The Bass Centre is paying tribute to the late great Jaco Pastorius with their new Portrait Bass. Based on their Jive Bass, the latest addition to the Bass Collection range features a lined fretless rosewood fingerboard and Solar Flare finish. The Portrait Bass also comes without a pickguard, similar to how Jaco kept his instruments.
The bass’s basswood body is fitted with a maple neck that sports a vintage ’60s profile. It’s pickups are a pair of vintage style single coils with independent volume controls and a master tone control. Hardware includes chrome tuning machines and a Babicz Full Contact bridge.
The Bass Collection Portrait Bass is available now for approximately $750 USD (UK RRP of £495). For more info, check out the Bass Centre website.
Bass Collection Portrait Bass Specs:
- Color: Solar Flare
- Neck: Maple
- Neck Profile: “Super Slim 60’s”
- Neck Finish: Satin
- Fingerboard: Lined Fretless, Rosewood
- Pickups: Twin Vintage Style Single Coils
- Controls: Volume, Volume, Tone
- Tuning Machines: Chrome
- Hardware: Chrome
- Bridge: Babicz Full Contact Hardware
- Scale Length: 34?
- Width at Nut: 1 5/8?
- Made in Korea
- Gig Bag Included
- 1-Year Warranty