From England to the world. Jim Burns created the Burns company in the 60's as a true alternative to American instruments. Instead of just making lesser copies of famous US guitars, Burns had his own ideas about how a guitar should look, perform and sound.
The highly acclaimed band The Shadows used Burns instruments exclusively for years, helping spread the name of these instruments.
The Burns guitar company has gone through all types of stages, and have closed and reopened several times.
Right now this brand is enjoyning a lot of success, and offer instruments just for everyone, from the top of the range British made Club and Club Elite series to the more affordable Korean made Club series, to which the bass you see here belongs.
Special attention has been payed in this series to reproduce the all important details that made Burns instruments so unique.
This model belongs to the CLUB SERIES, which means these are the most affordable Burns in the range. But don't be fooled by the low price: what you get is a fully.
The Marquee Bass owes it's desing, styling and electronics to the Marquee Guitar, hence the unusal (for a bass) arrangement of 3 Single Coil pickups
The short 32" scale makes playing this bass a breeze, and also gives this instrument a sweet voice.
Controls are: Volume, 2 Tones and 5 way switch, just like a Stratocaster guitar.
Position 1: Bridge Pickup
Position 2: Bridge Pickup + Middle Pickup
Position 3: Middle Pickup
Position 4: Middle Pickup + Neck Pickup
Position 5: Neck Pickup
Position 6: Bridge Pickup + Neck Pickup
Position 7: All 3 pickups
This electronic setup somehow reminds that of a Strat guitar, but as a bass version. Playing this bass we wonder why so few manufacturers have decided to use the 3 pickup approach, as it is a truly versatile and musical setup.
Additional features for the Marquee Bass
• Basswood body
• Flat original headstock
• Rosewood fingerboard Scale length: 32"
• 40mm nut width
• Burns de-luxe brindge 20 frets
• Chrome hardware as standard
• Burns de-luxe macine heads
• Three Burns Tri-Sonic bass pickups
• Push/pull pikup selector