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Powerhouse - King Crimson

UK Price:  £995.00 Inc. 20% VAT
Worldwide Price: £829.17
+ Lined Fretless Fingerboard


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Power To The People

Perfect for players who want a high performance instrument that combines the elegance and great playability of our best selling Power Bass with modern, multi-tone functionality, the Powerhouse blends cool, traditional looks and a fast, vintage profile satin neck with the stability of a modern, hi-mass Babicz Full Contact bridge and the incomparable versatility of the Sims Super-Quad pickup system.

The Powerhouse Bass Features

body Lightweight, balanced body contour with classic colour/pickguard combination
neck Satin finish Bass Centre "Super Slim Sixties"® maple meck
FINGERBOARD 20 fret rosewood fingerboard with pearloid dot Markers
pickupS Sims "Super-Quad Classic" pickup system
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

Designed and constructed in the UK by the specialists at Sims Guitars, each Super-Quad pickup contains four hand-wound coils engaged via a patented switching matrix which allows the user to choose between three of the most iconic pickup configurations in bass history.

The innovative Tri-Logic system comprises two independent mini-toggle switches that select one of three coil presets for each pickup — split, single and dual coil. An RGB LED on each solid carbon fibre housing provides precise visual indication of the active modes providing players with complete freedom to explore the tonal possibilities of fifteen unique combinations.

Replicates the unmistakable character of a fully open, vintage P-Bass pickup
Emulates the growl and punch of a classic mid-seventies era single coil J-Bass pickup
Modeled after the distinctive power and cut of an original Musicman humbucker

Make Full Contact

Babicz Full Contact Hardware is a revolutionary new approach to bridge technology which, as the name implies, 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.


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 personal set-up requirements — please use the "Comments/Requests" field when you check out, or contact the Bass Centre sales team directly.

Body Basswood
Neck Satin Finish Maple with Bass Centre "Super Slim Sixties"® Profile
Fingerboard Rosewood with Pearloid Dot Markers
Frets 20 Medium Nickel Frets
PickupS 2 x Sims Super-Quad Classic Pickups with Tri-Logic Switching System (powered by 9V battery)
Controls Volume / Volume / Master Tone
Machineheads Chrome Vintage Style, Open-Gear Tuners
Hardware Chromed Brass Dome Top Control Knobs, 4-Bolt Chrome Neck Plate
Bridge Babicz Full Contact Hardware 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 (9.0lb)
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
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26 March 2024  | 

The bass arrived yesterday and I am just over-awed at the quality of it. Not just the construction quality, which is sublime (and it's strange how we fawn over such things as neck profiles and finishes!), but also the colour. I wish I could either bottle and drink, or dive right into, or both?!

I haven't done a full test of it yet (it's a busy week for me with various Easter related things with the kids) but I plugged it into my "fly rig" (essentially my Line 6 HX Stomp and other peripherals) and I don't think I've ever played or heard such a responsive bass - Every nuance is picked up, the notes are as clear as a bell plugged in, or not plugged in, and of course the pickups are beyond compare; I'm glad they're still being sold by Martin Sims because the tonal options for me are endless.

I loathe carrying 3 or 4 different basses to gigs, rehearsals, studio work etc, and I think those days are beyond me now with the Powerhouse, who I have already dubbed Ruby; it really will save a lot of time and effort, and of course, I'll enjoy showing her off to everyone and demonstrate the mystery of the Super Quads! That's not to say that my Betsy will be demoted, mind you - both basses are of excellent quality and craftmanship and I could pretty much go on forever about them (and often do).

I've never met (veteran Bass Centre tech) Chris Ward, but he just seems to "get me" - both Betsy and Ruby have had his eye over the setup and both play sublime. In my more mature years, I'm less of a digger inner and more of a player, and both guitars are perfection. Andy Corns (who is Gary Kemp's guitar tech and lives down the road from me) will have a lot to live up to when he gets these in his mitts (when he finally has space, isn't away, on tour etc etc etc!)

I'm due in the studio on 13th April, and in the meantime, I will keep telling people to stop buying F**d*rs and to start buying Bass Collection basses - supported strongly by my Bass Centre cap, which I will wear at EVERY festival I'm at over the summer!!

Thank you so much.