Of course, there are no prizes for guessing the heritage of The Jive Bass; the offset body & twin single coil pickup arrangement are part of bass history... but this is no run-of-the-mill carbon copy clone.
Inspired by the wealth of experience that the Bass Centre has accumulated over its 30 year history, as well as by our communication with pro players and customers all over the World, The Jive sports a number of unique features as well as The Bass Centre's own take on tradition. With a body profile that has had 4mm shaved from the familiar outline and The Bass Centre's own satin finished "Super Slim 60's" neck profile (significantly slimmer than the classic "C" shape), The Jive provides a lightweight, comfortable and super-fast playing experience.
Soundwise, The Jive truly delivers all you would want... and then some. The vintage style single coil pickups produce an authentic tone... glittering harmonics, clear, zingy highs & earthy, growling lows are all present & correct, with an even response and stacks of sustain and resonance thanks to the revolutionary Babicz Full Contact Bridge, which is now standard issue on all 2014 Jive Models.
And The Jive looks fantastic too... with a choice of flawlessly applied, period accurate finishes and pickguards, matching headstocks and cool, chrome pickup cover crowning an instrument that boasts superb build quality, awesome playability and a superb, versatile tonal range... all at a astonishingly good price.
Inspired by a healthy obsession with vintage basses from the swinging 60's & informed by The Bass Centre's communication with professional players & customers throughout the World, a truly iconic design has been re-imagined to blend period accurate looks & a classic sound with a modern, light weight construction & a super fast, satin finish neck.
The Jive Bass features the Babicz Full Contact Hardware bridge as standard issue. Courtesy of its patented "eCam" Saddle technology, this unique design system adds considerable sustain to the instrument's already rich sound as well as providing enhanced stability and precision adjustment to string height and intonation.
The Jive Bass is also available with a vintage style roller bridge.
With its cool retro features, authentic tone, superb build quality, flawless finish & expert set-up, the Jive Bass is an affordable, pro-grade instrument that represents astonishing value for money & is genuinely regarded as being consistent with instruments three times the price.
|Finish||Islington Blue with Matching Headstock|
|Neck||Satin Finish Maple with "Super Slim 60's" Profile|
|Fingerboard||Rosewood with Pre-CBS-Style Clay Dot Markers|
|Frets||20 Medium Nickel Frets|
|Pickup||2 x Passive Vintage-Style Single Coil (J/J)|
|Tuning Machines||Chrome Vintage-Style, Open-Gear Tuners|
|Hardware||Chrome Pickup Cover, 4 Bolt Chrome Neck Plate, Chrome Control Plate & Control Knobs|
|Bridge||Babicz Full-Contact Hardware System as standard (Optional Vintage-Style Roller Bridge available)|
|Pickguard||3-ply Vintage Mint-Green|
|Scale Length||34" (864mm)|
|Neck Width at Nut||38mm|
|Neck Width at 12th Fret||57mm|
|Neck Depth at 1st Fret||20mm|
|Neck Depth at 12th Fret||22mm|
|String Spacing at Nut||10mm|
|String Spacing at Bridge||19mm|
|Strings||Bass Centre Elites Player Series Nickel Plated Roundwound Standard Gauge .045 - .065 - .085 - .105|