Bass Collection Power Bass - Windsor Tan

Worldwide Price : £412.50
UK Price :  £495.00 - Inc. 20% VAT
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Brit bassist Pat Davey -"All Or Nothing" MD and bassist with
Paul Young, Jim Cregan, Jo Burt, and classic hard
rockers Diesel - on stage with his Power Bass

"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

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, 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 Maple Fingerboard
pickups Vintage Spec single coil pickup
bridge Babicz Full Contact Bridge
hardware Original '60s style chromed brass flat-top 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 Power 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 P-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 "eye-catching & vintage-correct" appointments and its "excellent version of the famous sound, with gritty, snarling lows", the magazine awarded the Power Bass an amazing 90% 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.

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 Bass Centre "Super Slim Sixties"® Profile
Fingerboard Maple with Black Block Markers
Frets 20 Medium Nickel Frets
Pickup Vintage Style Split Single Coil
Controls Master Volume / Master Tone
Machineheads Chrome Vintage Style, Open-Gear Tuners
Hardware Chromed Brass Flat-Top Control Knobs / 4-Bolt Chrome Neck Plate
Bridge Babicz Full Contact Hwardware Bridge
Scale Length 34" (864mm)
Neck Width at Nut 40mm
Neck Width at 12th Fret 57mm
Neck Depth at 1st Fret 20mm
Neck Depth at 12th Fret 22mm
String Spacing at Nut 11.5mm
String Spacing at Bridge 19.5mm
Weight 4.1kg (9.0lbs)
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."

Guitar & Bass Magazine

RATING : 93% "With the FCH bridge, the sound was bigger & richer and we noticed more overall volume, both acoustically & amplified. If you care about the quality of your sound, you'd do well to look into one."  Steve Cook • September 2013

Jeff Berlin

Considered by many to be the one of the finest electric bass players on the planet, Jeff's solos are amongst the greatest ever played on a bass guitar and his harmonic and melodic approach to playing are part of bass legend. Now using Babicz bridges exclusively, his signature model Cort bass RITHMIC Bass also features the FCH Bass Bridge as standard.

"Jeff Babicz re-invented the bass bridge and made it as necessary as my amp and my bass. I only play equipment if it sounds great... which is why the Babicz Bridge is on my bass"

Dave Swift

Through his long-term gig with Jools Holland's Rhythm & Blues Orchestra, Dave has laid down his immaculate, grooving bass lines for just about every major name in contemporary music.

"I'm extremely happy with Babicz bridges and my Fender basses have never sounded better! The qualities in a good bass bridge for me are accurate intonation, adjustability with a solid and reliable design. Also, I mute the strings with the edge of my hand at the bridge a great deal, so comfort is also important. There are no annoying sharp edges and aesthetically the bridges looks great too!"

Jesse Stern

Since 2011, Jesse Stern has equipped his Fender basses with Babicz FCH Bridges. In demand as a versatile and dynamic performer Jesse has toured and recorded with Sly Stone, American Idol winner Jordin Sparks, teen pop sensations Hanson, Mario Reyes of the Gipsy Kings and alt.Rock stalwarts Weezer.

"The Babicz bass bridge is compatible with my Fender basses, and all the adjustments lock. Super solid, and it has a great tone. Keep up the good work!"

Joey Vera

Alongside full-time gigs for Armored Saint and progressive metal band Fates Warning, Joey keeps a busy schedule as independent producer & session bassist (including a 2004/05 touring stint replacing Frank Bello in Anthrax). He has equipped his entire stable of Fender basses with Babicz FCH Bridges...

“Solid design mixed with quite a few options makes this bridge a force to be reckoned with! This thing is super stable with every adjusting element locking in place. It’s road worthy AND studio worthy.”

Pancho Tomaselli

Since 2003 Pancho Tomaselli has been holding down the low end with legendary Chicano funk band War and is also the bassist for new power trio supergroup PHILM - alongside guitarist/vocalist Gerry Nestler (from prog metal band Civil Defiance) and Slayer drummer Dave Lombardo.

"I love Babicz Full Contact Hardware because it gives me more of a 'piano-like' feel for my bass... it also gives me more tone and more mid-range frequency"

Rodney O'Quinn

The long time touring and recording bassist for The Pat Travers Band, is currently using his Tony Franklin Signature Precision Bass equipped with a Babicz Bridge. 

"I love what the FCH has done to My P-Bass!!"

Rodney's boss, blues rock legend PAT TRAVERS, also uses FCH on his Telecaster - with a nice line in deadpan humour... 

"Babicz Full Contact Hardware technology turns mediocrity into magnificence!"

Average Rating (2 Reviews):  
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Rating:  
Amazing bass at a great price!
Friday, 9 February 2018  | 

Itís quickly becoming one of my go-to basses, lightweight and sounds amazing!

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Superb bass and excellent service
Monday, 9 October 2017  | 

I have been playing an American brand of Jazz bass but wanted to experiment with the P-Bass sound. The Power Bass was attractively priced and received very good reviews from friends and online so I decided to buy one as an introduction to P-Bass.

The Bass Centre put Elites Strings on the bass and set it up for you so that it is ready to go as soon as you get it. It also comes in a decent quality gig bag. The bass is light but tone doesn't suffer because of this and it is honestly one of the most comfortable basses I have played. The neck is really fast and plays very smoothly. There is plenty of signal from the pickups and lots of tone control.

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