Bass Collection - J style bass

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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.

Vintage Style. Authentic Tone. Classic Cool.

"These brilliant instruments are a steal at this price point... in fact it's hard to think of any bass range that offers so much quality for so little money" - Jazzwise Magazine


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.

  • Vintage spec single-coil pickups
  • Classic colours & pickguards
  • Chrome pickup cover
  • "Super Slim 60's" neck profile
  • New, light weight, balanced body contour

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.

Body Basswood
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)
Controls Volume/Volume/Master Tone
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
Weight 4.05kg (8.9lbs)
Strings Bass Centre Elites Player Series Nickel Plated Roundwound Standard Gauge .045 - .065 - .085 - .105

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