")
Neck Width at 12th Fret 57mm (2.24")
Neck Depth at 1st Fret 20mm (0.8")
Neck Depth at 12th Fret 22mm (0.9")
String Spacing at Nut 11.5mm (0.45")
String Spacing at Bridge 19.5mm (0.77")
Weight Approx. 4.1kg (9.0lb)
Strings Bass Centre Elites Detroit Flatwounds .045 - .065 - .085 - .105
Included Extras Premium quality Bass Centre padded gig bag with dual handles, cushioned shoulder strap and zip-up accessory pocket
Warranty All Bass Collection / British Bass Masters instruments come with a 1 year warranty
Country Of Origin World Musical Instruments Co. Ltd., South Korea

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Roger Newell • Guitarist Magazine • December 2012

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 Cons: Provided you like the small proportions, there's nothing to dislike!"

 

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