Modern Classics From The Bass Centre

Healthily obsessed with the classic bass designs of the 1960's and inspired and encouraged by our 30 years of experience and communication with professional players, friends and customers throughout the World, The Bass Centre is proud to present an all-new Bass Collection for the 21st century.

Sporting cool retro features and exciting colours, lighter weight body designs and our own "Super Slim Sixties" ® neck profile as well as modern features like the Babicz Full Contact Bridge, the Bass Collection is a fresh take on the classics.

From the authentic sounds, eye-catching looks and period-accurate appointments of the Jive, Power & Detroit Basses, to the thoroughly up-to-date Jive Five and PowerHouse models and the rebirth of the revered, small bodied SB design in the Speakeasy range, you simply won't find better attention to detail, build quality and expertly set-up instruments at this price point.


All Bass Collection instruments are re-strung and set up prior to despatch in our in-house workshop by Chris Ward, long serving Bass Centre guitar tech for all of our 39 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... at no extra charge!

Jive Bass

Authentic & affordable, with superb build quality, awesome playability & a superb, versatile tonal range.

Power Bass

The Bass Centre's single pickup workhorse, delivering authentic tones and impeccable performance.

Detroit Bass

Paying tribute to the golden age of Motor City soul with eye-catching, period-accurate finishes and a fast slimline neck profile.


Cool, stylish, endlessly versatile and thoroughly modern small, bodied 4 and 5 string instruments with powerful onboard electronics.

Bass Collection Bespoke

Take control of your specs – from custom colour/pickguard combinations and hardware to bespoke pickups and electronics.

Pre-Owned + B-Stock

Exclusive deals on instruments from our tour and hire inventory, as well as on pre-owned, B-stock, open-box, and ex-demonstration models.



Genuinely regarded as being consistent with instruments three times their price, response to the Bass Collection range from the music industry press has been unanimously full of praise and the range is has gained wide acclaim amongst pro players including :

Paul Ryder (Happy Mondays) - Freekbass (American funk maestro) - Graham Bush (Madness) - Joe Hubbard (jazz fusion artist and bass tutor) - Phil Spalding (Simon Townsend, Roger Daltrey, The Who) - Cameron Dawson (Mamas Gun) - Jimmy Sims (Amy McDonald, Brian Ferry, George Ezra) - Pat Davey (Diesel, Jim Cregan & Co.) - Michael Dagnall (Iconic Eye) - Jason Gale (Ulysses Wells) - Don Richardson (Dusty Springfield, Paul Carrack, Brian Ferry) - Andrew Pearson (The Beat, Selecter) - Toby Chapman (Spandau Ballet, Gary Kemp) - Ross Guy (Silver Bayonets) - Mick Wilson (10cc , Frontm3n) - Finlay Cunningham (The Trusted) - Dave Hewitt (Babe Ruth, Humble Pie, Dana Ali Band) - Norman Watt-Roy (Blockheads, Wilco Johnson) - Mark Bedford (Madness) - Jon Caulton (Radio Ga Ga, UK Sessions) - Frank Felix (Mica Paris, Gabrielle, Fatboy Slim, Solo) - Dom Hill (Buck & Evans) - Gary Liedeman (Dapne Guiness)