The Bass Centre Unveils the Guy Pratt “Betsy” Bass

Bass Centre 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
Controls:Volume/Volume/Master Tone
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
Weight:4.05kg (8.9lbs)
Strings:Bass Centre Elites Stadium Series Roundwound Standard Gauge .045 - .065 - .085 - .105
Extras:Bass Centre Padded Gig Bag

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