Bass Collection Jive Bass - Soho Pink

Worldwide Price : £329.17
UK Price :  £395.00 - Inc. 20% VAT
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Free Bass Centre Vegan Strap

For a limited period, this elegant and super comfortable, 100% vegan custom strap is FREE with every purchase from the Bass Centre's superb Bass Collection range.

"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 With classic colour / pickguard combination
neck Satin finish Bass Centre "Super Slim Sixties"® maple neck with Rosewood Fingerboard & Clay Dot Markers
pickups Vintage Spec single coil pickups with Exposed Pole Pieces
bridge Standard Roller bridge
hardware Chrome Pickup Cover, Chrome 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.

Read The Full Review Here

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.

Alternatively, you can choose to upgrade your brand new Bass Collection instrument with a classic Leo Quan Badass Bass II or hyper-modern Hipshot KickAss™ hi-mass bridge. 

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).

Body Basswood
Neck Satin Finish Maple with "Super Slim Sixties"® Profile
Fingerboard Rosewood with Pre-CBS Style Clay Dot Markers
Frets 20 Medium Nickel Frets
Pickups Passive Vintage-Style Single Coil (J/J)
Controls Volume /Volume / Master Tone
Machineheads Chrome Vintage-Style, Open-Gear Tuners
Hardware Chrome Pickup Cover / 4 Bolt Chrome Neck Plate / Chrome Control Plate & Control Knobs
Bridge Standard Roller Bridge
Scale Length 34" (864mm)
Neck Width at Nut 38mm
Neck Width at 12th Fret 57mm
Neck Depth at 1st Fret 20mm
Neck Depth at 12th Fret 22mm
String Spacing at Nut 10mm
String Spacing at Bridge 19mm
Weight 4.05kg (8.9lbs)
Strings Bass Centre Elites Player Series Nickel Plated Roundwound Standard Gauge .045 - .065 - .085 - .105
Extras Bass Centre Padded Gig Bag
Warranty All Bass Collection instruments come with a 1 year warranty
Country Of Origin World Musical Instruments Co. Ltd. • South Korea

Jazzwise Magazine Jive & Power Bass • March 2011

"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."

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

"Classy & impressively accurate takes on two classic templates (with) authentic sounds & an excellent level of build quality" the Jive and Power Basses were awarded 91% and 90% ratings respectively

Guitar & Bass Magazine Jive & Power Bass • 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 in 2nd place… need we say more!?

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

"An excellent mix of passive tones... if you're looking for a bass that's a little different, the Wyman is a welcome new contender."

Guitarist Bass Centre Wyman Bass • Roger Newell • December 2012

"Pros: Compact & lightweight, super fat sounds – Cons: Provided you like the small proportions, there's nothing to dislike!"

Guitar Interactive Jive Bass • Dan Veall • December 2013

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

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."

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"

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

"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."

Bass Guitar Magazine Bass Centre Profile Bass • Joel McIver • January 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."

Joe Hubbard Bass Videos Bass Collection Bespoke Jive Bass • April 2017

"Lightweight, resonant and extremely versatile... 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."

Bass Guitar Magazine Bass Centre Betsy Bass • Mike Brooks • February 2020

"An absolute joy to play... a cool finish, playability and comfort by the bucketload, and a tonal performance that out-boxes many a bass at double the price. The Bass Centre have a winner on their hands."

THE JOE HUBBARD BASS COLLECTION MODIFICATIONS

Huge thanks to long-term Bass Centre collaborator JOE HUBBARD for taking time to produce this great video introduction to his very own Bass Collection Bespoke Jive Bass.

To Joe's spec, the stock instrument has been tricked out with black scratchplate and Omega "Badass" style bridge as well as with a pair of Aguilar Super Single pickups and Mike Pope Flex Core electronics installed by long serving Bass Centre technician Chris Ward.

Here, he puts his augmented Jive through its paces, ably demonstrating its effortless playability and broad tonal palette

"Very fast and easy to play... 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... lightweight, resonant and extremely versatile in delivering a wide range of sounds"

Joe Hubbard’s professional background is represented by a collective body of experience that spans three decades as an internationally acclaimed educator, author and contemporary jazz fusion recording artist. He has also recorded and performed with a huge and diverse range of musicians including Morrissey Mullen, Denny Laine (Moody Blues, Wings), Gary Numan, Nigel Wright (producer: West Life, X-Factor), Alvin Lee, George Benson, Everything But the Girl, Mose Allison, Colin Blunstone, Elkie Brooks, Bill Nelson, Ben E. King, Alan Murphy, Dave Weckl, Frank Gambale, Gary Husband and Mose Allison and Dave Weckl.

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