The Bass Centre Live & Dangerous BassThe Bass Centre Live & Dangerous BassThe Bass Centre Live & Dangerous BassThe Bass Centre Live & Dangerous Bass

The Bass Centre Live & Dangerous Bass

UK Price:  £595.00 Inc. 20% VAT
Worldwide Price: £495.83
+ Lined Fretless Fingerboard


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Part of the Bass Centre's British Bass Masters Series, the Live & Dangerous Bass celebrates one of the music world's coolest cats, the legendary Thin Lizzy frontman Phil Lynott. West Bromwich born, Dublin bred and proudly and passionately Irish, he was a loveable rogue, an effortlessly charismatic rocker, a gifted songwriter and a truly unique performer who will forever be the foremost bassist from the British Isles that we most regret not having to the pleasure to meet.

Formed in Dublin in 1970, Thin Lizzy initially only enjoyed modest notoriety in Ireland and the UK, but by the end of the decade, had become a household name the world over with the band's most celebrated line-up (Lynott, drummer Brian Downey, and guitarists Scott Gorham and Brian Robertson) claiming their place in rock 'n' roll history with the release of three stone-cold classic studio albums within the space of three years — "Jailbreak", "Johnny The Fox", "Bad Reputation" — as well as immortalising the sheer, visceral thrill of their amazing live shows with 1978's "Live & Dangerous" LP.

Reaching No. 2 in the UK charts (held off the top spot by the "Grease" soundtrack) and certified double platinum for selling over half a million copies by the end of the following year, the Tony Visconti produced collection continues to draw critical acclaim. Although debate still rages over how much of the recording was actually overdubbed in the studio, is often cited alongside "Live At Leeds", "No Sleep 'til Hammersmith", 'Kick Out The Jams" and "Live At The Apollo" as one of the greatest live albums of all time.

Appropriating the album's title and the distinctive looks and sound of Phil's famous mid-'70s, mirror-plated, jet black beauty from the cover of the landmark double live document, this superb, premium quality instrument blends period accurate looks and classic tone with modern, lightweight construction and a super fast, satin finish neck.

With its cool retro features, authentic sound, flawless finish and expert set-up, the Live & Dangerous Bass is another super-affordable, pro-grade instrument from the Bass Centre that seriously represents astonishing value for money.

The Live & Dangerous Bass Features

body Lightweight, balanced body contour
FINISH Jet black gloss finish with matching headstock and mirrored pickguard
neck Satin finish Bass Centre "Super Slim Sixties"® maple neck
FINGERBOARD 20 fret Macassar ebony fingerboard with pearloid dot markers
pickupS Vintage voiced split single coil pickup
bridge Babicz Full Contact Hardware bridge
Hardware Chromed brass dome top control knobs / Bass "C" engraved 4-bolt chrome neck plate
STRINGS Bass Centre Elites
extras Premium quality Bass Centre padded gig bag included

Limehouse Lizzy

Although the Bass Centre never had the pleasure of welcoming Phil Lynott through the doors of our Wapping showroom prior to his passing in 1986, we do enjoy some proximity to his enduring legend by virtue of our longstanding association with Limehouse Lizzy, the UK's most successful Thin Lizzy tribute act.

Founded in 1993 by supreme entertainer, lead singer, bassist, and Elites artist Wayne Ellis and guitar ace Greg Alcock, while both were employed at the Bass Centre's superstore, Limehouse Lizzy (named after the region of East London adjacent to Wapping) have enjoyed three decades at the top of the tribute game, with a well deserved international reputation for their fantastic, energetic live shows.

Body Basswood
FINISH Gloss polyurethane with matching headstock and mirrored pickguard
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 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


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Average Rating (4 Reviews):  
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Quality instrument and excellent service
01 January 2024  | 

Bought this guitar as a present for the festive season and was treated with utmost respect and decency throughout, really treated as a valued customer and not a number. I asked for the package to be wrapped discreetly and whilst unfortunately that wasn't possible the guys at the bass centre really did try and arrange other measures to ensure the surprise was maintained.

Whilst not a player myself, I have been assured by a bassist of over 40 years that the instrument is of excellent quality and has become a firm favourite. Thanks again to everyone involved.

Excellent advice and service
26 April 2020  | 

Iím a total novice and no previous experience of guitar playing. I was referred to the Bass Centre by a friend after carrying out extensive research. I left a message and within 30 minutes Barry returned my call, I explained to him my lack of knowledge. His advice was spot on, he told me exactly what I needed (and didnít need), explained the process and he and his admin team kept me updated until the bass arrived.

Excellent advice and service and would have no hesitation in recommend the Bass Centre.

Stunning Looks, Great Value
23 August 2019  | 

This is the first bass I have bought and I spent a considerable time researching it before buying it. The Lizzy bass is a fantastic looking guitar with its black body and neck and mirror finished pick guard. It was professionally set up before being couriered to me. It was manufactured in Korea and finished to a very high standard. It has a slim fast neck and is supplied with Elites nickel plated strings which are softer on the fingers than some I have tried. The bass weighs in at a thankfully light-ish 4.1 kilos. At this price I cannot fault it. It compares well with instruments costing twice the price. Oh, and did I mention its looks...?!

Great looker, great player.
10 July 2017  | 

Visited The Bass Centre today & put an order in for a new bass. Went for a Bass Collection Power Bass ("The Lizzy") with hi mass bridge.

My request of changing the neck for a Jive/Jazz one was met with a "no problem at all" response (and at no extra cost). Dealing with Barry Moorhouse was a pleasure.

Pick it up next Friday, can't wait. Great looker, great player.