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Power Bass - China White

UK Price:  £545.00 Inc. 20% VAT
Worldwide Price: £454.17
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Single Pickup Perfection

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, lightweight construction and a super fast, satin finish neck.

"Authentic sounds and an excellent level of build quality... If you're looking for the P-Bass look and are on a limited budget, these little gems have to be on your shopping list" — Gareth Morgan • Guitar & Bass

With its cool retro styling, wide choice of classic colour and pickguard combinations, powerful, authentic tone, flawless finish and expert set-up, the Power Bass is an affordable, pro-grade instrument that represents astonishing value for money with a build quality and performance genuinely regarded by players and music industry pundits as being consistent with instruments twice the price.

The Power Bass Features

body Lightweight, balanced body contour with classic colour/pickguard combination
neck Satin finish Bass Centre "Super Slim Sixties"® maple neck
FINGERBOARD 20 fret Macassar ebony fingerboard with pearloid dot markers
pickupS Bass Centre "Bass"® vintage voiced split single coil
bridge Babicz Full Contact Hardware bridge
hardware Chromed brass dome top control knobs / 4-bolt chrome neck plate
strings Bass Centre Elites
extras Premium quality Bass Centre padded gig bag included

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.

YOUR BASS — YOUR WAY

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
Neck Satin finish maple with Bass Centre "Super Slim Sixties"® profile
Fingerboard Macassar ebony with pearloid dot markers
Frets 20 medium nickel frets
Pickup Bass Centre "Bass"® vintage voiced split single coil
Controls Master volume / Master tone
Machineheads Chrome vintage style, clover leaf, open-gear tuners
Hardware Chromed brass dome top control knobs
NECK PLATE 4-bolt chrome plate with engraved Bass Centre "C' logo
Bridge Chrome Babicz Full Contact Hardware bridge
Scale Length 34" (864mm)
Neck Width at Nut 40mm (1.57")
Neck Width at 12th Fret 57mm (2.24")
Neck Depth at 1st Fret 20mm (0.8")
Neck Depth at 12th Fret 22mm (0.87")
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
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

BASS COLLECTION

Jive Bass / Power Bass

Jazzwise Magazine • 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."

 

Jive Bass / Power Bass

Gareth Morgan • Guitar & Bass Magazine • July 2010

"Classy and impressively accurate takes on two classic templates (with) authentic sounds & an excellent level of build quality"

In G&B's annual round-up of the year's most impressive gear, Bass Collection swept the board in the "BEST BASS GUITAR UNDER £1,000" category, with the Jive Bass crowned the winner and the single pickup Power Bass in second place.

 

Jive Bass

Dan Veall • Guitar Interactive • 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."

 

Speakeasy Pro 4

Gareth Morgan • Guitar & Bass Magazine • 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."

 

Speakeasy

Ian Glasper • Bass Guitar Magazine • 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"

 

Bespoke Jive Bass

Joe Hubbard Bass Videos • 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."

 

BRITISH BASS MASTERS

The Guy Pratt Betsy Bass

Mike Brooks • Bass Guitar Magazine • 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 Bruce Thomas Profile Bass

 Joel McIver • Bass Guitar Magazine • 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."

 

The Bass Centre Wyman Bass

Gareth Morgan • Guitar & Bass Magazine • 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."

 

The Bass Centre Wyman Bass

Roger Newell • Guitarist Magazine • December 2012

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

 

The Bass Centre Wyman Bass

 Ken Sanders Bass • Guitar Magazine • 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."

 

The Brian May Bass

Roger Newell • Guitarist Magazine • September 2012

"Well styled and nicely built... If you want something off the beaten track this has a great deal to offer... delightful to play, with its own character and sounds - recommended."

 

The Brian May Bass

Gareth Morgan • Guitar & Bass Magazine • August 2014

"A fine-looking beast with a heap of '60s flavour which harks back to wilder times. The basic sound is excellent; nice & fat with growling lows & an overall feeling of controlled aggression."

Average Rating (2 Reviews):  
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Looks and sounds great
Friday, 7 August 2020  | 

Lovely bass, nice and light. Came really well set up. Looks and sounds great.


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Let me tell you a story!
Thursday, 18 August 2016  | 

After ‘retiring’ nearly 10 years ago, I needed a new bass for a drunkenly conceived reunion project. I’d been “working out” on a Les Paul bass which, although looked cool, was solid mahogany, weighed a ton, was fret worn and didn’t have the best action.

No, I really needed a replacement for my relic '73 Fender P, now safely locked away and in too delicate a state to hump around on public transport.

So a search for a good, affordable alternative was on. As part of my research I "Googled" Bruce Thomas, and found my way to The Bass Centre.

At first I slavered over the Bass Masters range but, as the reunion might only be a one off, I couldn’t justify to myself the extra cost of a Profile. So I went for the Power Bass. I’d plumped for the original model based on Bruce’s reasoning on vintage bridge sustain.

Also, “back in the day” we used to use the rubber rings from Grolsch bottle tops as strap "locks" and I wanted to recreate that extra bit of nostalgia as well!

Order made, I duly took receipt of the bass on the day of the first reunion rehearsal. Opening the box revealed a quality gig bag where inside I found a beautiful China White (white body and headstock with tortoise shell scratch plate).

Like other reviews it honestly arrived almost in tune! Straight away its feel was extremely comfortable, from the lightness of the basswood body to the neck and action which are fantastic and comparable to my ’73.

That evening it was given its first outing and serious real test. As you may have guessed I’m a bit of an Attractions fan, although I'm more in awe of Mr Thomas rather than having developed any Bruce Thomas-like skills. I also love The Stranglers as well (which is why I got the original Fender in the first place).

So my left hand is wannabe Bruce Thomas, whilst my right hand is wannabe early - JJ Burnel. Would the bass stand up to this pick punishment? Yes it would and its response to my playing style sounded great too!

I’ve already had comments admiring both how it looks and sounds and I’m delighted with the bass. I didn't expect to get something so good for this price and I would seriously recommend the range to anyone from amateur to pro level.

My old Fender was a bit of find at a time when the quality of what little was available were at polar opposites.To buy a brand new instrument of such quality and price is a revelation and if I was twenty years younger I’m sure I’d be ordering a few more!

For now we’ll see how the reunion pans out first, the bass is already sounding great though!

Thank you Bass Centre!

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