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 Centre's 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 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.

Get 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.

Jive Bass

Power Bass

Detroit Bass



The Bass Collection marque, under the stewardship of Nanyo Boeki, is one which will always be synonymous with the Bass Centre's "Wapping Years". In the late 80's and throughout the 90's, The Bass Centre represented this hugely popular range exclusively in the UK and enjoyed a remarkable relationship with the Japanese company that produced one of the most highly regarded, light weight, small bodied designs of the era - the SB Series. In addition, Bass Collection also offered a range of boutique, vintage Fender-style replicas primarily for the huge domestic market, including a grandparent to the Bass Centre's new "Jive" Bass that offered a distinctly modern twist to the venerable Jazz Bass template.

After the demise of Nanyo Boeki in the early noughties, The Bass Centre acquired the Bass Collection name and, with our own distribution company, House Music, already established as a dynamic guitar manufacturer, The Bass Centre secured access to the same Korean factory that produces the phenomenally successful Brian May Guitars range.

So, it is that this new "collection" assembles all of our favoured features of classic 60's bass design, as well from Bass Collection's own SB Series; taking a new approach to body and neck profiling and re-imagining these instruments in a manner that no other brand currently offers, with a commitment to combining awesome build quality, great playability and performance with - most importantly - affordability. Made to The Bass Centre's exacting standards in one of the World's best production facilities, the Bass Collection range is 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)