The Bass Centre Unveils the Guy Pratt “Betsy” Bass
Pink Floyd and session bassist Guy Pratt has teamed up with London’s The Bass Centre to introduce the Guy Pratt Betsy Bass. A part of their British Bass Masters series, the instrument is based on Pratt’s 1964 Jazz Bass he named “Betsy,” which he originally bought from John Entwistle in 1987.
“Like its namesake – which received an active upgrade in 1987 – the new Betsy is also loaded with EMG’s superb, low impedance “J” pickups and comes strung as standard with Bass Centre Stadium Series Elites, Guy’s strings of choice for over 30 years,” The Bass Centre writes.
It also recreates the Burgundy Mist finish and mint-green pickguard. Other features include a satin finish “super slim sixties” maple neck, Macassar ebony fingerboard, and vintage-style hardware. It’s built in South Korea and ships with a padded gig bag.
The Bass Centre Guy Pratt Betsy Bass is available now for approximately $640.
Bass Centre Guy Pratt Betsy Bass Specs:
|Scale Length:||34″ (864mm)|
|Finish:||Burgundy Mist with Matching Headstock|
|Neck:||Satin Finish Maple with “Super Slim Sixties” Profile|
|Fingerboard:||Macassar Ebony with Pre-CBS-Style Clay Dot Markers|
|Frets:||20 Medium Nickel Frets|
|Pickup:||2 x EMG Active J Pickups|
|Tuning Machines:||Chrome Vintage-Style, Open-Gear Tuners|
|Hardware:||4 Bolt Engraved Chrome Neck Plate, Chrome Control Plate & Vintage Control Knobs|
|Bridge:||Traditional Roller Bridge|
|Pickguard:||3-ply Vintage Mint-Green|
|Neck Width at Nut:||38mm|
|String Spacing at Bridge:||19mm|
|Strings:||Bass Centre Elites Stadium Series Roundwound Standard Gauge .045 - .065 - .085 - .105|
|Extras:||Bass Centre Padded Gig Bag|