Established in 1984, the World's first, foremost and most famous bass guitar specialist is no longer a traditional "bricks & mortar" store but its commitment and dedication to bass remains as strong today as it has always been, with a focus on a discrete selection of prestige lines and exclusive Bass Centre branded product, all informed by three decades of experience & communication with top players throughout the World.
Elites Bass Strings
For the past 30 years, Bass Centre Elites have been the string of choice for some of the World’s top professional players as well as a dedicated army of musicians who demand quality, durability and consistent tone.
Whether you need the brilliance of the stainless steel round wound Stadium Series, the warm response of the nickel plated Player Series or the deep, old-school sound of Detroit Flats, Elites has a matched gauge set that will suit you... perfectly.
Sporting cool retro features and exciting colours, lightweight body designs and our acclaimed "Super Slim 60's" neck profile as well as modern features like the Babicz Full Contact Bridge, the Bass Centre's award winning Bass Collection range is a fresh take on the classics.
From the authentic sounds, eye-catching good looks & period-accurate appointments of the Jive, Power & Detroit basses, to the thoroughly up-to-date Jive Five & Speakeasy models, you simply won't find better attention to detail, build quality & expert set-ups at this price point.
British Bass Masters
(AKA. a few basses we made with our mates...!!!)
Since grabbing headlines with his revolutionary headless guitar designs in the early 1990's, Ned Steinberger's dedication to innovation has continued unabated, with new developments in construction techniques, tuning systems, pickup technologies, on-board electronics & support structures providing NS instruments with unprecedented versatility in every conceivable performance environment.
At The Bass Centre, you will find comprehensive stocks of the complete NS Design concert instrument range - electric double bass, cello, violin & viola - as well as the radicallly hybrid NS OmniBass and the new Radius Bass, all at the best prices in Europe.
A striking, fun-sized, travel instrument with a small baritone-uke style body & ultra-short 21" scale, the Kala U-Bass is like nothing you have ever played before, punching well above its weight and producing a thick, rich & thunderously warm bass sound.
Courtesy of its unique. super thick, super slick polyurethane strings and specially engineered pickup & on-board active electronics, the U-Bass is equally adept at delivering an alarmingly authentic upright bass sound or a fat 'n' funky, flatwound-style R&B tone and is a serious acoustic flavoured instrument for any musician who needs a reliable, road-ready go-to bass for stage or studio.
Babicz Full Contact Bass Hardware
A revolutionary new approach to bridge design, Babicz Full Contact Hardware is offered as a direct replacement system for Gibson and Fender models. Its patented locking "eCAM" saddle provides over 50 times more contact surface between the vibrating string and the body of the instrument compared to conventional saddle designs, maximising sustain and tonal response and allowing string height and intonation to be securely and easily set with pinpoint precision.
Having supplied instruments to professional musicians across the World for over 20 years, The Acoustic Centre, London, England starts a new era with its emphasis on the development of a range of premium quality AC branded product, alongside a hand-picked selection of exclusive imports from a new generation of prestige builders and innovators.
Designed by The Acoustic Centre, The Acoustic Collection is a brand new range of pro-grade, electro-acoustic instruments featuring seasoned tone woods, cool, classical stylings & premium quality Fishman electronics, making it a compelling and affordable choice for all modern acoustic musicians.
The four model variants, each sporting superb, solid wood construction and an astutely balanced tonal response, are designed to deliver superb natural acoustic sound - with style - in any unplugged setting, from coffee bar to festival field. For the additional demands of modern high volume, high definition performance environments, the loaded Fishman under-saddle pickup and on-board preamp ensure excellent reproduction whether you're tearing it up on stage or tracking in the studio.
"Reviewed it, played it, loved it...
Sam Wise, Acoustic Mag, 2015
Avante By Veillette
Exclusive At The Acoustic Centre
Manufactured in Korea under exclusive license, Avante is a brand new imprint from visionary luthier, Joe Veillette which - guided by his meticulous eye for detail - collects all the unique character, versatility, tonality and personality of his remarkable, premium priced, bespoke acoustic designs into a far more affordable package.
Exclusive At The Acoustic Centre
A perfect storm of revolutionary design and traditional acoustic craftsmanship, Babicz Guitars combine a rich balanced tone with massive projection and the versatility and performance of a host of radical patented innovations.
“A truly remarkable instrument”
Steven Wilson, Porcupine Tree