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Bass guitar; exciting, fun, inventive and very cool – the powerhouse of any band.

Get into bass with the best range of bass guitars available to you – the Vintage series. Vintage basses offer superb value thanks to their unmatched level of specification and full-toned performance. Vintage basses use genuine Wilkinson hardware, tuners and pickups for added tone and response and ease of playability.

Vintage bass guitars will get you right where you want to be on bass – in the thick of the musical action.

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Vintage Re-Issued Series Electric Guitars
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Vintage®V80Series
Vintage® V80 Series Bass Guitar

V80BB Boulevard Black
£279.00

Vintage®V80Series
Body: Basswood
Neck:
Canadian Hard Maple – Bolt On
Fingerboard:
Rosewood
Scale:
34"/864mm
Frets:
24
Neck Inlays: Pearloid Dot
Nut: 43mm Graphite
Tuners: Wilkinson® WJB750
Bridge: Wilkinson® Adjustable WBBC
Pickups: 1 Wilkinson® WJMB-B
Hardware: Chrome
Controls:
1 Volume/ 1 Tone/ 1 Roll Control

Vintage® V80 Series Bass Guitar

V80AB
Golden Amber
£279.00
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Vintage®V90Series
Vintage® V90 Series Bass Guitar

V90CAR Candy Apple Red
£329.00

Vintage®V90Series
Body: Basswood
Neck:
Canadian Hard Maple – Bolt On
Fingerboard:
Rosewood
Scale:
34"/864mm
Frets:
24
Neck Inlays: Pearloid Dot
Tuners: Wilkinson® WJB750
Bridge: Wilkinson® Adjustable WBBC
Pickups: 2 Wilkinson® WJMB-N, WJMB-B (Live)
Hardware: Chrome
Controls:
2 Volume/ 1 Tone/ 1 Roll Control
Vintage® V90 Series Bass Guitar

V90PW
Pearl White
£329.00
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Vintage®Tony ButlerV4Series
Vintage Electric Guitars
“When I was first invited to try a Vintage V4, I was taken by its expensive look and feel. To discover its extremely reasonable price was a bonus. For a new bass player to own a quality instrument from the word go is inspiring. After trying it out during a Big Country rehearsal for the last tour, I quickly decided it would tour with me. To have a signature model to my live bass spec is an honour!”
Tony Butler – Big Country


Vintage®Tony Butler V4Series
Body: Eastern Poplar
Neck:
One-Piece Maple – Bolt On
Fingerboard:
Maple
Scale:
34"/864mm
Frets:
20
Scratchplate: BlackWhite/Black
Neck Inlays: Black Dot
Tuners: Wilkinson® WJBL200
Bridge: Wilkinson® WBBCCR
Pickups: Wilkinson® WPB
Hardware: Chrome
Controls:
1 x Volume/ 1 x Tone

V4MTB Gloss Black
£309.00


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Vintage®ViolinBassSeries
Vintage Bass Guitars

Vintage®ViolinBassSeries
Top: Spruce
Back & Sides:Flame Maple
Body:
Hollow
Neck:
Hard Maple – Set Neck
Fingerboard:
Rosewood
Frets:
22
Neck Inlays:
Pearloid Dot
Bridge:
Adjustable
Pickups:
Wilkinson® WDB
Hardware:
Chrome
Controls:
2 x Volume/ Rhythm, Bass & Treble Switches
Case: Included

VVB4SB Antique Sunburst
£399.00

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Vintage ICON Bass Series
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Vintage®ICONV4Series
Vintage Electric Guitars

Vintage®ICONV4Series
Body: Eastern Poplar
Neck:
Hard Maple – Bolt On
Fingerboard:
Rosewood
Scale:
34"/864mm
Frets:
20
Neck Inlays:
Pearloid Dot
Tuners:
Wilkinson® WJBL200
Bridge:
Adjustable
Pickups:
Wilkinson® PB x 1 (M) WPB
Hardware:
Nickel
Controls:
1 x Volume/ 1 x Tone

V4MRSSB DIstressed Sunset Sunburst
£319.00

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Anders Rönnblom – Killer Bee

"I finally found what I was looking for in the Vintage series..." Anders Rönnblom – Killer Bee
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Vintage ICON Bass Series
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Vintage®ICONV74MRSeries
Vintage Electric Guitars
If you have a taste for something different but at the same time so well known, this is your bass.

Now you can get the true flavour of those famous bass lines from one of the most distinctive jazz rock bass players ever – check the fretless neck with the fret lines and dot markers still visible; no scratchplate but with the screw holes still open, and only the chrome control panel plate left; oooh... that patterned scarring... keep an eye on the weather!

‘The V74 is great value for money and should be one to check out.’

‘The V74 has pre-drilled holes for a scratchplate although one isn’t present – a nice touch, that lends the bass that powerful ‘Jaco’ vibe.’

‘The V4 remains good value for money’

Stuart Clayton – Bass Guitar Magazine

Vintage®ICONV74MRSeries
Body: Eastern Poplar
Neck:
Hard Maple – Bolt On
Fingerboard:
Rosewood
Scale:
34"/864mm
Frets:
Fretless
Neck Inlays:
Pearloid Dot
Tuners:
Wilkinson® WJBL200
Bridge:
Adjustable
Pickups:
Wilkinson® JB x 2 (M) WJB00, (B) WJB800
Hardware:
Nickel
Controls:
1 x Volume/ 1 x Tone

V74MRJP Fretless – Distressed Sunset Sunburst
£309.00


LV74MRJP Lefthand Fretless – Distressed Sunset Sunburst
£319.00

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Dishan Abrahams - Sugababes/Kylie Minogue/Christophe Willem/The London Horns - Vintage Bass Endorser
Dishan Abrahams
Sugababes/Kylie/Christophe Willem

"The Vintage V74 is a great sounding, well built bass that has a playability well beyond any other fretless in it's price range. Like all the vintage products I've tried, the V74 has to be played to be fully appreciated, it's definitely gonna surprise some people as it has done with me!" – Dishan

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Vintage ICON Bass Series
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Vintage®ICONVJ74MRSeries
Vintage Electric Guitars

Vintage®ICONVJ74MRSeries
Body: Eastern Poplar
Neck: Hard Maple – Bolt On
Fingerboard: Maple
Scale: 34"/864mm
Frets: 20
Neck Inlays: Black Block
Tuners: Wilkinson® WJBL200
Bridge: Adjustable
Pickups: Wilkinson® PB x 2 (M) WJB00, (B) WJB800
Hardware: Chrome
Scratchplate: Chrome
Controls: 2 x Volume/ 1 x Tone

VJ74MRBK Distressed Black
£319.00

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Vintage ICON Bass Series
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Vintage®VJ74Series
Vintage Electric Guitars

Vintage®VJ74MSSBSeries
Body: Eastern Poplar
Neck: Hard Maple – Bolt On
Fingerboard: Maple
Scale: 34"/864mm
Frets: 20
Neck Inlays: Black Block
Tuners: Wilkinson® WJBL200
Bridge: Adjustable
Pickups: Wilkinson® PB x 2 (M) WJB00, (B) WJB800
Hardware: Chrome
Scratchplate: Tortoiseshell
Controls: 2 x Volume/ 1 x Tone

V74MSSB Sunset Sunburst
£299.00

 
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Vintage ICON Bass Series
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Vintage®ICONVJ74Series
Vintage Bass Guitars

VJ74NAT
Natural
£369.00

Vintage®ICONVJ74Series
Body: Eastern Poplar
Neck: Hard Maple – Bolt On
Fingerboard: Maple
Scale: 34"/864mm
Frets: 20
Neck Inlays: Black Block
Tuners: Wilkinson® WJBL200
Bridge: Adjustable
Pickups: Wilkinson® PB x 2 (M) WJB800, (B) WJB800
Hardware: Chrome
Scratchplate: Black
Controls: 1 x Volume/ 1 x Tone

Vintage® VJ74 Series Bass Guitar

LVJ74NAT
Natural
£379.00
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Vintage®V8004BSeries
Vintage Bass Guitars

Vintage®V8004BPassiveSeries
Body: Eastern Poplar
Top:
Bubinga (6mm)
Neck:
Hard Maple
Fingerboard:
Rosewood
Scale:
34"/864mm
Frets:
24
Neck Inlays: Dot Markers
Tuners:
Wilkinson® WJB650
Bridge:
Wilkinson® WBBC
Pickups:
Wilkinson® WPB (M), Wilkinson® WBJ-B (B)
Hardware:
Black
Controls:
2 Volume, 2 Tone

V8004B Bubinga
£299.00
 
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Vintage®V9004BActiveSeries
Vintage Bass Guitars

Vintage®V9004BActive Series
Body: Eastern Poplar
Top: Bubinga
Back: Bubinga
Neck: 5-Piece Laminated Maple/Nato/Maple/Nato/Maple
Fingerboard: Rosewood
Scale: 34"/864mm
Frets: 24
Neck Inlays: Dot Markers
Tuners: Wilkinson® WJB650
Bridge: Wilkinson® WBBC
Pickups: Wilkinson® WPB (M), Wilkinson® WBJ-B (B)
Hardware: Gold
Controls: 2 Volume, 1 Balance Volume, 3 Band EQ

V90004B Bubinga
£399.00
 
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Vintage®V10004BActiveSeries
Vintage Bass Guitars

Vintage®V10004BActiveSeries
Body: Mahogany
Top: Bubinga, Maple Veneer
Neck: 5-Piece Laminated Nato/Maple/Nato/Maple/Nato
Fingerboard: Rosewood
Scale: 34"/864mm
Frets: 24
Neck Inlays: Pearl 'V'
Tuners: Wilkinson® WJB650
Bridge: Wilkinson® BB404
Pickups: 2 x Wilkinson® MWJH4
Hardware: Gold
Controls: 2 Volume, 1 Balance Volume, 3 Band EQ

V10004B Bubinga
£499.00
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Vintage®V10005BSeries
Vintage Bass Guitars

Vintage®V10005BActiveSeries
Body: Mahogany
Top: Bubinga, Maple Veneer
Neck: 5-Piece Laminated Nato/Maple/Nato/Maple/Nato
Fingerboard: Rosewood
Scale: 34"/864mm
Frets: 24
Neck Inlays: Pearl 'V'
Tuners: Wilkinson® WJB650
Bridge: Wilkinson® BB404
Pickups: 2 x Wilkinson® MWJH5
Hardware: Gold
Controls: 2 Volume, 1 Balance Volume, 3 Band EQ

V10005B Bubinga
£529.00
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Vintage®V96ActiveSeries
Vintage Electric Guitars
Vintage Bass Guitar
V964SSB
Sunburst
£329.00
Vintage Bass Guitar
V964BLK
Black
£319.00
Vintage®V96ActiveSeries
Body: Eastern Poplar
Top: Flame Maple (AF)
Neck: Maple – Bolt On
Fingerboard: Maple
Scale: 34"/864mm
Frets: 21
Neck Inlays: Black Dot
Tuners: Wilkinson® WJBL200
Bridge: Adjustable
Pickups: Wilkinson® Double Coil x 1 (B) WSM5 – 5 string
Hardware: Chrome
Controls: 3-Band Active EQ
Bass 12dB ± 5kHz / Middle 12dB ± 2kHz /
Treble 12dB ± 100Hz 1 x Volume


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Vintage®V96ActiveSeries
Vintage Electric Guitars
V964NAT Natural
£329.00

Vintage®V96ActiveSeries
Body: Eastern Poplar
Top: Flame Maple (AF)
Neck: Maple – Bolt On
Fingerboard: Maple
Scale: 34"/864mm
Frets: 21
Neck Inlays: Black Dot
Tuners: Wilkinson® WJBL200
Bridge: Adjustable
Pickups: Wilkinson® Double Coil x 1 (B) WSM5 – 5 string
Hardware: Chrome
Controls: 3-Band Active EQ Bass 12dB ± 5kHz / Middle 12dB ± 2kHz / Treble 12dB ± 100Hz 1 x Volume

Vintage V96 Bass
V965TSB Flame Top Brownburst £349.00
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Vintage®V4Series
Vintage Electric Guitars

Vintage®V4Series
Body: Eastern Poplar
Neck: Hard Maple – Bolt On
Fingerboard: Rosewood (V4MVW – Maple)
Scale: 34"/864mm
Frets: 20
Neck Inlays: Pearloid Dot
Tuners: Wilkinson® WJBL200
Bridge: Adjustable
Pickups: Wilkinson® PB x 1 (M) WPB
Hardware: Chrome
Controls: 1 x Volume/ 1 x Tone

Vintage Bass Guitar V4 Pickup
This classic ‘split coil’ pickup design, powered by Alnico V magnets for maximum low end tone, is very much in keeping with the authentic looks and feel of this style of versatile and capable bass guitar.

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V4SB
Sunburst
£289.00
V4BK
Boulevard Black
£279.00
LV4BB
Left Hand
Boulevard Black
£289.00
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V4VW
Vintage White
£279.00
V4MVW
Vintage White
£299.00
Steve Dawson - Oliver/Dawson Saxon – Vintage Bass Endorser
"Buy one, Borrow one, Steal one,
Just get one...
The V4 Bass is AWESOME!!"
Steve Dawson – Oliver/Dawson Saxon

Dave Daniel - Snakewater – Vintage Bass Endorse
"The tones from these Wilkinson® WPB's are fantastic, and able to handle any situation I might find myself in"
Dave Daniel – Snakewater
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Vintage®VJ74Series
Vintage Electric Guitars

‘Solid as a rock, grunts like a trucker.’

‘The neck is something quite special, being so slender it just seems to dissolve under the hand.’

‘...be prepared for some serious grunt.’

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Vintage VJ74 Series Bass
VJ74BLK Gloss Black £269.00

Vintage®VJ74Series

Body: Eastern Poplar
Neck: Hard Maple – Bolt On
Fingerboard: Rosewood
Scale: 34"/864mm
Frets: 20
Neck Inlays: Pearloid Dot
Tuners: Wilkinson® WJBL200
Bridge: Adjustable
Pickups: Wilkinson® PB x 1 (M) WJB00 (B) WJB800
Hardware: Chrome
Controls: 1 x Volume/ 1 x Tone

VJ74SSB Sunburst
£269.00



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Vintage®VCB430Series
Vintage Electric Guitars
VCB430N Natural
£349.00
Vintage®BassSeries
Vintage® VCB430
Electro-Acoustic Bass Series


Top: Flame Maple
Back: Mahogany Laminate
Sides: Mahogany Laminate
Binding: Multi-Layer White/Black
Neck: Nato
Fingerboard: Rosewood
Bridge: Rosewood
Scale: 866mm
Pickup: Fishman Sonicore Pickup
EQ: Fishman Presys
Controls: 4 Band EQ, Volume, Battery Check
Tuners: Chrome – VCB430TBK, Gold – VCB430N
Strings: High Quality USA Made
Vintage Acoustic Bass

VCB430TBK
Thru Black
£349.00

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Fishman EQ
Fishman
 

Presys Features:
• Onboard easy to read 7-segment LED tuner
• Smaller footprint than standard size preamps
• Volume control
• Bass, Middle and Treble control knobs
• Phase control button
• Low battery indicator (9V battery)
• Flip-top housing to access integrated battery compartment
• Pre-wired Fishman Sonicore pickup
• Low profile control knobs

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