Bass Collection Blockhead Bass – Jubilee Gold

£595.00 Incl. VAT

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Product Description

Bombay-born and London-bred, Norman Watt-Roy has forged a fearsome reputation, both live and in on record, as one of the world’s all-time great bass players.

Coming to prominence through his work on Ian Dury & The Blockheads (the effervescent, 16th note melody that drives Dury’s 1979 UK #1 hit single “Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick” remains one of THE best bass performances committed to tape), Norman also appeared on Nick Lowe’s classic “Jesus Of Cool” LP, The Clash’s “Sandinista” and “Cut The Crap” albums, provided the original bass lines to Frankie Goes To Hollywood’s global mega-hits “Relax” and “Two Tribes”, as well as lending his powerhouse talents to sessions for Rachel Sweet, Jona Lewie, The Selecter, Wreckless Eric, Madness & Nick Cave.

The last decade has seen him continue to work tirelessly with The Blockheads and veteran British rhythm ‘n’ blues guitar slinger, Wilko Johnson, as well as stepping out to front his own outfit — Norman Watt-Roy & Friends — in support of his first solo album “Faith & Grace”.

Product Specs/Additional Information

BODY
Basswood
FINISH
Metallic gloss polyurethane, with matching headstock
PICKGUARD
3-ply vintage mint green
NECK
Satin finish maple with Bass Centre “Super Slim Sixties”® profile
FINGERBOARD
Macassar ebony with pearloid dot markers
FRETS
20 medium nickel frets
PICKUPS
Passive, vintage-style single coil pickups with exposed pole pieces
CONTROLS
Volume / Volume / Master tone
MACHINEHEADS
Chrome, vintage-style, clover leaf, open-gear tuners
HARDWARE
Chrome “ashtray” pickup cover / Chrome control plate with vintage style black knobs
NECK PLATE
4-bolt chrome plate with engraved Bass Centre “C” logo
BRIDGE
Chrome Leo Quan Badass Bass II hi-mass bridge
SCALE LENGTH
34″ (864mm)
NECK WIDTH AT NUT
38mm (1.5″)
NECK WIDTH AT 12TH FRET
57mm (2.24″)
NECK DEPTH AT 1ST FRET
20mm (0.8″)
NECK DEPTH AT 12TH FRET
22mm (0.87″)
STRING SPACING AT NUT
10mm (0.4″)
STRING SPACING AT BRIDGE
19mm (0.75″)
WEIGHT
Approx. 4kg (8.9lb)
STRINGS
Bass Centre Elites
INCLUDED EXTRAS
Premium quality Bass Centre padded gig bag with dual handles, cushioned shoulder strap and zip-up accessory pocket
WARRANTY
All Bass Collection instruments come with a 1 year warranty
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN
World Musical Instruments Co. Ltd., South Korea

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Product Description

Bombay-born and London-bred, Norman Watt-Roy has forged a fearsome reputation, both live and in on record, as one of the world’s all-time great bass players.

Coming to prominence through his work on Ian Dury & The Blockheads (the effervescent, 16th note melody that drives Dury’s 1979 UK #1 hit single “Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick” remains one of THE best bass performances committed to tape), Norman also appeared on Nick Lowe’s classic “Jesus Of Cool” LP, The Clash’s “Sandinista” and “Cut The Crap” albums, provided the original bass lines to Frankie Goes To Hollywood’s global mega-hits “Relax” and “Two Tribes”, as well as lending his powerhouse talents to sessions for Rachel Sweet, Jona Lewie, The Selecter, Wreckless Eric, Madness & Nick Cave.

The last decade has seen him continue to work tirelessly with The Blockheads and veteran British rhythm ‘n’ blues guitar slinger, Wilko Johnson, as well as stepping out to front his own outfit — Norman Watt-Roy & Friends — in support of his first solo album “Faith & Grace”.

Product Specs

BODY
Basswood
FINISH
Metallic gloss polyurethane, with matching headstock
PICKGUARD
3-ply vintage mint green
NECK
Satin finish maple with Bass Centre “Super Slim Sixties”® profile
FINGERBOARD
Macassar ebony with pearloid dot markers
FRETS
20 medium nickel frets
PICKUPS
Passive, vintage-style single coil pickups with exposed pole pieces
CONTROLS
Volume / Volume / Master tone
MACHINEHEADS
Chrome, vintage-style, clover leaf, open-gear tuners
HARDWARE
Chrome “ashtray” pickup cover / Chrome control plate with vintage style black knobs
NECK PLATE
4-bolt chrome plate with engraved Bass Centre “C” logo
BRIDGE
Chrome Leo Quan Badass Bass II hi-mass bridge
SCALE LENGTH
34″ (864mm)
NECK WIDTH AT NUT
38mm (1.5″)
NECK WIDTH AT 12TH FRET
57mm (2.24″)
NECK DEPTH AT 1ST FRET
20mm (0.8″)
NECK DEPTH AT 12TH FRET
22mm (0.87″)
STRING SPACING AT NUT
10mm (0.4″)
STRING SPACING AT BRIDGE
19mm (0.75″)
WEIGHT
Approx. 4kg (8.9lb)
STRINGS
Bass Centre Elites
INCLUDED EXTRAS
Premium quality Bass Centre padded gig bag with dual handles, cushioned shoulder strap and zip-up accessory pocket
WARRANTY
All Bass Collection instruments come with a 1 year warranty
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN
World Musical Instruments Co. Ltd., South Korea

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