"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 MAGAZINE
Vintage Style. Authentic Tone. Classic Cool.
Inspired by a deep passion for vintage instrument design and informed by the Bass Centre's decades-long communication with professional players and customers throughout the world, a truly iconic design has been re-imagined to blend period accurate looks and a classic sound with a modern, light weight construction and a super fast, satin finish neck.
|body ||Light weight, balanced body contour |
|neck ||Satin finish Bass Centre "Super Slim Sixties"® maple neck |
|FINGERBOARD ||Lined Fretless Rosewood Fingerboard with Clay Dot Markers |
|pickups ||Vintage Spec 'Bass' cap single coil pickups |
|bridge ||Babicz Full Contact Bridge |
|hardware ||Chrome Pickup Cover, Bass 'C' Stamped 4-Bolt Neck Plate, Chrome control plate & Control Knobs |
|strings ||Bass Centre Elites |
|extras ||Premium Quality Bass Centre Gig Bag included |
With cool retro features, a wide choice of classic colour and pickguard combinations, powerful authentic tone, superb build quality, flawless finish and expert set-up, the Jive Bass is an affordable, pro-grade instrument that represents astonishing value for money and is genuinely regarded as being consistent with instruments twice the price.
"Authentic sounds and an excellent level of build quality"
"If you're looking for the J-Bass look and are on a limited budget, these little gems have to be on your shopping list" — Gareth Morgan • Guitar & Bass
Singling out the "nostalgic '60s look" and its "superb reproduction of the Jazz sound, with glittering highs, punch and crunchiness in the low end", the magazine awarded the Jive Bass an amazing 91% rating.
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Make Full Contact
The Babicz Full Contact Hardware system is available on all applicable Bass Collection models as either standard issue or as an optional upgrade.
As the name implies, this revolutionary new approach to bridge technology ensures "full contact" between the vibrating string and the body of the instrument, maximising sustain and tonal response.
Courtesy of its patented "eCam" saddle technology, the Babicz design also provides enhanced tuning stability and fully lockable, precision adjustment for string height and intonation.
Get Active with EMG pickups
EMG, low impedance pickups are available as a premium upgrade to all Bass Collection Jive models, fully installed and set-up to perfection in the Bass Centre's in-house workshop.
The original EMG active J pickup set retains all the hallmarks of the classic jazz bass sound whilst adding a broader tonal range that will add new dimensions and clarity to your playing. EMG's low resistance to inductance ratio increases the low end response, while the carefully radiused ceramic bar magnet helps to deliver a tightly focused mid-range with a crisp, lively and dynamic high end response.
Whether you play fretted or fretless, live or in the studio, you'll experience an incredibly full sound, with sweeping harmonic overtones, enhanced punch and super-quiet operation, free of hum and buzz.
The Personal Touch
All Bass Collection instruments are re-strung and set up prior to despatch by Chris Ward, long serving Bass Centre guitar tech for all of our 36 years... he's getting quite good by now!
Accordingly, you can choose which gauge and type of Elites Strings you prefer and specify set-up requirements (please use the "Customer Comments" field when you check out).