Cool and classic basses: Wal Pro 1 & Pro 1E Bass

The first British production line active bass the Pro Bass was offered with one or two pickups and a passive version was also offered, although relatively few of these were made. Mostly the bodies were ash with the best wood used for the natural finished models, as this was very much in fashion at the time.

If body wood appears unattractive then it was originally a coloured body that has been stripped by the owner! Early versions featured the ungainly 'spade' headstock, which was later reduced and reshaped. Passive models could be converted to the active E model if required by fitting the alternative 'active' scratchplate that included the battery compartment and the slide switch.

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